Meet Our Team
Founder and CEO
Holds a double Master's degree in Business Commerce and Social Work. He started his journey with the prestigious TeachForIndia fellowship program. He himself coming from a low-income community in Bangalore, during the fellowship he was drawn towards community orientated initiatives. One of his successful initiatives became Canasu. With his grit and passion he worked tirelessly in the communities across Bangalore and became a brand ambassador for community interventions.
Kushal comes with over a decade of experience in the financial industry and is currently working as a faculty of commerce. He says “To make a revolution, start by educating children.” with this belief in the future generation he always focuses on providing them support and working closely with communities to understand the struggles and help them to step up in the society. Kushal is always excited about the idea that every women in the world can be a leader and with this belief, he is actively helping Canasu towards resource mobilization.
Roohi is a lawyer turned development professional whose interests lie at the intersection of education and social innovation. She is currently associated with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, where her research focuses on analysing how innovation and scale can be enabled across India’s education and development systems. She has worked in formal and non-formal education with stakeholders across public, private and third sectors in the Global South, working to create sustainable impact-driven programs and organisations. In her last role, she headed strategy and operations in South Asia for Solve Education! – a global ed-tech non-profit. Roohi is also a Global Shaper and has been a Global Social Impact House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Social Impact Strategy.
Neeraj Doddamane is the Chief Strategy Officer at ShikshaLokam - an NGO enabling and amplifying leadership development opportunities in K-12 education systems in India. He also leads and orchestrates the organisation’s national programs and key strategic initiatives across teams.
Prior to ShikshaLokam, Neeraj was a Teach For India fellow and taught Grade 6-7 at a government aided school in Bangalore. Additionally, he was a Programs and Strategy Consultant at Anahata Mind Foundation. Currently, Neeraj is a HundrED Ambassador, A Global Shaper and Director of Strategy at Canasu Dream Foundation
Sister Arogya Mary
Board of Director
Sr. Arogya Mary believes that women should get equal opportunity and be independent. She is the Headmistress of St. Josephs Convent, Whitefield. She has an experience of 25 years working with the communities in Whitefield. Her commitment to serve the people has made her a prominent figure across communities. As a part of Canasu Dream Foundation, She leads many women empowerment projects at St. Joseph’s Convent. Her bold attitude and confidence make her a dynamic leader.
Head of Operations
Asif comes with 7+ years of corporate experience and holds a master’s degree in Business and Workforce management. He is passionate about social work and has managed several programs in the social space. He closely understands the operational and programmes framework which makes him the head of operations at Canasu.
He is committed towards empowering women as change makers in the community and helps the team in achieving its operational goals.
Being an Auditor, she comes with an experience of handling various clients across India. She is extremely passionate about her work and she keeps close track of developments at Canasu. Given her own journey, She understands the nature of potential and truly believes in Canasu’s cause of creating opportunity.
She leads the accounts team at Canasu.
Meet Our Advisors
Anamika is a UK trained Business Psychologist with more than two decades of organisational and leadership experience in Business Psychology and Advertising. She advises organisations and helps professionals build on their strengths and forge successful career paths. Using Business Psychology coaching and assessment tools and techniques, Anamika coaches students, faculty, executives and leadership. She is currently associated with CHRIST (Deemed to be University) as Head - Consulting Practice and advises a student-powered Centre for Academic and Professional Support (CAPS).
We are looking for a Social Media intern to handle social media management, analysis and related services with passion in social sector with willingness to learn.
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