A humble beginning to say the least, Sshrishti first started in 2003 in the living room of its founder, Ms. Sanghamitra Bose, providing informal education to 50 – 60 children daily and functioned there for almost a year. Sshrishti, which means creation, was registered as a trust on 15th December 2003 and moved to its first rented premises in September 2004. Since then, Sshrishti has only grown in the number of beneficiaries it reaches and the number of centres it runs.
Today, Sshrishti is a credible NGO enjoying accreditation from both within India and abroad including Guidestar, Give India and Charities Aid Foundation. Sshrishti is a highly transparent organization that aligns itself with international norms of good governance, as evidenced by our 2010 recognition as the Best Small NGO in North India by Resource Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation and making it to the top four finalists at the India NGO Awards by EdelGive Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. In 2018, Gray Matters Capital (India), an independent agency for measuring learning outcomes, graded Sshrishti’s academic performance much higher than that of government schools pan-India.
With the vision to create a literate and empowered India, Sshrishti has made rapid strides in the last fifteen years. Sshrishti’s footprints cover states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh. Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Punjab. Today there are learning centres that reach out to 1500 underprivileged children daily, offering quality education for the early years, bridge-learning facility and nutrition in the form of daily midday meal. Sshrishti provides digital literacy and skill development training to the youth giving them the opportunity for a better future and works towards women empowerment through our programmes for livelihood generation and gender justice.
Founder trustee and CEO
Sanghamitra Bose has a master’s degree in English and had started her career as a teacher in a Jesuit run school in Jamshedpur. She had thereafter moved to Delhi and worked for the next 15 years in Export houses and multinational buying agencies for fashion garments. She spent a few years as a freelance writer and had several articles and fiction published in reputed papers and magazines. She founded Sshrishti in 2003 by teaching a few children in her home and since has led the organisation as its CEO.
Mr. Amit Vaidya completed his B. Architecture degree from BMSCE, Bangalore and started his career with an architectural firm, going on to establish his own firm ‘Design Solution Group’. DSG has designed various projects including hotels, hospitals, residential and commercial complexes, as well as industrial and institutional buildings. Mr. Vaidya is Managing Director of UCC Care Pvt. Ltd. or the Golden Estate, an organization addressing the need of the aged as well as playing an advisory role in Care of Senior Citizens. He has also ventured into the hospitality sector in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Dr. Manju Senapaty holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Manchester (UK), and a Master in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. She brings with her vast development experience especially in the areas of education, gender studies and international finance, given her career with the Government of India, Government of UK (DFID) and the Asian Development Bank.
Mr. Ramakrishnan M is currently the COO of Intello Labs and providing Agri Tech and AI based solutions particularly for the Food and Agriculture businesses. With a rich and vast experience in consulting, research and analytics, he brings lessons from his corporate life for Sshrishti to become more effective in its operations.
Former Academic Advisor at Bluebells School International. Former Principal at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute.
Associate Professor at Delhi University
To create a literate and equitable society with every child and woman empowered to pursue their dreams.
To create a literate and empowered India, by providing an education fostering social equity and bringing forth inclusive development by bridging the developmental gaps in rural and urban areas of our country.