Home Town: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development
Specific Field Interests: Education & Livelihoods at Grassroots level
Area of Focus: Vocational Skill Development alongside mainstream education

Highlights: Molly is a freelance professional with 15 years of industry work experience encompassing education and social development with an educational background in Sustainable Rural Development, School Leadership Management, Human Resource Management, language and literature. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGD-SRD) National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad. Molly grew up in a neighborhood of extremely hardworking people - fisher folks, masons, carpenters, plumbers and migrant populations speaking various Indian languages & dialects. From these individuals, Molly learned the value of small things in life; for example - the value of a glass of clean drinking water, a concrete shelter to dwell in and two square meals a day. On growing up, Molly shares that, “some of these early experiences that I had in my life have set clarity to me as to what 'service' means to the giver as well as the receiver. This gets coupled up with a factual awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of people who need a helping hand to rise in life. These two together i.e. a ‘clear mind’ & ‘awareness’ excite me to work in the development space. My work keeps me rooted to the basics of life and give me a sense of deep spiritual fulfillment”

Posts by mollypathak


Swaraj, Education and CSR

SWARAJ, EDUCATION AND CSR – The foundation, the anvil and the present day propeller for […]


Empowerment through Self-Help: Observations from Site Visits

Whenever I am out on field work, I have an elevated sense of work contentment. […]


Education for Livelihood

I am writing this piece in retrospection to the many years that I spent studying […]

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