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

Shonu Chandra


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

      Manager – School Relationships

      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 make her very popular with the clients and she shares an excellent rapport with them.

    • Aastha Dhingra

      Manager – School Relationships

      Aastha Dhingra is a 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.

Subin Varghese

Head of HR, Process & Admin
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).

Rishabh Jain

Sr. Manager – Programme Development
Rishabh loves to create from scratch. And he breathes Science.

Sohail Azam

Sr. Manager – Operations (Domestic Journeys)
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

Sr. Manager – Digital solutions
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.

Gunika Singh

Sr Manager – Special Projects
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.

Sumit Aggarwal

Head of Innovations and Strategic Alliances
With a background in business administration and creative writing in addition to being an experienced marketing professional and a published writer, Sumit brings an innovative approach to management and communications at EdTerra. He is an alumnus of University of Delhi, the International Management Institute, New Delhi, and City, University of London. At EdTerra, he is heading innovative communications and student learning projects and connecting with potential organisational partners for growth whose missions could potentially align with EdTerra’s goal of making every student journey a life transforming experience.

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