Leila Chirayath, Samasource Founder Speaks at TEDxSiliconValley
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A scholarship from big tobacco company led Leila to volunteer as a teacher in Ghana.
Seeing her students ambition combined with the rise in global literacy and access to technology, Leila presents the concept of microworks a way to overcome poverty and participate in the global tech economy.
Leila Chirayath Janah is the founder of Samasource, a social business that connects women, youth, and refugees living in poverty to microwork — small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income.