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Every child in the world has one thing in common – their rights. | The right to be protected from violence (article 19 and 34). | The right to be protected from armed conflict (articles 38 and 39). | The right to be protected from exploitation (articles 19, 32, 34, 36 and 39). | The right to be protected from any hazardous employment till the age of 14 years (article 24).

About Us – Team

Neha Tyagi
Legal Consultant

Neha has done her Bachelors in English Literature (honors) from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University; Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Times Of India; and LLB from Campus Law Center, Delhi University. Currently practicing before honourable Supreme Court and High Court of Punjab and Haryana. Her core areas include Constitutional Law, Women and Children Rights, Revenue Matters, Education, Consumer Rights, Civil Disputes involving Recovery, Title, Transfer of Property, Rent Control, Land Acquisition, Negotiable Instruments, and Criminal matters.  With a keen interest in women and child rights issues, being a journalist with The Times of India and while contributing to law journals in the past, she has written numerous articles highlighting socio-legal issues like Women Empowerment, against honour killing, domestic violence, sexual abuse, dowry prohibition etc.  She has also been active as part of NGOs and philanthropic organizations working on implementation of various governmental policies on gender justice and Right to Education.

Pratibha Malhotra
Consultant Psychologist

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Master’s degree in Applied (Clinical) Psychology from Delhi University. She has previously worked as a Counselling Psychologist with the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, wherein she was also a part of their 24×7 Stress Helpline. She has conducted 6 months training course with EDMC and NDMC teachers on Basic Counselling Skills. She has also worked in a school as a counsellor and in another as a facilitator for Mind Edutainment Pvt. Ltd. for their flagship project THOTS Lab. Throughout her career she has been actively engaged with various schools and organizations in the capacity of a resource person for conducting psycho-educative and mental health awareness workshops.
Through her present association she aspires to address pertinent social issues like gender equality, child rights and child protection.

Hema V. – Clinical Psychologist
Consulting Clinical Psychologist

She is a RCI-approved Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has completed her M.Sc and M.Phill in Clinical Psychology and is the Founder & Director of AGAM-The Mind Care Centre, Coimbatore. She is practising in the field of mental health for the past 7 years. She was a psychologist at Helpline, Mpower, Mumbai and currently consultant Clinical Psychologist in Sri Samarthanam Early intervention Centre, Tiruppur Mind Care Hospital & Alcohol Deaddiction Centre. She is also a guest lecture in various colleges across Coimbatore. Additionally, has certification on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities, art based therapist, Sign Language, clinical hypnotherapy, Graphology grief & breavement therapy and solution focused therapy. She is the proffesional member of Tamilnadu Association of Clinical Psychologists, Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Psychology Society of India. She is the recipient of ELITE WORLD RECORDS, ASIAN RECORDS ACADEMY, INDIA RECORDS ACADEMY and TAMILAN BOOK OF RECORDS achieved at one stretch for “The most number of Clinical Psychologists presenting a webinar on Mental Health to different spectators simultaneously”. Awarded as “The Young Clinical Psychologist – 2020” in the field of mental health by Tamilnadu Association of Clinical Psychologists. Featured on The New Indian Express for articles on OCD, Bonding: Newborn & fathers, We-learning: On e-learning and suicidal intervention at school level and Telangana Today newspaper for Lifestyle & sleep changes in youngsters to COVID. She has delivered guest lectures, conducted mental health awareness programmes for schools & colleges at various districts in Tamilnadu and been as a resource person at state level programmes. She has attended and presented papers in various National and International Conferences. She is also an active volunteer at a government school, Coimbatore.

Annie Namratha
Sr. Project Manager

Annie Namratha has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Osmania University, Hyderabad and a master’s degree in Social Work (specialising in Clinical & Community Practice) from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. She has interned with various organisations like Voice 4 Girls (acted as a counsellor for adolescents girls) Enable India, World Vision India, Youth for Seva, during which She have conducted many community based awareness programs like Menstruation and menstrual hygiene etc., while also conducting sessions on stigma associated topics. She has also interned with NIEPID (National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disability) etc., She is passionate about being a voice for the voiceless while also helping them to help themselves through advocacy and evidence-based approaches.

