After finishing her MBA in finance, Chandra Kiran joined Shri Achleshwar Mahadev Mandir Foundation and conducted theatre, music, arts and photography workshops with experts in the field for government and private school children living in the tribal belt of Sonbhadra. She volunteered with ‘Gram Swaraj Samiti’ Sonbhadra to organize campaigns, workshops and conventions under Adivasi abhiyan. She conducted workshops, motivational talks and rehabilitation programs for Prayas – a Juvenile Justice board organization based in Delhi. She also worked with Pratyek in organizing children’s parliament, literacy and arts program for children living in slums of Delhi. In 2015, she enrolled in the Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship and worked with primary schools of Uttarakhand to understand how children acquire language at the early stages of development. Her purpose is to ensure that children have plenty of books to read. She believes that blending arts and music with education can create a balanced and sensitive society.
A Gold medallist and recipient of Miller Philosophy Award 2014, Eby started his career as an advertising professional at Mudra communications in Mumbai. Later he joined the Madras Christian College to pursue an MA in Philosophy. He worked with several organizations working on educational equity, including Teach For India, India School Leadership Institute and lately with Azim Premji Foundation fellowship. He has also worked with children in the tribal region of Bastar district (Chhattisgarh) to provide access to quality education. He thrives in bringing a systemic change which can strengthen the rural schooling system of India. He is an avid reader of Philosophy and Anthropology.
As a Software Engineer Nikhil worked with Mphasis and Siemens Healthcare in Bangalore. He did his B.E in Information Science from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He was part of the college department team that was funded by Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell for a project titled ‘Solution to Backdoor virus’ in 2011. During his college days, he worked with an organization called Sukrupa under the Times of India initiative ‘Teach India’, to provide education to the children living in slums of Bangalore. In 2015, he quit his job to join the Azim Premji foundation fellowship in Uttarakhand, where he focused on understanding the process of learning and development of children. He is a strong advocate of creating a conducive learning environment for children. He is interested in theatre and spends time reading books on education.