Amrita Nair, Anukriti Goyal, and Swetha Ranganathan met each other at the M.A. Social Entrepreneurship programme at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. They came together in 2013 to start an organization that is committed to building a safe, inclusive space for children in the education system.
We're work with schools to provide experiential learning methods like art, drama, games and community projects, that help children nurture better social and emotional skills.
The Outer Circle
The Connecting Circle
The Inner Circle
SEL Programme Fellows 2019
Board of Trustees
Chetna Duggal is an Assistant. Professor at the Centre for Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She's a clinical psychologist and an art therapist too. With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field she has been on Apni Shala’s advisory board right from the start and has helped give shape to its programmes.
Amar Deep Singh is currently the Senior Business Development Manager at Amazon.in. He has around 6 years of experience in the corporate sector split between his work as a chemical engineer and as a marketing and business development professional. He has been advising the Apni Shala team on HR and business development strategies from the very beginning.
Shachi Wadhawan has 10+ years of general management experience in technology and communications spanning product management, strategy development and execution. A consistent track record in formulating growth strategy, developing concepts, identifying cross-industry partnership opportunities and leading cross-functional teams to execute complex projects. She currently is the General Manager and Head, India Access Strategy and Development for Tata Communications.
Board of Advisors
Fiona Reyonolds is the Deputy Head of School at the American School of Bombay. Prior to this, she was an administrator in both the American School of Bombay and Graded School in Sao Paulo and has been an international educator for 23 years, working in Brazil, India, the Ivory Coast, Mexico, and Poland. Her current focus is strategic planning, implementation, and leveraging the expertise of teachers to develop small- and large-scale change. Fiona has presented at a variety of conferences on organizing schools for change, creating developmentally appropriate middle schools, using learning spaces/environment to support learning, professional growth and evaluation, the future landscape for children and why schools have to change, differentiation, and setting a vision and strategic planning.