Our Board

Ms. Meenal Srinivasan

The Founder & Managing Trustee

Mrs. Meenal Srinivasan is a founding member and managing trustee of Educo. She has an MBA in Finance from Clark University and is a BCom, ICWA Intermediate. Her determination to share her privileged education with underserved communities led her way to bring Educo to Saibaba Path Mumbai Public School. As is also mandated by RTE 2009, Mrs. Srinivasan also believes that education is a right, not a privilege. Her persevering endeavours in direction of Educo’s vision of founding a lifetime of opportunities for its students have come a long way.

Mr. Sandeep Shrikhande

Trustee

Mr. Sandeep Shrikhande is a partner at the S.D. Medadkar & Co. and Associates. He is a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1998. He extends auditing services to many reputed NGOs. Additionally, he also serves as a trustee for Pioneer Educational Trust which manages 4 schools and 2 junior colleges. He brings his expertise on financial management for not-for-profits to Educo’s smooth and compliant functioning.

Late Mr. Vibhakar Kelkar

Founder Consultant

Mr. Vibhakar Kelkar co-founded the Saibaba Path MPS project with Meenal Srinivasan and had been associated with it in various capacities over the years. He had made an invaluable contribution to educo since the inception of the NGO. His multifaceted expertise, networks in the government and passion for education of the underprivileged has held the project in good stead. Mr. Kelkar had been involved in engagement with the MCGM due to his educational expertise, training and mentoring staff due to his knowledge and guidance to management team due to his long years of non-profit organizations.

Advisory Board

Mr. Milind Sarwate

Founder & CEO at Increate Value Advisors LLP

Mr. Milind Sarwate is an alumnus of Saibabapath MPS. He completed his primary education in Parel BEST Colony Municipal School, now a part of Saibabapath Sankul and then went on to become a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant & Company Secretary after his B. Com. (Honours) from the University of Bombay. He is also a CII-Fulbright Fellow (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U S A.) He set up his venture - Increate - in 2015, after fruitful 32 years in Finance, HR, Strategy, Business Development, Product Supply & Corporate Communication, across various sectors, largely Consumer Products & services, in Corporate groups such as Marico & Godrej. He has named his firm as “Increate” (Meaning- “Uncreated”, “Undiscovered”), to reflect his mission is to facilitate organizations & individuals create business & social value. He does this through being an Advisor, Board Member and Investor. His advisory roles in Business cover largely the Consumer sector and extend to helping Private Equity Investors enhance Investee Companies’ value, Mentoring promoters and corporate professionals, Enhancing the effectiveness of Corporate Support functions, like Finance, HR & Strategy and maximizing Value of IPOs / M&As. His Advisory roles in Social sector comprise guiding Companies in CSR strategy/ execution and helping Non-Profit Organizations grow and widen social impact. His Directorships include Mahindra Finance, Glenmark, Mindtree, Metropolis Healthcare, Matrimony.com & International Paper, with focus on audit committee roles. He invests venture / angel capital in value-promising businesses/ social enterprises.

Ms. Rekha Khanduri

Headmistress

Ms. Rekha Khanduri has more than 35 years of rich experience in teaching and school management. She began her career as a teacher in Cathedral & John Connon School in 1989 and went on to assume the duties of Headmistress of the school in 1998. During her service to the school she was endeared for her mentorship and team spirit by children, parents and her colleagues. She has also worked as an English Teacher at La Lalle School, Hong Kong. Post her retirement in 2012, she has been an advisor to Scholar High School. Throughout her career she has been driven by her passion for education. An empathetic educator that she is, she has always been appreciated for carrying out her duties with dedication, integrity and a high sense of values. She is currently in her 4th year of association with Educo. Living in the neighbourhood of Saibabapath MPS she commits her time for the schools twice a week. She brings with her great value by helping management, teachers and staff with strategies to run the school program efficiently.

Mr. Nandan Maluste

Honorary Secretary & Treasurer

Mr. Nandan Maluste is the Honorary Secretary & Treasurer of Mumbai First. In over forty years of experience, he has worked across varied field in India, UK and the Gulf. His multifarious career offered him diverse leadership roles as a board member, angel investor, public accountant, management consultant, journalist, advertising executive entrepreneur, researcher, government consultant, investment and private banker. Some of the big corporates he has worked for are Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Lintas, the Indian Institute of Public Administration, HSBC and Kotak Mahindra Bank. He has an experience of extensive involvement with NGOs like the Rotary Club of Bombay and Child Rights & You (CRY). Mr. Maluste completed his schooling from Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School, England and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His plethora of experience brings to Educo, the best practices across the development sector to be incorporated into our systems.

Our Team
The most important catalysts for the success of the school are our teachers. The committed and devoted staff ensure the children learn in a nurturing environment within the four walls of the school.

Executive Team

Rajnish Sharma

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Meenal Srinivasan is an ICWA intermediate and holds an MBA in Finance from Clark University, Massachusetts. She founded Educo in 2009 with a dream of ensuring the prosperity of the underprivileged by providing them with quality education.

