People of Manzil
People of Manzil
At Manzil, our community is a vibrant tapestry woven from diverse backgrounds, talents, and experiences. Our team members are more than just educators; they are musicians, dancers, thinkers, storytellers, and researchers. But above all, they are united by a shared passion: a relentless pursuit of knowledge, for themselves and for their students.
Most of our students hail from the hardworking migrant community of Sujan Singh Park, many entering formal education for the first time. Manzil serves as their nurturing haven, allowing exploration and growth in a supportive environment. Our dedicated team plays a pivotal role in maintaining a structured and smoothly operating learning environment, unwavering in their commitment to inspire, educate, and guide the next generation of learners. Together, we believe in the boundless potential of every individual, and our mission is to make education an empowering experience for all.
Meet Our Core Team Members
Our Core team members, the driving force behind Manzil’s programs and classes, are a unique group with a profound connection to our organization. Many of them were once students at Manzil, where they imbibed our distinctive culture, which they now eagerly pass on to new learners. Their contributions to Manzil, shaped by personal growth and unwavering dedication, are a testament to the transformative power of our approach. Here’s a look at their journey at Manzil over the years.
Uma Rawat, a dedicated Manzil member for 19 years, joined full-time in 2021 as Team Lead. Her journey began in 2004 as an English program student, and she evolved into a leader and civic participant. She was nominated for the U.S. Embassy’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Uma’s Manzil experience ignited her passion for travel and Kathak dancing, honing her skills as an organizer and team manager. She aims to empower fellow Manzil students on their growth journeys.
Shrikant attributes 75% of his life’s transformation to his journey at Manzil. He stumbled into Manzil by chance, igniting his curiosity for diverse classes. At a Manzil Utsav, he discovered his passion for theatre, which led to founding ‘Dramebaaz,’ focused on experiential learning through theatre. As a core team member, he coordinates various art classes and actively contributes to Manzil’s mission. Shrikant’s unconventional mode of learning through theatre impacts over 250 students in Delhi and aims to inspire countless more.
Tulsi, a dedicated core team member at Manzil for nearly a decade, transitioned from a computer operator role to pursue her passion. Learning, collaboration, autonomy, and flexibility drive her. She excels in planning, creative thinking, and decision-making, aiming to inspire her students. Tulsi’s passion lies in teaching our learners, and in addition to her role on the core team, she continues to teach English, enriching the Manzil community with her unwavering commitment and positive impact.
Krupali initially joined Manzil to explore a different path from her field but discovered her true passion in the social sector. Starting as a student, she rapidly changed roles into a teacher, volunteer, and later a Manzil intern. Guided by mentor Tulsi, she explored various programs, honed soft skills, and embraced teamwork. In just two years, Krupali has matured into a Core Team Member since October 2021, and we eagerly anticipate her continued growth within Team Manzil.
Chandni joined Manzil in the 8th grade for Math tuitions and has since become a Core Team member. Over 6-7 years, her journey evolved from a dedicated maths student to an intern guided by mentor Uma. Her curiosity about NGOs and Manzil’s inner workings led to her rapid rise as a Support Team Member (STM). Chandni’s alignment with Manzil’s values of integrity and sincerity has been transformative, fueling her personal growth and dedication to the organisation.
Sushma’s Manzil journey commenced with an English class in 2020, igniting her path to growth. In December 2021, she was one of the few to bag Manzil’s internship Anubhavshala, and thus started her contribution as an intern, a support team member and finally as a Core Team member. Sushma’s journey at Manzil has been profoundly transformative, introducing her to new skills and interests, facilitating personal growth, and deepening her understanding of effective teamwork.
Volunteers at Manzil
Apart from full-time support by our core team members, Manzil is also fortunate to have a huge list of contributors who are willing to contribute their time and efforts to run our classes and programs smoothly. We are grateful to each and every one of them.
If you are also someone who believes in learning for all, we invite you to join our family and find your space here. There are a variety of opportunities requiring roles that range widely from teaching forms of art to curriculum education. But they are not limited to skill training. You can also volunteer in assisting with many technical aspects or share your vision with us too.