Sejal Makheja

Mclean, Virginia

The Project

The way The Elevator Project tackles poverty is through education; I really feel that education is most effective because of the fundamental principal that it’s better to teach a person to fish than simply give them one. Essentially, education is the one thing that no one can take away from a person so I felt strongly about using different forms of education to help lift people out of poverty. 


The Elevator Project

By: Sejal Makheja

I am bringing people out of poverty by providing apprenticeships programs, vocational training and a mentor program funded by private + public partnerships which foster a 'pay it forward' approach through my unique elevator model.