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Dr. Malini Saba

Founder & Chairman,
Anannke Foundation

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Dr. Malini Saba is an ardent philanthropist, psychologist, single Mother, fitness enthusiast, author, passionate culinarian, human & social rights activist and a global advocate for women and girls. She has helped millions of underserved women and children in South and Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and the U.S. to gain access to life-saving medical, educational services and achieves economic stability.  

Dr. Malini Saba was born in a family of modest means, which instilled in her a very strong work ethic that helped her rise to success through sheer perseverance and the belief that she could. Her parents also emphasized compassion for those less fortunate, and as a child, she would bring clothes, food and books to shelters and spend time there. Through hard work and determination Dr. Malini Saba, left behind poverty to become a billionaire.

Dr. Malini Saba is an advocate for those who are being marginalized and arranges global food drives, funds scholarships, build schools, provide healthcare facilities etc. Her primary aim in life is to help at least one billion people around the world to gain access to basic healthcare, education and provide opportunities that allow them to break the cycle of poverty, and eradicate illiteracy about human right issues.

Dr Saba received the Kalpana Chawla 2005 award for ‘Outstanding Woman Of The Year’, the Mother Theresa award in 2004, the 2007 Ambassador Of Peace award from the federation of peace, London, the 2001 Entrepreneur Of The Year – Business Women’s Network Washington D.C, 2005 Philanthropist Of The Year award by “Pratham’ an NGO promoting education, 2017 Genty hall of fame award- Philanthropist of the year award.

An avid writer, successful businesswoman and brilliant researcher, she wants to work relentlessly to provide access to women and children through the life span, not only for preventive health but social and economic gain. She continues to speak in global forums and intends to impact policies globally across governments. Dr Saba also devoted her time in writing “The Abbreviated Cook,” a compilation of quick and easy recipes offers a twist on traditional South and Southeast Asian dishes which can also be found at her website www.serendipspice.com

Dr. Saba has started recently Founded a social media community ‘TheSingleWorkingMother’ to empower and provide support to Single Working Mothers who are currently working (any type of job, in any type of career, with any type of work arrangement), wants to learn about the challenges of being a Single Working Mom –or wanting to re-enter the workforce.

To honour her father, Dr. Malini Saba laid the foundation of ‘Anannke Foundation’ (previously known as Saba Family Foundation) in 2002, which serves as the umbrella organization for all of her philanthropic works globally. It is dedicated to a single mission to give access to under serve and promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. ‘Anannke Foundation’ is a firm believer of the phrase ‘health is wealth’ and is an advocate for those who are being marginalized. Through its initiatives, it promotes the field of creating systematic support systems which benefit women and children who are at risk. The key areas the foundation focuses on are that of healthcare, education and advancement of human rights.  

The goal of the foundation is to help at least one billion people around the world to gain access to basic healthcare, give education and opportunities that allow them to break the cycle of poverty, and eradicate illiteracy about human right issues. The foundation is proficient in analysing and addresses the root causes of the emerging socio-economic challenges faced by developing and underdeveloped countries. Moreover, it believes in creating unlikely partnerships to span across sectors and taking risks. This intersectionality acts as a catalyst and helps them to achieve their vision of advancing health, re-valuing ecosystems, securing livelihoods, and transforming schools and communities timely.

With ‘Samskara’- An education Arm of ‘Anannke Foundation’, the mission is to provide underserved girls access to education.  Taken a leap forward, with ‘UpCara’; a Sanskrit term means to access and serve which is a non profit organization within the ‘Anannke Foundation’ it provides access to preventative healthcare and human rights for at-risk women who have been dealing with aforesaid issues, with a concentration on older women’s health concerns.

‘Anannke Foundation’ believes in harnessing the local partners and volunteers energy for educational and development related efforts. It gives Scholarship programs for school girls and fund for college preparation in developing nations as an initiative under education by the Foundation. It has previously funded over one million students and regularly donates funds towards building schools in Africa, India and South-East Asia. Furthermore, the operations of the foundation focus on funding organizations that work with children and young adults.

The organization also helps in fighting with bullying and regularly runs campaigns against cyber bullying, physical bullying, social bullying, verbal bullying and workplace bullying. It also funds legal battles for women, engage in campaigns for women issues and help young girls.

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