Alumni stories since 2020.
19-yr-old Ritik comes from a family of farmers in Bikram, Bihar. In Mar ‘20, he received a 2.5 crore scholarship to attend Georgetown University in Washington. A proud DexSchool graduate, Ritik came into Dexterity system at 13.
In Sep ‘20, Khushi, a 17-yr-old from a humble family in Surat, Gujarat, became the Regional Ambassador for India at United Nations Environment Programme’s TUNZA Eco-Generation. Khushi, a DexSchool graduate, also won the UNESCO national essay contest the same year.
In March '20, Dexterity sent out 850,000 Corona Warrior Training Kits, in English and Hindi, explaining the pandemic and inspiring young people to serve. When 16-yr-old Swetha and her grandmother saw this in Telangana, they translated the kit in Telugu as well.
One of the youngest DexSchool graduates, 13-yr-old Aditya from Patna, India was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) in summer of 2020. NSHSS is a US-based honour society run by the descendants of Sir Alfred Nobel.
Each year, Dexterity Global invites a role model to address the graduating DexSchool class. In February '20, the organization requested Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR Rao to deliver the address. Prof Rao was not traveling because of age but he still sent a written graduation note for the class.
Coming from East Champaran in Bihar, Shashwat came into the Dexterity system at the age of 13. In December 2020, Shashwat became the runner-up of the 2020 National Inter-School Cryptic Crossword Contest, beating 1,500 teams from 110 cities across India.
On Republic Day in 2020, the President of India and President of Brazil took salutes from a proud DexSchool graduate from Bhojpur district in Bihar. Ashish was selected for the Republic Day Parade and was also hosted by Prime Minister Modi on Jan 24.
Proud DexSchool graduate Abhishek received the prestigious College Board India Scholarship in Nov 2020. This opportunity was first published in DexConnect. Abhishek received a full scholarship for his undergraduate degree.
If you crossed the Manda Mallamma Checkpost in Hyderabad in April 2020, you would’ve seen two Dexterity alumni assisting the local traffic police. As the nation underwent regulated lockdown, Aleti Lavanya and Allati Rajesh volunteered, showcasing true servant leadership.
While his father was fighting cancer, 18-year old DexSchool graduate and Dexterity to College fellow Abhinav made his father and an entire nation proud. He received a 1.86 crore scholarship at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, home to 17 Nobel Prize Winners.
In December '20, Shiwangi, a proud DexSchool graduate became one of the 15 Indian scholars to receive the prestigious POSCO Asia Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding scholastic achievement in Korean language.
In December '20, US Consulate General Kolkata invited 11 young leaders from all across South Asia to a panel on gender-based violence. Two out of eleven young leaders were Dexterity alumni — Anoushka from Jaipur, Rajasthan and Vineet from Sasaram, Bihar.
DexSchool graduate Avinash started his media organization Aapna Bihar at the age of 12 — on a 2G mobile phone in Sitamarhi, Bihar. During nationwide lockdown, Avinash helped reach government circulars and benefits to thousands of migrant workers returning home.
Each year, several Dexterity alumni devote themselves to public service fellowships in remote towns and villages of India. In 2020, Akanksha from Assam, Archa from Gujarat and Mahtab from Bihar were accepted to Goonj, Teach For India and Gandhi fellowships.
In 2020, DexSchool alumni —Yashesswin from Secunderabad, Swetha from Hyderabad and Karan from Delhi — secured 99th percentile in SAT and ACT tests. They joined an illustrious league of proud Dexterity alumni who achieve this feat, year after year.
In Jan '21, Vedika, a 15-yr-old DexSchool alumna, won Bronze at The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition run by Royal Commonwealth Society. The world’s oldest international school writing competition received over 13,000 entries from 58 countries.
In Feb '21, Basu, a proud DexSchool graduate, was selected for the prestigious Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at University of Chicago. Basu was awarded the Harris Merit Scholarship. UChicago is ranked among top 10 universities of the world.
As part of National Youth Day Celebrations 2021 in India, Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence (VIHE) held a special session with Dexterity alumni called “Swami Ji and India’s Young Achievers.”
WizKids has been an extremely popular inter-school competition since 1990s. Over 65,000 students participated in WizKids in 2021. Vani, a 14-yr-old proud Dexter from Ghaziabad, won the second prize in the national talent hunt.
In Feb '21, proud DexSchool graduate from Sasaram in Bihar, Vineet became one of the 75 young leaders selected from all across the country for “Youth Engagement in Leadership and Action”, a joint initiative of LEAD India and American Embassy, Delhi. Vineet is a graduate of TISS, Guwahati.
18-yr-old DexSchool graduate from Surat, Khushi was selected as a Global Scholar at Babson College, America's #1 College for Entrepreneurship. Globally, 10 students have been selected for the 2.5 crore full scholarship and Khushi is the only Indian.
Swetha was 14 when she first came into the Dexterity system. In March '21, the proud DexSchool graduate and Dexterity to College fellow from Telangana was accepted to Lafayette College, the Hidden Ivy in Pennsylvania. Swetha is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Math on a ₹2 crore scholarship.
