Who We Are

Samanta Foundation has been working with the remote geographies of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh with Rural, Tribal and OTFDs (Other Traditional Forest Dwelling) communities since 2018 on the issue of education.

We endeavour to do -

1. Whole School Transformation of Public Schools,

2. Training community youth

3. Form and support women education groups.

Geography: In and around forest areas of Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve in the Lower Shivalik range.

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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) and collectivise women education groups


  • 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 livelihood education



Work on Whole School Transformation of Public schools

  1. Stakeholder engagement

  2. Teacher/Staff training

  3. Develop resources centres - Teaching learning materials, pedagogical methods, libraries etc


Develop contextual content, resources, methods and learning resources and frameworks

     1. Learning Kits

     2. Local storybooks

     3. Local language learning material


Collectivise women education groups for livelihood education by engaging youth for local ownership


  • RESPECT : All humans are equal

  • INTEGRITY : Honesty in all our actions

  • SERVICE : By the people, For the People

  • COMMUNITY CALL to Action

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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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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

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Ms. Ruchi Ghose

Director, Viridus Social Impact Solutions

Expertise - Transformation of School Leadership

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Mr K L Mukesh

Venture Partner,

Unitus Seed Fund

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

Author - Storytelling with Doodles


B Tech (IT)

IT Consultant

Avid Traveller



Part time Volunteer


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

Interest Area :Teaching, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Analysis

April 2020 - April 2021


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Full time Volunteer


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


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Engagement - Consultant


B Com, M A (English), B Ed., Pre School Education Specialisation (H N B G University, Srinagar)

Interest Area : Content Development, MLL

April 2021 - Ongoing


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Bachelors in Food nutrition and Dietetics

Interest Area : Sports Nutrition and Registered Dietitian

June - July 2021



LEADS - Library Initiatives

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

Interest Area :Travelling, Sports, Meditation

July 2020 - Ongoing 


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Bachelors in Food nutrition and Dietetics

Interest Area : Community Nutrition

June - July 2021

The Team


Fellow Contributors

Tribe Samanta