Our Team

Shiksha Prayas is a non-profit organisation working in the field of education for underprivileged children.
Shiksha Prayas has been operating in Gurgaon and other parts of Haryana since 2000.

Board members

Our team of board members consists of highly motivated and passionate
experienced professionals from versatile background

Rajeev Sinha

President, India

Pawan Kamra

President, US

Aswin Subramaniam

Secretary, US

AjayTomar

Board Member and Treasurer, US

Jones Mathew

Secretary, India

Anju Singh

Treasurer, India

Nilima Mago

Joint Secretary, India

Rakesh Wadhwa

Legal Advisor, India

Young India volunteers

Our board members are supported by a team of enthusiastic young volunteers
who strategize, operationalize and implement various initiatives

Vihan Subramaniam

Volunteer, US

Sharath Kasthuri Rangan

Volunteer, US

Alisha Sachdeva

Team Coordinator, India

Deepak Kandpal

Finance Controller, India

Divyanshi Yadav

Program Lead, India

Pratima Mathur

Volunteer, US

Bhawna Singh

Volunteer, India

Arpit Gupta

Technical Lead, India

Monushree G.

Program Lead, India

Aishwarya Smriti

Volunteer, India

Vijay Yadav

Volunteer, India

Student Mentors

Atharva Vaze

Laraib Hassan

Shlok Devani

Anvita Shekar

Soham Sawde

Karan Bardhan

Aneesh Bhandari

Isha Patankar

Chinmayee

Riya Lote

Shivangi Singh

Sayan Mitra

Teachers

Sunisha
Ritika Verma
Asif

Kavita

Subahsh Chand

Janvi

Jyoti
Geeta
Preeti
Jasbir
Virendar Raheja
President, India

Rajeev Sinha

President, India

A consultant previously with companies like PWC, IBM, NTT, Rajeev has been engaged with Shiksha Prayas for close to 20 years. Besides running his own business now, he leads this organization as the President.

President, US

Pawan Kamra

President, US

An IT professional based out of USA, Pawan is the founding member of Shiksha Prayas. He has been actively engaged in creating and enhancing the impact Shiksha Prayas via the Free Tuition Centers and Student Sponsorship Programs.

Secretary, US

Aswin Subramaniam

Secretary, US

A technology professional by trade, living in New Jersey, Aswin has been part of Shiksha Prayas since last 10 years. He leads the Brand Ambassador program.”

Board Member and Treasurer, US

Ajay Tomar

Board Member and Treasurer, US

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Jones Mathew

Secretary, India

A Professor in Marketing at a leading business school in NCR and a PhD in Consumer Psychology from IIFT, New Delhi, Dr. Jones has a corporate experience of 18 years and MBA teaching experience of 12 years.

Secretary

Anju Singh

Treasurer, India

A fashion designer by profession, Anju has worked with several reputed Scandinavian fashion houses. She has been a part of the Shiksha Prayas family since a long time.

Secretary

Nilima Mago

Joint Secretary, India

A professional in the IT industry for 13 years, Nilima started her own pre-school to pivot hersefl towards education of children. She is involved in setting up the online teaching system and is also guiding students towards their career path after school.

Legal Advisor, India

Rakesh Wadhwa

Legal Advisor, India

An advocate and corporate consultant based in Delhi, Rakesh has been associated with Shiksha Prayas since 2008. He oversees the operations of the Free Tution Centres and leads the legal wing of the NGO

Volunteer, US

Vihan Subramaniam

Volunteer, US

Vihan is a highschool student based out of New Jersey. He works on creating content for the Shiksha Prayas newsletter

Volunteer

Sharath Kasthuri Rangan

Volunteer, US

An Audio Firmware Engineer by background, Sharath is driven by his motivation to give back to the community. He assists Shiksha Prayas’ students via the E2E (Education to Employment) Program

Team Coordinator, India

Alisha Sachdev

Team Coordinator, India

A special educator and a teacher Alisha has always been passionate towards teaching. She manages the operations of the Free Tuition Centres and is also involved in the monthly Newsletter creation team

Finance Controller

Deepak Kandpal

Finance Controller, India

A Semi Qualified Chartered Accountant by background, Deepak has been associated with Shiksha Prayas since last 5 years. He is the Finance Controller of the organization.

