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Who We Are

Samanta foundation stands for equal - access, availability and affordability - of opportunities for all communities and strives for enablement of communities in the areas of education, health and livelihood. We aim to achieve this through community participation, ownership and indigenous ideation.


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 build livelihoods by ownership

  • Work on adolescent and maternal health issues by building capacities of youth


Work on improving the existing STATE GOVT. & FOREST SCHOOLS  in areas with low resources and reach.


To improve existing learning resources, outcomes and pedagogical practices for school using a contextual approach by engaging stakeholders


Work on youth development by engagement, participation and involvement with community issues as a collective with shared ownership and leadership


Work on local and contextual health solutions by community ownership and participation


  • RESPECT : All humans are equal

  • INTEGRITY : Honesty in all our actions

  • SERVICE : By the people, For the People

  • COMMUNITY CALL to Action

Specific Field Interests: Community Organisation, Education, Youth, Capacity Building

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 feels there exists a sense of exploitation of  marginalised communities and the ecological systems. In a similar vein the lack of democratic socialisation has restricted citizen engagement on core issues of social, economic and political change. The need inspires him to work towards human development.

He completed his Bachelors in Information Technology from Visva Bharati followed by work with IBM and Sun Life India for 7+ years as a technology mind. At the same time working on social issues through existing mediums (CSR, NGOs etc). In order to work with the people in partnership led him to complete his Masters in Social Work from the University of Delhi. Worked on issues of drinking water in urban communities and local self governance in slum communities in Delhi. In addition implement programs on “alternative education pedagogies working with adolescent girls and boys from Seelampur Jhuggi Jhopri community” in Delhi. Travelled as an American India Foundation fellow to the North East and worked with the Mising tribes in the Golaghat region with the support of North East Affected Area Development Society (Jorhat).

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Specific Field Interests: Community Organisation, Youth, Health, Gender Justice, Livelihood [Specific interest to work for women and girl child]

Tanya is a keen creative mind that intends to engage with the strength of ownership, leadership and empathy in women to create an alliance of communities to fuel empowerment. One of her goals is to work towards a cadre building among women folk and adolescent girls in order to galvanise them for a larger social change. In addition she is committed to equipping them with the ability to be – physically, emotionally and economically independent.

She completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science (Honours) from the University of Delhi. She was engaged with voluntary organisations for a major part of her undergrad working on issues of education among marginalised communities in Delhi. Pursuing her interest she completed a Masters in Social Work from the University of Delhi. Exploring her understanding of oppression of women in the structural form she worked with Professional Sex Workers in Delhi and Kolkata. This enabled her to develop a framework of the state of health and education among the women especially the girl child. In interest to work with women in the rural areas she joined State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM – RAJEEVIKA), Rajasthan. She worked with women communities across the district of Jhalawar. Substantiating the work further she joined Himmothan (An associate organisation of Tata Trusts) to work with the rural women across the state of Uttarakhand

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Dr. Malathi Adusumalli

Associate Professor, University of Delhi

Expertise - Tribal and Rural Development, Gender Development

Ms. Ruchi Ghose

Director, Viridus Social Impact Solutions

Expertise - Transformation of School Leadership

MBA from IIM Kolkata & Engineering Graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh

Digital Architect and Technology Consultant

He is a voracious reader  and interested in the psychological aspects of usage of technology.

Co Author of - Storytelling with Doodles: Simple and effective exercises to enhance creativity and improve understanding for Learners of all ages

Information Technology and Project Management consultant with over 15 years of industry work experience


Holds keen interest in how social causes can align goals using digital marketing

An avid traveller across countries and cultures he has interest towards connecting cultural and traditional dots across geographies, religions, cultures and people

Bansri Rabadiya


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


Vadodra, Gujarat, India.

Interest Area

Science Education, Inclusive Education, Reorientation of existing Curriculum and Lesson Planning.

She enjoys painting and writing!

Timeline - April - August 2020

Sonam Grover


B.El.Ed (Elementary Education),

M Ed (Elementary Education),

M A Sociology (Ambedkar University).


Swindon, United Kingdom.

Interest Area

Teaching, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Analysis

She enjoys reading and cooking!

Timeline - April 2020 - Ongoing

Guneet Sekhon


B. Com, M.A. Development Studies.


Uttarakhand, India

Interest Area

Travelling, Sports, Meditation (Surat Shabad Yoga).

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The Team



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Contact Us

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

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+91-9910654474, +91-9837883575