Saurav is passionate about making a difference to the lives of children through access to education. He believes in bringing out the best through the untapped potential of people. Having come from very humble backgrounds, Saurav had the opportunity to study in some of the most prestigious universities in the world and have led large global diverse teams across cultural and geographical boundaries for over 15 years. He observed and learnt that spotting talent and providing access to opportunities makes a difference to enable children to find their hidden talent, whether they learn normally or have a difficulty. An avid traveller, reader, mentor, Saurav is an entrepreneur with a global MBA from LSE, NYU Stern and HEC Paris and experience of delivering multi million dollar projects world wide.
Senior Advisor, SEN & Therapies, Switzerland & US
Travis has dedicated over 25 years of his life to enriching students, school systems and communities by transforming education ecosystems so that each individual student’s unique learning style is respected and fostered. Throughout this time, Travis has been active as an occupational therapist, special education teacher, outdoor education specialist, lawyer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and volunteer implementing education reform throughout the world, building self-confidence and bringing smiles to thousands of children. Most recently, Travis was a Trustee of Mudzini/Many Hopes (www.manyhopes.org) and spent years on the ground in Kenya building a community of future lawyers, doctors, journalists, business owners and successful critical thinkers. Travis is a US bar-qualified lawyer and holds a Trium Global Executive MBA from NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC Paris; a Juris Doctorate from Boston College School of Law; and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from American International College. He is originally from the US but has been living as a permanent resident in Switzerland for 12 years. Travis is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, voyaged to Antarctica, dived the Galapagos Islands, trained Aikido in Japan and completed triathlons and marathons throughout the world.
Early Childhood & SEN Advisor, US
Amy Hermans has over 25 years experience teaching both children and adults. Her education includes a B.A. in Fine Arts, a B.E. in Education, and an M.E. in Creative Arts in Learning. She has a license in teaching Early Childhood with Special Needs and has taught in both elementary school and early childhood settings differentiating the needs of many children. Amy lives and teaches in Massachusetts, USA, where she loves to share her passion for inclusion and learning with others.
Chief Education Officer, India
Papiya is a leading expert in teaching children with Special Education Needs and Learning difficulties. An experienced clinical Psychologist, NASENCO holder from UK, TESOL holder from Canada, diploma holder in pre-primary & primary education and a bachelors degree in Education, she has spent over 15 years in teaching children in international schools globally to bring out the best in them who require the support from their teachers and parents to ensure they can learn the same way as their peers. A firm believer in inclusive education, Papiya has touched the lives of numerous children with a variety of learning difficulties who have now gone on further in their careers and have become very successful in life. Papiya also holds degrees in Commerce, English and Masters Degree in Special Education & Inclusion from renowned UK university. Her passion is to work with children and make a difference to their world as well as bring a smile to the parents as they see their children succeed.
MARIA ANA MILANO
Country Rep & Education Advisor, Argentina
Maria Ana Milano is a passionate university and high school lecturer, and international lawyer, with Masters degrees in Education and International Relations. Ana is committed to the advocacy of childrens’ rights and education and has extensive teaching and legal experience in schools, commercial enterprises and non-profit environments throughout the world.
As a cross-border commercial lawyer and university and high school teacher, Ana has dedicated her life to childrens’ educational development in Africa, South America, Europe and continues to build stronger, more educated communities – one child at a time. Having lived in Europe, Ana currently lives in her hometown of Rosario, Argentina and enjoys exercising, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family, especially her two nephews.
DR PRAMA CHAKRAVARTI
Early Childhood & Clinical Psychology Advisor, US
Dr. Chakravarti is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Washington and Indiana, U.S.A. During her PhD training she specialised in evidence based, psychological and neuropsychological assessment of children and young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disorders (LD) across pertinent cognitive and behavioural domains. She worked under the mentorship of a clinical neuropsychologist on NIH grant funded projects looking at neuropsychological profiles as well as variations in brain structures in relation to these disorders. Since then Dr. Chakravarti has held clinical, faculty and leadership positions focused on assessment and management of ADHD and Learning Disabilities in individuals. She has led clinic wide training for physicians in assessment and management of these disorders. In her private practice she actively collaborates with parents and school systems in development of 504 plans and IEP. Further information at visit www.pramapsychology.com.