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Who We Are

Who We Are 2019-05-23T05:54:12+00:00

SoCh for Social Change is a social enterprise that aims to tap into the potential and passion of young individuals for social action. SoCh believes that it is imperative for communities and countries to engage and empower young individuals to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030). It is with this mission that SoCh works with young individuals interested in the social and development sector.

The Team Behind

Anusha BharadwajFounder & Director
Anusha is passionate about enabling and empowering the next generation of social impact leaders to find their cause and chart their path. Anusha has been a development sector professional since 2002. As Executive Director of VOICE 4 Girls, Anusha is working towards taking VOICE Camps to marginalized adolescent girls across India. She holds an MBA in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) and an MA in Sociology from Annamalai University. Her commitment and leadership are demonstrated by her selection into the Asia Pacific Leadership Fellow (2013-14), East West Center, USA and Harvard-Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program (2014-15). She is also a Board Member of Bodhi Education Society, an NGO that runs an affordable English medium private school in rural Telangana.
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Vanitha Prabhu
Vanitha holds a Masters in Public Policy with a career spanning over 11 years in various social sectors! Vanitha is passionate and dedicated to empowering women and adolescent girls programming because she believe that educating them guides them to question stereotypes, and help them to become leaders in their communities – driven with responsibility. Vanitha’s core expertise lies in girl child programming, public health, research, and monitoring. She has presented research papers in national and international forums and has set up new processes and systems at place for smoother implementation of the projects. Vanitha has a great sense of humour and passionately enjoys eating and talking about food!
Satvika JandhyalaProgramme Manager
Satvika Jandhyala is an alumnus of the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam in The Netherlands where she pursued her Master’s in Development Studies and speacialized in Chidlren and Youth Studies. She is passionate about education, skilling and the over-all development of young people. Satvika is well-rooted with ground-realities and has worked extensively with marginalized rural and urban communities. She strives to fulfil her ambition to strategize and implement context-specific interventions to equitably build young peoples’ skills so they can realise the potential of their future opportunities. Satvika is a trained Carnatic vocalist and in her free time, she loves to transcend to a world of music!
Nayonika Roy
Nayonika is an outspoken young woman currently working for the social enterprise SoCh for Social Change. With a passion for social justice, gender equality and empowering the girl child, Nayonika has obtained a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. She has also worked extensively for women’s rights and safety under the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Delhi and MV Foundation, Hyderabad. Nayonika is an avid reader, a connoisseur of art and accomplished classical dancer. A feminist researcher at heart, she has made it her life’s mission to uncover stories of the marginalised at the grassroots level and create a better world for women.
Visakha DuttaProject & Communications Officer
Visakha Dutta holds a B.A in Sociology from St Xavier’s College and an M.A in Women’s Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences – where she was also a part of the Internal Complaint Committee. Visakha is quite passionate about women empowerment and wants to help create a gender-equal world. In her free time, Visakha likes to bake and cook for loved ones.
VOICE 4 Girls
VOICE 4 GirlsFlagship Partner
When a girl finds her voice, the world around her begins to change. Adolescent girls have the ability to break harmful cycles of poverty and social inequality. VOICE 4 Girls conducts activity-based camps in government and low-cost private schools where girls acquire critical knowledge, spoken English and life skills. VOICE Camps are conducted by motivated college students who are hired and trained intensively to impart our curriculum.

SoCh is lucky to be housed within the VOICE 4 Girls head office. The VOICE 4 Girls staff is an incredible sounding board for SoCh and constant source of renewed energy and inspiration.