Sharmila is a social worker by calling and by profession; with a Master’s Degree in Social Work practicing with evidence-based approaches. She is passionate about designing effective programs to help build lives and communities. With over 20 years of experience, it’s like a second nature to her to design & implement need bases programs and continuously assess programs that they meet the needs of the community.
John has been with Vathsalya for over 20 years. He is responsible for general administration and handles accounts meticulously. His integrity and attention to detail make him an asset to the organization. Besides this, he is efficient and goal oriented with his work. He holds a degree in Commerce and a Masters in Computer Application.
Vineetha Austin has 25 years of work experience, as Administrative Assistant/Office Secretary at VCT. She joined Vathsalya in the year 2002 and has played a vital role in connecting and maintaining relationships with the children who have passed through the hands of Vathsalya.
Hemambika has been with Vathsalya for almost 17 years initially working as a nurse taking care of all the medical needs of all the children and monitoring their growth and development. She currently oversees the Child Development Center. She so willingly at the community level, besides being responsible for care at the center.
Pushpa coordinates and manages the Education Sponsorship programme which is VCT’s biggest project. She has a Masters in social work and helps organize Training programs, workshops and competitions as well identifying and providing additional counseling to those students who require attention.
Srimathi is an MSW graduate and has a wealth of experience in various fields of social work. She works closely with the clients to assess the needs and abilities as well as monitor their growth. Her main role is to run the Income Generation Program, her background in Microenterprise helps her to gauge the turnover of business and provide sound business counseling to all clients under this program. She engages the parents in regular activities facilitating Family strengthening.
Mrs. Nirmala holds a degree in psychology with 16 years of experience in the NGO sector. She has done a Research study at the Indian Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore for women entrepreneurs. As Monitoring and evaluation officer she overlooks all the verticals of Vathsalya. She is passionate about transforming and improving the lives of the people in the community.
Brinda has an experience of 10 years working in different capacities in the field of Social work. She has experience addressing school going children and their concerns. She is a certified in training Personality development, Interpersonal skills, and Advanced Counselling. Her main role at VCT is to build the capacity of staff and children. She is responsible for all the Training aspects of VCT.
Samuel the youngest member of our team is responsible for integrating Music, Dance and Drama into the curriculum of our informal school thereby making learning easier and fun. He has a bachelor’s degree in computers and is a skilled musician. He has innate musical talents coupled with certified training. He also oversees the extracurricular activities of the children and their overall development.