Our Executive Director is a social development professional with more than 23 years of experience in rural and urban contexts. He leads and guides his team to achieve the vision of Foundation for Social Transformation.An alumnus of Tezpur University, Ritupon Gogoi has hands-on experience in programme management, fundraising, social justice, and rights. Earlier he was the Head of the Urban Poverty Unit of the Indo-Global Social Service Society.
Our Finance & Operations Lead is the go-to person for Human Resource, Finance and the overall administration of the organisation. An alumnus of St Mary’s Convent, Gauhati Commerce College and the Indian Institute of Centre &Trade (IICT), Lucknow, Smriti Rekha Das has more than eighteen years of work experience in the corporate and development sectors.
Our Senior Development Associate is a development professional with a handful experience of more than 5 years in the sector. She is an alumnus of the Department of Social Work, Tezpur University. She is responsible for the smooth implementation of various projects in different areas of the region. She holds rich experience in community development, livelihood promotion, working with community institutions, human resource management and working with children. Her core expertise includes capacity building, module development, planning, implementation, analysing and project management. She has a profound interest in travelling, meeting new people, listening music and watching movies.
An alumnus of Gauhati Commerce College, our Accountant is the key person for the financial records of the organisation. Bibhash Deka has been managing our accounts section since 2016. He also assists in the administration of the organisation. He has earlier worked at a chartered accountant firm and was partly associated with a travel firm as an accountant. He has an experience of more than nine years in accounts management.
Our Development Associate is a passionate social worker with expertise in Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. An alumnus of Handique College and Gauhati University, she develops plans and ensures program deliverables. She has a keen interest in reading, travelling and experiencing new cultures.
Hailing from Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh, our Project Associateis currently leading our Project Ankuran – Young Girls Access to Education in Barpeta, Assam. She is an alumnus of Rajiv Gandhi Central University and has been working in the development sector since 2019. Her profile includes working as a development professional in the livelihood sector, promoting Self Help Groups and facilitating various on-farm activities with women farmers.
Priyanka Das is engaged as Field Coordinator in Barpeta, Assam. She has experience of working at the grassroots level, which is an advantage in understanding the concerns of the community. An alumnus of Gauhati University, Priyanka has earlier worked as a Gandhi Fellow with the Piramal Foundation, wherein she worked closely with the District Transformation Program of NITI Ayog to strengthen the education system at the grassroots.
Anowara Begum has been associated with us since the past three years. She started working with us as a Community Mobilizer. Social work is her driving force. Along with diligently working with the community under our project Awahan – Collectivising the voices of unorganised workers from Assam, she is passionate about acting and dancing.
Our Program Support, Renu Pathak has been associated with us since our inception.She is known for her multitasking abilities and assists all the departments. She loves to cook, travel and explore new places. Music is something that Renu loves too.
Our Community Mobiliser, Hamida Parbin’s interest lies in contributing towards development of women. She has worked with Muslim Women Forum and a women’s collective, Amrapari. She is currently engaged with our project Ankuran – Young Girls Access to Educationin Barpeta, Assam. Her focus is to strengthen girl leaders and girls’ collectives and bring in the positive changes in the field of education for girls in four villages in Barpeta.
Our Community Mobiliser, Husniwara Hassan is engaged with our project Ankuran – Young Girls Access to Education in Barpeta, Assam. She is keen on empowering the girls she works with and is facilitating the process of reducing social barriers in the community by identifying and building girl leaders. A graduate from Nabajyoti College, Kalgachia, Barpeta, Husniwara aspires to become a social worker with her focus on women’s development.
Our communication and Documentation associate is a former student of Tezpur University, department of mass communication and Journalism. She oversees our communication tasks and maintains the organization’s online and offline presence. With a strong interest in the communication field, she also finds comfort on artistic endeavors.
Devlina Chakravorty, our dedicated Junior Associate and integral member of Project Niroopan, is an alumna of Tezpur University with a master’s degree in social work. Her unwavering commitment to fostering positive change, coupled with a passion for social work, brings enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to our team.
Our community mobiliser Juria Khatun is from Kalgachia, Barpeta, engaged in our project Ankuran which focuses on young girls education. She is pursuing BA from Chakla CK College. Earlier she volunteered for Goonj in a survey. With a strong interest in social work she also enjoys music and dance.