Volunteer

Divyanshi Yadav

Program Lead, India

A Management Consultant within Life Sciences industry and a Chemical Engineering Graduate by background, Divyanshi has been involved in multiple initiatives of Shiksha Prayas. She actively leads the Mentorship program and Newsletter creation.

Volunteer, US

Pratima Mathur

Volunteer, US

Based in Fairfax, Virginia and a dance instructor by profession, Pratima is involved with the content creation of the Newsletter

Volunteer, India

Bhawna Singh

Volunteer, India

Working with an MNC as her job, Bhawna has created and leads the Scholarship program of Shiksha Prayas for assigning funds to the students in need.

Technical Lead

Arpit Gupta

Technical Lead, India

An experienced professional in web designing, Arpit develops and designs beautiful, engaging user experiences for the web. He is the creator of the Shiksha Prayas website.

Program Lead

Monushree Ganguly

Program Lead, India

An economics graduate by background, Monushree leads the project- Saplings of Shiksha Prayas. She’s involved in capturing and retelling the untold stories of the students and teachers of FTC for the social media and newsletters of Shiksha Prayas.

Volunteer, India

Aishwarya Smriti

Volunteer, India

A Supply Chain professional in the FMCG industry and a Chemical Engineering Graduate by background, Aishwarya is working on creating digital Centralised Teaching program for Shiksha Prayas. She is also involved in the Brand Ambassador program and creating content for the website development.

Mentor

Vijay Yadav

Volunteer, India

A Senior Research Scientist in Mental Health and Psychiatry domain Vijay has an aim to make world a better place by providing mental health service to each and every corner of the world and contributing to open scientific community to improve remote patient engagement.

Mentor

Atharva Vaze

Mentor, India

Atharva is a fresher from IIT Madras. He loves playing football & cricket, dramatics and listening to music.

Mentor

Laraib Hassan

Mentor, India

Laraib Hassan is a first year undergraduate student at IIT Madras in the department of Electrical Engineering.She loves sketching, travelling, playing badminton and watching documentaries. Her ultimate aim in life is to do something that can solve existing problems in our society.

Mentor

Shlok Devani

Mentor, India

Shlok is an engineering design student at IIT Madras

Mentor

Anvita Shekar

Mentor, India

Anvita is a first year student studying Mechanical Engineering in IIT Madras. She loves reading books, baking and cooking and photography. She has a passion towards doing something for the society, be it charity or educating underprivileged and deserving children so that they could create a better future for themselves.

Mentor

Soham Sawde

Mentor

Soham is a first year undergraduate from Civil department in IIT Madras. His hobbies include reading, learning new languages, binge watching, listening to music. He is also interested in technical stuff like robotics, astronomy and others.

Mentor

Karan Bardhan

Mentor, India

Karan enjoys travelling, meeting new people and learning new things. He likes to play football, tennis and chess and has represented his school in many competitions. He is dedicated towards creating a positive impact on the society.

Mentor

Aneesh Bhandari

Mentor, India

Aneesh is a first year student in the engineering design department at IIT Madras. He plays badminton and is enthusiastic about latest technology and computers and other devices. He also likes to read books and watch tv series and movies.

Mentor

Isha Patankar

Mentor, India

Isha is a fresher at IIT Madras. She loves listening to music, binge watching tons of shows, painting and a bit of cooking

Mentor

Chinmayee

Mentor, India

Mentor

Riya Lote

Mentor, India

Riya is an undergraduate first year student at IIT Madras. Her hobbies include dancing, singing, watching anime and movies, playing football and reading. She enjoys talking to people and getting to know various things they are good at.

Mentor

Shivangi Singh

Mentor, India

Shivangi is an undergraduate student at IIT Madras. She is currently leading the mentorship chapter there.

Mentor

Sayan Mitra

Mentor, India

Sayan is a third year undergraduate at IIT Madras who is co-leading the mentorship chapter of Shiksha Prayas at IIT Madras