Deyone is a Math Educator with an engineering degree to boot. An MA (Education) from the Azim Premji University brought him closer to ideas of universal quality education as a way to solve many current social issues. He believes in the simplicity of Math and that every child can abstract mathematical ideas from daily experience. Developing ideas and learning materials to make Math learning a happy learning experience is what excites Deyone.
After an MA in Women Studies, Mani was involved in the field of research and editing of documentary films. While working on films related to education and pedagogical practices, she found her calling in being with children. A Montessori Diploma in Elementary and Early Child Learning, saw her start her stint as facilitator and mentor in the Primary wing of Prakriya Green Wisdom School for five years. She enjoys working with children and likes creating interactive and hands on lesson plans to make teaching-learning an enjoyable experience.
Co-founder and Program Lead,
Gubbachi ProActive & SLP
Nomita Sikand, studied BSc, Microbiology, and has been a middle school teacher for seven years. The MA in Education programme at Azim Premji University, strengthened her belief that quality learning is the right of every child; and a strong literacy programme is central to the ideas of equity. She consulted with Azim Premji University to design and implement an academic support program for students in the MA program, as part of the Student Support initiatives. She enjoys teaching and is involved with developing and implementing the English foundational programme for Gubbachi Connect and Gubbachi Proactive.
Preethy shifted from being a Market Researcher to working in a school for the underprivileged in 2008. Her interest in literacy and equity through literacy was sparked during her MA (Education) at the Azim Premji University. She enjoys working with children and feeds off the crazy energy and chatter of children at the Learning Centre everyday.
A Post graduate in Business Finance, Rizwan Ahmed moved from a career in the financial service industry to the social sector. In his pursuit of engaging with quality education for the underprivileged he steered community based education program of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement after earning an MA (Development Studies) from the Azim Premji University. He understands the working of the Education ecosystem and works well with stakeholders to make the wheels of the machinery work.
A Math major from Delhi University, Somya moved into education, after a career in consulting in Garment Manufacturing. Her desire to understand and contribute to education of the underserved led her to an MA Education at the Azim Premji University and eventually to co-found Gubbachi. Somya currently handles funding and organisational development at Gubbachi.
Gubbachi is a Section 8 organisation that works for the educational inclusion of underserved children and enables migrant communities.