Date: 3th December 2020
Let's give 'Hope' to every BACHPAN

Core Team


Educator Program Coordinator

With a belief of ‘teaching from the heart, not the head’, Shailaja is the heart and the brain of the Educator Program. Her love for teaching, kids and questions makes her the Go-to person for all our doubts in the organization.



A Musaffir by heart and a Jugaadu by mind, Dev has years of experience in almost every profession in the world. From living with kids on streets for 5 years to co-creating a sustainable space for them to being a chef in a college canteen, he has done it all.

Harsh Kothari

Founder-Director & Educator

The thinker, flexer, reflecter and an all in one package of the organization. Harsh founded the organization with the passion and belief to create child-friendly safe spaces for every kid. His happy place is with group of kids having dialogue about anything and everything, and we are sure it is same for the kids too.


Educator & Content Creator

Always on the look-out for the good vibes, people & stories, Riya is the story-collector as well as story-teller of the organization. With a hope and belief to create a safe space for women in the Basti, she is currently enabling the Women Engagement Program in the Basti.


Educator & Content Creator

An abundance of questions, reflections and theatre, Charu is someone who can surprise you with her impromptu and on the spot facilitation acts. An integral part of the journey to create Systems and Processes for the organization, she has the knack to ask the most difficult questions with most sincerity.


Finance System Coordinator

You see him, his weirdness and his energy and there is no way you can love him. A clown by Heart and Mind, Mehul has the ability to drive the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations and still make you comfortable with his goofiness and craziness.


Technical Support Lead

An in-house encyclopedia of the organization who can discuss any topic for hours, Arwinder is the one stop ‘technical’ solution provider to all our big as well as silly problems. Always asking relevant and logical reflective questions, he is our compass to get the topic on track whenever discussions get haywire.


Branding Consultant

The moment you see her, talk to her, you will know that there is no such thing as filter in her dictionary. She has the ability to lighten up any place with her famous ‘truth-twisted’ stories. An IIM-C graduate, she is the checkpoint for the professionalism and aesthetic in all of our branding documents and pitches.

Educator Team


Overall Educator Program Coordinator


Adult Literacy Program


Adult Literacy Program


Adult Literacy Program


Adult Literacy Program


Community Leader


Community Leader

Board Members

Harsh Kothari

Founder and Director

Anupam Sharma

Advisor, Professor

Himanshu Sharma

Co-founder, Software Engineer

Shared Leadership

Self Learning

Khidki sessions on self awareness with the team

Learning Sessions

Team sharing any story, anecdote, poem, experience from they learnt something


Constantly questioning, learning and unlearning through shared experiences


Educator team sharing what they did and what worked in their classes

Think Tank

Regular check-in connects and sharing circles

Think Tank

Core team coming together to discuss everything & anything we connect with


Design thinking workshop to reflect and unlearn


Taking a break to relax and regain the energy and connnect with the team

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