Our Smartphone Assistance Program Volunteers
Aayushi is a biotechnology engineering graduate who is taking her first step into the professional world. She likes to read and has picked up crocheting as a hobby during the lockdown! Volunteering for the Smartphone Assistance programme is her way of engaging with and contributing to her community.
Akshay has just finished his masters in chemistry. He has recently taken interest in technology and has taken a short break from academics to learn computer programming. He loves nature walks and fantasy novels. He hopes to grow and develop new skills by volunteering. According to him volunteering gives greater perspective and self-awareness.
A curious person by nature, Anvit tries to dig up information about almost everything that he comes across. He volunteers with SHB to contribute back to the community. He is a hands-on, "can do anything" professional and loves music and travelling.
Ashok is an IT professional based out of Hyderabad. His hobbies include photography and reading fiction and science fiction novels. He worked at Twist 'n Tales way back in 2003 and reconnected with Janaki when he heard about SHB.
Kaushal is an enthusiastic follower/ teacher of technology and has been with this programme since inception. A Berkeley alumni, software and marketing are his passions. A young man with two young kids, he still makes time to be here for our Smartphone Assistance program for senior citizens.
Manoj has been an IT guy all his working life having started his career in Telco Pune in 1990. He is an avid sports nut and loves travelling to see places far away from crowds. His current passions include reading and playing golf. Having seen how the senior folks contribute towards society in the US, he feels there is a lot that senior Indians can do too so wants to contribute in whatever way to make that happen.
Padmaja is a happy-go-lucky person with a positive attitude, who loves to constantly explore new things. Her professional experience is in HR as well as software development. She loves to read and enjoys good music. For Padmaja, volunteering for the Smartphone Assistance programme is an enriching experience that has helped her to give back to society. In her words “It's truly holding hands together for a better today and tomorrow".
Pari is pursuing Psychology for her bachelor’s degree. She has learned Kathak for 10 years, and dance and writing are her biggest passions. Community service has always been something she wanted to do, and she is starting by participating in the Smartphone Assistance program.
Pooja Medhekar is the youngest member of our team. She wants to pursue psychology as her career. She likes to socialize, help everyone and is looking for opportunities to grow as a person, so volunteering at SHB Social Foundation is the perfect place for her. Pink is her favourite colour as you can see.
Sunita is a Finance and IT professional with 24 years of work experience. Having quit full-time work, she is now dedicating more time to her hobbies which include reading, travelling, cooking and learning Indology. Though an introvert by nature, she loves being around energetic and positive people and lives by the motto – live and let live.
Shantanu has just finished his bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is currently pursuing his master's degree in the field. Shantanu loves outdoor activities, such as trekking and hiking, and is an avid football fan. Volunteering helps him achieve self-confidence and he hopes to make a difference in people's lives.