Suman John

Teaching Fellow

I’m a social entrepreneur from Bangalore, India. At Diya Innovations, the company I started 8 years ago, we handcraft a line of gifting products for the corporate gifting market. Every gift is handmade by a group of artisans that include men and women with intellectual challenges. Every order for our products goes a long way in ensuring we create sustainable opportunities to build a career in craftsmanship for this community, that otherwise faces very high barriers to employment. I am an alumnus of the 2015 cohort of CSIS and greatly value the programme for giving me a wider and more meaningful view of social entrepreneurship and what’s possible!