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Who We Are

Samanta Foundation has been working with the Forest Communities (sedentarized, pastoral nomads) since 2018 on the issue of education. We endeavour to do Whole School Transformation of Forest Schools (under Forest Department, Eco Vikas Samiti) and State Govt. run Public schools. We work in and around the Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve in the Lower Shivaliks in state of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

COVID : We have been supporting community owned and youth run learning spaces to ensure continuity of education in COVID times through - Project based learning, Worksheets, Training youth. 


Education access for all, Leading to holistic development of Communities


By 2025, enable access of education to 2000 children for literacy and numeracy and get 50% enrolled in schools (K-12)


  • Enable education for children through Whole School Transformation

  • Work on youth engagement to develop local leadership and initiative

  • Work with girls, women and community on issues of gender&health


Work on Whole School Transformation of State Govt and Forest Schools

  1. Stakeholder engagement

  2. Teacher training

  3. Learning outcomes


Improve existing learning content and resources (contextual)

  1. Libraries

  2. Lesson planning

  3. Teaching Learning Materials


Youth Development through Fellowship and voluntarism

  1. Local youth fellowship


Support Community Based Initiatives working on localised solutions

  1. WEGs

  2. Youth groups


  • RESPECT : All humans are equal

  • INTEGRITY : Honesty in all our actions

  • SERVICE : By the people, For the People

  • COMMUNITY CALL to Action

LEADS :: Education, Youth & Community engagement

Prashant is a keen social mind with a sense of interdisciplinary approach to problem solving on challenges of people in the current social-economic milieu. He looks at the challenges of - access, availability, affordability - of schools, education, and Youth development as the root for addressing social issues.

Bachelor in Engineering (IT)

Experience : IBM, SunLife, Fellow@American India Foundation 

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LEADS :: Education, Intersectionality (Health & Gender)

Tanya is a creative mind that intends to engage with the strength of ownership, leadership and empathy in girls, women, children to create an alliance of communities to fuel empowerment. She looks at education as a tool of engagement to work on the intersectionality of gender, health, learning.

B A in Political Science, Master in Social Work

Experience : NRLM (Rajasthan), Himmothan

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Dr. Malathi Adusumalli

Professor, University of Delhi

Expertise - Tribal and Rural Development, Gender Development

Ms. Ruchi Ghose

Director, Viridus Social Impact Solutions

Expertise - Transformation of School Leadership

Mr K L Mukesh

Venture Partner,

Unitus Seed Fund

MBA (IIM-C), B.E. (PEC, Chandigarh)
Digital Architect and Technology Consultant

Author - Storytelling with Doodles

B Tech (IT)

IT Consultant

Avid Traveller

Bansri Rabadiya


B Sc, B Ed, M Sc (Physics) (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda)

Interest Area : Science Education, Reorientation of existing Curriculum and Lesson Planning.

April - August 2020

Sonam Grover

Engagement - PART TIME


B.El.Ed, M Ed (El. Ed.), M A (AUD)

Interest Area :Teaching, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Analysis

April 2020 - Ongoing

Guneet Sekhon

LEADS : Library Initiatives

Education : B. Com, M.A. Development Studies

Interest Area :Travelling, Sports, Meditation

July 2020 - Ongoing 

The Team



Tribe Samanta

Contact Us

Vatika Hills Enclave, Kidduvala, Raipur, DehraDun,
Uttarakhand - 248008

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+91-9910654474, +91-9837883575