Proud DexSchool graduate and 17-yr-old Dexterity to College Fellow from Delhi, Karan received the Global Engagement Scholarship from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, one of America's top 5 undergraduate business schools.
Yashesswin from Secunderabad and Raisha from Patna are 18-yr-old Dexterity to College fellows and proud members of DexSchool Class of 2020. In July 2021, they became proud recipients of full scholarships from Ashoka University and Azim Premji University.
17-yr-old DexSchool graduate and Dexterity to College fellow from Bihar, Sanskar received a ₹1.34 crore scholarship from Ithaca College, New York. Ithaca is known for its notable alumni that includes the Chairman of Walt Disney. At Ithaca, Sanskar is studying International Business.
Sarvik was 18 when he came to the Dexterity Headquarters as a Dexterity Seva fellow. After two years of building his intellect and strength to serve and lead, Sarvik, a proud DexSchool graduate, was accepted to Wabash College in the US as a Presidential Scholar on a ₹1.08 crore scholarship.
Each year, some Dexterity alumni devote themselves to public service fellowships and serve in remote towns and villages of India. In 2021, Niharika from Bihar and Bipasha from Jharkhand started serving as Teach For India fellow and Gandhi fellow at the grassroots.
In Sep '21, 16-yr old DexSchool graduate Vyomm was appointed as India's Regional Ambassador to TUNZA Eco-Generation, a joint initiative of UNEP & Samsung. Vyomm became the 8th Dexter in last 10 years to serve as the Regional Ambassador for India.
In Sep '21, four young women from Dexterity - Onshi (13) from Karnal, Shreya (14) from Siwan, Swega (17) from Tiruppur, Shreeya (17) from Hyderabad - were inducted into the "1000 Girls, 1000 Futures" program by The New York Academy of Sciences.
During lockdown, two Dexterity siblings Aanya (14) and Nitya (12) started a YouTube show called the ANN News Kids. Since March 2020, they've done over 100 weekly episodes without a break and their past guests on the show include even an Indian High Commissioner.
In October '21, Honorable Finance Minister of India Shrimati Nirmala Sitharaman Ji met with Indian Overseas Scholars in Boston ahead of her talk at Harvard. Proud Dexterity alumna from Gujarat, Khushi (in blue) had the great opportunity to interact with the FM.
In Oct '21, a four member team from DexSchool placed second in the 2021 International Youth Innovation Competition organized by British International Education Association (BIEA). En route to the prestigious title, this team beat top schools from over 50 countries.
In 2021, after a national competition, UNESCO published a book titled "Year 2 After Coronavirus: A Future Imagined by 100 Young Indians.” 3 of the 100 essays are from Dexters from Delhi, UP & Maharashtra - Bhumi (14), Vani (15) and Arohi (20).
Prem (16) lost his parents when he was 3 months old. His uncle, a bus driver, raised this proud Dexter. Prem became one of 25 students in the world to win the 2021 RE:THINK Essay Competition organized by Cambridge Centre for International Research (CCIR).
Organized by the Royal Commonwealth Society, Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world's oldest international writing competition. In 2021, 25,000+ students took part and 3 Dexters finished at the top - Aditi & Leela won Bronze and Rushitha won Silver.
Three Dexterity Women finished in Top 25 of the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 2021. As part of the challenge, the three 19-yr olds Arushi, Nirupama and Samridhi worked on addressing long-term issues for large organizations globally.
Each year, British Council selects 100 student journalists to attend Future News Worldwide, a global summit. In 2021, Avinash, a proud DexSchool graduate from Sitamarhi, who is being groomed under the Fellows Development Program (FDP), was one of the 100 invited.
Selected as UPG Sustainability Leaders for 2021, 60 young leaders will go on a fully-funded trip to Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership in Maine, United States. Two of them are proud Dexters — Ankit (20) from Bihar and Tarun (19) from Telangana.
Wherever our Dexters go, they distinguish themselves. In Dec '21, two proud DexSchool graduates and Dexterity to College fellows — Khushi, a Global Scholar at Babson College and Sarvik, a Presidential Scholar at Wabash College both won their senate elections.
In Dec '21, a 17-yr-old DexSchool graduate and Dexterity to College fellow from Erode in Tamil Nadu, the daughter of a small farmer, Swega was accepted to the University of Chicago, one of the top 10 universities in the world, on a full scholarship worth ₹3 crores.
Vivek and Arjun - two DexSchool graduates - are currently serving as Vivekananda Fellows at Ramakrishna Mission (RKM), Delhi. The two fellows are working on a nationwide value education program.
Our future leaders must secure our cyberspace. Aryaman, a proud Dexter from Delhi, won eRaksha 2021, a national competition on cyber security organized by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) and CyberPeace Foundation.
INDIA’S KIDS BECOME GLOBAL CHAMPS! A team of five innovators from Dexterity won the "Young Earth Champions" title for 2022. They'll now head to the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to accept the global award.