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About us
Prabhat was founded in 2010 by three professionals of Indian descent who live in the US. We believe that there is an opportunity to transform the lives of underprivileged children in both our native and adopted countries by providing them with education that lays a foundation for a better tomorrow and allows them to contribute towards the progress of their communities and countries.
Ms. Priya Jain grew up in India where she completed undergraduate degree in Engineering and her Masters in Physics. Subsequently, she moved to the US in 1990 to pursue her masters in environmental engineering.  She has over 20 years of experience in the Engineering & Construction Industry working  for private and public sector clients in the Energy, Water and Environmental markets. She is a firm believer in the power of education to empower people to create a better life for themselves and their families.
Karthik Sankaran was born in New Delhi and attended high school there before moving to the United States in 1981. He pursued undergraduate and graduate studies in history at Columbia University and also had the opportunity to teach there at this time. He subsequently worked as a journalist before entering the field of finance. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with wife Camilla and children Asha and Kavi. He has always had a strong belief in the power of education and the importance of educational opportunities..
Pradeep Vashisth grew up in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and came to US in 1994 after finishing his undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering to pursue Masters degree in Environmental Engineering. After completing his MS he started his career in Information and Technology field and has worked for various financial institutes including major banks and a hedge fund. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Savita and two kids, Shagun and Udayan. Over the years he has been involved with various community programs in India run by Nirmala Kalyan Samiti, a non-profit organization run by his family to help poor families. He has always been a very big advocate of providing education to all to make this World a better place to live!!

US Team Leads
Sonal Kumar (Media and marketing coordinator)
Savita Vashisth (India health projects coordinator and US projects execution)
Sangeeta Mehra (US projects planning and coordinator)
Rajive Jain (India long distance education coordinator)

India Team Leads
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma heads and coordinates logistics for all of Prabhat’s projects in India. He grew up in Delhi and suburbs of Delhi in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He has Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Merrut (Ch. Charan Singh) University and a law degree. He lives in Ghaziabad with his wife Suman and two kids Vibhor and Prakhar. He has been involved with community and social activities for more than two decades and started a non-profit organization, Nirmala Kalyan Samiti, to focus on poor families in Western Uttar Pradesh. He has been involved in various educational programs including setting-up of a school for elementary kids for poor with the help of Prabhat. Over the years, he has organized various camps to keep environment clean (tree plantation), medical camps and has helped many poor families with their housing and other basic needs. He is a well known social worker in the area and also involved in Mahatma National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. (MNREGA) based in Uttar Pradesh.

Vivek Juneja & Kalpana Juneja (Higher education and female welfare in India)
Shagun Vashisth

Shefali Kumar

Nidhi Mehra

Esha Jain

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