We are a team of child-centered experts from various disciplines who are passionate about developing creative learning experiences on child safety.

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Bhavna Lawrence

Product and Delivery Head

Bhavna Lawrence has an enriching 25 years of experience in teaching, school administration, curriculum development, teachers' training and school improvement programs. Certified in Children's Rights in Theory and Practice (HarvardX), Child protection-results based management (UNICEF), Blended Learning (EdX), and Master Training (Pearson Education), she holds Master degrees in Education and Science (PRSS University), and an International Diploma for Teachers & Trainers (Cambridge University). and has presented a keynote on “Education for Women: A means of Empowerment” in the National Workshop on Development of Healthy Education for Women in Society, a UGC-sponsored workshop.

She has worked in prestigious schools like DPS, Modern School and Army Public School, and renowned educational companies like XSEED and Pearson Education. She brings a rich blend of knowledge of pedagogy, child psychology, learning & development, and creativity, to contribute to the product development and implementation of the learning modules of Safety Troop.

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Manya Mehta

Wellness Education and Creative Lead

Manya is a graduate in Psychology from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo (SUNY-UB) Singapore. She has been involved in children's wellness and education from the age of 6, when her family started a non-profitable school for underprivileged children. Mental health and wellness are her focus areas. Manya’s core expertise areas are visual methods in learning, creative arts therapy and cyberpsychology. She loves working with young minds and uses her creative methodologies to assess and educate.

She works with Safety Troop to create an amazing platform to assist parents and their children to take a step in the right direction towards being safe and happy.
Manya is an ardent animal lover. She loves dogs and actively helps abandoned dogs to get adopted. When she is not working on her training modules, she can be found spending time with her fur babies.

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Patricia Fernandez

Content specialist & Counselling Psychologist

Patricia Swaris holds a Master's degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Her passion for providing strategic learning classes and fostering the socio-emotional development of children, especially those with Dyslexia and Other Learning disabilities, maximized the intervention impact during her Teach for India Fellowship. Her experience as an academic coach, for schools with XSEED and Pearson Education, brings her to Safety Troop with the quest of igniting young minds.

Her area of interest is in applying theories of behavior in making the environment a safe learning space for children. She enjoys creating and contributing to content on Child Safety at Safety Troop. Patricia's other interest areas are Expressive Arts therapy and Early Childhood Development. When she is not working on team assignments, she enjoys spending time with her toddler and counseling children

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Sweta Bordoloi

Training & Development Head

Sweta Bordoloi, a professional with 15+ years of experience in training and course development, delivering training, designing and writing courses, leading teams of trainers, and directing enterprise initiatives. A proven track record of significant improvements in learning processes, productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction while maintaining a positive work environment.

Equipped with a Masters in English she has worked with various education solutions providers over a span of 15 years. Sweta is a certified ERP professional along with Master Trainer Global from Pearson.
She has worked as a Regional Manager in Pearson India, Next Education and Educomp Solutions, leading a team of trainers handling the south and east zones. Sweta has a diverse experience in training adult learners and was involved in the professional development of teachers in various schools across India and developed a strong team of Education Coaches over the years.

Advisory Board

We are a team of child-centered experts from various disciplines who are passionate about developing creative learning experiences on child safety.

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Ms. Ruvneet Bains

Founding Ambassador

Ms. Bains is a pedagogy and assessments expert. She taught at the prestigious Shri Ram Schools, New Delhi. Almost ten years of teaching provided her deep insights into students' intellectual, social and emotional growth and development across the school years.

In a decade-long association with Pearson working on various government projects, she co-wrote the 5 Year Master Plan for the MoE, Royal Kingdom of Bhutan and later headed the national programme for training teachers for Improving School Assessments as Assistant Director at the Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER) – a Pearson research initiative with CBSE. She led the development of Assessment Frameworks for Pearson's Blended Learning products and Online Professional Development Modules for teachers and was responsible for Efficacy & Research activities and thought leadership for India.

Ms. Bains was a founder member of Access-School, India’s first Hybrid Flexible Learning environment for school students; where she led a team of outstanding teachers to design and deliver outcome-focused learning experiences that are accessible, meaningful and fulfilling to diverse learners.

Safety Troop is close to her heart and her commitment to supporting young people to live joyful, independent and fulfilling lives.

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Adv. Nimmy Karanath

Child Safety Advocate

Advocate Nimmy Karanath is a renowned name in handling POCSO** cases and concerns of children during legal battles. Her regard for children and their well being led her to pursue a Masters in Psychology, Child Mental Health [MACMH] from Kuvempu University after her law degrees.

She has facilitated counselling sessions for children as part of her legal cases and is a strong supporter of the need for child safety education. She completed her LL.M from Govt. Law College, Kozhikode, Calicut University, Kerala and LL.B. from Govt. Law College, Ernakulam, M.G University, Kerala.

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