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Vartika Gupta
Manager, Programs

Vartika Gupta is accountable for all outreach activities at Sesame Workshop India Trust. She is responsible for initiating partnerships and collaborating with grass root organizations and international organizations working in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in India; planning, implementation, training and providing monitoring/research support for various outreach projects, targeted at providing quality ECE to children in India. She joined Sesame as Project Leader in 2011 and has since then successfully managed a warm relationship with past and existing donors, coordinated and facilitated research, advocacy and networking with NGOs, consultants, government officials and also provided support in managing program budgets. Vartika brings to the organization 4.5 years of experience in grass root Community Mobilization, Media Relations, Teacher Training, and Project Monitoring & Evaluation. She began her career as a Project Coordinator for VIDYA integrated Development for Youth and Adults and moved on to Safe Women Foundation as Program Manager. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Sociology and a Diploma in NGO Management.

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Priyanka Mukherjee
Project Associate, Programs

Priyanka Mukherjee is also accountable for all outreach activities at Sesame Workshop India Trust. She joined Sesame in 2015 and has since then successfully managed a warm relationship with past and existing donors, coordinated and facilitated research, advocacy and networking with NGOs, consultants, government officials and also provided support in managing program budgets. Ms. Mukherjee has more than 6.5 years of experience in coordination, preparing project proposal & monitoring. She began her career as a Project Coordinator for BIKASH and moved on to The Hope Foundation as Program Officer. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

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Shoaib Kochar
Assistant Manager, Finance

Shoaib Kochar is accountable for all the Finance & Accounts tasks held in Sesame Workshop India Trust. His responsibilities at Sesame revolve around Grant’s Budget Reviewing & Monitoring, Treasury Management, Accounts Payables & Receivables, Payroll Management, MIS Reporting, Liasoning with Banks and Handling Audits. A consummate and dynamic professional with effective experience of 6 years in Finance & Accounts, Mr. Kochar has worked with GIZ INDIA as Junior Finance Officer, prior to which he has also worked as Finance Executive in CARE INDIA. He holds a degree in B.Com (Hons) from Delhi University and an MBA in Finance & Marketing.

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Anita Rani
Assistant Manager, Accounts

Anita Rani is an integral part of the Finance & Accounts Team. She is responsible for Data Entry, Review of Vendor/Staff Payments, Paying off Statutory Liabilities, Contract Tracking, Maintaining Payment Tracker and Bank Reconciliation as well as assisting in MIS Reporting and in Audits. Anita Rani has an overall professional experience of 16 years in the field of Finance & Accounts. Prior to Sesame, she has been a part of Katha NGO as an Accounts Executive. She holds a degree in B. Com.