Age: 25
Home Town: Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh
Education: M.A. in Development and Labor Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Specific Field Interests: Public Policy, Development Sector Research, Governance
Placement: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis (AIGGPA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Area of Focus: Bhumika is currently contributing her expertise to the Chief Minister's Youth Internship Programme (CMYIP), a flagship initiative by the Government of Madhya Pradesh aimed at providing youth in the state with exposure to the development sector through professional work experiences.

Fellowship Project: Education

Highlights: Bhumika Shivhare is currently serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Banyan Impact Fellow with the Chief Minister's Youth Internship Programme (CMYIP) in AIGGPA, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In her capacity as a Fellow, she is dedicated to enhancing the education sector's impact by focusing on community mobilization, capacity building, data analysis, and research. Her work is centered around empowering the youth of Madhya Pradesh through education. Bhumika's journey is marked by her unwavering commitment to driving positive change at the intersection of public policy and development. Armed with a master's degree in Development and Labor Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she brings a potent mix of intellectual rigor and relentless determination to her endeavors. Her dedication to transformational progress is exemplified by her prior roles. As a Teach For India Fellow based in New Delhi, Bhumika worked tirelessly to enhance the social, emotional, and mental well-being of students. Notably, she co-founded a groundbreaking school transformation project that addressed crucial issues like depression, anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, panic attacks, and violence in schools. Her efforts extended to improving the quality of education for underprivileged students, upskilling teachers, introducing digital learning, and implementing outcome-oriented teaching methodologies. Leading a team of 25, Bhumika forged partnerships with organizations like Atmaprakash (an NGO) for mental wellness and counseling, Claylab for career guidance, the London Academy of Excellence for curriculum design and implementation, the Bhumi Foundation for CSR-driven school painting and transformation, and Books for All for providing quality books to students. Her scholarly achievements are equally impressive, with her research paper titled "Policy Perspectives in Teachers and School Education" earning recognition and qualifying for presentation at a National Conference at SCERT Delhi. This achievement underscores her rigorous scholarship and steadfast dedication to advancing education in India. Bhumika's influence extends to the political arena, as evidenced by her notable internship at the Lok Sabha, the Parliament of India, where she served as a policy advisor. This experience highlighted her ability to navigate intricate legislative frameworks and translate complex ideas into actionable policies, leaving a lasting impact on India's political landscape. At the Delhi School of Economics, she contributed her expertise to a public policy project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, underscoring her dedication to evidence-based solutions and her commitment to creating enduring social change. Bhumika Shivhare's unique blend of academic prowess, hands-on experience, and a profound passion for societal betterment positions her as an influential force in driving positive change in India. Her voluntary work as a youth leader with the United Nations Volunteer India further reflects her unwavering commitment to making a meaningful impact on society.

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