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About Us

Transform Schools was started in 2019 to provide evidence-driven and impactful educational solutions to bridge the learning gap in India’s secondary schools.


We build upon nearly a decade of work done by the founding team as the India partners of Kusuma Trust UK.

The multidisciplinary team is passionate about equitable education and its power to transform lives and guarantee children a better future.

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Meet The Team

Board and advisors

Transform Schools is a partnership between People For Action, The Transform Trust and Transform Schools UK and is governed by a consolidated group of Board and Advisors.

Dr. Sanjay Patra
President | People For Action
Managing Director | CPA Services Pvt. Ltd.
Pankaj Vinayak Sharma
Secretary | People For Action
Tanushree Narain Sharma
Treasurer | People For Action
Shailesh K Singh
Board Member | People For Action
Independent Consultant | Participatory Research and Action
Madhuri Dass Woudenberg
Board Member | People For Action
Founder - Director | The Goa School
Venkitesan Ramakrishnan
Board Member | People For Action
Director, Finance and Operations | Breakthrough Trust
Aarti Kapoor
Sustainable Lives Consultant | Primark
Board Member | People For Action
Rebecca Eastmond
Co-Founder & CEO | Greenwood Place
Chair | Transform Schools UK
Trustee | Transform Schools UK
Dr. Soma Pujari
Co-Founder and Executive Trustee | Kusuma Trust UK
Abha Thorat-Shah
Executive Director, Social Finance | British Asian Trust
Trustee | Transform Schools UK
Dr. Sandra Sequeira
Associate Professor | London School of Economics
Trustee | Transform Schools UK

Core Advisors

Sreela Das Gupta
Advisor | Transform Schools
Lead SME, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion | TCS
SK Jain
Advisor | Transform Schools
Founder and Managing Partner | RatnaTraya Capital
Akshay Soni
Advisor | Transform Schools
Executive Director | Saamuhika Shakti
Sharath Jeevan OBE
Advisor | Transform Schools
Founder and Executive Chairman | Intrinsic Labs


Madhuri Narayanan
Advisor | Transform Schools
Independent Consultant | Gender and Diversity
Dr. Deepta Chopra
Advisor | Transform Schools
Associate Professor | Institute of Development Studies
Dr. Balwant Singh
Advisor | Transform Schools
Board Member | Centre for Humanitarian Leadership
RN Mohanty
Advisor | Transform Schools
CEO | Sight Savers
Rahul Nayak
Advisor | Transform Schools
Senior Engineering Manager | Walmart Health & Wellness
Dr. Suman Bhattacharjea
Advisor | Transform Schools
Director of Research | ASER Centre
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