Avantika Taneja

Avanti joined the charity in October 2020 to support our team to deliver on our primary and secondary school engagement strategy for the Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures platforms.

The span of Avanti’s career has been about engaging children and young people in a complex world and making it accessible, working in a range of small charities with big heart and big impact, both in the UK and in New York City.  She has managed, developed and grown several life skills, social action, employability and financial literacy programmes, local and national, with the support of teacher champions that make it happen on the ground.  She has relished directly delivering workshops to young people aged 8-18 and harnessing the support of employee volunteers in all of these causes.  She has an academic background in anthropology, child development and migration studies and in her creative life writes children’s fiction to imagine the world through their eyes.