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.

Seema Sahai

Chief Operating Officer

 

Seema is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of 20 years of working in the banking and financial industry. Skilled in financial management, capacity building and statutory compliances, she has pursued research in Microfinance from MDI Gurgaon on the issue of livelihood options for poor and micro enterprises. She has authored articles for the India Microfinance blog and newspapers like the Hindu Business Line. She has also presented papers on e–Governance, Microfinance, and Livelihood at various International Conferences. She has been with Mobile Creches for over two years now and leads the operations of the organization.

Neeru Bhatnagar

Senior Manager, Training & 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

Senior Manager, Programmes

 

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.

Chirashree Ghosh,

Senior Manager, Advocacy - State Level 

 

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.

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. 

Chavi Vohra

Head Programme & 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.

Sweta Bhattacharjee

Sr. Manager, Resource Mobilisation

Sweta is a post-graduate in Sociology from M.S University, Gujarat; a passionate development professional comes with more than 14 years of experience in the social sector. She has a diverse experience of working in the areas of Child Rights issues, Micro-finance, Volunteering Opportunities, and Fund-raising in some of the organizations of repute like UNICEF, Save the Children, CRY- Child Rights and You. She is presently working with Mobile Creches for almost 2 years now in the capacity of Senior Manager- Resource Mobilization. 

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