AMRITA APNISHALADubai, UAE
Amrita is a certified counselor with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mumbai University, and a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She began her work in the field with the Akanksha Foundation, first as a teacher at one of the Centres and later as a PR associate. She also worked with the Aasara- Shelter for boys as a counselor and tutor. She co-founded Apni Shala with two of her batchmates while they were in their Master’s course at TISS. With her experience from her work and the learning she draws from her education, Amrita with her team is currently working on taking Apni Shala to more schools in Mumbai and offering a sustainable solution to include social emotional learning platforms to children from low-income communities.