Our Team

Kendra Nayak

Name: Surajbhai Shah
Role: Leader of Centre
Aim: Create a vision for Kendra, communicate that vision effectively across the organisation and deliver that vision by using all the resource available. 
  • Ensure all key stakeholders of Kendra understand what we are trying to achieve and how they can support.
  • Mentor the 18+ age group, maximise the senior resource available and bring old volunteers back in.
  • Have complete knowledge of anything planned for Kendra (from Leadership, SS or EC) and ensuring they are suitable for our baalako.
  • Run regular Leadership, Senior and Parent Meetings to keep everyone updated.
  • Represent Kendra and baalako at Baal Pravuti, SS and EC meetings.
Kendra Nayabs

Name: Akrutiben Shah, Kishanbhai Doshi and Snehaben Varshani
Role: Deputy Leaders of Kendra
Aim: Ensure the development and engagement of our workforce and baalako and drive the Kendra vision through the activities that we give our baalako. 
  • Knowing the 14-18 year olds on a personal basis, be their first port of call and work on their development.
  • Ensure the activities at Kendra are challenging, engaging and exciting.
  • Working with Kendra Handlers on a weekly basis in terms of the logistics of the timetable.
  • Ensuring the Kendra Handlers are aware of each activity in detail, reasons behind the activities, aims and objectives, and general logistics i.e. timings, areas, handlers, wet weather plans etc.
  • Drive the Kendra Handlers to take ownership of Kendra.
  • Responsible for ensuring the term’s aims and objectives are being met. 


Indu and Subash Gooch Leads

Name:  Nikitaben Shah
Role: Leader
Aim: Create 
  • Follow 

Gooch Coordinators

Name: Niravbhai Shah
Role: Lead  
Aim: Get  
  • Coordinate 

Devchand Talim Coordinator

Name: Niravbhai Shah
Role: Lead the Talim (Training) for our 12 - 14 year olds
Aim: Get the baalako bonding together, introduce the baalako to what shishukunj is and start to develop a skill set which they can apply when they get to workforce. 
  • Coordinate with the Finchley Kendra Devchand Talim Coordinator to ensure consistency between both Kendras as per the Baalako Development Plan.
  • Devise a plan for the year in terms of the content that will be covered and who will handle the sessions - ensure there is an appropriate balance of practical and theoretical sessions. 
  • Contact handlers (including Karyakars and Senior Talimi Karyakars who do not come to Kendra regularly) and ensure you review their sessions before delivery at Kendra. 
  • Ensure the gooch is ready to enter the workforce. 
  • Coordinate and run (with the Finchley Devchand Talim Coordinator) the bi-annual Talim Initiation Weekend in terms of content and delivery. 
  • Fill out a handover document for the next coordinator so they knows what content the gooch has previously covered to aid them with planning. 

Gujarati Head Teacher

Name: Ameetbhai Shah
Age: 
Role: Head Teacher of Gujarati at Harrow Kendra
Aim: Responsible for the internal organisation and management of the Gujarati classes at the school and the direction of how we deliver Gujarati as an organisation.
  • Manage Gujarati Teachers and Helpers in terms of their plans and delivery, but also their welfare. 
  • Support the GCSE class in terms of their studies and signing up for exams. 
  • Create and implement new Gujarati initiatives.
  • Discuss with the Kendra Nayak baalako who are disinterested in Gujarati and what the action should be. 
CABS Coordinator

Name: Sajniben Shah
Role: Leader 
Aim: Create 
  • Follow

Workforce Welfare Coordinator

Name: Niravbhai Shah
Role: Lead
Aim: Get   
  • Coordinate

Vallabh Talim Coordinator

Name: Rishavbhai Punatar
Role: Lead the Talim (Training) for our 14+ year olds
Aim: Get the workforce to start to question their strengths, build on their weaknesses through the training programme and start to bond together as one unit.  
  • Coordinate with the Kendra Nayak to ensure content is relevant as per the Baalako Development Plan.
  • Devise a plan for the term(s) in terms of the content that will be covered and who will handle the sessions - ensure there is an appropriate balance of practical and theoretical sessions. 
  • Contact handlers (including Karyakars and Senior Talimi Karyakars who do not come to Kendra regularly) and ensure you review their sessions before delivery at Kendra. 
  • Ensure sessions are relevant for the new workforce members as well as those who have had multiple years of talim. Check in with the Kendra Nayabs to see the relevance to Kendra activities. 
  • Fill out a handover document for the next coordinator so they knows what content the gooch has previously covered to aid them with planning.
     
Big Projects Coordinator: Spiritual Sessions, Baalsabha and IJKD

Name: Vishaybhai Patel, Parasbhai Shah and Saritaben Mehta
Role: Lead the Spiritual Sessions Team
Aim: Get the baalako to engage with spirituality, religion and philosophy.  
  • Coordinate with the Kendra Nayak to ensure content is relevant as per the Baalako Development Plan.
  • Devise a plan for the term(s) in terms of the content.
  • Ensure sessions are relevant for the baalako and engaging. 

ShiPA Lead

Name: Saumeetbhai Shah
Age: 
Role: Harrow Kendra Lead of the Shishukunj Parents Association
Aim: Lead the organisation and management of Parent support at Kendra. 
  • Parking, Choki and Nasto Support.
  • Gujarati Helpers – Support in the Gujarati lessons.
  • Engagement – Engage the old and new parents that we have to volunteer. 

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