Our Team

“A Man’s True Wealth HereAfter Is The Good He Has Done To His FellowMen.”

Mahatama Gandhi
Smt. Amrita

Mrs Amrita Somaiya

Chairperson, Help A Child

Amrita is a Trustee with the Somaiya Trust and Somaiya Vidyavihar Trust. She is also the Chairperson of the Help A Child to Study Project, a Director at Kitab Khana, a boutique bookshop and involved with the Governing Council of The Somaiya School. Her roles and responsibilities reflect her dedication towards bettering the field of education in India. She also received awards from the Bombay Management Association and S.P. University, Vidyanagar, Gujarat for Help A Child to Study Project.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simmons College, Boston with a special emphasis on economics and international relations.

Sri. Vijay

Dr Vijay Kumar P Kanavi

Chief Coordinator, Help A Child Project

A Doctorate in Mass Communication, Dr Kanavi also works as an AGM (CSR) for Godavari Biorefineries Ltd, which conducts many social activities in its area of operation, Especially in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

His core focus area is identifying meritorious and needy students for scholarships by way of a qualifying examination, personal interviews and home visits in Karnataka and Maharashtra, interacting with student beneficiaries and college principals for student’s progress and keeping regular contact with donors for updating student’s progress and donations. He also organises workshops on personality development, resume writing, spoken English, donors meet among others.


H. V. Narayanaswamy

Executive, Help A Child


Rekha S. Mathapati

Office Assistant, Somiya Vidyavihar and Help A Child

Sanjeev Byali

Field Supervisor And Office Assistant, Help A Childt

Damini Bhavsar

Executive, Help A Child

Diana Aranha

Fundraising Coordinator, Help A Child