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Laxmi Nair

Laxmi Nair

Over the last decade, Laxmi has been a teacher, teacher trainer, program designer & team lead, impacting over 150 schools, 3000 teachers & 1,20,000 students. Laxmi led the team that designed 321 Education Foundation’s ‘Ignite!’ Program. The program improved student outcomes in Math by 2x and English by 3x compared to other providers in affordable private schools across three cities in India. Laxmi is an engineer by degree and a Teach For India Fellow.

Laxmi joins FMCH as a consultant to help set up scalable data systems and processes for the First 1000 days program.

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Sarah Khokhawala

Sarah recently joined FMCH India as an Associate of Program and Training Vertical. Fresh out of college, she is an intern turned employee who has completed her Masters in Food Science and Nutrition from SNDT Women’s University, Juhu, Mumbai.
She is keen on exploring and learning about various roles in health and nutrition in the development sector to help the society at large and strongly believes in evidence-based nutrition education and making it more accessible to the masses thereby empowering them to make informed food choices for themselves and their families.

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Iram Ansari

Iram joined the FMCH-CNI team in 2015 and hoped that through this organisation she can broaden her knowledge on malnutrition and provide others with the same information.

“What I like about this program is that I’ve gained so much knowledge and everyone is very helpful. Even if you don’t understand something, everyone will explain kindly and sweetly. I enjoy talking to others, answering they’re questions, and hearing the stories they share with us. They respect us.”

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Usha Pandit

Usha joined the FMCH-CNI team in May 2015. She has experience delivering healthcare and providing vaccine injections to communities in Bhiwandi. She joined our organisation in hopes of learning and working in a different sector of healthcare.

“Before this program, malnutrition was all new for me, so I learned a lot. I like convincing people to come to our programs and providing them information. Because of us, they know about malnutrition and about our program. Sarita Madam and Kiran Thorat gave us so much information and because of them we have moving forward.”

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Nanda Goregaokar

Nanda joined FMCH in 2012 as nutrition assistant for our program and with her knowledge in nutrition and experience in the community she was promoted to field officer in 2015.

“FMCH is a small NGO but our work has a big impact”

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Roobina Shaikh

Roobina has recently joined the FMCH team and has prior work experience in teaching. Roobina joined our team in hopes of gaining more experience in social work and helping the community.

“I like how FMCH works with pregnant women and children and I also enjoy being part of the unique activities such as pregnancy club, nutrition course, and Achha Baccha.”

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Sharad Thakare

Sharad has a Master’s degree in Social Work, with over 13 years of experience in child rights, education, health and nutrition. He joined FMCH in 2016 at Bhiwandi supervising overall programme implementation, reporting, organising training and largescale community engagement events.

He has capacity to work creatively, constructively and effectively with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to address individual and social problems. The qualities that make an effective social worker.

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Shubhangi Bhoite

Shubhangi’s background is Social Work. She brings 8 years experience in addressing maternal and newborn health. She joined the FMCH team in 2016 wanting to specifically focus on the issue of malnutrition and working with SAM and MAM children.

“The work is very effective because we work with the community at the grass root level. FMCH doesn’t just do the usual clinic work like give supplements, but also provides education and counselling. Not a lot of organisation teaches practical things like a practical nutrition course, ‘Achha Baccha’ sessions.”

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