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Anisha Dhongade

Ms. Anisha Dhongade

Ms. Anisha Dhongade is our accounts head and administrator. She has been with WCCL foundation since 2004. Her attention to detail, prompt back end support ensures that all of our projects and personnel are well fed and watered. Ms. Anisha Dhongade Role: Accounts & Admin


Mr. Amay Balsara

Mr. Amay Balsara Course Faculty & Translator Amay Balsara is a budding translator and language trainer from Pune, India. He has studied Sanskrit for 10 years and has graduated from Fergusson College, Pune with a Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit. He also holds diplomas in Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Classical Tibetan from Savitribai Phule Pune University. …

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Asha Pillai-Balsara

Asha Pillai-Balsara Executive Director & Senior Faculty for Buddhist Psychology Asha is a student of Buddhism, and committed to teaching householders, working professionals and students. Her enthusiasm and love for this subject is matched with over 27 years of training & teaching experience. She is a faculty in Dept. of Pali, Savitribai Phule University for …

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Trupti Saraiya

Trupti Saraiya Life Skills and Arts Based Therapy Practitioner Trupti Saraiya is a Life Skills and Arts Based Therapy Practitioner residing in Mumbai. She is the founder of In Me-Arts and Interpersonal/ Intrapersonal Communication Skills Interventions offered in a therapeutic setting, with more attention to the effect of music. After graduating in Science, Trupti chose …

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Dr. Rashmi Vyahavarkar

Dr. Rashmi Vyahavarkar Arts Based Therapy Practitioner Dr Rashmi has more than forty years of teaching experience. She has done extensive research in the field of Human Development and the impact of music on children and adults in various stages of human development. She holds a Doctorate degree in Human development from SNDT University. She …

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Ms. Anandita Kumar

Ms. Anandita Kumar Junior Clinical Musician Prasanna Autism Centre Diagnosed with CP after being born with a congenital heart problem, Anandita has worked her way through many difficult situations with the loving support of her family. Today she feels that she can contribute to the lives of children who are facing similar challenges. Currently she …

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Ms. Nishtha Tejwani

Ms. Nishtha Tejwani Clinical Musician & Project lead for Prasanna Autism Centre Ms. Nishtha Tejwani is a Developmental Psychologist, a trained musician, and a bharatnatayam dancer. She aims to combine the knowledge of both the fields of music and psychology to provide a holistic approach to therapy. Through her work, she hopes to make a …

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Surabhi Dhamapurkar

Surabhi B. Dhamapurkar Psychologist & ABT Practitioner Surabhi B. Dhamapurkar has completed her Master’s degree in Psychology (SNDT University). She has also done her Arts based therapy (ABT) certificate course from Mind and Arts Institute. She has completed her Clinical Musicianship course from WCCL Foundation, Pune. Currently she is working for Child n You, an …

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Lavanya Krishnakumar

Lavanya Krishnakumar Co-Founder-Trustee of Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation Lavanya Krishnakumar has degrees in English and Psychology, and training in traditional Indian arts and Arts Based Therapy (Bapu Trust, Pune). She is a Co-Founder-Trustee of Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation, Chennai, where she serves the Golden Butterflies Bandwagon, which is the Art and …

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Sussana Lama

Sussana Lama Psychologist, ABT Practitioner Susanna Lama has a double Master’s degree in psychology and Sociology. She is a certified Arts based therapist and a clinical musician therapist (WLCC). She holds membership of the American Psychologist Association and License from UNESCO for Expressive and movement therapy. Currently is working as the Principal of School St. …

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