Our Team

Behind all the hard work that goes into making brighter futures for our children are these faces, who have given this organisation their all and made it what it stands to be today. Their love and drive for helping us achieve our vision makes us grow as an organisation everyday.

Muskurahat Core Team

Himanshu

Himanshu Goenka

Founder - President

While most of us were figuring what to do in life, Himanshu, at the age of 17, started Muskurahat as an initiative to bring quality education to the children-in-need.

He believes in being the ‘people behind people’, enabling entrepreneurship within the foundation and outside, by trusting people’s intent to create impact – as a catalyst for sustainable change. 

He continues to thrive on the smiles of people around him, while continuously moving forward to help as many children and youth, along the way.

Ayush Khandelwal

Ayush Khandelwal

Co-founder - Vice President Operations

In Muskurahat’s journey, Himanshu has met many people who have contributed towards what it is today, one of them being Ayush – who has become an integral part of the driving force of Muskurahat in the past 4 years.

Being an engineer by profession, his analytical approach towards operational effectiveness has helped the team to create tangible impact, continuously.

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Sneha Powar

Vice President - Strategy

Sneha had an innate inclination towards enabling social impact, since the beginning of her career. Her lustrous experience across organizations such as Tata Motors, Tata Consulting Engineers, Tata Sustainability Group, United Way Mumbai to name a few, has empowered her to propel Muskurahat towards its goal, leveraging her operational and strategic expertise in social responsibility.

For her, realizing the vision in its truest sense is imperative while at the same time, ensuring that every team member’s values & goals are aligned with the ‘bigger’ picture.

Operations

Nehal

Nehal Das

Head - Partnerships & Expansion

Nehal identifies and builds project partnerships, taking our projects to where children are in need. She holds an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and has over 10 years of operations experience in various projects associated with  United Way Mumbai, Akanksha Foundation, SNEHA, The Angan Trust.

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Pranali Panchal

Manager - Child Development

Pranali handles our child development and mental well-being vertical along with programme operations. She is a counselling psychologist and has worked primarily with children in counselling and therapy. She has worked with organisations such as The Aangan Trust, Orchids International School.

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Dhruv Goenka

Manager - Operations

Dhruv has been associated with Muskurahat in its formative stages in project execution. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan and has over 3 years of field work experience.

Sandesh Kamble

Sandesh Kamble

District Lead - Latur

Sandesh is handling our on-ground operations for expansion in Latur, Maharashtra. He holds a MA from TISS, Tuljapur and has vast on field experience across geographies in India.

Irma

Irma Kerketta

District Lead - Ranchi

Irma is handling our on-ground operations for expansion in Ranchi, Jharkhand. She is pursuing an integrated MPhil PHD from TISS Tuljapur and has extensive rural field experience.

Fundraising

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Samay Gada

Sr. Manager - Fundraising

Samay has been associated with Muskurahat for a very long time and now heads our fundraising department. He holds a Bachelors in Investment Management and has over 4 years of experience in business management in consumer retail products but transitioned to the social sector to utilise his skills for the betterment of children

Pratistha Patel

Pratistha Patel

Executive - Fundraising Communications

Pratistha manages operations and communications for Muskurahat’s fundraising initiatives. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Nirmala Niketan and has over 3 years field work experience associated with organisations like SNEHA, MESCO.

Manasi Hindlekar

Manasi Hindlekar

Manager - Operations

Manasi works in the fundraising department supporting our initiatives. She holds a Msc in psychology and has been part of a study on uncovering harmful social practices in India.

Communications

Tirtham Ray

Tirtham Ray

Head - Marketing & Communications

Tirtham, a communications professional who helps bring to light the continuous impact created by the foundation, to its stakeholders and people who have helped towards Muskurahat’s cause of helping provide quality education to the children-in-need.

He has worked in the events and marketing space with corporates and brands such as LinkedIn, Levi’s, Myntra, Flipkart to name a few and considers himself privileged to have got the opportunity to study at his alma-mater, IIM Indore.

Anam Mirajkar

Anam Mirajkar

Executive - Content

Anam documents Muskurahat’s programs for communication. She holds a Bachelors in Mass Media specialising in Journalism and comes with a drive to move people through the power of words.

Dhwani Shah

Dhwani Shah

Executive - Design

Dhwani handles the design work in the communications department. She holds a Bachelors in Design from NIFT Gandinagar and intends to put her skills to good use in the social sector.

Finance & HR

Maitri Joshi

Maitri Joshi

Executive - HR

Maitri manages the organisation and project related HR operations. She holds a Bsc in Psychology and has been associated with Muskurahat earlier as an intern and holds various volunteering experiences in the social sector.

Sonali Poman

Sonali Poman

Executive - Finance

Sonali handles accounting and finance of the organisation and its project. She holds a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance, and has over 4 years of experience handling accounts for non-profit organisations like Oscar Foundation.

Meet Our Fellows

Himanshu Goenka

Founder & President

Himanshu Goenka

Founder & President

Himanshu Goenka

Founder & President

Himanshu Goenka

Founder & President

Himanshu Goenka

Founder & President