Deepak Ramola is the Founder & Artistic Director of Project FUEL.
FUEL stands for: Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson. The
organisation collects life lessons from people of all ages and backgrounds
around the world. It seeks to build a community of young adults who live, learn
and share in order to make meaningful psycho-social and emotional contribution
to themselves and the society in large. The vision is to fill the need gap of
advices and solutions using the human experience and by making each life count.
To facilitate this, they design full-length workshops with activities,
exercises and games based on these life lessons and use performance and
interactive mediums like theatre, spoken word poetry, storytelling,
communicative expression, and creative writing to help internalise them.
Deepak started Project FUEL at the age of 17 and has been teaching age
groups 4-96 for past 7 years. From victims of human trafficking in Nepal to
middle school children in Afghanistan to refugees in Europe, Deepak has been
able to benefit more than 60,000 people all over the world. Project FUEL has
also been featured as an educational innovation in the database of "Center
for Education Innovations".
Deepak, is a United Nations speaker, two times TEDx speaker, an educator,
a writer, actor, lyricist and a gold medalist in Mass Media studies from the
University of Mumbai.
Deepak gained his experience in theatre after having worked with
National School of Drama, Quasar Theatre Productions and No License Yet and has
interned with both print and electronic media houses (Garhwal Post and CNN
As a lyricist, Deepak is working on eight feature films slated to
release later early next year. His debut film 'Manjhi, The Mountain Man'
released recently along ‘Time Out’ in 2015 and ‘Wazir’ in 2016. He recently
featured in the fifth season of the hit show "The Dewarists".
Deepak uses his multi-faceted experiences and multidimensional talents
towards channelling everyday wisdom and experiences into easy to imbibe and
apply, life lessons. His favourite words in life are ‘seeker’, ‘artist’,
‘boundless’, ‘energy’, ‘potential’, ‘creativity’.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.