MEET THE TEAM
Our dedicated team of experienced professionals is always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.
DR. PALLAVI SINGH
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Pallavi (she/her) has an impressive 15-year career in the development sector, combines extensive professional experience with a Ph.D. in economics. Her journey spans diverse collaborations with communities, government bodies, funders and community-based organisations (CBOs). Driven by a passion for societal impact, she has delved into UGC's research projects, natural resource management, livelihood initiatives with self-help groups, health programs, child sponsorship projects, CBO capacity building, and the education sector.
Having navigated through various domains, Pallavi has pinpointed the education sector as her primary focus. During her decade-long tenure at Educate Girls, she ascended from a district manager to Associate Director, honing her skills in operational oversight, program design, NGO and government partnerships. Pallavi thrives on multi-stakeholder engagement, team leadership, community interactions, and excels in dynamic environments, fostering innovation.
A staunch advocate of result-based approach, she is dedicated to instituting scalable processes. Beyond her professional commitments, Pallavi finds solace in extensive travel, shopping, exploring historical monuments, leisurely walks, and cherishing quality moments with family and friends.
Hano (he/they), has extensively worked with adolescents and the youth over the past 7 years through community-based organisations across India using psychosocial modes of interventions. Having completed his master's degree in Development from Azim Premji University in Bengaluru, his focus has been anchored around the intersection of education, gender and mental health. Besides following a training course in Arts-Based Therapy, he has used forms of art as an intervention approach towards community and individual healing that rivet around the ideas of transformative justice.
Beyond work, Hano is passionate about coffee brewing and, masquerading like a connoisseur, believes he can serve you the best-iced coffee there is. If he is not working or driving a car, he can be found in cafes talking about politics and matters of social justice. Apart from materialising his overambitious and passionate travel plans, Hano finds it equally difficult to complete reading the shelves full of unfinished books that he has been hoarding since forever.
Learning & Development Consultant
Bhawna (she/her) has worked in the social development sector for over six years on issues related to human rights, gender and youth development. With her on-ground practical experience and academic bent of mind, she aims to contribute toward bringing forth complex realities and identities through her writing and work. Her research interests are at the intersection of history and psychology and deal with issues of nationalism, migration, identity, and so on. She has a Master’s Degree in History from Ambedkar University, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from Symbiosis University, Pune. She believes in incorporating feminist and postcolonial lenses in her work and life.
At TAP India Foundation, she is working as a Learning and Development Consultant and envisions contributing toward the inclusive vision that TAP India has through learning & and development initiatives in the organisation.
Beyond her professional engagements, she has a keen interest in reading literature and poetry and learning different dance and art forms.
Burhan (he/him) has over 6 years of working on community development and education in Nuh, Haryana. He has worked with various community based organisations such as Rah-e-Khidmat Foundation, SMART NGO and Action Aid among others. He also has the experience of working with Nuh administration on education and health. With training in Rural Development, he has a strong belief in building solutions related to development in an inclusive manner and building the capacity and ownership of communities. Along with his work in this area, he has an active interest in politics and believes that change can be brought by engaging young people in advocacy work.
In his free time, Burhan can be found reading, writing and reciting Urdu poetry.