Mrs. Arpita Mittal
Instrumental in the launch of the programme in India, Mrs. Arpita Mittal was trained in the exclusive methodology of this drama system by Helen O' Grady, Executive Director HOGI, in Perth, Australia. With a Masters in English, Mrs. Mittal has multiple years of teaching experience with various colleges in Mumbai, language supervision in Swedish and Canadian Embassies and in Walt Disney, India. Her sustained commitment and belief in alternative learning tools have ensured a consistent expansion and growth of this unique programme across the country.
Mrs. Archana Dange
With an experience of 30 years in the field of education, of which the last 14 years spent especially with preschool education, Mrs. Archana Dange is a Cherie Blair Alumni and an author with Oxford University Press for Kindergarten and Primary textbooks. With a Master’s Degree in Zoology and specialization in Environmental Education, she believes in utilizing creative methods in education through storytelling, music, and theatre. Having worked with preschools across the country, she has a firm belief in the holistic nature of education that involves more outdoor and hands-on training for the child.
Mr. Harsh Seksaria
Mr. Harsh Seksaria started his academic experience from his formative schooling years at Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. A graduate of the Sydenham College, Mumbai, he was fascinated by the energy of Helen O' Grady’s Drama classes while on a visit to New Zealand and decided to bring the programme to India. Over the last several years, he has put in considerable effort to build a capable team that will deliver the objectives of the Drama Academy and enables its expansion throughout India.
Mr. Chakravarthy Birur
A graduate in physics and a number of laurels in sports, Chakravarthy recognizes that fitness and health are habits to be formed from childhood., Chakravarthy realized that there were little or no sports programs that were age appropriate for children below eight years of age. The formative years between the age of 2 and 9, are crucial in providing children the exposure to games and sports. This helps children to choose outdoor games and activity rather than get addicted to watching television, playing video games or other passive pastimes that promote a sedentary lifestyle. Outdoor games and sports helps the child develop healthy eating habits, healthy sleeping habits, and they develop strong, healthy bodies. Chakravarthy is an entrepreneur and a cycling enthusiast.
Mr. Pankaj Mithel
An engineer and a creative innovator, having been responsible for introducing and successfully launching several products - primarily in the area of feminine hygiene and healthcare. A long and distinguished career of over thirty-seven years - in marketing and business development with the Birla group. Mr.Mithelhas developed products that have made a significant contribution towards improving the health and hygiene of young women, across India. A people’s person with empathetic understanding and a keen interest in education