Ingrid Mendonca

Regional Coordinator, South Asia – A social scientist by training and a development activist dedicated for close to forty years to advancing the rights of marginalised children, women and their communities. A veteran social worker, with practical familiarity of concrete situations, she has an extensive experience in strategic leadership and humanitarian and social development programme management in cross-cultural settings.

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P. E. Reji

Deputy Regional Co-ordinator, South Asia and Programme Coordinator, South Zone – An erstwhile lecturer, P. E Reji is a devoted development activist working towards the advancement of marginalised communities for over twenty years. With an extensive knowledge of programme development and management, Reji currently plays the dual role of Programme Co-ordinator of South Zone and Deputy Regional Coordinator for tdh South Asia.

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Gwenita Pereira

Finance Coordinator – With over 20 years of experience in Finance and Administration, Gwenita is a perfectionist and has been instrumental in ensuring legal and statutory compliances, monitoring and managing budgets as well as looking after the operational financial issues. She has been an integral part of the organization and has been leading the Finance department for the last 7 years.

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Ritu Mishra

Programme Co-ordinator, North Zone – With two decades in human rights as a journalist, editor and development activist, Ritu has confronted issues of domestic violence, sexual harassment, gender and sexuality to help bring about reforms for vulnerable populations. This gives Ritu powerful insights into all kinds of discrimination and violence against marginalized sections, and a passion to work for a society free from oppression & inequality.

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Sampat Mandave

Program Coordinator, West Zone – A social development professional with 15 years of experience with grass root and international NGOs, Sampat is Programme Coordinator at terre des homes Germany-India Programme. With a decade long association with the organization, he currently leads and manages projects in 5 states in West Zone.

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Koel Chowdhury

Program Coordinator, East Zone – With close to a decade’s experience, Koel is a motivated social development professional with special focus on education and sponsorship programmes. Working extensively in the rural districts of eastern and north eastern India, she currently helms the activities of terre des homes Germany-India Programme’s East Zone as Program Coordinator.

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Standing for children in these difficult times.

Key child rights agencies in the country come together in these difficult times to stand for children. The Joining Forces India team has submitted an appeal for the most Vulnerable  Children amid COVID 19, addressed to the Prime Minister on

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India’s children continue to challenge our conscience

On the occasion of #30yearsofUNCRC, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights in collaboration with Terre des hommes Germany – India programmes Prayas, Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT), Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) and Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) launched the 3rd

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Meet Pondiselvi. A child bride yesterday. A confident and independent woman today.

Young Pondiselvi was married at the tender age of 17 years. That’s because in the tiny village of  Viralimalai in the Pudukkottai District of Tamil Nadu where she hails from, the community considers girls to be a burden and gets

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Children convince tea shops to use clay cups instead of plastic in Kolkata, India

The experience of street tea in Kolkata is made infinitely more charming for being drunk in maatir bhaar, or clay cups. The decades-old practice is also environmentally friendly. In recent times however, this Kolkata tradition has all but vanished due

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