About Us

Save The Children India is committed to preventing exploitation and all other forms of discrimination of vulnerable women and children, and empowering them to lead a life of dignity, self-respect, and independence. Our vision is to make India a child-friendly nation.

Mrs. Vipula Kadri
Founder, STCI

In 1988, Mrs Vipula Kadri founded Save The Children India (STCI), with the vision of making India a child-friendly nation. She strived to achieve a democratic society, from the empowerment of marginalized communities to influencing high-level systemic changes. She led an army of people who believed in her dream and together, they built an ambitious yet grounded organization to chart a path towards their vision.

Her dedication and passion continue to be driving forces and has over the past three decades, enabled the organization to expand its scope and encompass numerous initiatives in the fields of Education, Health, Women Empowerment and Livelihood Development.

1988–1992

Established the Vocational Training Program for young women from urban slums of Mumbai

1993 – 1997

Launched Patang, a remedial education program for students with learning gaps, attending government and community schools

1998 – 2002

Save Our Sisters (SOS) was launched to combat Human Trafficking, scaling its reach to rural areas of Maharashtra

2003 – 2007

The foundation stone was laid for a well-equipped Special Care Centre in Bandra-Kurla Complex. Additionally, a need-based survey led to the launch of Delhi Interventions in the urban village of Sarai Kale Khan in Nizamuddin East

2013 – PRESENT

For the first time, Hearing Impaired Students appeared for the Standard 10 SSC Board Examination and passed with First Class results

Core Team

HAVOVI WADIA

Chief Executive Officer

DILIP BHADARGE

Chief Finance Officer

SUSHILA SHASTRI

Program Director, Education

JYOTI NALE-TAJANE

Program Director, Anti-Human Trafficking

FARIDA BAGASRAWALA

Program Director, Special Care Center

AKANKSHA DHURI

Program Head, Dhvani

MONJURIKA BHUYAN

Senior Manager, Delhi Chapter

AMITA SHETTY

Head, Administration

Trustees

MR. I.M.KADRI

President
Partner and Principal Architect,
I. M. Kadri Consultants

MR. RAHUL I KADRI

Vice-President
Partner and Principal Architect,
I. M. Kadri Consultants

MRS. MONISHA SHETTY

Treasurer
Creative Director, R House Furnishing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

MRS. REKHA PRADIP RAJAGOPAL

Honorary Secretary
Advocate, High Court

MR. JUZAR S KHORAKIWALA

Member
Chairman & Managing Director, Biostadt India Ltd.

MS. NIRJA BIRLA

Member
Vice Chairperson, Aditya Birla World Academy

DR. (MRS.) INDU SHAHANI

Member
President and Chair: ISDI | ISME | ISDI | WPP

MR. AYAZ MEMON

Member
Sports Editor

MR. MIHIR DOSHI

Member
Managing Director and Country CEO – Credit Suisse Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd.

MR. SANJAY TUGNAIT

Member
Chief Executive Officer – Capgemini Canada

MR. HEMANG RAJA

Member

MS. VANDANA GOYAL

Member

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