It is the people who work in the organisation that make Sharana what it is!
Find details of our board and team members in the short descriptions below.
She is a cultural anthropologist with the University of Houston and a member of the Governing Body, she participates in annual meetings of the board.
She also supports in several content writing tasks and in the consolidating of the annual report every year.
Dr Nalini is a professor in the Pondicherry University, department of Social Work and head of Department of Women’s Studies- she works with the social workers, and helps them with difficult cases on the field. She also trains the social workers on acquiring various skills sets.
She is Sharana’s liaison for all research related programs with organisations and universities in India and abroad as well.
Rajkala is the founder and president of Sharana.
She has a masters degree in rural development and over 25 years of experience on the field.
She is presently in charge of all the activities and responsible for fundraising for all of Sharana’s programmes.
Anbu works as a social worker in the Seeds of Change program. He leads sports and games sessions to create awareness in various schools and slums, and in all the ongoing programs of the organisation.
He also supports as a social worker in the Back to School program.
Jagriti is the Director of Research and Development at Sharana. She is also heading the Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Program at Sharana, which builds the capacity of women by helping them establish and run their own businesses.
She brings to Sharana her 15 years of experience with National and International organizations in the areas of Project Management, Capacity Building, Gender Sensitive Project Planning, Gender Sensitization & Strategy, Gender Audit, Monitoring & Evaluation,Value Chain Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Teaching, and Research.
Lakshmi is the official health worker of the organisation.
She runs the dispensary at Angalakuppam, assists in coordinating medical and eye camps held at the village, and provides referral services so that villagers in need of care can obtain treatment at local hospitals.
She also does regular check ups of the children in the street and slum children centre.
Vandana is the Director of Operations- she manages and oversees the activities and programs of Sharana. She regularly visits and streamlines the work with the social workers in the field. She has done her Masters in Sociology from the Pondicherry University.