GITANJALI BABBAR
GITANJALI BABBAR
Founder/Director, Kat-Katha

Gitanjali graduated with Journalism (Hons) from Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University with a degree in journalism and has a post-graduation in development communications from Jamia Milia Islamia University. She received a Gandhi Fellowship in 2010, a two-year leadership program and 2013 Laureate Global Fellowship.
While studying, she was involved with National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) where she got a chance to closely work with eunuchs.

Six years ago, she founded Kat-Katha, a nonprofit that’s quietly been transforming G.B. Road brothels into classrooms, community centers, and safe spaces for trafficked women and their children to learn, explore creative arts, and come alive with a sense of connection, expression, and possibility.

Gitanjali spoke at TEDx platforms and was the on-air contest winner (Theme-Delhi ke Heroes) at Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM’s ‘FLAT 983’ and accomplished several prestigious awards including L’oreal Paris Femina Women Award, Times Now Amazing Indian Award, Zee TV Fempowerment, Mahindra Rise Award, and so on. She is on a mission to make GB Road a street of love!

SUNIDHI SINHA
SUNIDHI SINHA
Project Manager, Maitri Meals

Sunidhi met the Kat-Family in the summer of 2017. Since then, Kat has become a second home to her. At the time of joining, she was eager to learn, explore and push her boundaries. As times have passed, she has taken up responsible roles in Kat. As a core team member, Sunidhi at the moment leads the Maitri Meal project.

ANITA KASHYAP
ANITA KASHYAP
Coordinator, Field Research & Relationship Building

One of the senior members of the organization, Anita brings with her alot of work experience. She’s previously worked as an educator for young kids, has helped in projects running for women’s development and self help groups. Before joining Kat, she was part of a non-profit creating HIV Aids awareness. Due to her knack for picking up conversations, she becomes perfect for the field team.

KAPIL SINGH
KAPIL SINGH
Dance Teacher, Bridge School at GB Road

Kapil got acquainted with the Kat family on their annual festival, Kat-Kalrav about 4 years ago. Due to the vibe Kalrav had, Kapil joined them as a full time dance teacher. Through dancing he explored his own potential, the potential of the children at Kat and helped them in making Kat’s own dance team! Not only does he teach them dance, he inculcates in the students passion, hardworking spirit and humility. He’s well known in Kat-circles for his graceful movements, and runs his own Youtube channel where he does professional dance videos.

ASEEM SHARMA
ASEEM SHARMA
Coordinator, Bridge School at GB Road

Aseem, a graduate in Physics Hons joined Kat-Katha last year in November. An educator by profession, Aseem has played crucial roles in Kat-projects. Aseem has at a micro-level looked after older students academic progress, execution of Kat’s events and has provided support in testing areas.

As Kat-Katha has evolved, so has Aseem’s understanding of himself and his role in Kat’s journey. The road seems to have made a strong connection inside Aseem and he enjoys how he is able to bring new things to the table.

ASMITA KATTI
ASMITA KATTI
Coordinator, Field Research & Relationship Building

Asmita joined Kat in the winter of 2017. Originally from Karnataka, this was the first time Asmita had started working in the North. Having worked with NGOs in Bombay earlier, it took her no time to settle into Kat’s family. Due to her boldness and exploratory nature, she was perfect for leading the Field Team. Currently, she guides volunteers in making Rishton ka Safarnama a success. Asmita is known for her sweetness!

VANITA CHANDOK
VANITA CHANDOK
Cook, Maitri Meals

Vanita joined the Kat family in September of 2018. She has taken up the role of the Head Chef and preparation expert, for the maitri meals project. It is her flavours that people taste in the food Maitri Meals prepares. Surpassing challenges due to age, she provides that drive the project requires to maintain a regular flow.

SANGEETA
SANGEETA
Cook, Maitri Meals

Sangeeta joined Kat about 3 years ago. Initially she was part of the creativity team, making books, rakhis and dias. She was also part of the pilot Maitri Meals project. Her son studies at the bridge school and is a personal favorite of the Kat-Family. She feels Kat brings her that happiness which she was trying to look for. In the Kat circles, Sangeeta is known for her mouth watering food!

NEETU
NEETU
Cook, Maitri Meals

Neetu joined Kat-Katha around 3 years ago. She belongs to those tribes where dancing is a family profession. In the beginning, she was reluctant to leave her comfort zone, but soon enough Kat had pulled her into its family. At the moment, Neetu takes up orders for Maitri Meals. Since she has joined the project, she’s realised her strengths: time management, efficiency. In the Kat family, she’s known to be a team player, taking up responsibilities when others are unavailable.

SUPPORT TEAM

SUHAIL KHAN
SUHAIL KHAN

Suhail met the founders as a tiny kid, with big eyes and mischeif painted all over his face. He has seen Kat find it’s space on the road, moving from one office to the other. Like a seed planted in soil, Suhail has found his muse in dance through Kat. Now he manages The Mystical Movers, maintains his very own YouTube channel and can groove to all beats.

KUNAL KUMAR
KUNAL KUMAR

Kunal came to Kat-Katha as a young boy. One of the first student of the bridge school, he has developed his skills due to a variety of people who have taught him through the years. Currently, he’s is one of the older students in Activity Centre. Kunal has a keen interest in dance as a means of expression. He believed that dance is a good platform to boost self love and hopes to spread positive vibes throughout GB Road through this art.

Mentors

Hari Varma
Hari Varma
Ex-Para (Special Forces), Indian Army

Ex-Para (Special Forces), Indian Army
Financial Consultant at Kat-Katha

Anar Patel
Anar Patel
Founder, Gramshree & Craftroots

Businesswoman, Social Worker
Founder, Gramshree & Craftroots

Jayesh Patel
Jayesh Patel
Co-Founder, Manav Sadhna

Co-Founder, Manav Sadhna
Harijan Sewak Sangh, ESI Sugadh, Moved By Love

Sunil Savara
Sunil Savara
Co-Founder, GAP

Founder, Head Held High & Mission Impossible Leaders Program
Co-Founder, GAP

Manisha Dahad
Manisha Dahad
Founder, GAP

Founder, GAP
Co-Founder, Mission Impossible Leaders Program

Mukesh Anand
Mukesh Anand
Spiritual Leader

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