Our CEO

Sanjay Shard Sinha
Sanjay Sharad Sinha

CEO - Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Born in Allahabad Sh SC Sinha grew up in Lucknow.He has a post graduate degree in Physics. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1975. After serving the Indian Police with distinction in various capacities for more than 37 years he retired in 2013. Of these 37 years he has spent 16 years on deputation to well known Central Police Organizations viz CBI and NIA and has spent the remaining years in his cadre state Haryana. He has also been a part of the Public Sector Undertaking environment having served as the Chief Vigilance Officer of BHEL.After having served the Indian Police loyally and with distinction for more than 37 years Sh Sinha was appointed as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for 5 years. Service in the Police and later with the NHRC has given him an unparalleled opportunity to serve the people of India and helped him develop a deep understanding of various social, economic and cultural issues our country is faced with.

Sh Sinha has headed the National Investigation Agency for more than three years in its formative years. Under his leadership NIA grew and developed into a world-class anti-terror investigation agency. It also became known for its fair and impartial investigations and for adherence to highest standards of ethics at all times. During his tenure with the NHRC he has done significant work on various social issues viz women and child rights, juvenile justice, rights of the disabled and the elderly, health, mental health right to food, social security for workers in the unorganised sector etc.

Sh Sinha has represented India in various international conferences both while in police and as a Member, NHRC. He is a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Sh Sinha has joined as CEO, KSCF in May 2019, prior to that we was heading BBA.

Executive Directors

Rakesh Senger

Executive Director, Programmes

Malathy
P. Nagasayee Malathy

Executive Director, Programmes

Dhawal Dalal
Dhawal Dalal

Executive Director, Fund Raising, KSCF

Bidhan
Bidhan Chandra Singh

Executive Director, Programmes

Directors

Shalini Khanna

HR Director, KSCF

Sr. managers

Dr Purujit Praharaj
Dr Purujit Praharaj

Sr. Manager, Research

Mr. Rakesh Senger, Executive Director, Programmes, has over 25 years of experience in child rights movement, with an expertise in advocacy, communication, lobbying, networking, fund raising and direct action to release child bonded labourers.

A law graduate from Allahabad University and Masters in Political Science, Mr. Senger started his career as a student leader and held the post of National General Secretary of Samajwadi Chhatra Parishad, which was headed by the Former Prime Minister, Late Shri Chandrashekhar.

Mr. Sengar initially joined KSCF's sister organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in the early 90s as a student leader, motivating students of Allahabad University to join the crusade against child labour.

In 1995, he was elected as the secretary of BBA's Uttar Pradesh State Committee. He then moved to Delhi where he was made a member of National Executive Committee of BBA, followed by being elected as the National Secretary of BBA in 2007.

In 1998, Mr. Senger took the position of National Campaign Coordinator at BBA and played an instrumental role in organising major campaigns, events and programmes including South Asian March against cross border child trafficking in 1996, launch of Mukti Caravan in 1997, Global March Against Child Labour in 1998, Shiksha Yatra (education march) in 2001 and South Asian March Against Child Trafficking in 2007, Assam March against Child Trafficking, and Bharat Yatra against Child Sexual Abuse in 2017.

2004 onwards, Mr. Senger also took over the work of raid and rescue operations being conducted by the Victim Assistance team of BBA and played an instrumental role in rescuing thousands of children form child labour over the years.

In 2016, he joined KSCF as director and currently holds the position of executive Director, Programmes.

Currently he is involved in strategising and implementing the Bal Mitra Mandal programme in urban slum communities to make these communities child friendly. He is also involved in strategic interventions related to programmes, campaigns and communication at KSCF.

Mr. Senger is also an expert trainer in the issues of child labour, child trafficking and child rights and has conducted numerous trainings workshops for various stakeholders including member of police department, judiciary, law enforcement agencies and others.

P. Nagasayee Malathy is among India’s leading Child ProtectionSpecialist. A highly motivated, proactive and self-driven Executive Director. Over last 30+ years she has been able to catalyze and institutionalize number of structural changes in civil society organizations and Government in overall Child Protection and development of Children. Shebrings with her enormous experience of working in South Asia and South EastAsia on various issues including gender, elderly rights, health, prevention of trafficking by promoting safe migration practices, education in elementary and secondary education as well as employable skill building among youth. Her strengths also include working under structural roots of the issues of poverty alleviation, caste system, genderinequalities and violations of rights of women and children. Through her work with number of UN agencies and funding agencies she has been able to mobilise policy and funds in favor of women and children development. She is a strong leader in leading her team in strategic planning, programme development, donor relations and retention, advocacy to protect the rights of the target audience. Her skill expertise includes strategic thinking, human resources management, CSR policy development, representing organization in country forums and infront of media. She is an aspiring person for perfection in her entire career. Adept in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility including Public Private Partnership for Promotion and Protection of rights of the target audience to ensure sustenance. She lives with her family in Delhi.

An engineer by education, entrepreneur by profession and an activist professional by heart, Dhawal Dalal studied Electronics & Communications at Delhi College of Engineering, and after 2 corporate engagements in 4 years, founded and ran a successful Public Limited company for a period of over 27 years. He then sold his business to answer the calling of his heart and joined hands with Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi to lend support for the fight against child exploitation. As Executive Director – Strategic Engagements, Dhawal is responsible for Resource Generation, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives. He is most passionate about travelling and socializing.

Bidhan Chandra Singh, Executive Director of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, has over 20 years of experience in the social and environment sector. He has experience in designing campaigns and strategic action in the area of climate change, child protection, Animal Rights, and Human Rights. He is a social scientist by training. He worked with Greenpeace for 16 years in national and international roles. He was instrumental in bringing the concept of Fail Forward in Greenpeace internationally and drafted the Accountability Framework for the organization. A Global Project Management Trainer, he has done training for organizations in 13 countries. He supported the Delhi government set up project management systems and processes for large and small projects. He was one of the lead coordinators of a countrywide campaign called Bharat Yatra of Satyarthi Movement in 2017 which has brought many policy-level changes in child protection in India.

He is currently heading the Campaigns Team, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. His current work involved guiding Campaigns and Communication teams focused on local, national and global action for bringing sustainable changes in child protection. He is also one of the core team members of 100 Million for 100 Million Global Campaign.

His key interests lie in the area of community-centric campaign designing and planning. He is a trainer, moderator and facilitator. He loves singing. He can sing songs in 13 different languages

Having joined as a Receptionist in the year 1999 in the organization, I feel immense pleasure in sharing the success of my completion of 21 years of experience in BBA in September, 2020. Climbing the ladder of growth from Receptionist to HR Officer then the HR Manger and now Director Human Resource has been a long journey of challenges and experiences in different capacities. I realize that this experience is probably what made me finally reach out to a socially confident person.

Dr Purujit Praharaj is a passionate, focused and result oriented Research professional with over 16 years of experience in Development sector and served academic institutions, Government, non-government organisations and consulting firms in numerous capacities. His research expertise on various domains includes Child Rights, Child Protection, Maternal Health, Child Health, Sexual and Adolescent Health, Water Hygiene and Sanitation, Tribal Health and Development. Dr Praharaj has completed his higher education from premier institutes like Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. With multidisciplinary academic background he has expertise in developing scientific research strategies using both quantitative and qualitative research approaches and considering ethical implications associated with scientific research practice. He has led several research studies varying from small scale formative research to large scale sample surveys investigating a number of issues. Also, he has multiple publications in reputed peer reviewed national and international journals.