Vimal Kumar is a Next Generation Leader at The McCain Institute, Acumen Fellow at Acumen Funds, founder of the Democrotizing Leadership Initiative (DLI) founder, and founder of Movement for Scavenger Community (MSC).
MSC is committed to the eradication of manual scavenging in India and engages in bringing education and awareness to the existing scavenger community.
As one of only a few members of the scavenger community, Vimal was able to obtain higher education. With his unique experience, he provides insight into the scavenger community’s struggles caused by India’s caste system.
Vimal seeks to eradicate caste violence and prejudice attitudes towards the scavenger community through the establishment of leadership education centers. Kumar also supports the leadership movement among grassroots organizations and activists around the world. Vimal did his Masters in Social Work and is currently completing his Ph.D. in social work.