Reopening of Schools amid COVID-19: Challenges and the Way Forward for Children’s Education
The State of Education – #EducationDialogue | Panel Discussion on Reopening of Schools amid COVID-19: Challenges and the Way Forward for Children’s Education.
#IMPRI Center for ICT for Development (CICTD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk series:
A Panel Discussion on
Reopening of Schools amid COVID-19:
Challenges and the Way Forward for Children’s Education
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: October 11, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live
Prof Sachidanand Sinha
Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Senior Associate, Education Vertical, NITI Aayog, Government of India
Head, Strategic Partnerships, Pratham Education Foundation
Manushi Yadav has been with Pratham since 2015 and currently heads Strategic Partnerships for the organization. Manushi works with funders, partners, and industry collaboratives to communicate Pratham’s work, funding needs, and program priorities.
In the past, Manushi has led Program Management for Pratham’s education programs, leading teams that work with state and program to plan, track, document, and review Pratham programs. Her role includes close collaboration with internal functions to support operational efficiency.
Prior to Pratham, Manushi worked as a consultant at The Coca Cola Company. She holds a bachelor’s in Business with a focus on Finance from the University of Delhi and has been invested in the development sector since her time at the university, where she led several social enterprise projects for Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise), an international not for profit.
CEO, Dream a Dream, Bengaluru
Suchetha Bhat is the CEO of Dream a Dream, a non-profit organization that empowers children from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and thrive in a fast-changing world. Since starting her career in 2001, she has worked both in the corporate and social sectors. After a successful 9-year corporate stint where she worked with MNC’s such as Larsen and Toubro and IBM, she started her journey in the social sector as a volunteer with Dream a Dream. The experience convinced her to get a Postgraduate degree in Psychology and join the organization full-time in 2010.
Due to her success in driving the scale and strategic direction of Dream a Dream as COO, she was promoted to CEO in 2018. Her pioneering work in developing their design framework has firmly positioned Dream a Dream as a thought-leader in the space of Life-skills in India. Under her leadership, the organization has grown from working with 10,000 young people in Bengaluru to over 1 million children across 5 states. Suchetha is on the Advisory Council of Amani Institute and Kizazi. She is also an advisor to many young women social entrepreneurs and non-profits in India.
Founder, Centre for Education Strategy, New Delhi;
Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar