Our People

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Director
Manish Arora
Associate Director
Sakshee Sharma
Programme Manager
Preeti Prasad

Director

Preeti has had a 15-year long career in broadcast media where she worked with Network 18, BBC World, CNBC-TV18, Times Now and Bloomberg TV. In 2011, she changed careers and has since been working in the field of education. She has been a drama teacher with Barry John’s Young Actors Club. Preeti studied at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi, got a B.Com (Hons) degree from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University and a Certificate for teaching English Language to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge University.

Manish Arora

Associate Director

Manish was a senior faculty, XSEED Institute and a Senior Education coach, XSEED Education. He has led the implementation of CBSE workshops across India and XSEED curriculum implementation in almost 100 schools across Rajasthan & Gujarat. He has extensive experience of training & learning in India and Middle East. He has been a Master Trainer with Bharti Enterprises, Pratham Education Initiatives & NIIT. Manish studied at DAV Ghaziabad, did a Bachelors in Computer Application from Meerut Universityand a Post Graduate in Rural Management from Jaipur - Indian Institute of Rural Management.

Sakshee Sharma

Programme Manager

Sakshee has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) from Miranda House, Delhi University and a Master’s in Sociology from Jamia Millia Islamia. She did a Bachelors in Education from Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak, after completing school from New State Academy, New Delhi. Before joining Ahvaan, she taught underprivileged children at a residential home for street children in Delhi. Sakshee’s B.El.Ed dissertation was on ‘Finding Alternatives to Punishment’ in a Delhi Government School.

Ahvaan has a qualified team of Teachers working in the schools. All of them are trained to mentor Government school teachers. Each member of this very talented and dedicated team has a strong belief that all children, regardless of their family's social-economic background, can achieve at the highest level.