We believe investing in education is an investment for our future. What children learn today is later woven into the fabric of our society.
Started with training primary school teachers on use of Multiple Intelligence in classrooms.
Pilot project at SK Vidyalayam - Chevvapet.
Delivered Multiple Intelligence based sessions for teachers & students
Founded Shraddha Maanu Foundation as a Non profit to serve underprivileged children by training women graduates through the Upasana program.
Conducted 9 month long program for underprivileged women graduates to gear them up to train children at Vipasana centre
Shraddha Maanu Foundation is a Not-for-profit organization working as an Educational NGO in Chennai. Our organization understands there is a gap in education. And, we are working towards providing equal education for underprivileged children. Our focus is on creating “Happy and Effective classrooms” by teaching primary education for all these children.
As an Educational NGO organization in Chennai, we believe investing in education for underprivileged children is an investment for the future. We strive to provide equal education for all children by getting them the primary education they need. Our educational NGO provides after-school education for underprivileged children.
Shraddha Maanu teaches the children here with the help of Multiple Intelligence. We believe that Multiple Intelligence is an effective way of teaching children. Multiple Intelligence is an evidence-based theory developed by Professor Howard Gardner. This helps us get to know our students better and lets us teach in a way each student will understand.
“Creating a Competent and a Socially Responsible Future India” by empowering educators and educated women who have a passion to make a positive long term impact in learners.
To impact the learning styles of 10,000 students in the next 5 years. This will be accomplished by training 500 educated women and deploying them at our Vipasana.
Thanks to the Right to Education Act (RTE) of 2009, near universal enrolment and automatic promotion through elementary stage have resulted in more and more children successfully completing elementary schooling. However, many children lack foundational skills.
We firmly stand by the fact that, learning is permanent and effective when the process of learning is joyful. We work with schools both in the rural and urban setting, catering predominantly to First generation learners or students with very little support from their families for their education.
The focus of our work is educating and creating a nurturing and a non- threatening ecosystem within schools. The core of our work involves training and hand holding primary school educators who transform students from “passive listeners to active learners”. All this is done by a motivated team of educated, enterprising women with an insatiable thirst to create a perceptible value to the society.
Entrepreneur with broad experience in all areas of management with special interest in educational/training field. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of the education sector. Apart from being an Alumnus of IIM – Bangalore, she is trained and certified in NLP, photo reading, Multiple Intelligence and other early childhood programs. She is a passionate individual wanting to make a positive impact on the way the children learn. She along with her team conceptualizes training interventions for teachers from various schools. She campions the Multiple Intelligence implementation in Schools.
Has a 21+ years of work experience out of which 15+ is in the IT industry. As a technical architect, she has handled various roles from being developer, a team leader, to a project manager interacting with clients across the globe. She has been part of Learning and Development team of a large corporate where she got to conceptualize and deliver many flagship training programs. She currently pursues her passion for teaching by being a trainer in Multiple Intelligence, STEM with Robotics for kids and Soft skills for corporate.
Head - Academics
She has 25+ years of commended performance as an Academician. Currently working as Academic director and consultant at Shraddha Maanu Foundation. She has attended courses for computer aided teaching and implemented the same to provide effective results. She also has experience in handling students of all types and understanding their psychology. She has always strived in producing highly satisfactory results in spite of the students' poor educational background. She has received letter of appreciation from HRD Minister Smt. Smiriti Irani for her service in the field of Academics . She also conducts seminars on Human Relations and Life skills. As a mark of appreciation, Jeeva theological open University honoured her with a Doctorate in Academics and social work.
General Manager – Corporate Relations
Shankar brings with him over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and training design & delivery. With a primary focus on discovery learning, he has designed and delivered programs that have ‘inspired’ change through interactive engagement. Shankar specializes in soft skill workshop facilitation with a focus on Behavioral Change. Other workshops that he is passionate about are Selling Skills, Adventures in Attitude, Time & Stress Management, Team Building and other learning workshops for management team. He is certified SPIN trainer from Huthwaite Research Group, UK. He has also completed his ICF approved Executive Coach Certification program in association with Result Coaching System, Australia. His background in sales allows him to bring in a lot of insight and perspective to human behavior in the programs he conducts. With a strong focus on empathy and wit, his workshops are extremely interactive. Shankar has worked in India, Australia, UAE and Singapore before settling back in India. He has trained in various industries and verticals including: Manufacturing, Retail, Automobile, ITES, BFSI, Time Share, FMCG, Telecom, and Education. Shankar is based in Chennai, India where he lives with his mother, wife and daughter. He spends his time reading books, watching movies and doing social work.
Senior Manager – Accounts & Operations
Worked in educational division as Senior Manager for past 22 years, handled HR work and also been headed as event manager for teaching moulding student programs. Headed as tax consultant for private organisation. Has a great interest in joining hands for field work related to students enhancement in academic proceedings which bridged a platform to involve and facilitate lot of kids to raise the knowledge and motivate them in the field of education along with broad vision of traditional ethics and values.
An innovative and independent thinker with a masters in business administration and a love for providing good education. Has a natural flair for English and is proficient and most importantly, passionate about imparting the same. A teacher without boundaries, never discriminating her students and always respectful of their inputs, whether it be training teachers for novel and innovative teaching methods or equipping students for the path wide open before them with the command over the English language and it's nuances.
A post graduate in psychology with a flair for English and a person who encourages thinking out of the box. Experienced in innovative teaching methodology with teachers and students. Was into soft skills and time management training . Counseling and training students and adults has always been her forte and has ample experience in the same. An avid quiz master who encourages a multitude of students to refresh their brains by reading, lateral thinking and seeking more knowledge.
A senior banking professional, adept in finance management, with a great love to work with children , Mrs. Sumathy Mani is one of the Trustees of Shraddha Maanu Foundation. Her passion is to give back to society in the form of working with teachers and children from schools situated in rural areas.
A Post Graduate Teacher in Mathematics and Computer Science and worked in AVM Matriculation Hr. Sec. School in Chennai for Six years. Was also a visiting faculty to the CSI Group of Schools in Chennai. Joined as a Post Graduate Teacher in Sree Dharmasastha Matriculation Hr. Sec. School in Coimbatore and was promoted as the Principal after Four years. Served as the Principal for about Four years. Principal in Srinivasa Vidyalaya Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Udumalper for Three Years. Ten years as Academic Advisor in Vidya Mandir Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Tirupur.
A Bachelor’s degree holder in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras. A doctorate in Physics from the University of Chicago and Edu and Outreach coordinator for climate and energy research center and material research center. In this capacity — she designed/taught after school hands on science programs for low income schools. She has also designed student/teacher engagement programs for increasing scientific awareness/encouraging careers in stem. She creates teacher training programs for bringing more computer science education and student engagement in classrooms. She advises the foundation on areas of pedagogy, student engagement and measuring program effectiveness.
She is a lifelong learner who believes all children are SMART, they're just SMART in different ways! She has researched Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and has used it as a foundation for instruction in K-12 classrooms, as well as college courses. She also designs and conducts MI professional development programs for teachers and speaks at Early Childhood conferences across the country. She advises Shraddha in the areas of training and curriculum development.