No program works well if not for the people that give it that loving touch…. Our volunteers and resource people who literally do it because of the joy of giving and sharing…the fun people:)
Anasuya Mishra (Mona) has a Bachelors degree in Microbiology, an MBA, a certificate in the Montessori method (Primary level) and a B.Ed. She has learnt graphic designing from Arena. She has taught at Headstart Educational Academy (4 years) in multi-age primary classrooms and at Ekya (JP Nagar) for two years. She is passionate about children and injecting fun activities for experiential learning. Anasuya also loves to cook and bakes on a semi-professional level. This love for cooking and children is what brought her to Brindavan. She helps children learn about the different aspects involved in cooking starting from nouns, verbs to cooking hands on. Along with cooking the children are also getting to know the science, history, chemistry and geography about the vegetables and recipe. The children are learning the requirements of a recipe, how to write/read it. Overall, these classes are meant to have happiness and satisfaction as takeaways and that is what we are getting. The children wait impatiently for the next class!
Archana teaches English and works towards understanding children with special educational needs and helps them in skill development. She is open to new ideas and thoughts, and tries to implement them.
These children make me who I am … their Madhu ma’am.
My passion for rhythm is inborn and my first stage performance was when I was 7 / 8 years old. Haven’t
stopped dancing ever since. I experience immense joy when I see children bring to life on stage what I
have only visualised. Every performance remains as fresh memories of fun through the entire
experience that helps create the choreography.
I hope to bring joy in this expression of body which is connected through the mind and into the soul at
every opportunity thrown at me. Thank you for the opportunity!
Qualifications: BFA degree in Pure drawing from Chitra Kala Parishat, Advance Studies in Graphic
designing; pure drawing from Concord college (California); University of Berkeley respectively.
Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from IGNOU.
Work experience: Worked as a graphic/web designer and currently working as an art teacher with
school-based services in Brindavan; Art Therapist for Sankalp Foundation, for Thalassemia pediatric
Art builds self-confidence in a way that children need. I am learning to work with the kids every day by
helping them to work from part-to-whole. I work on developing understanding different kinds of space
and medium for creative expressions.
Art helps to develop their listening skills and instructions taking ability, and in building fine motor and
problem-solving skills. Art helps the children to express their emotions. It helps build self-esteem,
develops trust in one-self, brings joy and provides motivation for kids.
Ramabhadran Thirupattur (Ram)
Ramabhadran Thirupattur (Ram), an engineer by profession, worked with corporates for 28+ years including automobile industry and Software industry, while also nurturing passion for photography. Co-created a photography services company Ocular Zoom in 2016, which caters to event photography, product photography, corporate videos, training and other photography related activities.
His passion for photography started way back from the time he was in school. He used to keenly observe some of the black and white pictures taken by his uncle with his Pentax camera. Thus, he developed interest in photography and started his photography profile by clicking some pictures in his uncle’s camera. Since last 15 years, Ram has been travelling many places and capturing memories, moments with his camera, including Masai Mara, The Northern Lights, underwater photography and the national parks in India.
He teaches photography at our Senior Centre.
Renuprasad B has been with Brindavan from 2005 as Yoga/Karate Instructor. He is a commerce graduate with an MCA. However, his passion is Yoga. He is a Gold medalist in Yoga from Vysya University and has a Black Belt in Martial Arts (Karate). He has secured several awards in Yoga competitions held at state and national level.
Sangitha is a special educator with a diploma in Autism from KPAMRC, Bangalore. She volunteers at Brindavan Education Trust to teach a class on social skills in the Junior, Senior and Pre-Vocational centers. Her classes are activity based and use games to learn critical skills in communication, problem solving and critical thinking.
My name is Sudha Guru, a native of Mysore, married and living in Bangalore for the last 28 years. I am a stained-glass artist and worked on Mosaic art alongside. I have worked in this field for about 20 years.
I started volunteering at Brindavan 10 years back and 2020 would be my 11th year. I teach mostly art (painting, drawing) and try to incorporate craftwork now and then.