Age: 24
Home Town: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Education: BA (Political Science and Psychology) Gargi College, Delhi University, M.A Applied Psychology, Jamia Milia Islamia
Specific Field Interests: Education, Mental Health, Gender, LGBTQ+ Rights
Placement: Lotus Petal Foundation, Gurugram
Area of Focus: Assisting in secondary research and implementation of digital learning initiative-Vidya Sahyog Program, including formulating and initial successful implementation of the Go-To- Market strategy and increased reach to the students in unexplored geographies.

Fellowship Project: Education

Highlights: Afnan is an American India Foundation (AIF) Fellow who is dedicated to making a positive impact in the developmental sector. Her current role at the Lotus Petal Foundation in Gurugram involves assisting in the development of a go-to-market strategy for the Vidya Sahyog Program. This program focuses on educational initiatives to support underprivileged or marginalized communities. Afnan's background and education have prepared her well for this role. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Gargi College, Delhi University, and furthered her education by earning a Master's degree in Applied Psychology from Jamia Milia Islamia. This academic background equips her with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the psychological aspects of community development and education. Afnan's passion for community development is evident in her past projects, where she has worked on various issues such as Education, Gender Sensitivity, Mental Health, and LGBTQ+ rights. This diverse experience reflects that she possesses a well-rounded perspective on the challenges and opportunities within the developmental sector. Outside of her professional commitments, Afnan enjoys simple pleasures like making ramen and watching anime during her free time. Her approachability and willingness to engage in meaningful conversations over coffee, chai, or blueberry smoothies make her eager for building connections and collaborating with others in her field. As an AIF fellow, Afnan aims to contribute her best efforts to create lasting change and hopes to establish a network of passionate and talented individuals who share her commitment to community development. Her dedication and diverse background make her a promising addition to the field of developmental work.

Posts by afnan


Pitching For Impact

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A Day at Bobha Primary School

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Gamification in Educational Technology – A Review

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Digital Education in India- Avenues and Challenges

The idea of a child learning with a screen in front of them, interacting with […]

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