Age: 24 Home Town: Dwarka, Delhi Education: Master's in Psychology (Ambedkar University Delhi); Bachelor's in Psychology (Ambedkar University Delhi); Diploma in Community Mental Health (NIMHAS)). Specific Field Interests: Trauma and Childhood, Public Health, Mental Health, Gender, Education. Placement: American India Foundation, Learning and Migration Program in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh (Education/ Gender/ Youth Engagement) Area of Focus: Education, Youth engagement, and Mentoring
Fellowship Project: Strengthening and streamlining the existing processes of community engagement, adolescent health, gender and education, life skills, policies standardization, and monitoring and evaluation structure, also building project team capacity through training on diverse thematic areas.
Highlights: Prakriti has four years of work experience providing psychotherapy and counselling, especially to adolescents and young adults. Her education in Psychology (Master’s and Bachelor’s in Psychology) has prepared her in counselling, qualitative, quantitative research methods, and psychometric testing, which she has used in training interns and volunteers in Mental Health Foundation, India, in the capacity of Community Coordinator. Prakriti has extensive experience working with communities in implementing sustainable systems to bring in public health, gender, caste, and justice in the semi-rural areas of Delhi and Vrindavan.
Besides, her work with Nirmal Initiative on the project ‘Empowering Children and community against Child Sexual Abuse’’and Khushii NGO project on ‘Building resilience through counselling and life-skill training’ ’has prepared her to work with the adolescent population and map their issues to communicate and take initiatives in school and community settings. Her utmost aim is to bring gender equality and understanding about trauma through means of education, interventions, and upscaling the skills of staff/professionals serving the community. Prakriti is looking forward to expanding professionally, engaging with the cohort, and gaining new perspectives on the development sector. Prakriti loves to read, dance, and play with her cats and dogs in her leisure time and enjoys spending quality time with her mother, discussing various theories and ideologies.