Vidyoday Muktangan Parivar Foundation

Our Team

Why VMPF?

Co-Founder and CEO

Vinayak Mali

With a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Vinayak brings a wealth of experience working closely with children. His journey spans impactful roles at renowned organizations like Jnana Prabodhini in Pune, where he championed the 'Gyan Setu' project, bringing science toys to children across India. In Mumbai, at the Apni Shala Foundation, he dedicated himself to empowering children through life skills programs. Vinayak's dedication to education and innovation drives VMPF's mission to empower communities through holistic learning experiences.

Vinayak Mali

Co-Founder and CEO

Vinayak has completed his MA in Elementary Education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).He is one of the co-founders of VMPF. He has worked in different organizations and have wide experiences of working with children. He has worked in Jnana Prabodhini in Pune for 2 years and was involved in its project on science toys called ‘Gyan Setu’ and reached children to all the corners of India. In Mumbai he has worked with Apni Shala Foundation and worked with children in their Life skills programme.

Hrishikesh Kirtikar

Rushikesh Ravindra Kirtikar is presently a PhD Scholar working in the field of Education at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He has being working on developing innovative methods in Education since 2010 and has received the Ashoka’s Youth Venture Fellowship (2010), TISS Fellowship (2011-13) and Dalai Lama Fellowship (2014) for his project with children in Rural and Urban community set ups. He is currently looking after fundraising and documentation domains for VMPF.

Co-founder

Hrishikesh Kirtikar

Co-founder

Rushikesh Ravindra Kirtikar is presently a PhD Scholar working in the field of Education at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He has being working on developing innovative methods in Education since 2010 and has received the Ashoka’s Youth Venture Fellowship (2010), TISS Fellowship (2011-13) and Dalai Lama Fellowship (2014) for his project with children in Rural and Urban community set ups. He is currently looking after fundraising and documentation domains for VMPF.

Mali Implementation Manager, Director, VMPF

Sarsha Kumbhar

Armed with a Master's degree in Social Work from Tilak Maharashtra University, Sarsha has made significant contributions as a Project Officer at Siddhivinayak Social Work Trust in Karad, Maharashtra. Her journey includes valuable experience teaching Science to competitive exam aspirants, demonstrating her commitment to educational empowerment.

Currently serving as a Project Implementation Manager since 2019, Sarsha excels in orchestrating impactful initiatives that drive positive change. Her expertise lies in leveraging strategic planning and innovative solutions to achieve organizational goals effectively

Sarsha Kumbhar

Mali Implementation Manager, Director, VMPF

Sarsha did her Masters of Social work from Tilak Maharashtra University. She had experience working as Project officer in Siddhivinayak Social Work Trust, Karad (MH). She has experience in teaching Science subject to competitive exam aspirants. She has been working as project implementation manager for the last 1 year (2019- Present) in the organization.

Saurabh Kumbhare

Meet Saurabh, a passionate development professional driving impactful change as the lead for Communications, Fundraising, and Program Management at VMPF. Holding a post-graduate degree in Development Leadership from ISDM, Saurabh has dedicated himself to grassroots organizations across India, spanning diverse sectors from education and agriculture to youth empowerment. With a solid foundation in geography from SP College, Pune, Saurabh brings a unique perspective to his work, leveraging his academic background to inform strategic initiatives and foster community-driven solutions. His journey includes invaluable experience as an Outreach Executive with Pune City Connect in collaboration with PMC, where he honed his skills in stakeholder engagement and project execution.

Saurabh's commitment to social impact and his pivotal role in advancing VMPF's mission of transforming lives and communities through innovative development strategies helping the organization.

Fundraising Associate

Saurabh Kumbhare

Program Manager

Saurabh is a young development professional and looks after the Communications, Fundraising and program management of VMPF. He completed his post graduation in development leadership(2018-19) from ISDM. Prior to this, he volunteered with pan India grassroots organisations with subjects from education, agriculture to youth empowerment. He worked as outreach executive with Pune City Connect in collaboration with PMC. He has avid interest in geography and pursued bachelors in the same subject from SP College, Pune.