Team

Aparna Ravi

Aparna is passionate about the idea of youth-led development. She finds her energy from working with young people, understanding their issues and being a part of their learning journey. As a creative person, she has been able to support her team in various creative forms such as social media engagement, facilitation during workshops and events for youth.

Aparna holds a Masters degree in Electronic Media Production and Management. Currently, Aparna is a core member of the youth advocacy initiative at ComMutiny and has been at the center of campaigns and events that are conceptualized and implemented by the ComMutiny Media Network. At work she is very focused and dedicated. In office she can often be seen making people laugh and fuelling energy in their conversations.

One of favorite quotes is “Carpe Diem”.

She can be reached at aparna.commutiny@gmail.com and https://in.linkedin.com/in/aparna-ravi-8b402649

Ashraf Patel

Ashraf is the Convener and co-founder of CYC. 

She is passionate about promoting youth development through the co creation of 5th Spaces across the country in partnership with youth engaging oganisations. She is also a human development professional by heart and is interested broadly in the field of life long  learning  and the issue of social inclusion.  Her key  attention currently is on advocating for great investment in  youth work from all stakeholders and strengthening partnership and nurturing   national  international and regional youth  collectives  

A post graduate in Human Resources from XLRI, she is a co founder of Pravah.  She was the first CEo of Pravah and shaped the early years of the organization for nine years.  She is an Ashoka Fellow and was also one of the finalists in Jubilant Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016  She was awarded distinghished Alumnii in 2015 by  her Alma mater XLRI Ashraf is  currently representing  ComMutiny- The Youth Collective  on the steering committee of  the Commnwealth Youth Workers Association ( CAYWA) . She is part of the steering  groups of campaigns and organizations including  Pravah,  Bal Sahayog, Wada Na todo Abhiyan (WNTA), Girls Count. 

She has Co authored a powerful book published by Sage in  2013, Ocean in a Drop – Inside Out Youth Leadership  along with Kamini Prakash, Meenu Venkateswaran and Arjun Shekhar.   And Played a key role in the  production of  Co-creating youth Spaces: A practice based guide for youth facilitators 2014 in partnership with CYC and Pravah and NYKS. Ashraf has effectively placed the youth agenda in drafting policies as a member of working groups on adolescents and  youth set up by the Ministry of Youth and HRD for the XIth and XIIth Plan in 2008 and 2011 respectively. She has been  part of policy making as well  the design and development  of  a number of creative curriculam in the adolescent and youth development filed. At CYC, in her role as convener she is currently focusing on developing second line leadership and  building systems and processes and nurturing new partnership . At work, she  motivates herself and  the teams as wella sthe member organizations and partners of CYC  to achieve their best potential by enthusing them  with energy through meaningful conversations and direct engagement   on the go. She also dedicates part of her time in supporting the Pravah partnership portfolio.

One of her favorite quotes is “let’s go home” and for her home can be anywhere.. where there is learning and growth, ownership, love, freedom and social hope.

She can be reached at ashraf.cyc@gmail.com  & ash.pravah@gmail.com  

Khateeb

Khateeb is passionate about sports. He also loves to create meaningful relationships with people. He believes in stability and perseverance as one of the most important values in life. He is a very contented and organized person.

Having an eye for numbers Khateeb did B.com from University of Delhi and has been working for over 12 years in the field of accounts and administration in the social sector. At CYC he is currently working as the Accounts and Admin Coordinator. At work he is very calm and focused. He can often be seen taking calls and writing bills in the office.

One of his favorite quotes is “something is better than nothing”.

He can be reached at acc.commutiny@gmail.com

Lokasish

Lokashish aka loka,is a firm believer and voyager of 5th space. He is passionate about working with young people and creating powerful experiential journeys for them to discover the society around them. He is very soft spoken and is known for melting people’s heart with peaceful conversations.

He comes from a development management background and holds around 14 years of experience on various themes such as gender, health and sanitation, youth development and child rights. He is currently working as the Director, Programs at CYC. At work, he is very friendly and goal oriented. He can often be seen having a quiet discussion with somebody in some corner of the office.

One of his favorite quotes is “yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise , so I am changing myself.”

He can be reached at lokasish.cyc@gmail.com

Saudamini Pandey

Saudamini is passionate about travelling and working with young people. She believes in the power of conversations and therefore loves to create spaces for dialogues amongst young people. She is a constant learner and explorer. She feels life is a journey where one can keep evolving and finding new milestones for oneself.

Given her zeal for communication, Saudamini did her Post Graduation in Electronic media, Production and Management and holds 4 years of experience in the field of Media and Communication. At CYC, she is currently working as a Project Coordinator. At work, she is usually a calm and spontaneous person. She can be often be seen silently working on her laptop in the office.

One of her favorites quotes is “Khudi ko kar buland itna ki har takdeer se phele khuda bande se khud puche bata teri razaa kya hai”

She can be reached at saudamini.commutiny@gmail.com and https://in.linkedin.com/in/saudamini-pandey-a813baa6

Suchitra

Suchitra is passionate about reading and music. She is a calm and collected person. Having interests in spirituality, she has read a few books on it.

Suchitra is an HR post graduate from Sikiim Manipal University and holds an experience of 6 years in employee management, office administration and accounts related work. At CYC she is currently working as an Admin and Accounts assistant. At work she likes to be concentrated and relaxed. In office she can often be found quietly smiling at her desk. 

One of her favorites is “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

She can be reached at suchitra.cyc@gmail.com

Sundeep Choudhary

Sundeep is passionate about Education and Entrepreneurship. Having a firm belief in the power of Education and Learning, he has been into teaching and facilitation for over 5 years. Given his passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, he has incubated two social initiatives and one education-based startup. He idealizes Steve Jobs and wants to be called an ‘insanely cool entrepreneur’

Sundeep holds an M.Com degree from the University of Delhi. He currently leads new Campaigns and the Social Media platforms at CYC. At work he likes to be simple, organized and energetic. In office he can often be found writing something on the laptop with some music playing on it.

One of his favorite quotes is “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition; they somehow already know what you truly want to become”.

He can be reached at sundeep.cyc@gmail.com and www.linkedin.in/sundeepaaa