Saarthi Education

Creating excellent early childhood experiences

TEAM ADVISOR

Ashish Dhawan

Founder and Chairman, Central Square Foundation

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Co-Founder, Info Edge

Mohit Bhatnagar

Managing Director, Sequoia Capital

Akshay Saxena

Co-Founder, Avanti Learning Centres

Namita Dalmia

Principal, Omidyar Network

Tarun Verma

Initiatives Manager, The LEGO Foundation

CENTRAL TEAM

Ankit Arora

Ankit leads strategy and development at Saarthi Education. Ankit has worked in the Education sector for more than seven years. He was a Teach for India fellow where he was placed in a government school in a low-income community in Delhi. Ankit has also worked with Central Square Foundation, a philanthropic funding organisation where he managed research and investments for their EdTech vertical. Ankit completed his B.Tech in Electronics & Communications from Apeejay College of Engineering.

Deepanshu Pathak

Deepanshu leads operations, expansion, and marketing at Saarthi Education and co-leads Saarthi’s strategy. Prior to joining Saarthi, Deepanshu worked as an innovation expert at NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission. He has also worked for two years at Central Square Foundation in the government consulting and education technology teams. Prior to that, he was a Teach For India Fellow in Delhi and a data analyst at Cognizant Analytics. Deepanshu completed his B.Tech & M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur.

Mridul jain

Mridul is the Operations lead at Saarthi Education and ensures effective implementation of the program. Prior to joining Saarthi Education, Mridul worked on monitoring and evaluation of MGNREGA and NFSA through Social Audit in conflict areas of West Bengal. He has also been part of a number of field immersion tours as a part of his academic curriculum and worked with educational organizations on advocacy and counseling. Mridul has completed his M.S.W in Rural Development from Tata Institue of Social Sciences and holds an undergraduate degree in Social sciences from TISS.

Smruti Savkur

Smruti leads Product and Impact at Saarthi Education, designing content for early childhood education and a capacity building track for primary caregivers. She also manages the work on monitoring and evaluation of the program. Prior to joining Saarthi, Smruti worked as a Program manager at Schools of Equality, a life-skills organisation based out of Chennai. She has also worked for two years as an elementary school teacher in a government school in Pune as a Teach for India (2015) Fellow. Smruti holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews, UK.

Deepty Vector

Deepty is a Content Associate and manages digital content at Saarthi. Prior to joining Saarthi, Deepty was working as a lecturer (Dept. Of English) in Patna Women’s College. She has also served as an English primary teacher. Deepty is an ELTReP awardee from the British Council. She loves writing and illustrating stories for children. Deepty completed her Master’s in Education from Ambedkar University Delhi. She also holds a dual Master’s degree in English Literature and Fine Arts.

Jayna Jagani

Jayna works as a content creator at Saarthi. She has earlier worked at KPMG as an audit associate and at Institute of Advanced Network Technology as a Branch Manager. Jayna completed her BBM from Christ University, Bangalore and is currently pursuing Master of Arts in Education from Azim Premji University, Bangalore.

Harshita Trikha

Harshita leads Operations at Saarthi Education. She ensures quality across all the interventions in Delhi. Prior to Saarthi, she was a Teach For India Fellow at Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi. Harshita had also started a community-based waste management project in Sangam Vihar, New Delhi. The project got showcased at Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2019. Harshita has completed her B.Tech in Computer Science from the University of Delhi.

Rajit Arora

Rajit leads content development at Saarthi Education. Rajit has worked at NCERT as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Education. She has also worked as a teacher at Vega a PBL school in Gurgaon. Rajit has completed her Masters in Education from Ambedkar University in Delhi.

Rohit Bharti

Rohit is the office coordinator at Saarthi. In addition to handling day to day operations, Rohit also supports in Supply chain management of activity kits, video recording and editing. Rohit is currently pursuing his BA from Delhi University and has completed multiple short courses in computer applications.

FIELD TEAM