Age: 30
Home Town: New Delhi
Education: M.A. Social Work
Specific Field Interests: Inclusion, Advocacy, Policy
Placement: Indus Action Initiatives, Bangalore, Karnataka
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Deepika, born and brought up in the city of New Delhi, graduated from University of Delhi and then pursued M.A. in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai. After the completion of her post graduation, she has been working in the development sector, which has helped her gain an understanding of various dimensions of her interest areas which are mainly health, disability, advocacy, and women’s rights. Most recently, she was associated with a start-up working to provide accessible travel solutions to persons with disabilities, where some of her responsibilities included exploring and pursuing advocacy and collaboration opportunities with government and non-government agencies, curation of international and national alliances and media interfacing and communications. Deepika believes that her education in social work has guided her to understand that service to others is not just charity. Deepika believes service is about by pushing forward the agenda for inclusion and rights of people. Her professional experience has further strengthened this philosophy. Her motivation is the hope and belief that we can bring about changes irrespective of how huge or small they are. Deepika was a participant of the Summer School for Future International Development Leaders 2017, a program organized by IIM Udaipur and Duke University.

Posts by deepikathakur


‘Dancing’ through the Fellowship Journey

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Matter of Choice: Notes from the Community II

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My learning of disability issues

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Still Rooted as One

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My Encounter with Indus Action’s Women Social Entrepreneurs

“Namaste! Mein Indus Action ki EWS helpline se baat kar rahi hoon.” / “Hello! I […]


On the path to enroll 1 million kids in school

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Tale of Aspirations – Past, Present and Future

Before starting the AIF Clinton Fellowship, I had the opportunity to visit a village in […]

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