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.
He is an accountant employed at the Pondicherry Co-operative Sugar Mill. Ltd. Lingareddipalayam, Puducherry. and a member of the Governing Body. He participates in annual meetings of the board.
He assists Mr Murugaiyan in finalising the annual accounts of the association
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.
Thorvi is the Communication Manager at Sharana since August 2023.She has had a long corporate career and has now decided to bring her specialized skills to Sharana. She works with the Operations Director and Communications Manager Tanay to oversee all reports and social media updates of Sharana.
She has also volunteered as a Spoken English Teacher for the Language Lab since September 2022.
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.