moringa - the miracle tree of education

Founders

Meghana Raveendra (Mumbai, India)

Born and raised in Pune, I always hated going to school as I did not fit into the Indian educational system. As a student, I found it difficult to memorize answers from the textbook, often choosing to write descriptive answers in my own words. I was especially scared by examinations, during which I was subject to much competition and pressure from my surroundings to do well. As a result, I developed anxiety issues that continue to impact my mental health as an adult. At university, I realized that mainstream education was not the answer for my learning needs and thus, quit college. 

 

Over last 11 years I learnt a lot more through experiences by working with children, volunteering, working with non-profits. It was in 2013, when I taught 100 children for 2 years as a part of Teach for India fellowship is when I understood that the damage caused by education system still continues and hasn’t changed since 25 years. I continued to work with children and volunteers from various socio-economic backgrounds to gain a deeper understanding of our education system. This led me to study Social Leadership / Entrepreneurship at an International Institute for Social Change in 2019 where I co-founded moringa, a platform to sow seeds of interventions that grow into strong pillars of well-being for our children which will create transformation in the educations system from within.

Amreeta Kunwar (Auckland, New Zealand)

I grew up in Mumbai and loved my school life. I love challenges, so growing up was always fun and exciting. After a rigorous 15 year stint in corporate sector, in 2012 I realised working in the corporate industry is more about achieving numbers than the actual impact one creates. I took a chance with a sabbatical for 2 years and joined Teach for India as a teaching fellow. The experience really opened my eyes to the potential children have and I knew there was no going back from here.

 

Post fellowship, I founded a start up called Neev where the focus was on creating a supportive environment for children, their parents and helping them understand the abilities children had. This is where  It was then I realised that there was a pressing need for parents to give their children a suitable learning environment. As a sports enthusiast, I knew it was a great way to create an environment where learning becomes fun. This led me to study further in Auckland, New Zealand. I now Design, Manage and Deliver quality and structured Programs in conjunction with school and local community for children aged 5-13 years in Auckland.  I ensure Ministry Policy and Procedures are maintained to utmost level for their health & safety. Make available extensive range of fun and creative activities based on themes enhancing Children’s physical, social and academic skills, encouraging them to be engaged , invested and inclusive.

 

I always wanted to continue creating supportive environments for children and this drive  led me to co-found moringa in 2019. moringa is not restricted to challenges seen in one country. Education system needs a transformation in most of the countries across the world. And I believe well being of children is of utmost importance in today’s rapidly evolving world.

Do you have any questions for US? Write to us at founders(at)moringas(dot)org