Vidushi Jain
Project Manager

She is highly motivated to work in the development sector industry as she believes it to be a tool for the inclusion of social communities. She has a strong command over creative content writing and communication skills. She has pursued her graduation from Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication in public relations and post-graduation from National Institute for Criminology and Forensic Sciences, in criminology, specialising in human rights. Her work experience includes NGOs like SAATH and Gunjan, corporates like MSL Agency and Decathlon Sports, and government departments like NCPCR. She has worked for over 8 months on a UNICEF-funded project catering to child education. She is confident in building connections with people from different socio-cultural backgrounds. She can improvise project objectives to the need of several underprivileged and marginalised beneficiaries. Out-of-box solutions are her way of working.

Chandana Bose
Project Manager

She has a bachelor’s degree in food science and nutrition from the University of Calcutta, and a master’s degree in social work from Christ University, Bengaluru. She has worked as a dietetic intern at ILS Hospital and Columbia Asia Hospital, Kolkata. Besides, she is a certified Diabetic Educator. She has interned with various organisations committed to creating a holistically healthy life for children and adults. During her PG, she was a part of the German Exchange Program with Katho University. She volunteered to provide psychosocial support to the Covid affected patients and their families as a part of the Beat Covid Campaign. Working with children has always been her calling which further intensified while researching the area of child trafficking. Engaging in the social sector has enabled her to experience the tangible impact of her efforts toward building a safer, brighter life for these budding generations.

Project Manager

An educator, public speaker, and social worker, Famia straddles several worlds of experience. She has a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Lucknow and completed her Bachelor’s from Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow. Furthermore, she was one of the most decorated students in her college and a recipient of various merit awards. She excelled in exhibiting strong leadership abilities during her tenure as Youth Facilitator. She organized surpassingly informative “My Life Mere Faisle” online sessions. With a keen interest in Women and Child Rights issues, she has organized and actively participated in numerous webinars highlighting socio-legal issues like women empowerment, domestic violence, sexual abuse, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and child marriage, etc. She has also been a resolute part of NGOs and philanthropic organizations working on implementing various governmental policies on Gender Justice and the Right to Education.

Muhammad Ghazi Shahnawaz
Honorary Consultant (Assessment)

Professor, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi-110025, since 2010. Major duties include teaching, conducting research and mentoring students as well as supervising the administrative work of the department. He has written over 40 papers, supervised about a dozen PhD students and has 25 years of teaching and research experience. Prof. Shahnawaz has also participated in numerous workshops and conferences across the country. He is an expert in quantitative research and adept in mass data analysis through software such as SPSS, AMOS and R.

Ravi Kumar Nigam
Panel Advocate

Ravi pursued his graduation degree Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) from the School of Open Learning, the University of Delhi with Business Law and Company Law in the Year 2008 and Law Graduation degree (LL.B) from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, the University of Delhi in the Year 2013. He started his career with practice in the courts of law and part-time work in the local NGOs in Delhi and NCR. Later he completed Masters in Law (LLM) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. His focus is to work for the welfare and protection of vulnerable groups, especially children in India. Along with his Independent practice he started his career with the HAQ: Centre for Child Right as the Legal Consultant and Practiced as an Advocate in the District Courts of Delhi. Project CACA provides litigation and psycho-social support to children in the Delhi region from the EWS who have been sexually harmed so they can pursue justice that meets their needs. The support is provided with the help of various partners, supportive organisations and Pro Bono networks. The support is spearheaded by Ravi.

