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Our team
Khemraj Choudhury, Amit Bhatnagar, Shankar Tadavla, Rahul Banerjee and Khemla Aujnaharia began the work. Later Pushpendra Solanki, Chittaroopa Palit, Jayashree Bhalerao, Bernadette D’Souza, Anita Bharatiya, Vidya Shah, Ashwini Chhatre, Amita Baviskar, Deshdeep Sahadev, Kemat Gawle, Shashank Kela, Karuna and Ravi Hemadri too have played important roles. The subsequent development of the organisation has been a collective effort of these initial activists and the people of the area with everyone having made important contributions to the way in which the work has evolved to the present.The current leadership team is:
Subhadra Khaperde
  • Masters and M.Phil in Social Work with field and research experience of 23 years
  • Prior Fellow of the John D & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Fellow for Reproductive Health and Rights
Rahul Banerjee
  • B. Tech in Civil Engineering (IIT Kharagpur) and Ph.D in Natural Resource Management with development implementation and research experience of 30 years
  • Fellow of the Ashoka Foundation
Shankar Tadwal
  • Bhilala tribal activist with 25 years experience of rights based work
  • Current member of the executive council of the Adivasi Ekta Parishad
  • Prior Child Rights and You Fellow
  • Prior Action Aid Fellow
Khemla Ajnaharia
  • Bhilala tribal activist with 30 years experience of rights based work
Veena Tadwal
  • Bhilala tribal activist with 20 years experience of rights based work
Retli Ajnaharia
  • Bhilala tribal activist with 20 years experience of rights based work
Magan Kalesh
  • Bhilala tribal activist with 20 years experience of rights based work and prior Action Aid Fellow
Kemat Gawle
  • Dalit activist with 25 years experience of rights based work who has been a Child Rights and You Fellow earlier
Kasturi Chouhan
  • Bhilala tribal activist with 5 years experience of rights based work
Pushpendra Solanki
  • Journalist and activist with 25 years experience of rights based work and citizen journalism