Archana has more than 18 years of work experience in the areas of gender and education. In Nirantar, along with steering the organisational projects, her major involvement has been in researching and writing on issues of women’s empowerment and young people’s education and empowerment from a feminist perspective. Her engagement on these issues has further been strengthened by the work at the field level with women and girls belonging to marginalised communities. She believes in making research accessible to grass roots organisations and thus transcreates these researches into training and learning material for facilitators, field-based activists and organisations.
Sandeep Kumar is a Commerce Graduate and has a working experience of 5 years in accounts assistance, voucher making and entry, bank reconciliation, TDS return, and admin support.
Nishi did her post-graduation in Biological Science, PG diploma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT (New Delhi), and MBA with specialization in Human Resource Management. Overall, she has around 13 years of professional experience in working with women empowerment, education, and health. She heads the Women’s Literacy, Education, and Empowerment work in Nirantar, under which she plays a crucial role in planning the project operations, conducts trainings of the project staff and teachers of partner organizations, and is involved in the other organisational trainings conducted by Nirantar.
Prarthana completed her M.S.W from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. After working for more than 4 years in the field education and literacy, she is currently coordinating the Delhi-based learning centres for adolescent girls, working closely with CBOs and teachers involved. She manages various types of centre activities like historical walks, theatre sessions and thematic workshops for girls. She is also actively involved in developing learning resource materials and booklets for young learners. Along with this, she is a part of organisational capacity building team and conducts trainings/workshops for teachers and facilitators on gender, education and innovative teaching–learning methods.
Huma has a Ph.D. from JNU on ‘Feminist Identity in Urdu Short Stories’. She joined Nirantar as the team member for PACE project, in which she oversees program activities like regular centre visits, program planning with teachers, demo sessions, community contact, parents’ meeting, and raising the issues of the girls and the community. She also facilitates the theatre sessions at the centre, along with documentation of project activities and preparing the thematic broadsheets with the teachers and girls. Another aspect of her work involves development of the curriculum for the centre and coordination with external resource members.
Sadia is a Post Graduate in Library and Information Science and joined Nirantar as a Librarian. She gradually started handling and overseeing the organisational publication work and material creation. Now, she heads the Publications and Communication work, working closely with all the programme teams, and does writing, editing, translation, proofreading and designing for Nirantar publications, social media, and organisational documents.
Shweta completed her Masters' in Media and Cultural Studies from TISS, Mumbai and has previously worked on setting up a community radio station in Uttarakhand. At Nirantar, she is leading the TransLiteracy Project, an adult literacy programme for transwomen, and is overseeing its research, material creation and documentation. Along with this, Shweta is part of the Nirantar's interventions on understanding the linkages between Gender-based Violence and Sexuality, through material creation and advocacy.