What our busy bees do to ensure a
Truly Educational student school trip experience?

Shonu Chandra

Director

Shonu is known as an experimental educationist, philanthropic media person and a motivated and focused traveler. After his PGD – Children, Youth & Development (ISS, The Hague), he worked closely with various companies, broadcast channels, NGOs with children from marginalized communities across India and now, EdTerra. He has also designed, trained, supervised and evaluated Child-Led Media Projects in Africa and Asia apart from his association with the Education Department of Brown University for ArtsLits program. His perceptively made films helped the children articulate, and sensitized the world to their plight. These films won many awards including the ‘One World Media Special Achievement Award – 2003’. Incidentally, he is the second Asian to be conferred this prestigious award. He is a ‘continuous learner’ and endorses the credence that children have the wisdom of the ancient sages and are his best teachers. He wants the children of today also to see life in all its universality and totality and since the world is interconnected and has to be collaborated, the children must travel and overcome cultural boundaries.

Hima Mal

Head of Sales and Business Planning

Hima, Masters in Economics, is the vivacious Head of Sales and Business Planning. She vigorously proclaims, and implements her twin pronged target of ‘’Safety and Education.’’ She oozes and inspires confidence as she is a committed and concerned mother of two growing children and has a varied professional experience as an educationist and organizational expert. She has 14 years of academic experience, including service as an academic head and two years of research work experience with the University of San Diego. Additionally, she has nine years of corporate experience with various organizations including the United States Information Services, UNDP and EF Educational Tours. She believes that real learning takes place OUTSIDE the classroom when you come to grips with ‘real’ life. A diehard extrovert, she develops connections and relationships with whomsoever she meets and wherever she travels (and she does that extensively). She is in her mettle in a crisis, which is rare when she is around, as she is an excellent organizer and a meticulous planner. Meet the Team

  • Aastha Arora

    Relationship Manager

    Aastha is a people’s person, who views the world through rose tinted glasses and believes in the adage of ‘see no evil, hear no evil and say no evil’. She is innovative and full of ideas to create and customize to client specifics. She is a thunderbolt of energy and is always willing to ‘give it a try’. She is a natural communicator and imparts her enthusiasm for all clients’ needs, even at the crack of dawn or the end of a tiring day. Her energy and willingness along with her positive attitude makes her very popular with the clients and she shares an excellent rapport with them.

  • Aastha Dhingra

    Relationship Manager

    Aastha Dhingra is young and dynamic marketing professional who believes that teamwork and clear communication is the key to success. She works tirelessly to complete projects and meet deadlines. Her experiences in the world of advertising make her creative and able to think out of the box. A keen learner with matching enthusiasm and energy makes her an excellent team player. She strives to excel and honour her commitments.

  • Sangeeta Mukherjee

    Relationship Manager

    Sangeeta Mukherjee has a rich career track spanning many managerial functions. She has worked with diverse cultures and communities through associations with organizations such as New Light (NGO), HSBC, SITA World Travel (India) Pvt. Limited, Assembly of God Church School and the Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. She is committed to betterment of education and health of children and has participated in various initiatives to help underprivileged children. She loves travelling and meeting people.

Subin Varghese

Director of Operations & HR
Subin is the backbone of the office and even if he is in the eye of the storm, he is unflappable, calm and stoic. His unshakeable composure in the midst of all the action is based on more than 25 years of experience in various roles, running and managing medium enterprises in various industries in India and overseas. In an organization where travel and children, two dynamic variables, are involved, he is invaluable as the proverbial “solution finder” with a prompt solution to any problem. He is an amalgamation of academic excellence (PGD – Marketing and Advertising and a bachelor’s undergrad from Delhi University) and humanitarian instincts (considerable involvement in the voluntary sector).

Christine Massey

Senior Manager – Program Development and HR
Christine has a natural flair for developing programs, be it in the arena of tough terrains or monolithic monuments. Her inherent creativity, vivid imagination, extensive travelling experience and her love for children helps her ideate, explore and create. Her degree in Mass Communication and Videography from St. Xavier’s College, and her foray in the news industry, Internet media and marketing, and travel writing empowers her to dream like a child and execute like an adult. The children revel in her effervescent company and she in her childlike way imparts the significant lessons of positivity, self-motivation and values. Excellent at people management, she is in her element travelling with children. Her pets, gardening, yoga and cooking help her unwind!

Sohail Azam

Manager – Domestic Operations
With a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sohail was able to realize his passion for working with children through various NGOs. He went on to get a Masters in Mass Communication and subsequently worked with a news channel before moving into education television. He is currently excited by the challenge of empowering learning by mixing education, adventure, media and travel.

Rajarshi Banerjee

Head of IT
Raj has a love for breaking things before putting them back together. This probably led him to temporarily dwell out of IT to pursue his diploma in editing, where he breaks and joins images to tell compelling stories. He has worked across the country empowering marginalized children to raise their issues through short video documentaries. His passion is to look at ways in which media can be used to empower learning processes. While he loves to lead students into foreign lands, he also finds time to keep the organization plugged in and connected.

Arindita Gogoi

Manager – Program Development Team & Training
She is the one who trains the trainers! Boundless energy, a keen aesthetic sense and a compulsive traveler, she has a passion for designing experiential education for all. After graduating in mass media and mass communication, she worked in the fields of media production, book publishing, social development and alternative education. This empowered her to conduct various arts and theatre workshops for children with special needs. At EdTerra, she shares her experiences with the various teams that she trains, designs modules and widens the ambit of the impactful activities beyond the mundane. She loves books and says she must drink lots of coffee and watch at least one film a day to survive!

Sumit Aggarwal

Marketing Manager
Sumit Aggarwal is a marketing communications professional and a published author (Office Shocks – a novel). He holds an MBA from the International Management Institute, New Delhi and has previously worked in the luxury marketing space with Beam Suntory. He is an avid reader, a philosopher-in-the-making and swears by his love for coffee and the New Yorker magazine.

Gunika Singh

Operations Manager – Go Direct

With a decade of experience in working with children in the outdoors, Gunika has been actively engaged in delivering outdoor programs in the B2C segment. She is passionate about building leadership in children and is convinced that there is no better apparatus than self-discovery in the outdoors. She brings to EdTerra ten years of experience in the field of retail selling. She is the first one to venture into unknown terrains and innovate and experiment, which makes her invaluable as a leader.

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