Pradeep Khairkar (Project Manager)
Mr. Pradeep Khairkar holds post-graduation and educational degrees from Mumbai University. He has been working in educational and social sector for the past 25 years. Catering to his studies and interests, Mr. Khairkar has worked for education of the underprivileged, child rights, health, eradicating superstitions, women empowerment, rural development, and social justice in various social organisations in Maharashtra. He has worked on various committees of the Government of Maharashtra and has played an important role in the creation of training modules to be prepared to train the School Management Committees established by the Right to Education Act and has fulfilled the responsibility as a state-level trainer through the government. While working as the joint director and joint secretary of Vidhayak Sansad, he has implemented various educational experiments like VASTISHALA, MUKTSHALAs, BHONGA SCHOOLs, temporary hostels. He has been honored with ‘Mahatma Phule’ and ‘S.G. Varti’ award for his unique work in the field of education.
He has served a member for District Level Child Labour Project Society and Child Labour Action Committee of the Government, ICDS, District Rural Development System, Nehru Yuva Kendra, NABARD, SCERT, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, etc. He has reported and written on social issues in newspapers such as Loksatta, Sakal, Mahanagar, Aaj Dinank and in weeklies of Sadhana and Samyayog.