The Trustees

Aasraa’s Board of Trustees

Shaila Brijnath, Chair

Shaila’s degree is in Education. She worked as a European Equity Trader in London Paris and New York. She was a member of the New York and London Stock Exchanges. She left Investment Banking to follow her dream of returning to India to work with underprivileged children. She founded the Aasraa Trust in 2009 to educate and nurture slum and street children.


Neelu Khanna, Secretary

Neelu is a social activist working for educational opportunity for economically deprived children. Based in Dehradun, she organized cancer screening camps for the underprivileged, volunteered with Raphael for 3 years and now supports several projects which work with children from poor backgrounds with Udayan, John Martyn Memorial Trust and HindSka Trust.
A qualified teacher, she co-initiated Street Smart and  is now focusing on the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) program for structuring the academic program for children outside the school system.

Aditi P Kaur

Aditi started out with a career in Hotel Management which she left to join the social sector more than 15 years ago. She worked at Shri Bhuveneshwari Mahila Ashram in Tehri ,Uttarakhand where she got her experience in working for the community. In 2003 she was one of the founding members of the Mountain Children’s Foundation that works with children and focuses on child participation and child rights in the state of Uttarakhand. She is also the Director of CHILDLINE an emergency helpline for children in Dehradun.