Team at VRIKSH

Team at VRIKSH

Naveen Jhajharia

Naveen is also the founder and programs head of Vriksh. He is a young facilitator, counselor and language trainer. With a Master’s degree in Psychology he has worked with a number of youth organizations and groups in the country and has travelled extensively to remote place interacting with young people. He has also taught in SIDH, Bodhshala for 2 years and has a fair knowledge of social and developmental issues. He earned a B.Ed degree from IGNOU this year. Naveen comes from Kolkata.

Dinesh Panwar

Dinesh Panwar of Dabla Village, 22 years of age, joined Vriksh back in 2010. Has been an active volunteer and attended numerous programs and workshops on education, life-skills, gender both at Vriksh and outside the state. He currently manages the youth center and is the field and associate coordinator for Come Let’s Grow & Young Mind Speak Program. Dinesh is pursuing his graduation in Arts from Mussoorie and enjoys facilitating workshops together with Naveen.

Jaypal Rana

Jaipal Singh Rana is at present Pradhan of his village Sarab located about 25 Kms. from Kempty Falls. He has an extremely rich and long work experience of 18 years in alternative education which includes teaching, training and research. He has successfully run a residential value education program called Sahjan for middle school children while in SIDH. He also has a keen interest to work with the youth and led a number of Urban-rural exposure camps for them in the villages around. He has been a SRUTI Media Advocacy Fellow and currently supports Vriksh in various capacities.


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