Rudrani Dasgupta

Programme Officer at ActionAid | Consultant, Education, Child Rights and Development |

Kolkata Area, India

public speaking Experience Working with Children Education & Training Personality Development Student Counseling Youth Leadership Social Sciences Youth Mentoring Critical Thinking
I am a Masters graduate in Children's Rights and Childhood from University College London. I have worked in the education and development sector for the past 6 years now. Currently working with the international non-profit ActionAid, I have worked as a mentor, life-skills trainer and teacher with organisations like DebateMate (London) and the ESU (United Kingdom) and Druk School (Ladakh, Kashmir). I can give you tailored advice on career/education in the development and education sectors and the social sciences. I can also help you with public speaking and presentation skills.

Programme Officer at ActionAid India

Nov 2016 - Present

I manage various rights-based development projects with vulnerable communities around the state of West Bengal. My role also includes multi-level advocacy with various stakeholders including the government, civil society organisations and academics on pressing issues of poverty alleviation, human rights entitlements, education, livelihood and skillbuilding.

Mentor at DebateMate and The English Speaking Union, London

Oct 2015 - Aug 2016

Conducted workshops on public speaking, debating and argumentation for children in various schools and charities in the United Kingdom.

Research Fellow at Institute of Foreign Policy Studies

Jan 2015 - Apr 2014

Authored a detailed research paper documenting youth identity and education in Ladakh (Indian Kashmir) through an account of sustained engagement with the people and institutions of the region.

Aftercare Caseworker at Justice and Care

Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

Worked for the rights and rehabilitation of young survivors of human trafficking.

Pastoral Care Coordinator and Teacher at Druk School, Ladakh

Apr 2011 - Jul 2013

Conducted workshops on Human Rights, life-skills (public speaking, critical thinking and personality development) and counselling sessions with students. Taught social sciences and English to the senior students.

Work Exchange Fellow at Pravah and VSO

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

Selected as a full-time work exchange fellow to work on community development projects based in both London and Rajasthan for a period of three months each.


Sociology at University College London

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

I was awarded a full scholarship (Centenary Scholarship) for my Masters degree at University College, London (Institute of Education) in the Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights.

B.A English Literature at Jadavpur University

Jul 2007 - Jul 2010

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