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At The Lighthouse Project, we believe that volunteering is one of the most important and transformative experiences one can witness. We started our program in August 2013 with the goal of building a strong culture of volunteering in India.
Trishya Screwvala founded The Lighthouse Project with the aim of creating structured and accessible platforms for volunteering. She believes that service is not just a duty but an extraordinary opportunity, and is passionate about creating an environment conducive to volunteering, both within and outside of the social sector.
Trishya is also trustee of The Swades Foundation, which is committed to rural empowerment through interventions in water, health, agriculture, livelihood and education and currently touches 2.5 lac people across Maharashtra. A graduate from USC's Peter Stark Producing Program, Trishya is also pursuing her passion for film by producing documentaries, including "Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told" that premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and "Meet the Patels", winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and Traverse Film Festival Audience Award.
Trishya is a trained ballet dancer under the Royal Academy of Dance. She is an avid diver, a Vipassana meditator and an active member of New Acropolis, an international organization dedicated to philosophy, culture and volunteering.
Myron Anthony is Program Manager at The Lighthouse Project. He has a Bachelors Degree in Commerce with a specialisation in Management from Mumbai University. Post this, he has completed the Instructional Design Course by Metamorphs Training Academy and holds a Diploma in Counseling (Person Centered Therapy) from ADMI - Goa.
Myron is a professional with a passion for Social Empowerment and loves to design and execute programs that equip people to lead empowered lives. He has a collective experience of 10 years in corporate training & content development, process analysis & improvement and operations with companies like First Source, ICICI Prudential, Aptech Training Solutions, Mexus Education and Aditya Birla.
His hobbies include social work, reading, travel and photography.
Madhura is a Communications and Outreach Executive at The Lighthouse Project. She did her Bachelors in Economics and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Communication for Development from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.
She started her career interning with NABARD to video document rural success stories in various states of North India. She has worked at the EdelGive Foundation where she managed communications and in-house campaigns and handled the execution of employee volunteering programmes at various NGOs in Mumbai. She has also been with the Barefoot College in Rajasthan where she worked on streamlining their Creche Programme to aid daily wage earning women workers.
Madhura takes an avid interest in street photography and loves to travel and explore new places, cultures and cuisines. She is currently trying to keep her resolution of watching at least one film everyday.
Neha Chattopadhyay is a Program Coordinator at The Lighthouse Project. Neha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Mumbai and recently pursued her Masters in Social Work from the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan.
Upon graduation, she joined the Akanksha Foundation as a teacher and since then, she has concentrated her efforts on working with children and women. She has interned with organizations like SNEHA, Apnalaya and Cuddles Foundation and was also a part of an educational project run by Nirmala Niketan at their centre in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. Her work with children ranges from education to child healthcare and wellness. She also started a student run magazine in college titled- ‘NEEV’ (The foundation) that was a platform for student writers to express their views on different social and current issues.
Neha enjoys dancing and reading is her soul food and her biggest de-stressor. She also has three kittens who are her biggest comfort.
Jeni Justin is a Program Coordinator at The Lighthouse Project. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai.
Jeni began her career as an intern with the Modern Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (MESCO), which concentrates in providing medical aid, educational aid and general aid. Thereafter, she interned at the CHILDLINE India Foundation where she conducted sessions in schools to create awareness amongst the children about child sexual abuse. Her stint at SeSTA, Assam focused on skill development of rural women in Ulubari, New Bongaigaon.
In her free time, Jeni enjoys listening to music, reading and going on spontaneous adventure trips with friends.