SADRAG would have been a non entity without its vibrant and diverse Team.
Ms Karuna Kher, Regional Director, Bangalore office
Karuna comes from the Corporate background. She worked in different streams of Corporate world before joining the social sector. She had been instrumental in the initiation of Ugta Suraj program in Noida city. She created the teaching pedagogy and trained the team members all by herself. Karuna provides intellectual as well as material support to the organization from time to time.
Karuna migrated to Bangalore with her family in 2010. With a zeal to work in the local community, she initiated programmesthere for improving the quality of life of local women from urban-rural localities. She is now handling the Bangalore chapter of SADRAG.
Manju Manak (Senior Programme Officer)
Manju is a dynamic public health professional with 20 years of experience in the Indian development sector. She has an extensive experience in program management with focus on orphaned and vulnerable children, people living with HIV/AIDS and maternal child health and palliative care. Her approach to the concerned field entails a personal commitment and dedication to the cause.
During her long career, Manju has directed and led many projects, research studies and on-ground work. Her strength has been in cultivating the talent and meeting the deadlines with quality outcomes. She has mentored support to students of Public Health, Boston University under the Global Health program. She has several publications and paper presentations to her credit. She has worked with different National and International development agencies.
An ever smiling Manju is the driving force for young team members of the organization.
Mohammad Khurram (ProgrammeCoordinator: Education)
Khurram is a versatile youth eager to learn and innovate in social sector. With a Post Graduate degree in Social Work from GautumBudh University, Khurram has a special interest in issues concerning children from underprivileged communities.
During his degree course, Khurram conducted a research study on existing social environment around the street children and How its impacts their everyday life.
Khurram has been addressing the concerns of children under Ugta Suraj and Vidya Ratna initiatives of the organization. He is responsible to plan, implement and monitor the twin programmes in a participatory mode.
Shailendra Kumar Rai(Project Coordinator)
Shailendra is a Post- Graduate from AzimPremji University, Bangalore. Along with academics, Shailendra has worked with several non-governmental organizations on issues of gender and violence against women. A few of these organizations are renowned SUTRA, SBMA and Panchabhuta Conservation Foundation
A self styled Gender Activist, Shailendra firmly believes in Bringing about Social Equality through a Change in existing Gender Equations. Shailendra is an ardent reader of literature on gender issues and is presently working towards bringing about a new thought in gender discourse.
Neha Chauhan (Project Associate)
Neha is a Post Graduate in Anthropology from Amity University, Noida. An all-rounder, Neha is a keen learner who follows all the instructions very diligently and passionately. She has been associated with Indian institute of Archeology through an intensive internship on the project, Understanding Archaeology in Indian context: Conservation.
Neha has researched Migration issues from secondary sources. An ardent Sportsperson, Neha has won several accolades in Shooting Championships. Her Sportsmanship spirit is rightly reflected in whatever assignment she handles by herself.
Roopali Sharma (Project Associate)
Roopali is a Graduate from the prestigious Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. Her specialization in Human Development made her opt for a study of Social Work at the Post Graduate level. It was the cross-section between social relations and psychological implications that studied Social Work at an advanced level from Amity University.
Rooplai has worked with different non-governmental organizations, a few being Can support and LokNayak Hospital on particular issues related to Community Children and Women. She has conducted training workshops on issues of Child Abuse and Health. While in Can supportRooplai was involved in a study of Psycho Social Issues related to Cancer.
Roopali’s strength is Public Speaking and she has been hosting events for the organization. Polite by nature, Roopali tries to handle assignments in diverse areas of social sector.
AbhinavDaga (Technical Faculty)
A self taught Graphic Designer, Abhinav is a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from Jaypee Institute
of Information Technology, Noida.
Abhinav has had a practical stint with 3-D animated cartoons which require precision, passion and practice. It was his interest in the entertainment industry that he chose to learn the technical skills required for making animation movies and he grew up further in this stream.
A yearning to become an artist, Abhinav added multiple technical skills to his existing skill set which enabled him to handle independent assignments as a freelance artist.
He has made brand identities and posters for the promotion of events and thematic campaigns.
Abhinav has a natural inkling towards
theatre. He has been associated with a Mumbai based theatre group as an actor and an artist to create promotional literature for the plays.
Abhinav strongly feels, Once we learn to read, we are forever free. And therefore he is always on a constant journey to invent, reinvent and create to reflect his artistic and innovative style of work.
Adnan Usmani (Programme Manager)
Adnan has been the Community Man of the organization. Any kind of community and Adnan is readily available to work on-ground making it Possible from the Impossible.
A Post Graduate in Social Work from GautamBudha University, Greater Noida, Adnan is a very keen worker. A person with limited words while in office, Adnan is more comfortable in the community. He has been associated with Population Services International through Udaan Society at Aligarh.
Adnan’s strength is his ability to work in the community through liaoning, training and awareness generation among the community people. Adnan is building and strengthening his skills set so as to groom others on the similar lines.
AftabAlam (Community Mobiliser)
Aftab has been working in the area of Gender & Child Rights issues since very young. While pursuing his High school, Aftab got associated with Casp Plan Delhi, a child rights organization. He was trained and groomed to work with people in the community on child rights issues. Later he did internships and voluntary work with several renowned organizations such as
Breakthrough, Delhi Police, DCPU, CWC, Butterflies andChetna.
Aftab’s strength is to mobilize communities around the issues that concern them. He is comfortable with children as well as the adults. He has good communication and convincing skills.
Vinod Gupta (Programme Coordinator)
Vinod is a Graduate in Sociology. Hailing from Bihar, Vinod migrated from his native place in search of better learning and livelihood opportunities. After working in telecom sector for a few years, Vinod got associated with us and got involved in the issues of child protection. He was quick to learn and understand the existing child protection mechanisms. His passion to work for children got him the responsibility of coordinating the activities of Child Line Greater Noida and Dadri.
Unmindful of time, Vinod is always there to help a child in distressed situation. He is a committed person for whom providing support to a child is an aim of life. Spirited and motivated to grow in social sector, Vinod is planning to pursue Post-Graduation in the discipline of Social Work.
Poonam Pathak ( Admin Manager )
Poonam is a Graduate in Commerce from University of Delhi. She has over 6 years of experience in Human Resource, Business Development, Administration and Training in the corporate sector. She is currently looking after the administrative, HR and accounts requirements of the organisation. Poonam is also pursuing Post Graduation in Social Work from IGNOU, Delhi.
Poonam is the life of SADRAG. She handles each task as a challenge for the self as well as for the organization.
Giri Raj ( Accounts Assistant)
Giri Raj is a Commerce graduate and is well versed with accounting procedures. Before joining the organization, Giri Raj worked in another not-for-profit organization. His work experience has been handy in handling of organisation’s accounts on every day basis by him.
A dedicated person, Giri Raj is the man of few words. However his work style is cooperating and he is never disturbed by the loads of organisation’s work.
Ravindra Dhiman (Website Administrator)
Ravindra is a qualified web designer and developer with multiple years of experience in the field. As a free lancer, Ravindra manages several websites in the corporate sector. He maintains the website of the organization and ensures its efficient functioning. He regularly updates and highlights important information on the website. Creative by nature, Ravindra cooperates well for the organization’s content updates.
Child Line Greater NoidaTeam:
- Vinod Gupta – Team Coordinator
- Ajim – Member
- Akhilesh Yadav – Member
- Reena Chaube – Member
- Swalin – Member
- Baby Sharma
- Sanju Jha
- Santosh Sharma
- Swarup Mondal