Akash Patel, Founder,Happy World Foundation,Testimony, Radio Interview


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Akash Patel


At the Happy World Foundation Inc., we are committed to teaching our children about the world. HWF provides educators the tools and resources to incorporate global citizenship education into their curricula and school activities at all levels.

Check out our Founder’s TED talk on connecting across cultures in your schools and communities: https://goo.gl/jHELj2

Akash Patel began his teaching career in very small rural communities in Oklahoma where people had never seen or met “a brown Indian guy who spoke five languages and had traveled to over 50 countries”. He used his travel experiences to design all of his lessons. For example, he used his experiences of working with elephants in South Asia to teach children to make elephant poopoopaper and map elephant DNA to study poaching patterns. He currently teaches Spanish at a Title 1 ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence) 100% low socioeconomic middle school in Dallas and has previously taught .

Happy World Foundation Inc. Founder Akash Patel was elected to the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s National Council to serve the 2020-2022 term. The National Council meets twice a year, once during the June Leadership Summit and once in New York in early February; its working groups and subcommittees conduct business year-round by email and conference call in preparation for their semi-annual meetings. In addition to overseeing these elections, the National Council works on issues of membership, legislative advocacy, web and social media, external communications, education, WFUNA, and the Council of Organizations. It makes recommendations to UNA-USA staff and to delegates at the Annual Meeting. Regional Representatives also work with staff to assist chapters and to help resolve issues that may arise during the year: https://bit.ly/3afmMfq

Akash Patel

Founder, Happy World Foundation



Eulogy for my twin brother Happy: https://tinyurl.com/yaj5meuv

TED talk on global citizenship: https://goo.gl/jHELj2

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