Shivani Acharyya is a grade 11 student at Gems Modern Academy studying commerce. Her team was one among 59 schools selected for the Emirates Islamic Business Innovation Competition. They received an opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of the Senior Vice President of Emirates Islamic. Shivani’s goal is to become a Chartered Accountant and start an audit firm of her own. She is an environmentally conscious person. Shivani along with her group of friends have actively participated in learning corner talks in school about environmental issues to encourage young students. She has participated in Green Olympiad, which is an annual examination on environment organized by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). Social issues touch her deeply. Shivani is an active member of PALS, SAATHI programs and the social outreach council of her school. In PALS program, she assists the support staff of the school to learn English. While in SAATHI, they work with children with special needs.
Shivani is a Sheikha Fatima Award recipient. This is a special recognition given for excellence in all areas. She is also a debater and has represented her school in the Doon School Hindi debate competition in Dehradun, India. She enjoys Indian classical dancer and enjoys playing badminton. Shivani initiated an “old books collection” drive that would help to spread education to the needy children and also use the books constructively. This internship will help Shivani develop her work ethics and professionalism.