Aishwarya Amrit Vijay Raj
Creative Content Writer

Aishwarya Amrit Vijay Raj is from Bihar and is currently based in New Delhi. She holds a BA Hons (Miranda House, Delhi University) and an MA (Hindu College, Delhi University) in Philosophy. She has received the UN-Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitive Writing thrice (2021 and 23), a Red Ink mention by the Mumbai Press Club (2023) and was a NFI fellow in 2020. She is a bilingual, independent journalist. Platforms like Outlook (print), SouthAsianToday, The Quint, The Mooknayak, Feminism in India, GaonConnection, IndiaSpend and many others have published her works. She has previously worked as a consultant writer for UN Women (India) and with different projects as a research assistant, translator, and fact checker. She has recently been offered a fully sponsored seat at the ‘We are Feminist Leaders’ program. Grassroot journalism, critical analysis, academic/journalistic writing, research-based work, and report writing are some sections that her body of work covers.
She turns to sleeping, poetry, or staring at the ceiling fan when fatigue and skepticism come together.

Manleen Bawa
Sr. Content Coordinator

Manleen Bawa is a development professional and researcher with rich fieldwork experience in the sphere of women’s health, disability rights and social welfare. Her academic research has centred on the intersectional sphere of democracy, justice, violence and human rights. She has an M.Phil in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, a Masters in Social Work from Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi and a Bachelors in English (H) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. As an Associate Research Fellow at the Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC) under the aegis of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, she has worked extensively with different organs of the government to facilitate public welfare initiatives and programmes. With Project Baala, she served as their Research and Content Head, leading their initiatives in community outreach, impact assessment and project implementation. She is a published writer, a trained contemporary dancer and an avid reader.

Jr. Content Coordinator

Muskan is a prodigious learner with a sound academic background of B.A. Hons. Psychology from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi & M.A. Criminology specialising in Forensic Psychology from National Forensic Sciences University-Delhi Campus, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. She has participated in many National & International Conferences organised by foundations such as the National Maritime Foundation (Ministry of Defence, Government of India), Mental Health Foundation of India, etc. She has interned with organisations such as Fortis Healthcare, 3G Institute of Research & Policy Studies (IIT Madras Research Park), Tihar Central Jail, etc. which have increased her research skills, creativity & rationality to make concrete decisions. Muskan feels strongly against child abuse recognising it as a grave injustice that requires collective action to protect & support the well-being of children.

Saumya Pushkarna
Sr. Advocacy Ambassador

She is passionate about protecting child rights and the mental health of children. She graduated in Sociology from Delhi University and did Master’s in Social Work from IGNOU. Earlier she worked with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights – NCPCR, Delhi and was actively involved in rescuing children forced to beg in streets of Delhi. Besides, she compiled reports for various cases related to the Juvenile Justice Act violations from across India. These cases involved children who were isolated, needed protection, were in danger, and were victims of child marriage. She is trained in Indian classical music and has received various felicitations for her art. She loves to read, has a particular liking for dogs and is quick-witted around her friends and family.

Parnika Rastogi
Sr. Advocacy Ambassador

She is a budding social worker who strives to be a catalyst for society’s progress and development by assisting individuals and communities in achieving their highest levels of personal and societal well-being. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology and economics and a master’s degree in social work specialising in clinical and community practice from Christ University, Bengaluru. She has interned with various organisations like The Fourth Wave Foundation, SCARF, Muskurahat Foundation, Spastics Society of Karnataka and Justice and Hope. Working as a volunteer with the NGO, namely, How to Tell Your Child, enabled her to work at the grass-root level and sensitise the community about preventing child sexual abuse and the POCSO Act, 2012. She believes our true victory as a society lies in empowering our children about their rights and responsibilities.

Tanya Katyal
Sr. Advocacy Ambassador

She is an accomplished professional with an LL.M. from O.P. Jindal University and a BBA.LLB. from GGSIPU. With extensive experience, she held a Senior Managerial Position at the Legal Education Awareness Foundation. Tanya managed projects of women and child safety and supervised initiatives such as school adoptions, awareness campaigns, village re-developments, and pro-bono litigations. Her internship portfolio includes roles at the National Human Rights Commission, Delhi Commission for Child Rights Protection, and Smile Foundation. Tanya is a dedicated researcher, contributing significantly to projects like “Offences against Children in the 21st Century”, “Regional Legal Awareness Survey” and “Landmark Judgments on Human Rights.” Beyond her professional commitments, Tanya has conducted various workshops on Child Abuse for children, showcasing her commitment to community awareness.

