Masarat Daud

Founder, 8 Day Academy

Masarat Daud is an alumnus of Cambridge International School, Dubai. She later studied at the American University of Dubai and also completed a Certificate course in Tech Tools and Skills in Emergency Management through TechChange.

Today she is Founder, 8 Day Academy, a global education movement with a mission to make education accessible and relevant to all communities. Masarat worked as a Communications Officer for the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai before setting up her Academy. Prior to that, she worked as co-host and Executive Producer if the Nightline Dubai program on the Dubai Eye radio station. She has also worked as a columnist for the Khaleej Times and as Deputy News Editor for CPI Dubai.  Masarat has spoken at a number of TEDx events and is the curator of TEDx Shekhavati; a conference that takes place in rural Rajasthan.

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https://www.facebook.com/8dayacademy/timeline

http://www.theguardian.com/publication/guardianweekly/2010/feb/03/all