Meet the Core Team



Nivedita has over five years of work experience in disability rehabilitation and inclusive education in various grassroots and international organizations, based in India and Nepal. She holds an MA in 'Disability Studies and Action' from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and a certificate in ‘Arts-based Therapy’ from the World Centre for Creative Learning Foundation (WCCLF), Pune. In her last job, she worked as a consultant with the inclusive education department of ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)’, based in New Delhi.




Ashok has eight years of experience in print/online media and development communication. A Nepalese national, he did BA in Journalism from Bangalore University; during the course of which he co-founded a students' collective called 'MISSION 5'. Following, he pursued MSW with a specialization in 'Health and Development' from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. From 2012 to 2018, he worked as a 'Field Communications Officer' with CBM International, based out of Kathmandu and New Delhi.



Special educator

Pratiksha is a special educator who leads our inclusive kindergarten programme. She has a B.Ed in Hearing Impairment from 'Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities', Mumbai. Earlier, she worked with Sanvad Karnabadhir Prabodhini, a school for children with hearing impairment in Dombivali, near Mumbai.


Shadow teacher

Shital is an shadow teacher tasked with providing individual support to children with special needs at our school. Earlier, she worked as a nurse at the Rural Hospital in Kashele and is passionate to work with children. Besides, she manages 'Samaaveshi library' and conducts library-centred workshops on storytelling and creative arts for rural children.