Shubhrata Das

Program Manager at Wipro Foundation

Shubhrata Das

Program Manager at Wipro Foundation

Biography

Having spent a couple of years as a teacher before moving on to do a Master’s degree in Education, my deep interest in Education, Sociology and Literacy pedagogy stemmed from questions that we grapple with everyday. I went on to work with the Education vertical at my current organisation that works on sustainability and education initiatives; beginning with spearheading a scholarships program for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds, to working on certain other education programs/projects partnering with civil society organisations. What has driven me all through these years is our work that is focused on trying to bring about small improvements while working on access to education and joining hands towards quality/systemic improvements in the education domain. The rich experience has enabled me not to look for solutions but small improvements in the current conditions in the sector.
My interests include Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Sociology and Philosophy of Education. Presentations include Work in literacy, Work in Education, and Sociology of Education (Class and Gender). Have spent hours doing read alouds for children from diverse backgrounds. Have also been instrumental in helping organise literacy events.