Team & Partners

Board Members


Full Name





Jagmohan Kathait


M.A. & B.Ed

Development Professional in Education


Sanjay Rawat


M.A. & B.Ed



Manju Rawat


M.A. & B.Ed



Ravi Chauhan





Hukum Singh

Legal Advisor




Pritam Rangar





Jitendra Sharma


M.A. & B.Ed

Development Professional in Education


Naveen Jhajharia


M.Sc & B.Ed

Development Professional in Youth Development and Education


Mridu Mahajan



Facilitator & Entrepreneur in Organic Products

Teachers at school

Krishna Rawat

Krishna is from Takarna village and has been with SSS since March 2012.

Krishna has completed her graduation in 2010 and is now in the first year of her Masters in political science.


Arun Panwar

Arun is from Gaid village and has been with SSS since August 2011. Along with Mukesh he has visited progressive schools in Delhi to understand pedagogical issues and underwent a week long training in Theater skills in Education.

He is also in the final year of his Post-graduate study at present.


Savita Rawat

Savita has been with the SSS since 2007. She is the resident teacher and is at the school campus all the year round. She takes major responsibilities in cultural event preparations. When an event is approaching, after school practice is organized. Savita is also a singer and guides the song sessions. Savita is responsible for various administrative and organizational tasks for the school as well, such as getting uniforms ready, taking check of payments/fees and getting infrastructure in place as and when required.

Savita has a Bachelors in Education from IGNOU and an MA in sociology. She has earlier taught in Shishu Mandir- a governmental primary school.


Sanjay Rawat

Sanjay is the Founder of the school. Along with teaching and supervising all classes from time to time he has been particularly involved in providing leadership to the team and handling all administrative functions for the school. He was honored as the Chief Guest for the Foundation Day Celebration of Sanghamitra School, Hyderabad in January 2013.


Navneet Bijlwan

Navneet Bijlwan joined us as our new teaching staff member from January 2014. Navneet is at present doing M.A. in geography from M.P.G. College Mussoorie and B.Ed from IGNOU. He comes from a village Kudaon about 5 Kms. from Ghati. Navneet has good exposure to social organizations and issues of education. He has attended many trainings and workshops in the past with us and is a keen learner.


Naveen Jhajharia

Naveen is the school development lead at present. He looks into volunteer management, teacher training, English language teaching, funds generation and communications for the school. He takes regular workshops with teachers for this purpose.

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.

Partner Organisation

  • ALFA, Udaipur
  • Astitva, Dehradun
  • Azim Premji Foundation, Uttarakhand
  • CYC, New Delhi
  • Govt. Inter college, Garkhet & Kempty
  • Jamghat, New Delhi
  • Khoj Foundation, New Delhi
  • M.P.G. College, Mussoorie
  • Naz Foundation, New Delhi
  • NMML, New Delhi
  • Patang, Odisha
  • Pratigya, Ranchi
  • Pravah, New Delhi
  • Sanghamitra School, Hyderabad
  • Sathi Sanjha Manch & Sanat Kada, Lucknow
  • SIDH, Mussoorie
  • Studio Alaya, Dehradun
  • Vidya Trust – UK
  • Woodstock International School, Mussoorie
  • YES, Safe Safar, Lucknow
  • Zindagi India – UK


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