Janane Shree
Advocacy Ambassador

She did her Master’s in English Literature. With a passion for working for people, she enrolled at St. Joseph’s University Bengaluru and gained mindful knowledge about social work. Clubbed with five friends, she started an NGO (Erode Parenting Hub), which focuses on empowering womanhood and parenting techniques for both men and women. She has also worked in research conducted by the All India Trade Union Congress on ” Impacts of Swiggy and Zomato in delivery partner’s life” and worked with various communities such as special kids, sex workers and the LGBTQ community to understand the society at the grassroots level. As a community development worker, she also worked in the RBAI Bosch CSR department and crafted various sustainable projects for the community’s welfare. She also prepared a “Resource Teacher” project to help students know computer usage. As a community developer, she firmly believes that she could bring changes to society.

Saakshi Mishra
Advocacy Ambassador

She is a dedicated Forensic Psychologist, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Hons) and a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the esteemed National Forensic Sciences University. She strongly believes in ethical conduct and advocates for its importance in personal and organisational settings. She is an ardent animal lover and has actively participated in numerous animal rescue programs. Additionally, she is a passionate researcher, collaborating with various private and government agencies to collect data for their research projects. Notably, she worked closely with the NGO Manahsrushti during the COVID period, contributing to their research on the rise in crime. During her academic journey, she received the honour of being a Gold Medalist during her Bachelor’s degree and developed a keen interest in Graphology. Impacting the lives of children, she has undertaken internships with private organisations, creating comprehensive action plans for their physical, linguistic, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

Harini S
Advocacy Ambassador

Harini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Women’s Christian College and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Community Development from the Madras School of Social Work, University of Madras. Her leadership skills were evident during her Master’s program, where she led the student forum with strength and depth. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility from IGNOU. She has significantly contributed to social work through internships at organizations such as the Dignity Foundation, Action Aid, and the United Way of Chennai. Additionally, she has worked with the Community Development Wing of TNUHDB, gaining valuable hands-on experience. With a range of interests, including performing arts and public speaking, Harini possesses well-rounded networking abilities and expertise in event planning. Believing in the power of collaboration, Harini emphasizes the importance of individual efforts and collective action in building an inclusive society.

Fasmina Ali
Advocacy Ambassador

Fasmina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Calicut University and pursued her Post Graduation in Social Work from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. During her internship, she dedicated her efforts to community work in the slums near Nizamuddin Darga, Delhi. Her main focus was engaging with children, organizing awareness campaigns and career guidance sessions. These initiatives aimed to empower children and emphasize their active participation in driving positive change. Her strong belief in the influential role of children motivates her unwavering dedication to amplifying their voices and creating a meaningful impact.

Serene Scaria
Advocacy Ambassador

She graduated from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, majoring in English and History. During her time there, she actively participated in the stage theatre society and was a core team member of the department. She also dedicated her graduation years to working with three different NGOs as part of another society, notably being a part of AICUF.
Driven by her curiosity about societal functioning and structural issues, she pursued a Master’s in Sociology. With a diverse background spanning various subjects in humanities and arts, she has had the opportunity to expose herself to different perspectives. Her journey solidified her passion for working in the nonprofit sector. Her ultimate goal is to contribute to empowering the most vulnerable sections of society.

Nandini Gupta
Advocacy Ambassador

Nandini’s educational journey began with her undergraduate studies at Delhi University, where she completed her degree in political science. During this time, she recognized the importance of being a critical practitioner who contributes to knowledge creation and actively engages in finding practical solutions to real-world challenges. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from the esteemed Department of Social Work at the University of Delhi. Her unwavering dedication to the social sector and her desire to drive tangible social change at the grassroots level have driven her pursuit of a career as a development professional. She aims to find solutions to practical implementation challenges and work closely with beneficiaries.

