Our Team

Manisha Sitaram Ghule

Executive Director

Work Experience: 10 Years. Manisha is founder member of Navchetana. She was married at age of 13 and then been through very difficult life.  Spearheaded state level advocacy for banning illegal hysterotomy in the Maharashtra. Established Navchetna Mahila Udhyog and Navchetna Women bank. Manisha has been actively working on issues of gender based violence, and rescued many girls and women from the violence through support of government. Education Qualification – MSW.

Datta Sitaram Ghule

Project Manager

Datta has been working with Navcentana since 2016. His main role is to support members of 3,000 women SHGs through micro enterprises promotion that includes training and marketing. He supports Navchetana in documentation and administration. Education qualification – MBA.

Kaushalya Chandrakant Thorat

Field Coordinator

Kaushalya joined Navchetana in its beginning. Her main role is doing advocacy with govt on women related schemes. So far, 2,500 women received benefits under various schemes of govt through her help. Kaushalya has supported 20,000 women to get their name registered in property documents of land and house. Education Qualification – 12th pass.

Rekha Balasaheb Vairage

Field Coordinator

She is working with Navchetana for last 5 years. She looks after women federation. She does advocacy on women’s issues at gram panchayats, taluka Panchayat Samiti and District Panchayat Parishad. She has been fighting for women’s rights and dignity in the project area of Navchetna. She also responsibility to support families in 5 villages for water. Education Qualification – 12th pass.

Mahadev Ganpatrao Jogdand

Project Coordinator

Mahadev joined Navchetana in its beginning (2008). He looks after education of children of NT, DNT, SC, ST communities. So far, 2,000 children of those communities have been getting education in government schools through support of Mahadev. He looks after liasoning with government for basic needs (electricity, water, PDS) and documentation (voter Card, ADHAAR Card) of marginalized communities. Mahadev reached out the sugar cutters who have been migrating 6 months every year to other districts every year. Mahadev checked migration of 1,700 families by providing them alternative mean of livelihoods. 3,000 children of migrating families have been linked with seasonal hostel scheme of the government. Education Qualification – BA.

Laxmi Laxman Bora

Field Coordinator

She has been working for 6 years, women SHGs and addressing GBV through SHGs. She helped 3,000 women by availing benefits of government schemes for poor people in Kaij Block. Education Qualification – BA and ANM.