GOAL

To build a network of 10 million parent partners.

Parents have immense potential to transform schools and to bring systemic changes. Thus, we aspire to build a network of 10 million parents. This network would serve as a community learning platform to share their knowledge and expertise. The network would also amplify parental voices, needs and aspirations for systemic change in education.

PURPOSE

Every parent is served with dignity.

Saajha believes that when parents are treated with dignity and respect, the gap between the school and community closes. 

Saajha works towards such an environment in schools.

Our Values

Innovation

Ownership

Collaboration

Collaboration

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Empathy and care

Growth orientation

Growth orientation

Resilience

Resilience

Integrity

Integrity

Our Advisory Board Members

Sarika Gupta Bhattacharyya

Sarika is an award winning entrepreneur who is passionate about building inclusive businesses creating a positive social and economic impact. She has over 20 years of global experience having worked with many eminent firms. In 2011, Sarika decided to follow her passion in social innovation and successfully built BeyonDiversity, a purpose driven social enterprise. BeyonDiversity is recognized as one of the Global Top 10 Diversity Consulting firms with 150+ organisations as clients. As part of the leadership team at Plaksha University, Sarika is responsible for raising funds and donor stewardship for one of the largest collective philanthropies and building a world class tech university.

Mekin Maheshwari

Mekin is the founder at Udhyam Learning Foundation and Co-Founder at GAME – The Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship. He is extremely passionate about discovering and unleashing human potential, and entrepreneurship. He started Udhyam Learning Foundation which works on developing entrepreneurial mindsets amongst youth from various backgrounds.

Maneesha Chadha

Maneesha is currently head of GrantProgramming, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan, and has more than 15 years of experience of working in the CSR space. In her current role, she leads the CSR programs and grants for APAC region  driving the firm’s Philanthropic strategy across the region.  Maneesha has previously worked at Citibank as head of Corporate Citizenship, and as a  Program Director, at RBS Foundation, India. A graduate from Manchester University  and  Delhi University. Maneesha also holds a degree in forest management from Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Leadership Team

Prashast Srivastava
Prashast Srivastava
Governance and Outreach

I Work With Saajha…

Don’t know the concrete answer to the question. And this uncertainty keeps me going.

Education

BITS Pilani, IIM Ahmedabad, Ashoka University

Neetu Singh
Neetu Singh
Partnership Lead

I Work With Saajha…

Because it holds the potential to be extermly beneficial for everyone in the learning community

Education

NSIT,Delhi

Kingshuk Roy
Kingshuk Roy
Research & Learning Lead

I Work With Saajha…

Because beyond dry numbers, data hides a story waiting to be told.

Education

M.Phil (Economics), JNU; Centre for Equity Studies.

Manish Manohar
Manish Manohar
Technology Lead

I Work With Saajha…

Because technology can potentially take your impact at scale.

Education

NIT Silchar,NTPC Ltd.

Saransh Vaswani
Saransh Vaswani
Director, Co-founder

I Work With Saajha…

I believe public education is one of the most accessible tools for social mobility, better life outcomes for our children and a truly democratic nation. Our work in education is about enabling that democratic path, bringing in voices of parents and families to transform the education system. What excites me about the work is the potential for large scale impact. This is why I do, what I do.

Education

A graduate from Hans Raj College, Delhi University, a Gandhi fellow. Saransh has also done the Young India fellowship program (Ashoka University). Saransh was also awarded the Echoing Green fellowship in 2014 and was featured in Forbes India’s 30 under 30 list of young achievers. He heads partnerships and operations at Saajha.

Abhishek Choudhary
Abhishek Choudhary
Co-founder

I Work With Saajha…

I belive that Parents are the biggest risk taker for children and beliver in their potential. Working at Saajha is my expression of gratitude towards my mother who has gone beyond the limits of my imagination to make me who I am today. The second reason of being at Saajha is the team that inspires me everyday.

Education

Abhishek received a degree in Executive Education Program from IIM Bangalore in 2019, and a post graduate diploma in Leadership and Liberal Arts from Ashoka University in 2013. A graduate in English lIterature from University of Delhi .

Our Team

Swati Mehrotra
Swati Mehrotra
Operations Team

Function

Heading call centre team of Delhi which connects with parents through regular theme-based calls and helps them with their queries.

Why I work with Saajha…

Being in the education sector, I believe that parent plays a crucial role in a child’s growth. Saajha is providing me with the opportunity to connect with parents and to develop a relationship with them.

Shashikant
Shashikant
Finance

Function

Finance Executive

Why I work with Saajha…

For learning work which is different from taxation and also financial help. 

Sayani Basak
Sayani Basak
Monitoring and Evaluation Team

Function

Taking care of assessment studies and creating new research designs.

Why I work with Saajha…

I always wanted to work for children and contribute to their life. Saajha has given me the opportunity to bring possible solutions and create effective ways in children’s education system.

 

 

Manvika Sharma
Manvika Sharma
Operations Team

Function

I oversee the WhatsApp-based program launched by Saajha to support parents in improving their children’s education.