Abhidha HP
Advocacy Ambassador

Abhidha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, specializing in Botany, Zoology, and Psychology, from Bangalore University, Karnataka, and a Master’s degree in Criminology, specializing in Forensic Psychology, from National Forensic Sciences University, Gujarat. Her internship experiences at the Directorate of Forensic Sciences and the International Institute of Justice and Police Sciences and as a crowdfunding intern for Muskurahat foundation, a Youth NGO Foundation focusing on child education and rights, reflect her commitment to driving change. A fervent bibliophile, Abhidha revels in the realms of imagination. She aspires to empower individuals and communities, instilling self-advocacy and fostering change.

Akansha Patidar
Advocacy Ambassador

Akansha completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Miranda House, University of Delhi, where her fascination with feminist discourse led her to pursue gender-based research. She recently achieved a master’s degree in Gender Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi, cultivating strong research skills in Art and Film appreciation as a visual learner. Illustrative of her interests, one of Akansha’s articles, titled ‘Marriage as a Puppet Show,’ was published as a review of the movie “Gamak Ghar” on Feminism in India (FII). Her research primarily focuses on intersectionality through a gender-sensitive lens, critiquing established knowledge systems. While interning at the YL club, she gained valuable insights into intricate subjects like menstrual rights, the pink tax, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. Her elective in psychology at the School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi, specifically delving into psychoanalysis, broadened her grasp of topics including domestic abuse, sexual harassment, sexism, and gender- and sexuality-based discrimination, enriching her research-oriented expertise.

Akshaya S Iyer
Advocacy Ambassador

Akshaya holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and a master’s in Forensic Psychology from the National Forensic Sciences University. She complements her academic journey with hands-on experience, including internships at the Schizophrenia Research Foundation, contributing to mental health research, and supporting a UNICEF-funded project for children’s reintegration at a Government boy’s home through an NGO. With a strong interest in forensic psychology, she has further expanded her expertise through internships at the Directorate of Forensic Science and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), developing a practical understanding of legal contexts, forensic evaluations, assessments, the POCSO Act, and the Mental Healthcare Act, all of which enrich her role with a unique and comprehensive perspective.

Simran Arya
Advocacy Ambassador

Simran, an enthusiastic researcher and advocate for mental health care, holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, and a bachelor’s in Psychology Honors from Panjab University. She skillfully combines her profound understanding of psychological development, disorders, and management with her passion for advocating mental healthcare, aiming to aid the vulnerable and make meaningful contributions to society. Through conducting diverse workshops in schools, she engages with educators, shedding light on the significance of tailoring education to the psychological needs of children and enlightening groups about crucial psychological phenomena unfolding in 21st-century school environments.

Twinkle Jain
Advocacy Ambassador

Twinkle holds a bachelor’s degree in Integral Psychology, an amalgamation of Vedic Sciences and modern psychology, from MIT ADT University in Pune. Currently pursuing an MA in Criminology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology at NFSU in Gandhinagar, Twinkle’s academic journey is marked by innovation. An active contributor, Twinkle engaged in a significant project at the Yerawada Juvenile Intervention Center, spotlighting recidivism rates among boys and advocating for impactful interventions. Further, an internship at Muskaan – Foundation for Child Sexual Abuse Protection, Pune, showcased Twinkle’s dedication to societal well-being. By shaping life skills modules and sensitization programs, she championed awareness of child sexual abuse. Twinkle’s academic pursuits and real-world initiatives harmonize, underscoring her commitment to progressive change.

Susmita Roy
Advocacy Ambassador

Susmita is an ardent champion of women and child rights, exemplified by her pursuit of a master’s degree in Criminology from NFSU’s Delhi campus, complementing her honours degree in Psychology from Calcutta University. Her academic fervour converges with hands-on experience, including impactful internships with Aashman Foundation, Jan Kayan Samiti, and Khanyan Dr B.R. Ambedkar Seva Samiti. Notably, her independent initiative, ‘Victims of Child Prostitution,’ undertaken during her Kat-Katha internship, sheds light on the plight of Delhi’s GB Road’s sex workers and their children. Susmita’s unique talent for capturing and narrating stories through her lens imbues her work with unparalleled emotional resonance. Her journey encapsulates a relentless commitment to catalyzing change within a concise yet profound narrative.

