THE TEAM

Meet the people behind Yein Udaan

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Vedika Agarwa

Founder & CEO

Vedika Agarwal has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the World #1 UCL Institute of Education, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. While in college, Vedika volunteered as a teacher to pre-teen girls who scaled fish at the docks every day to support their families. This experience moved her to apply for a Fellowship, wherein she taught 40 children from grades 2 to 5 in a public school in Chennai. After her Fellowship, Vedika Founded Yein Udaan to continue bridging the gap in society by generating access to learning opportunities in marginalised communities. She also serves as the School Coordinator at SVA School for Girls, a free school for 210 girls in a small village in Southern India.

Maya Thiagarajan

Founder, Tree Learning

Maya has been an educator for over two decades, having taught in the US, Singapore and India. She is also the author of ‘Beyond The Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age’, a book on parenting in the diverse world. Currently, Maya is creating and delivering world-class training methods and tools for novice teachers.

Ruchi Mohunta

Founder, Nature Diaries

Ruchi is a seasoned educator with over 20 years of experience as a teacher, content creator, principal and consultant. She is also the author of ‘Mumteen Reasons To Write’. Ruchi is the Founder of Nature Diaries, through which she takes students on educational and cultural expeditions. She is also the Head of Outreach and Strategy at Tree Learning.

Smita Vishweshwar

Founder, Sprouts Montessori

Smita is the Founder of Sprouts Montessori and Nishkam Trust in Chennai. She started Sprouts in 2003 as an after-school activity centre which has now evolved to a 4-campus school educating over 300 children. Smita also leads Nishkam Trust, an NGO in Chennai providing free Montesorri education to vulnerable children in government balwadis.

Registered Office: 

8B Wellingdon Estate, 53 Commander In Chief Road, Egmore, Chennai - 600008

Email: vedika@yeinudaan.org

Trust Reg. No.: 163 / 2017 / BK4

Registered Office: 
8B Wellingdon Estate, 53 Commander In Chief Road, Egmore, Chennai - 600008

Email: vedika@yeinudaan.org

Trust Reg. No.: 163 / 2017 / BK4