Education: Tata Insititute of Social Sciences
Last Employer: The Hans Foundation
I am engineer by training from Savitribai Phule Pune University with specialization in Electronics and Telecommunication and obtained my Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in 2017. I worked with The Hans Foundation for almost three years. During my time there, I had the opportunity to work in diverse thematic areas like inclusive education, sustainable livelihood generation, maternal and child health, water and sanitation with Partners working in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra.
I have also worked in the ‘education & innovation space’ with a start-up, Proactive I, which strives to work on nurturing the capacity of both students and teachers in tier two and tier three cities. Working on a wide array of themes has truly been an enriching experience, however, it has also brought upon the realization that creating parallel systems is not a sustainable solution and focus should be on strengthening of the existing systems.
Aspirational District Fellowship would be an excellent opportunity to understand the functioning of the government machinery at the district level while contributing to generation of sustainable and scalable impact at the grassroots level.