Janhavi Singh
Advocacy Ambassador

She is a law graduate and after accomplishing her graduation she started working in Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) including exclusive POCSO Courts Cases based out at Ghaziabad. She actively litigated in Delhi Courts as miscellaneous and have a sound exposure and expertise in dealing diverse legal aspects. Her hobbies are riding bike as she is a passionate bike rider and loves to travel a lot. She is truly an enthusiast who holds the confidence about accomplishing any assigned task. She always looks forward to work at her best in order to eliminate any sustaining vulnerability in the society.

Usha Gusain
HR – Coordinator (Training/Recruitment)

She is a graduate of B.com from Delhi University and has a diploma in Office Management from YWCA, Delhi. She worked as an office assistant at Lambda Microwave Pvt Ltd, Faridabad, for four years. Then she worked in the operations department for three years at the Education-based Travel company Space Earthnauts Pvt Ltd, Delhi. She has worked for three years in the HR/Admin and Training Department at Anupam Industries, New Delhi. Now, she is part of the Project CACA team, determined to create value by working for the noble cause of working against the menace of child abuse.

Krupa Nishar – Psychologist
Resource Person

She is a Forensic Psychologist. She earned her B.A. Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She received a Gold medal at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University and was ranked first in M.Sc. Forensic Psychology. She has teaching experience of two and half years at the National Forensic Sciences University. She has practised her expertise on more than 50 criminal cases at Juvenile Home Dongri, Forensic Science Labs and Crime Branch, Ahmedabad. In addition to being widely published in her domain, she has been invited as a resource person at various platforms like IIM Ahmedabad, St. Xaviers’ College, Mumbai and the University of Madras to conduct workshops about the application of Forensic Psychology.

Dr Surbhi – Advocate
Resource Person

She has an extensive experience in the field of education. She did her PhD from Delhi University. After completing her LLM from the Law School, she authored a book on legal language, legal vocabulary & legal drafting published by an international & renowned publisher, Lexis Nexis. Besides, to her credit, she has other publications in the form of three literary books and several legal articles in reputed magazines. Currently, she is writing a book on Child Protection laws at the request of the Ministry of Law and Justice. She has worked in a child rights NGO’s training department for the last six years. She has twelve years of teaching experience in law schools. She is always excited about the opportunity to be part of a training team that increases awareness of child-related issues. She regularly takes sessions on Child Protection laws in CBI, Police Academy, schools and child protection functionaries.

Resource Person

Madhumitaa is from the city of Chennai and has explored various domains of social work. She has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Women’s Christian College Chennai and later did a Master’s in Social Work from Madras School of Social Work. While she believes in empowerment and independence for everyone, she started working part-time in the second year of her bachelor’s to support her educational needs. During her Master’s program, she was associated with various organisations via internships such as Project Puthri, MASARD and SIRD. Apart from these organisations, she was also associated with the Greater Chennai Corporation during the pandemic as an outreach coordinator in creating awareness. She is also a street play and puppet show artist and has been in the college team for various events. As her interest and inquisitiveness for human behaviour grows, she has a Masters’s degree in Applied Psychology. When she steps into the workforce, she comes with great exposure and a zest to learn.

Shreya Joshi
Resource Person

Shreya Joshi is the Head of Socio-Legal Operations at Plane Jar Welfare Foundation, Mumbai. She works for awareness, prevention, and justice for child abuse, gender based violence, and mental health through advocacy, trainings, capacity building projects, and outreach. Her approach is survivor centric, trauma- informed and sensitised. She is a One Future Fellow 2021- 22. Furthermore she has majored in Sociology and have a PGD in Therapeutic Counseling.

