Meet Eduhero Kirti - also known as Persipatient! On a typical day, you will find her feeling strongly about creating opportunities for Children to engage in free play; imagining different ways to add value to the community - especially children, making sure that aProCh doesn’t mean just fun but also learning. To achieve these objectives, she enthusiastically organises different initiatives like Street Smart, Parents of the Park, City on Cycles and Mov’ing Experience. She is always excited about adding value to the stakeholders and inspires them to take ownership of the vision of aProCh.
When we met her stakeholder Mr. Neeraj from NGO Saath, this is what he had to say about her, “Kirtiben has provided an opportunity for children to experience and explore spaces outside their community. She is able to handle situations under pressure in calm and confident manner, making each experience beneficial for the child.
Other stakeholder Mr. Soham Shukla from Spark Foundation adds “Her endurance and persistence for the idea is amazing and inspiring. Her dedication to make programs valuable and successful, her relationship building skills and continual support ensures partners are always motivated.”
"aProCh" - a Protagonist in every Child was started in July 2007 by the Director of Riverside School Ms. Kiran Sethi. She was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008 for this initiative. She was also featured TED speaker at TED India 2009.
Saloni Baid joined aProch in 2013, an enthusiast to work for the education and development of the children for their bright future has brought her here. She has done her masters in media science from iLEAD Institute (Punjab technical University). An artist by profession from Birla Academy of Art and Culture has showcased her work in Birla Academy and Kriya Studio (Kolkata). She has worked with professionals as a part of her One year diploma course in advertisement and events from EMDI (kolkata).
Meet Eduhero Priyanka Prasad, also known as Soliditude. Priyanka works with the RTE and aProCh programs, through which she hopes to add value to the community. Priyanka is very courageous and is quick to follow-up and meet her deadlines. Priyanka is also very funny and has a good sense of humor. Children love being around Priyanka, whom they often refer to as “Sticker Ma’am” because she gives them stickers for encouragement. The local government says that Priyanka is very affirmative with her work in RTE and aProCh. Parents consider her to be “supportive and understanding,” and her colleagues say that she “knows how to get her work done.” Priyanka has a Master’s degree in Labor Laws and Labor Welfare from Symbiosis Society of Law College, Pune. She has worked in aProCh for over eight years.
Parul Patel is associated with The Riverside School since its inception in 2001. A B.Com Graduate, she started her career as a Junior K.G. Teacher in 1990. Currently working as an Administrator, Parul was actively involved with the Design for Giving School Contest in 2009, and is an integral part of the Design for Change Global Contest since 2010. She enjoys reading and watching movies, and is an out-and-out people's person. Her administrative skills are impeccable and she puts her heart and soul into everything that she does.