Hometown: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Education: BA English & Psychology- University of Pune, MBA- specialisation in Rural Management from Amity University
Specific Field Interests: Primary Education especially under Government Schools in Rural areas
Placement: Community Health and Advancement Initiative (CHAI)/Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Area of Focus: Public Health
Highlights: Through her work, Arunima has discovered the stark reality of the state of education system in government schools in rural areas. Her field work, survey, research and study about the education system has made her more inclined and motivated to work towards this cause.
Previously, Arunima designed and drafted a ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) Manual for a rural School Management Committee, in which she compiled different learning materials for the role of community and trainer’s in ensuring access to quality education. Her future plans are to study further and research on the primary education system in India, so that she can contribute to provide a platform for those millions of children who are not going to school. Her interest is towards creativity, designing activities, reading, research and documentation.