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Our Team

That support education in the rural area

Lopa Gandhi

Lopa Gandhi

Founder Director

Lopa Gandhi has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She has donned many hats; teaching, developing curricula, training, coaching and leading organizations. She has richly gained from her work at Akanksha, Kaivalya and Muktangan among others.

Niraj Lele

Niraj Lele

Strategy and Operations

Niraj is an electronics engineer and an alumnus of TISS (MA Social Work). He has worked in the development sector with many NGOs. His longest stint was with Kaivalya Education Foundation, where he was part of the senior leadership team.

Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha

COO

Sanjay graduated from Delhi University and completed his Gandhi Fellowship with Kaivalya. He then worked in rural areas of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. He set up his own organization and worked on women empowerment and now works with Ugam.

Kena Holkar

Kena Holkar

Senior Program Manager

Kena attended APU after completing her engineering in computer science. She is the recipient of the Wipro Sustainability Fellowship. She has worked on Community Institution Building, Livelihood enhancement and Women Empowerment in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Sneha Pathak

Sneha Pathak

Operations Manager

After completing her degree in computer applications from Noida, Sneha has worked with rural communities and learnt from their stories and experiences. She is passionate about bringing people together to bring about a change in our society. She firmly believes that the youth of this country has the potential of becoming the harbingers of change.

Amrita Paul

Amrita Paul

Division Program Leader

अमृता की एक आज़ाद ख्याल युवती है। केजीबीवी मुसाबनी से १२वीं की पढ़ाई पूरा करके अमृता ने कोल्हान यूनिवर्सिटी से इकोनॉमिक्स विषय से मास्टर्स किया है। ग्रामीण परिवेश में महिलाओं के जीवन को भलीभाँति जानती है। किशोरीओं के रूपांतरण के लिए सशक्त शिक्षा के स्वप्न पर कार्यरत है।

Devi Rani Patar

Devi Rani Patar

Division Program Leader

देवी झारखंड्-उडिशा बॉर्डर कि सुदूर ज़मीन से आती है। अपने गाँव के पहली महिला जिसने मास्टर्स की पढाई पूरी की है । अच्छी शिक्षा से सशक्तिकरण की संभावना पर विश्वास रखती है। नई भूमिका, ज़िम्मेदारी और उतारदायित्वों के लिए सदैव रोमांचित रहती है। केजीबीवी की बहुत सी छात्राओं के लिए वह एक रॉल मॉडल है।

Vandana Kanak

Vandana Kanak

Operations Manager

Vandana Kanak has spent her life in Ranchi. After completing her MBA in 2009 she has worked for 12+ years. She has worked with adolescent girls to build awareness about menstrual hygiene. She also worked on skill development for girls from marginalised sections.

Anjali Gandhi

Anjali Gandhi

PR & Communication

Passionate about writing, travel, and social media, Anjali comes with over 15 years of experience in the field of Advertising & Marketing and runs her own content marketing consultancy called Creative Keeedaa. She completed her Masters in Mass Communications from Symbiosis Institute.

Maitreyi Doshi

Maitreyi Doshi

Design

Maitreyi Doshi is the Founder and Principal Designer of Maitri Designs. She has over 10+ years of communication and design experience working with clients in India and abroad. She has Masters degree in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore USA.

Shefali Poojary

Shefali Poojary

Training & Pedagogy

Shefali has a MA in Literature and Educational Leadership and Change Management. She supports teachers, educational institutions and non-profit organization’s in India as a consultant. She has worked with Indian and international schools and organization’s for over 13 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, head-teacher coach, staff trainer, special needs trainer, curriculum developer, researcher and community engagement coordinator.

Milind Gandhi

Milind Gandhi

Director, Legal and Financial compliance

As a practicing Chartered Accountant, Milind brings 30+ years of experience from compliance and accounting. He is empaneled with CAP in Mumbai and has guided several not for profits for their compliance requirements.

Hitesh Vibhakar

Hitesh Vibhakar

Accounts

Hitesh Vibhakar, joins Ugam to support our accounts and finance functions. After spending more than two decades managing accounts and finance for various companies he joins Ugam.