Having been a part of the development sector for over 5 years and having closely worked with children and young people across backgrounds, Deeksha is now working as the Social Inclusion Facilitator at Shiv Nadar School, Noida. Her role primarily entails working with the neighborhood children, designing and facilitating community based interventions, working closely with students and teachers through interactive theme based training and workshops and organising of OLEs (Outbound Learning Experiences).
In the past, Deeksha has been a member of the Swechha (www.swechha.in), a Delhi based NGO and worked closely with the youth and children through community interventions, travel programmes and campaigns.
Deeksha graduated in English Literature from Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary College and went on to pursue Advertising and Public Relations in her Masters from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. During her college, she was actively involved in street and stage theatre as a script-writer, actor and director. She along with her team voiced her opinion on social issues such as drug abuse, rural immigration and homosexuality through her ‘nukkad nataks’. She started her professional career with a public relations firm as an executive and worked closely with clients in healthcare sector. She was also a part of an adventure-based learning programme and was involved in several educational camps as an activity leader in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.