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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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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Bhawna Dhamija

Counselling Psychologist

Ms. Bhawna Dhamija has gained immense knowledge in child counseling through her academic journey. She completed her graduation in psychology, Information technology, and elective English from GGDSD college in Chandigarh, post graduation in Psychology from MCM DAV along with her exposure in PGD in child guidance & family counselling.
Her glorious experience of 7 years in this field have helped and nurtured many clients, which led them to a more mentally and physically fulfilling life.
As health is a balanced duo of mental and physical aspects, her urge to seek as much support when there is fever, bone-related issues, or any other pain physically as much as when you go through stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, conflict in the family, etc has made an impactful difference.
She has been known to be a great listener with a compassionate heart. Her non-judgemental approach creates a safe space to vent out your emotions. Her mantra is: FEEL - DEAL - HEAL

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Mridhula

Counselling Psychologist

Ms. Mridhula is the director of Aruvadai Psychological Support Service, has been through her academic journey of M.Phil in counseling psychology. Her objective is to make this mental health practice & education accessible to as many people as possible, with her strong team.

She is a Senior Psychologist at Aruvadai, who leads a team of empowered & like-minded people in order to extend and hand over her techniques to the society by providing individual/couple/group counseling for any mental or emotional health issues, conducting workshops on various professional psychological topics, taking up sensible projects which benefits the society and setting up a lot of initiatives from scratch, to improve the sense of well-being of everyone that comes in contact with Aruvadai. Her prime motive is to reach people to create awareness about the holistic nature of mental stability that includes 4 W's and 1H, i.e, "What, Why, When, Who & How" in an authentic manner.

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Sankhya Bantalpad

Content Developer

Sankhya is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Psychology at Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Her work with children's mental health and wellbeing began at the age of 18, when she volunteered with various NGOs. Her areas of interest include positive psychology, humanistic psychology and the expressive arts. She loves reading books, creating and illustrating. Being a cat mom and plant mom are second nature to her.

She strongly believes that mental health literacy is every child's right. In an unequal world, where children remain an extremely vulnerable group, their wellbeing is often neglected. She advocates that the conversation around child mental well-being needs to begin today. She works with Safety Troop to develop psychological content that can easily be understood by preteens and adolescents. Her version of Utopia includes creating a safe world for every single child.

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Kumari Sneha

Project Manager

Sneha has completed her Bachelor’s in Computer Application, making her a graduate with plenty of knowledge in different concepts. She has been a versatile individual. Along with her interests in programming, she has been a jack of all trades.

She has also been experienced in management and had interned as human resource trainee at Ifortis Corporate. She began her journey at Safety Troop as an Intern and is now working as a Project Manager.

She has volunteered and collaborated with NGOs to promote child literacy and had herself taken the initiative to teach underprivileged children with the help of those NGOs. She is a competent team worker, has good leadership traits, has been acknowledged as a flexible learner and completes all her tasks with utmost zeal.

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Bhavya Gandhi

Counselling Psychologist

Bhavya is a counselling Psychologist with an experience of working with people of various age groups like children, adolescents and young adults . She has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Delhi. She has a collaborative and integrated approach towards counselling. She has successfully worked with over 500 clients. She believes that children too have their own way of expressing emotions which can sometimes be overlooked by parents.

She has connected with Safety Troop with an aim to help such children and caregivers to get on the right direction towards interpersonal and individual growth. Her way of working with her clients includes a lot of play way activities which will help her clients gain more insight into the issues and be more aware of their emotions.

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Deebiga Shanmugam

Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Deebiga has completed her Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering. As her passion was always into drawing stuff and crafts, she embraced it dearly. She wanted to implement her creativity in a professional manner, so she pursued a PG Diploma in Animation and was determined to do something she loves, in a more meaningful way. She always wanted her illustrations to hold a story. She did freelancing and created works out of passion.

Deebiga joined Safety Troop as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, implementing her art for children's wellness and awareness. It was exceedingly satisfying and helped her achieve art in a more impactful way. She adores books. She compares her entangled thoughts with a Japanese Author named “Haruki Murakami '', Says his books are the one and only which directly connects her mind. Being a travel spirit, she loves to explore and get inspired with places and its uniqueness. She aspires to learn a lot on the way. A library is her idea of heaven.

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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Adv. Sanchita Ain

Child Rights Advocate

Sanchita Ain an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India. With an experience of almost a decade in the field of law, she has handled complex matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts, and other forums in the country. These include landmark constitutional law cases like linking of PAN with Aadhaar, triple talaq, affirmative action, rights of minority institutions, land acquisition cases, 2G spectrum case, and matters relating to civil, corporate, competition, service, and family laws. She has played a key role in some of the custody matters, so much so that the judges appreciate her sensitivity in matters involving children. She has worked in the area of juvenile justice and supports orphans and street children living in children’s homes to claim their legal rights against other family members. Sanchita holds the prestigious LLM degree in International Human Rights Law with distinction from the University of Essex. While at Essex, she worked on a project for the Essex Human Rights Clinic and the Open Society Justice Initiative. She was also an I Can Lead Fellow, India’s first national leadership programme for women with disabilities.

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