About Us


A humble beginning to say the least, Sshrishti first started in 2003 in the living room of its founder, Ms. Sanghamitra Bose. The organization continued to function there for almost a year, providing informal education for 50 – 60 children daily. Sshrishti, which means creation, was registered as a trust on 15th December 2003 and moved to its first rented premises in September of the following year. Since then, Sshrishti has grown steadily in the number of beneficiaries it reaches and the number of centers it runs. Now, fourteen years since its inception, Sshrishti is a credible NGO enjoying accreditation from both within India and abroad, including the Credibility Alliance and Give India. Sshrishti is a highly transparent NGO that aligns itself with international norms of good governance, as evidenced by our 2010 recognition as the Best Small NGO in North India from the Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Growth Story

With the vision to create a literate and empowered India, Sshrishti has made rapid strides in the last fourteen years. Sshrshti's beneficiaries cover states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Today there are centres offering education for the early years, digital literacy in remote areas, and for education and vocational training for women. The following graph indicates the cumulative number of children who have benefitted from Sshrishti's initiatives since 2008. The data for the first five years are unfortunately not available.

Our Management



Dr. Akanksha Chaurey



Dr. Akanksha Chaurey has over 28 years of experience in renewable energy sector with specialization in decentralised and distributed generation and has worked in more than 20 countries. She is the Chief Executive Officer of IT Power Private Limited. Akanksha completed her graduation in Physics from St. Stephens College, Delhi and then pursued her M.Sc. in Physics and M.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. In 2011, she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree by IIT Delhi for her Thesis on "Assessment and evaluation of Photovoltaic systems for rural lighting in India". She has the life time membership of Solar Energy Society of India and has been serving several expert committees and task forces on solar energy and distributed generation.

Dr. Manju Senapaty



Dr. Manju Senapaty holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Manchester (UK), and a Master in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. She brings with her vast development experience especially in the areas of education, gender studies and international finance, given her career with the Government of India, Government of UK (DFID) and the Asian Development Bank.


Our Vision

To create a literate and equitable society with every child and woman empowered to pursue their dreams.

Our Mission

To provide an education fostering social equity, inclusive development, effective economic and public participation.