She is an ex Assitant Manager, from Reserve Bank of India, Central Office. She has been involved in social causes for over 2 decades now.
A decade before the Trust was formed, Mother( Sona Kumar )and Daughter (Priya Kumar) the team was up in arms doing social work.
Sona Kumar started volunteering for NGO at Andheri Station for children, who were petty vendors, educating them.
While Miss Priya Kumar teamed up with her students to felicitate Traffic Police, BEST staff etc.
They both helped organise an Audition for Antakhshri on Zee TV for Physically & Mentally Challenged children.
Mrs Sona Kumar volunteered with SHARE, an NGO for physically & mentality challenged youth from the slum, run by Mr & Mrs Ronnie Screwala for 10 years.
25-year-old Miss Ranjana Kamble could only crawl due to Polio in both legs. She was hospitalised for treatment & walked out with the support of callipers & crutches.
She was given a Sewing Machine so that she could become financially independent too.
They started Rural Projects like water, solar, sanitation, income generation etc before starting Urban Projects. They visited a slum nearby & were shocked to see poverty, illiteracy & sickness all around. They realised that the leading cause of poverty was illiteracy. Parents in slums were too poor to send children to private schools, and could not afford to pay tuition fees as a result children would fail, drop out of school and start earning.
Due to meagre income and large families, children are malnourished, catch infections, fall ill, miss school and fail. In order to avoid school dropouts, they started tuition classes and looked after the health of slum children in Anand Nagar, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai, India
“A strategic board has a view of looking ahead, an insight to look deeper, and competency to look beyond.”
She is faculty at Amity University at Panvel & Research Advisor to a Healthcare Multinational Company. She is a Managing Trustee of DEESHA, a trust dedicated to the education and empowerment of the underprivileged. She is also a certified Diabetic Educator
He is an ex Branch Manager and Product Manager of HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank and Barclays Bank. He is founder and Career Coach at EuroFutbol. He promotes underprivileged artists and sports persons.