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha offers a great learning curve from understanding research, operations, and governance, to designing innovative models for community outreach. Everything here is all hands-on deck, everyone helps everyone & we have to respond to on-ground realities quickly for making an impact. All of this is helpful in building team management skills, leadership skills and entrepreneurial skills. Apart from great organizational culture, I also deeply align with Saajha’s cause for parent engagement in children’s education. I feel proud to be associated with Saajha as one of the few leading organizations that work towards parent engagement in children’s education in India.

Neha Gaur
Neha Gaur
Operations Team

Function

Supporting the parents and children via WhatsApp bot, and building content automation.

Why I work with Saajha…

The chance to give something back, share my skills, learn new skills, share my knowledge and gain new experiences.

 

Imtiyaz Husain
Imtiyaz Husain
Operations Team

Function

Working among the DoE Parents Outreach Program team to assist with Content Development, Helping to Create a Parent Journey Guidebook, and Endeavouring to collaborate with the MCD department for new projects in the schools.

Why I work with Saajha…

I think schooling is not enough to help children learn. So we need to build a bridge between school, home and community for better education of children. I believe Saajha is the right place where we can do this work under one umbrella.

Vaibhav Vasdev
Vaibhav Vasdev
Operations Team

Function

Work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation and the Operations Team in improving data and monitoring systems.

Why I work with Saajha…

I get to understand the development issues of our society and I can contribute towards solving those issues.

Intekhab Uddin
Intekhab Uddin
Learning Content

Function

Manager – Learning Content

Why I work with Saajha…

In 2015, I interned with Saajha for a month. That experience gave me a new perspective towards education and also helped me grow both professionally and personally. Therefore, the opportunity to work full-time with Saajha was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse.

 

Akash Bhagat
Akash Bhagat
Technology

Function

Managing and Developing Tech in the Organisation 

Why I work with Saajha…

Everyday brings a new challenge at Saajha, allowing me to engineer solutions and grow. 

Gurnaaz Sandhu
Gurnaaz Sandhu
Fundraising

Function

Fundraising

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha provides an opportunity to act as an enabler for change. I resonate deeply with the values that Saajha has as an organisation and believe that it aligns with my personal values. 

Neha Manapure
Neha Manapure
Operations Team

Function

Field officer in Maharashtra

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha is a wonderful organization where many opportunities are there to learn new skills and experiment. Saajha has given me the opportunity to work with multiple stakeholders. I believe in Saajha. culture.

Anuja Sansare
Anuja Sansare
Donor Management

Function

Documentation related to funding and managing call center

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha provides a space to work for making education accessible.

Renu Debi
Renu Debi
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

I connected with Saajha when I became an SMC member in school. Saajha supported me when I worked for the school. Saajha gives me an opportunity to work for the society.

Bhawana Mehto
Bhawana Mehto
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha provides me the opportunity to support my family financially and to create my identity in the society.

Darshana Lal
Darshana Lal
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

I connected with Saajha after I became an SMC member. Saajha has given me a platform to work for schools and the society. It has given me a channel to fulfill my dream.

Umera Ali
Umera Ali
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha has provided me the space where I can work comfortably, the team has shown trust in me. This has helped me in boosting my confidence. We are like a family.

Vaishnavi Sharma
Vaishnavi Sharma
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

I always have believe in helping the needy and to contribute my skills to give a hand by collaborating with an organisation like saajha I could not find a better platform than this through my work I can connect with those children who are unable to study due to a lack of essentials.

Neelam
Neelam
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

I had previous experience of teaching kids, but Saajha provided an opportunity to work with parents. Here, I can connect with them and support them.

Geeta Singh
Geeta Singh
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

I believe that parents are the firt Guru of the child and since Saajha’s appealed to me.

Lata Rani
Lata Rani
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

I aspired to work in a space where I could contribute to tranformation in the society.

Shalini Sharma
Shalini Sharma
Parent Support Team

Function

Parent support team member

Why I work with Saajha…

The team of Saajha focuses on growth of everyone in the team. I have had many oportunities to learn many things.

Urvashi Varma
Urvashi Varma
Finance

Function

Handling finance lead of Delhi and Maharashtra.

Why I work with Saajha…

Saajha is an organization which is helping me fulfil my financial as well as social goals in life at the same time and I intend to do so in the coming years.

Sandeep Kumar
Sandeep Kumar
Admin

Function

Managing administration of Delhi

Why I work with Saajha…

This is the place with opportunities, learning and improving skills and knowledge.

Nilanjan Mondal
Nilanjan Mondal
Research And Learning

Function

Assist the team in Monitoring and Data quality check.

Why I work with Saajha…

A place where opportuties are there to learn new skills and experiepent those in day to day task.

Urvashi Nagpal
Urvashi Nagpal
Operations Team

Function

Lead an end-to-end project for improving the learning outcome of children using a strategic approach towards Parents, students, teachers and policy makers.

Why I work with Saajha…

I’m driven by doingn something innovative and complex things that add values to people lives.

Naveena Zaidi
Naveena Zaidi
Operations Team

Function

Create Knowledge bank via key government circulars to support parents of children enrolled in government school.

Why I work with Saajha…

With a passion for problem solving and desire to work towards some critical challenges drives me to work contiune.

Komal
Komal
Operations Team

Function

Oversee Whatsapp bot by handling queries, building content automation and providing technical support

Why I work with Saajha…

Works that creates transformation has always been important to Komal.

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