Mr. Ram Mohan Garimella

Pedagogy Director

Prof. Ram Mohan brings a rich experience of more than 3 decades in education to Educo. He has a long career in teacher training and assignments in the same. Prof. Mohan has published books in science for the UNICEF. After a long and illustrious career in Royal University of Bhutan, Prof. Mohan became the Lead Trainer for Save the Children India for 3 years. He has joined the Educo family in 2016 and feels by working in one school on the ground he can achieve empirical results of his work. His immediate task is teaching “skills and strategies” training and execution.

Ms. Shivani Kanakia

Programme Director

Ms. Shivani Kanakia joined Educo during January 2019 as a Program Director. Having previously worked with Podar Education Network across different locations in various capacities she comes with 14+ years of dynamic work experience in the education sector – teacher, curriculum developer and school coordinator. She spearheads implementation of need-based and customized teaching-learning practices in classrooms.

Pedagogy Team

Pooja Joshi

Training Coordinator

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Shilpa Mishra

Early Childhood Care & Education

Ms. Shilpa Mishra is faculty coordinator for Early Childhood Care & Education program at SBMPS and manages teaching learning practices from Pre-K to Grade 2. She is a post-graduate in education management and holds a B.Ed degree. She has also done advanced diploma in ECCed. She is Saibabpath MPS alumnus

Lalita Karve

English Faculty

Ms. Lalita Karve joined as English Faculty in 2017. She has M.Sc. in Chemistry and pursued B.Ed in her graduation from Pune University. She comes with 10+ years of experience in research, content development and teacher training for Science and English. She currently overlooks English curriculum and lesson plan development for middle school teachers at educo SBPMPS.

Shraddha Yadav

Social Science Faculty

Ms. Shraddha Yadav joined us in May of 2016. She is the faculty coordinator for social sciences and overlooks curriculum and lesson plan development for the subject. She also teaches grade 6 to 8. She takes Maharashtra Board Scholarship preparation classes for students of grade 5 and 8. She holds degrees in D.Ed. and B.Ed.

School Support Team

Savita Sarpate

Program Coordinator

Savita Sarpate joined Educo in 2019 as a Program Coordinator. She comes with a 10 year experience in not-for-profit sector with education background. She has 7 years of experience as a Program Head with Masoom, a not-for-profit that works for transforming quality of education in night schools. She overlooks implementation of academic and non-academic programmes in classrooms. She coordinates with the Department of Education, MCGM to ensure compliance. She engages with the School Management Committee and parent community for active involvement of parents in school activities.

Kanika Mehra

HR Consultant

Kanika is an HR consultant to educo. She works with senior leadership in designing and managing HR functions. She overlooks talent acquisition, employee retention, designing and implementation of HR policy, allowances and incentives and teacher appraisals. She comes from 10 years of core HR experience across various organizations like Siemens and Husys Consulting Limited.

Supriya Suryawanshi

Administrative Executive

Supirya joined educo in 2015. She holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. As an administrative executive, she overlooks school data management, teacher and staff coordination for annual activities, MIS and managing stock and inventory. She also handles social media and communication along with communications associate.

Vaishnavi Kadam

HR & Admin Lead

Vaishnavi is a commerce graduate from University of Mumbai. She joined educo in 2013. She overlooks HR functions at educo - recruitment, coordinating interviews, employee data management, leave management, salaries and appraisals, grievance redressals and exit formalities. Additionally, she also takes care of compliance and documentation of MCGM related work. One of the earliest member of the educo family, she is committed to the organization's smooth functioning and growth.

Hrishita Pednekar

School Support - Admin

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Sachin Bhere

School Support - IT

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Qualification of teachers No. of teachers
Master of Education (M.Ed) 03
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) 23
Diploma in Education (D.Ed) 14
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCEd) 16
Muktangan Trained Teachers 09
Postgraduate & Graduate 45
Teach for India fellows 02

The Teachers: WOMEN lead the Way

“It has taken me some time—two years and counting—to understand the many contradictions within India. One of these is the role of women: in some case outright oppressed, in other fields, indisputably leading the way forward in society. Such is the case of the teaching team at Saibaba Path. With a few exceptions, it is comprised entirely of women, local to the area and in love with their work. We were lucky enough to visit many of their classes, to watch the passion and skill with which they teach and the friendships they extend to their students: one of the secrets to success, I think, of Educo and Saibaba Path School. In a teacher training session on our last day, we invited the teachers to consider the role of the teacher beyond delivering course content: the teacher as a guide, a mentor, and friend; if we, teachers, are training the next generation, what are we training them for and how are we training them to live, to act towards one another and the world around them. The role of the teacher is paramount in a student’s learning, and so the responsibility of a teacher is immense.To the teaching team at Educo, the shouldering of this responsibility comes naturally.

While there are many issues regarding gender in Indian society—and globally—these women are taking steps each and every day with their work, educating the next generation to do things differently, to challenge gender roles and question oppressive norms in their culture and society. It is a bold movement that is happening person-by-person, and we are honoured to have spent time with this team. As Prashant said during our last moment all together,“What you are doing is no less than activism”

–Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
http://www.vasudhaivaride.com/