Gautam Nagraj
Resource Person

Mr. Gautam Nagraj is an Anthropologist with an experience of more than 20 years in teaching anthropology in schools, colleges, universities, and corporates at various national and international platforms. He has done his specialization in Cultural Anthropology from Brazil. He has imparted the knowledge of Anthropology to thousands of students by organizing anthropology studies as yearlong co-curricular academic club activity in schools and delivering hundreds of online and In-person workshops for student, teachers, and professionals. He has been an active participant and a resource person as an speaker and administrator for various congresses organized in different countries on anthropological and cultural studies.

Saar Dhingra
Resource Person

She holds a P.G. diploma in Dance Movement Therapy (Savitribai Phule Pune University), a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (Panjab University) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology (University of Delhi). She has previously worked as a school counsellor conducting counselling sessions and workshops on mental health awareness and the psychological well-being of children and adolescents. She is presently working as a Research Assistant in a study funded by The Ministry of Home Affairs aimed at making policy-level recommendations. During her internship, she has worked with clients ranging from individuals at de-addiction centres to providing emotional support to caretakers, using dance/movement therapy techniques. Additionally, she is a professional member of the Indian Association of Dance/ Movement. Therapy and works as an integral part of the Licensure and Policy Committee of the same. She hopes to make a difference in the lives of children by building the capacity of teachers on psychological aspects of issues related child abuse.

Priyanka Singh
Resource Person

She has acquired her LLB degree from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, and her Masters in Law (Constitutional Law) from National Law University, Odisha. She is practising at the Hon’ble Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench, and subordinate courts, having also taken up matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Significant practice areas include constitutional, human rights, arbitration, matrimonial, criminal and civil land dispute cases. As a human rights enthusiast, She has associated with NGOs to create awareness about women and child rights and take up pro bono matters on illegal detention, police atrocities and domestic abuse. She also conducts sessions in various institutions, schools and colleges on gender sensitisation, the POSH Act and Labour laws.

Bharti Singh
Content Facilitator – ECCE

Bharti Singh is a curriculum writer for the Foundational Level (ECCE-Early childhood care and education). She works on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN). She is a post graduate with Masters of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Certification in Nursery teachers training. She started her career as a high school teacher (2007 to 2009) for social science. While working as a Vice Principal in a K-12 CBSE School (2009), she gained exposure to the K2. She realised that a lot of innovations could be done at the ECCE Level. It was at this junction in 2010 that she got into the Nursery Teachers Training Course. From 2013 – 2019, she headed the pre-primary wing of reputed schools. Since 2019, she is into the curriculum designing work for ECCE. Her valuable inputs are reflected in the activity sheets and posters of the CACA Safety Workbooks.

Bela Sethi
Content Facilitator – Volunteer

She has done her B.Com (Hons) from Hindu College, Delhi University and B.Ed from Annamalai University. A Primary school teacher with vast experience of nearly thirty years teaching children in various parts of the country. She is committed to helping children develop head, hand and heart qualities, thereby helping in their holistic development. She has been associated with Springdales School for more than twenty years. She has participated in International Teachers and Students exchange programmes. Apart from attending numerous workshops and seminars by eminent personalities, she was also selected to participate in workshops conducted by NCERT and CBSE on Content and Curriculum Development. She is a highly motivated and enthusiastic educator dedicated to inculcating values amongst children to make them better human beings.

Himanshi Goswami
Administrative Incharge

Himanshi graduated with B.A. (Hons) from Delhi University and M.A. (Edu) from IGNOU. She manages and supervises pan-India-based administrative operations, including logistics, travel, accounting and recruitment. As a part of the team, she is working towards a world where every child can live with dignity and without fear of violence.

Production Incharge

Jyoti graduated with B.Com from Delhi University and has a PGDFM from IGNOU. In addition to her studies, she completed a Documentation Assistant (Logistic) course from PMKVY- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. As Production Incharge, she manages and supervises pan-India operations related to production, delivery, supply chain arrangements, and all related accounting and purchases. As a part of the team, she is committed to preventing child abuse and ensuring children can live in a happy, healthy, safe world.

