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We are a small team of educators, artists, thought builders and change enthusiasts, driven to address challenges and opportunities concerning education in regions impacted by conflict. Our faith in disruptive design brings us together. Our learning journeys keep us rooted. And the communities we work with keep us persistent. 

Lopa Shah

Founder, Director

Lopa is our power prism, sharply making visible to us our shades amidst the grey of rains. She brings out a million laughs and has a way with words that melts the heart away. She engages, empathises, expresses through arts, along side leading her brainchild - ELICIT with her concentric leadership!

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Avni Sethi

Co-founder, Advisor

Avni is our cultural alchemist, seamlessly blending elements of dance, memory, space, and the body to create captivating interdisciplinary experiences. A versatile practitioner trained in multiple dance idioms, she weaves her performances with inspiration drawn from syncretic faith traditions and sites of contested narratives.

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Farooq Fazli

Founding Director

Teach to ELICIT, Kashmir

Farooq Fazli is our solid sunlight! He is a vision when he leads by example, and when he talks education, compassion and spiritual growth. He climbs mountains of conflict and yet has strength to share with his people. He embodies resilience and solves relentlessly as our very own founding director of Teach to ELICIT in Kashmir.

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Gagan Sethi

Advisor

Gagan Sethi emerges as our dynamic advisor, carrying an extensive background in the human resources industry. With proficiency in Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Facilitation, He is a seasoned leader, showcasing a diverse and comprehensive skill set.

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Manas Daxini

Program Manager

Manas is our meticulous madari! He is organised and artful as a spider, and youthful and swift as a squirrel. He dances, writes, dreams, journals, giggles, learns and giggles more, all while skilfully leading an eclectic cohort of fellows as ELICIT’s newly introduced Program Manager!

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Ashini Shah

Communications Manager

Ashini is our tech-diva, draped in capes of experience and shapes of expertise! She breathes, dreams, loves, lives, illustrates, digitises, barters, and speaks education, all while telling striking stories as ELICIT’s communications designer!

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TTE torchbearers - our fellows

Meet our first Cohort - the classic experimenters who chose to take the leap of faith and follow the road less travelled. Together, we aim to transform classroom experiences in Conflict into that of care, well-being and constructive resilience one class, one teacher, one school at a time! 

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