Mainak, the Co-Founder and CEO of Simple
Education Foundation (SEF), is a visionary leader dedicated to transforming education for underserved
communities. With a background as a Teach For India Fellow and Program Manager, Mainak brings invaluable
experience to his work with government schools. His expertise in fundraising, communications, strategy,
and project development drives SEF's mission forward. As an Acumen India Fellow, Mainak is part of a
network of social impact leaders committed to creating positive change. When he's not working, Mainak
finds solace in reading and listening to music. Through his unwavering passion and leadership, Mainak is
helping us shape E4E's path to provide equal educational opportunities and empower the next generation
of teacher leaders.
Raisha Galib is the Senior Program Manager at Teach For India (TFI),
based in Delhi. With her exceptional leadership skills and passion for creating a positive impact, she
leads the programmatic strategy and operations for TFI in the city. Her deep commitment to coaching and
team-building drives her efforts in designing effective programs that cater to the needs of under-served
children. Outside of her professional commitments, Raisha finds joy and rejuvenation in immersing
herself in nature. She has a profound love for bird-watching, embracing the beauty and diversity of
avian species. Raisha is supporting E4E with program strategy, team building, people development etc.
Rathi serves as an Associate Director -
Programs at Slam Out Loud, an organisation focused on social and emotional learning (SEL) through art.
They lead a team responsible for designing and implementing programs that empower teachers through art
in government schools. Their journey started as a Teach for India fellow and has since involved
mentoring 10 fellowship programs in various contexts and locations throughout the country. They have
also coached Edupreneurs, built high-performing teams, and continually developed themselves as an
educator and an individual. They are a certified coach affiliated by the International Coaching
Federation (ICF). Rathi is helping E4E to establish an ecosystem where every child finds a safe space in
their classroom, irrespective of their identities.
Sudipta is a Dalit queer feminist with six
years of experience working on key themes of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender
and sexuality rights, communications, and advocacy. They are a trainer, writer, and advocate for social
justice for marginalised communities. They have worked intensively in building the leadership of young
people in feminist youth-led action and advocating for the legal rights and entitlements of queer and
trans people in India. Sudipta started working in the development space as an India fellow as a trainer
to prevent sexual violence against children and help in their rehabilitation. Sudipta is mentoring E4E
to build advocacy and communication around intersectional inclusive education.
Aritra Chatterjee (she/they) is a
trans-rights activist and mental health professional. She is a trained Clinical Psychologist based in
Kolkata. She has experience with mental health research, advocacy and working with clients across
different spectra of mental health issues. Her interest lies in queering mental healthcare systems and
pushing the walls for affirmative care for gender and sexual minorities. She has published her scholarly
work on affirmative care in various national and international journals. Aritra helps E4E to deliver its
mission of reaching all children in underserved classrooms by incorporating trauma-informed practices.