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About Us

About Us

The Y4J team has a mixture of professionals drawn from various backgrounds all knit together with a passion of making a difference to the lives of the disabled. Inclusion and diversity is reflected in the team. Out of the 185 strong team, 15% with disability and 30-40% are young women. 70% of the team is below 35 years of age, full of ideas and enthusiasm. Over the years the team capacity has been built to understand different stakeholders – community, companies, educators and government.

Meera Shenoy

Meera Shenoy

Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, is recognised as a pioneer in market linked skill trainings for rural, tribal and disabled youth. She is one of the few in the country who work both on policy, strategy and implementation of large projects, with a focus on the vulnerable. Her most recent work was supporting the Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ramdorai, in his capacity as Chairman, NSDA. She was also Senior Advisor, UNDP, Youth Skilling where she focussed on integrating rural girls into the Aajeevika skilling scheme of NRLM. She has worked closely with MoRD, NSDC and Ministry of disability to develop skilling guidelines for youth with disability. She worked as the World Banks only specialist in youth and skilling in their poverty alleviation projects of Rajasthan, Orissa , Bihar and Chhattisgarh. She has written several learning notes on skilling youth for the World Bank, which was circulated globally. Meera Shenoy began her work in skilling as Executive Director of EGMM, the countrys first job mission for rural and tribal youth, which she helped set up from scratch for the Andhra Pradesh government in 2004. Today it is recognised as the countrys best market linked state government skilling mission. She has won several awards, national and international, for the work.


Anila Mathur

Anila Mathur

Anila Mathur, Co-Founder, is a professional with around 25 years of cross cultural experience in Banking, Human Resources, Administration & Co-ordination of district & state level activities in the development sector. She has vast experience in the Banking sector. She is a B.Com graduate from Osmania University and holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and Finance.


Meera Shenoy

Meera Shenoy

Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, is recognised as a pioneer in market linked skill trainings for rural, tribal and disabled youth. She is one of the few in the country who work both on policy, strategy and implementation of large projects, with a focus on the vulnerable. Her most recent work was supporting the Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ramdorai, in his capacity as Chairman, NSDA. She was also Senior Advisor, UNDP, Youth Skilling where she focussed on integrating rural girls into the Aajeevika skilling scheme of NRLM. She has worked closely with MoRD, NSDC and Ministry of disability to develop skilling guidelines for youth with disability. She worked as the World Banks only specialist in youth and skilling in their poverty alleviation projects of Rajasthan, Orissa , Bihar and Chhattisgarh. She has written several learning notes on skilling youth for the World Bank, which was circulated globally. Meera Shenoy began her work in skilling as Executive Director of EGMM, the countrys first job mission for rural and tribal youth, which she helped set up from scratch for the Andhra Pradesh government in 2004. Today it is recognised as the countrys best market linked state government skilling mission. She has won several awards, national and international, for the work.


Gopinath C. S.

Gopinath C. S.

Gopinath C S | LinkedIn


Ravi Kolathur

Ravi Kolathur

Ravi Kolathur | LinkedIn


Sudipta Bhattacharya

Sudipta Bhattacharya

Sudipta Bhattacharya | LinkedIn


Mr. Jayesh Ranjan

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan

Jayesh Ranjan | LinkedIn


Rajsekhar Budithi

Rajsekhar Budithi

(Budithi Rajsekhar | LinkedIn


Amala Akkineni

Amala Akkineni

Amala Akkineni | LinkedIn



Deenadayalan S.

Deenadayalan S.

S. Deenadayalan | LinkedIn


Suchitra Shenoy

Suchitra Shenoy

Suchitra Shenoy has over a decade experience in social sector. She was the founding member of the Monitor Inclusive Markets team at the Monitor Group, where they examined market-based business models solutions to issues of poverty. She has co-authored a book Infinite Vision on the Arvind Eye Care System.


Sameer Nair

Sameer Nair

Sameer Nair, is a Senior Management professional with 20+ years of experience in various industries including IT, Training, Education, Facility Management, Retail and Wellness. He has worked 5+ Years in Wellness industry (O2 Spa Salon Pvt Limited) as Business Head handling Pan India business, 5+ years with Education industry (Euro Kids) as Operations Manager South, 5+ Years in IT (Wipro and Samsung) and 3+ years in Training (O2 Skills, VJ Info and ICFAI). He has worked in challenging industries in nascent stage and companies in the start-up mode at various hierarchy levels with successful contribution to organisational growth.


Ramesh Duraikannan

Ramesh Duraikannan

Ramesh Duraikannan, is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the education sector. He has built a strong network in Africa and he has been instrumental in establishing training institutes of New Horizons CLC in Eastern Africa. He has handled Pan-India sales for Rumi Education a Richard Chandler Corporation Singapore. He worked for Certiport (a Pearson VUE business) in the capacity of Sales Director - Africa for the past 5 years. Certiport offers international IT Certification solutions to academic and government institutions. He was responsible for business from Sub-Saharan Africa and Pakistan for Certiport. He has worked closely with Public, Private and Government institutions across East and South Africa. He has also worked with other IT training institutes such as NIIT and Aptech in India.


Awards

2019 : Mit Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2019
2019 : Qimpro Gold Standard 2019 - Education - Meera Shenoy
2017: National Award for Empowerment of Person with Disabilities Divyangjan
2017: Zero Project - Innovation Practice on Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training
2016: Zero Project - Innovative Practices on Education and ICT
2016 : Americares Spirit of Happiness Award - Disability and Livelihoods
2019 : TV9 Nava Nakshatra Sanmanam 2019
2020: CSR Award
2020: Sabera Award