meraj | founder
Meraj is one of the Co-founders of NEAID and holds the position of CEO. He is a Changeloom Pravah Fellow (first group from Northeast India) and also chosen as a William J. Clinton Fellowship for service in India (2013-14) under American India Foundation. During the fellowship, he worked in an Education Project with school children in eastern Himalayas based in the hills of Darjeeling. He is a Development Communication Professional with over 8 years of experience in health and education sector. A post-graduate (MA) in Mass Communication & Journalism, he started his career with a short stint in Print Journalism after which he worked with the National Health Mission (NHM) in the area of social behavioral communication for change.
neeladri | founder
Neeladri is one of the Co-founders of NEAID and supporting the initiative voluntarily as a part of its advisory board. He is an Acumen India Fellow,2015 and TFIx fellow 2019. He has been working in developmental sector as a Public Health professional for over 9 years. He has worked with Government, multilateral agencies and corporate at various levels. Neeladri holds a Bachelor degree in Hospital Management and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Policy and Healthcare Financing from Indian Institute of Public Health. His work experience is centered around implementing and evaluating Public Health Interventions particularly on child health, facilitating community participation, training health workers and conducting action research.
barasha | program manager
Barasha worked as a Teach For India Fellow, 2018 after she completed her graduation in Political Science (Honours) from Ramjas College and post-graduation in Political Science from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She has been dedicatedly working in the social sector, specifically the education system, since her college days by interning and volunteering in different organizations like Indus Action and the WordsWorth Project. She has also worked as a Facilitator for Teacher Training under FIRKI during her TFI fellowship. She is now working as the Program Manager with NEAID, where she work closely with the fellows and other key stakeholders to build capacity in them to implement the Akikaran School Transformation Program.
nidhi | Program Design consultant
Nidhi was a 2014 -16, Teach For India fellow in Delhi. In her second year of fellowship, she founded Project Aarzoo under Be the Change Project platform within TFI and worked with 10 communities and approximately 500 children to provide them a platform to showcase the issues that their communities face, in forms of different arts and provided skill training to more than 100 mothers across Shahdara, Delhi. After completing her fellowship, she continued with TFI as a Program Manager where she mentored and coach fellows in government and low-income community schools to develop their teaching and leadership skills and founded The New Education Project to build Social, Emotional, and 21st-century skills in students. She's a certified Child adolescent coach and trainer and life skill coach and facilitator. Nidhi holds master in Biosciences from IIT Madras.
poonam | fellow Associate
Poonam holds Master in Education from the University of Guwahati and Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.ED) from SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training), Assam. She is working with NEAID since 2018 and responsible for designing Teaching Learning Materials (TLMs), reviewing lesson plans, conducting demo classes and supporting Program Manager in school activities. Her love for teaching and working with children has helped to connect better towards the Akikaran project.
ishita | coach
Ishita has spent the last 6 years building leadership invested in education and development. As a fellow with Teach For India she spent two years as a teacher in a government school in Delh understanding what children need. After her fellowship she has put her energies into developing teachers, facilitators and entrepreneurs - through teacher training, personal coaching and group learning spaces. She has been a coach/trainer for Teach For India, Teach For Bangladesh, Teach For Green (Uttarakhand), Vardishnu (Jalgaon) and Secondary Government Teachers of Manipur. With NEAID she has been a coach to mentor, train and help the team to connect with the right resources and opportunities towards launch and sustenance of the Akikaran School Transformation Fellowship.
Joydev | school development coordinator
Joydev completed his B.A. in Political Science from Dibrughar University and Diploma in Elementary Education from SCERT, Assam. He is working with NEAID since February’2019 and responsible for Content Designing, conducting Assessments, stakeholder management and planning special events in schools. He is good at engaging students in the learning process through different fun activities. He enjoy to co-create non-scholastic activities with teachers and students.
Nisha | counsellor
Nisha has worked in Mental Health since 2016, with focus on children and their families. She worked as trainer cum counsellor in organizations such as Shemrock group of institution, Edu Kids Residential School Damas, Meghalaya. Before joining NEAID she had worked for St. Jude India Childcare Centres Pan India and worked closely with children and parents suffering from cancer. She had also done various research studies on Mental Health with organizations such as Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Ngo’s like NIDAAN, Help Age India etc. Nisha holds a Graduate Degree of Applied Psychology (H) and Post Graduate Degree of Applied Psychology (H) from the University of Delhi. She is a registered member of ‘The Counsellor Council of India’. At NEAID she is working closely with students, parents and community influencers.