Name: Alokesh Sharma
Organization: Kshamtalaya Foundation and Aafaaq Foundation
Title: Founder and Director
Focus area of organization: Education and Youth Engagement for better life opportunities
Background: Alokesh a graduate in English Literature and a post graduate in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism. He has represented India in Canada, U.K. U.A.E, Malaysia and Pakistan on various cultural and theatre events. He was a Teach For India Fellow, after which he worked with the state education boards of Gujarat, Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh on C.C.E. He then worked in Uganda to support teachers from government schools to improve children’s learning. At Kshamtalaya, Alokesh worked to design the program, managed documentation and looked after the on ground operations. He was also responsible for quality delivery of the programs on the ground. In the Aafaaq Foundation he works in schools, coaching the team on classroom interventions and creating opportunities for funds and generation of revenue, apart from working with the team to create the program model.
Philanthropy University courses taken: Essentials Of Nonprofit Strategy, Global Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership And Ten Rules For Impact And Meaning, Organizational Capacity: Assessment To Action.
Learning from Philanthropy University: The courses from Philanthropy helped me a lot in understanding the nuances of creating a collective and sustaining it. The courses supported me in understanding what leadership actually means and how the opportunity could be provided to everyone. It also helped me in understanding the progress and what measures could be taken to strengthen the evaluation processes.