Educator | Blogger | Children’s Author
Vaishali started her journey with NGOs in the Mumbai slums, teaching (and learning from) underprivileged and bright young minds. She went on to be a part of national level education campaigns, completed her training at British Council and volunteered with adults and teenagers as a spoken English trainer. She is a trained, high school Biology & French teacher with experience across education boards in India. Passion towards inclusive education prodded her to do her diploma in learning disabilities and she has worked closely with differently-abled children. She blogs about early learning and Montessori parenting on ammatoday.com and strongly believes that nurturing the children of today is the only way towards creating a peaceful and progressive society. This was also the crux of her TedX speech in Chennai. Her books, ‘Mammas and Pappas in the Wild’, celebrate the spirit of parenthood and love, while drawing parallels with wildlife.
With children out of school, physical distancing as the new norm, and children’s rights under threat, the new world order has “turned back the clock” on years of progress made on children’s well-being. However, it’s not all bad. As a human race, we’ve been built to adapt: we’ve seen a tipping point in technology-enabled education and the promise of a new education policy in our country.