Meet The Team

MC is what MC does

And who are the people who do what MC does? It is the crèche worker who travels two hours to get to the start of a hard day’s work at a construction site centre on time; the project leader who builds rapport with local leaders in a slum basti of multiple ethnicities; the trainer who criss-crosses the country to capacitate childcare workers and parent communities; the ED who juggles people, funds, tasks and priorities; the board members who look at the long term and the big picture. We introduce a sampler, below. 

Devika Singh 

Co-Founder

 

Devika ji has a double graduate degree in English Hons from Bombay University and Leeds University, respectively. She taught English at Loretto College, Kolkatta, as a lecturer for a few years before coming to Delhi in 1969. She joined Meera, not only to co-found Mobile Creches, but to start a movement in early childhood care for the very young of the most invisible migrant community. She was responsible for the development of the day care program at construction sites, looking for entryways into the forbidding construction industry, and fleshing out the laws that applied to the industry, in how they could be tapped for the benefit of children. The program developed under her leadership and clear understanding of the complexities of the problem of migration.

 

She is still an active part of the advocacy team and is available in the office everyday! The MC team, today, has been nurtured by her every step of the way.

Sumitra Mishra

Executive Director

 

A post graduate in Special Education for persons with disabilities, Sumitra comes with over twenty years of work experience in the development sector in India. Her direct work experience with disenfranchised communities of children and women has been the pivot of the strategic programming, fund raising, organizational development and policy influence abilities. Sumitra has steered organizations through the process of program delivery and partnerships, CSR development, strategic communications and governance processes. Social justice for poor and excluded people is the fundamental agenda of her work.

Chirashree Ghosh

Integrator -ECD Partnership & Community Engagement 

 

A post-graduate in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, she has 21 years of experience in the development sector. At MC, she has gained expertise in grass root mobilization and built an understanding of state services and local government systems. She has been with MC for the last 11 years.

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Chavi Vohra

Integrator- Childcare Service and Capacity Building

Chavi Vohra is a development professional, experienced in prompting children rights,
women’s empowerment and youth development through programme development,
advocacy and capacity development.
Chavi has successfully advocated for gender and non-discriminatory responsive impact of
Sustainable Development Goals for most marginalized children, women and youth. She has
closely worked with frontline workers in the rural setting to social impact entrepreneurs. She
has worked with UN, national and international civil society organizations and academics
institutions on above-mentioned areas at local, national and international levels. 
Furthermore, as a trainer, she has conducted capacity development and learning
programmes for children, women and youth using participatory and experiential learning
methodologies and tools.
She has also been a Judge at Women's Safety Anu & Naveen Jain Prize Competition,
Xprize Foundation.
She is a co-curator of Twitter handle @SDG2030 and recipient of WebWonderWomen
award by the Ministry of Women and Child, Twitter India and Breakthrough India.

Prashant Singh FRSA

Head – Resource Mobilisation & Communication

 

He started life as a Producer on BBC Radio in London.  He fell in love with a life of service whilst setting up a community radio station in Kenya for a BBC Outreach project with local NGOs. This unique project ultimately was the reason he left media sector to join the fight against poverty and inequality. Post that he has worked in 23 countries across the globe with causes as diverse as homes for parentless children in Bhuj, India and education programs for young immigrants in England.

Prashant’s former partners and employers include the European Union, US Department of State, Arts Council of England. British Council, PETA, SOS Children’s Villages of India, Netflix and CNBC-TV18.  He was invited into the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, London in 2012 for his contribution to the development world and conferred with Future 50 Award by Ernst & Young in 2013. He is a graduate in English Literature from University of Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Media Studies from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Hopes to participate in the famous Raid De Himalayas and rally through Ladakh on his motorcycle one day.

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Neeru Bhatnagar

Thematic Lead-Capacity Building 

 

A development sector specialist with 19 years of experience of working with grassroots, designing and conducting training for different levels, planning and managing projects, assessments, evaluations and resource mobilization. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Resource Management and Extension from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She leads the Training function at MC, and has been with MC for the last eight years.

Sonia Sharma

Thematic Lead _Childcare Services

 

A Post Graduate in Social Science from Amity University with experience of 14+ years, she is heading the overall programme vertical comprising of different models of daycare programmes run and managed by Mobile Creches. Her core strength areas are programme management, proposal writing, grant management and handling resources for the programme vertical. She has previously worked in knowledge management role positions with other children-based organizations and with International organizations like Caritas India.

Shweta Bharadwaj

Sr. Manager, Human Resources & Administration

A balanced HR professional with 13 years of experience in corporate & social development sectors. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and is a member with professional HR body National HRD Network, Delhi chapter. She leads HR and Administration functions at MC, and has been with the team for the last three years. 

Santosh Srivastava

Sr. Manager, IT

Santosh has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, and has over 13 years of experience in ERP Implementation, Network Administration, Server Administration, Hardware Management & support for various large scale diverse industries. He is instrumental in getting ERP implemented in MC. He has been managing IT Hardware, Software, Networking & ERP Implementation in MC for the last 2.5 years.