Deepak Budakoti
Graphic Designer

Deepak, a graduate of Delhi University with a Bachelor’s in Arts, embarked on a dynamic career journey that showcased his diverse talents. His professional voyage commenced as a Data Entry Operator (DEO) at First Flight Couriers Ltd, followed by valuable contributions at Paramount Health Services and Insurance TPA Pvt Ltd. Driven by a zeal for graphic design and video editing, Deepak embraced a role as a Video Editor at News Fast Channel. Eager to refine his graphic design expertise, he pursued a diploma in multimedia from the Oxford Software Institute. Deepak flourished as a Graphic Designer at Leo Planetaria for a remarkable decade, where his dedication and attention to detail shone brightly. Subsequently, he dedicated his skills to Project CACA, assuming a full-time role as their Graphic Designer, specializing in crafting the CACA Safety Workbooks and related instruments. His journey exemplifies the relentless pursuit of excellence in graphic design, underscored by his commitment and unwavering passion.

Sanya Gupta
Digital Promotion

Sanya has graduated in BCA from Prabhu Dayal Memorial (PDM) University, Bahadurgarh. She has done a course in Digital Marketing and Fundamentals from IIT Kharagpur. She has done SAP(Sales and Distribution) course from SAP Labs. She has done MBA in Human Resources from Symbiosis University and a Diploma in Business Analytics from IIT Kharagpur. She possesses a deep passion and unwavering determination to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.

Sunny Verma
Sr. Accountant

He holds a B.Com degree from Delhi University and has done a Foreign Language Course in Chinese from YMCA, New Delhi. As an accountant, he efficiently handles a wide range of accounting responsibilities, including managing outward and inward transactions, GST compliance, TDS, finalizing books, preparing P&L statements and balance sheets, handling income tax matters, and managing EPF and ESIC requirements. He strives to positively impact and ensure a brighter future for children in need through his contributions.

Shalini Pawar

She has graduated in BBA from Pune University. After finishing a course in Financial Accounting, she started working as an Accounts Intern with a CA firm in Rohini, New Delhi. She likes to read novels in her free time. She feels empowering children against abuse is the only way to create a safe world for them.

Administrative Aid

Chanchal plays a pivotal role in backend support in data entry, calling, packaging, delivery and other processes related to administration and production. She has a master’s degree in Political Science from IGNOU. She has fieldwork experience with the Delhi Traffic Police, where she gained valuable insights into safety protocols and regulations. Chanchal has also completed a personality development and life skills course with the Magic Bus India Foundation. Additionally, Chanchal has completed an accounting course from Expert Academy, which helps her manage the organization’s data effectively.

Rajvinder Kaur
Data Entry Operator

Rajvinder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and a Diploma in Computer from South Delhi Polytechnic for Women. Her career has seen her contribute her expertise as an Accounts Assistant in various international export companies. She is proficient in using Tally Software for entering cash, bank transactions, payments, receipts, and creating journal vouchers. She also excels in document creation, including invoices, packaging lists, bank documents, and BRCs, and effectively manages the debtors and credit statements for the organization. With a strong enthusiasm for continuous learning and professional growth, She now serves as our team’s valuable data entry operator.

Sohail Saifi
Data Entry Operator

Sohail holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University. In 2021-2022, he enriched his skill set by completing a Professional Web Designer and Developer course, where he gained proficiency in MS Office Tools. His professional journey includes a role as a Store Manager at a restaurant firm in CP, New Delhi. With three years of experience in the NCC, he has demonstrated his commitment to disciplined and structured endeavours. He made impactful presentations on food culture, history, and marketing strategies for his previous organization at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. In sports, he exhibited his prowess by participating in state-level football tournaments. He joined Project CACA because he firmly believes that “Education is the best key to empower.”

Mohit Kumar
Warehouse Incharge

He has worked as a salesperson in one of the top clothing brands. He then worked in the dispatch department at SCJ Colors. He has also worked as a dispatch supervisor at Britannia Distributors. He has a BCA degree from IGNOU. He is committed to continuous learning and professional growth. Outside of work and studies, he finds solace in running.

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