Mentors

s200_sonali.ojhaSonali Ojha

Sonali didi has been developing psychosocial programs for vulnerable and disenfranchised children and youth for the last 20 years. She is the founder and visionary of Dreamcatchers Foundation.

Sonali didi constantly pushes us to find depth and meaning in the work we do. Without her, we would not have been able to come this far. She has helped us understand institutions and the needs of children in institutions. When we feel disappointed, helpless, lost or confused (which is quite often) we trouble her and with a big smile, lots of patience and compassion she re-wires us and helps us find our path again.

Dev TaydeDev Tayde

Dev bhai introduces himself as a volunteer but honestly, he is a man who has inspired and transformed many young lives. He is the co-founder of Down To Earth and has worked at organizations like Akanksha and Indicorps. Dev bhai is the first person to get a call when we run into trouble. Being on this journey with us from the very beginning, we trust him to ask the tough questions when we have strayed and are not being true to ourselves and our vision. From designing the operations, filling in the gaps, to helping us sail through rough times he is our rock of support.

PramodKulkarniPramod Kulkarni

Pramod Sir is the visionary of Sathi (Society for Assistance to Children in Difficult Situation). He won the National Child Welfare Award for the year 2014. For more than 30 years, he has been working for vulnerable children and has helped more than 50,000 children reunite with their parents.

Be it a child’s difficult situation or our own conflicts of dealing with the system, Pramod Sir has been just a call away, always extending his unconditional support and helping us re-establish our faith in the good. It sometimes feels like he is the genie in our lives, all we need to do is let him know our wish.