Sunday, March 12, 2017

GPM Welcomes Subhash L. Mahale as Educational Field Officer for the Love2Learn Program

Subhash Mahale
Mr. Subhash L. Mahale has joined the GPM team as Educational Field Officer for the GPM Love2Learn Program in the village of Ashte in Dahanu Taluka in the Palghar district in Maharashtra, India.

Mr. Mahale, a 31-year-old father of two who holds a BA in humanities as well as a Teaching Diploma, was born and raised in Ashte village. A member of the progressive Konkana tribe, he is passionate about education and social change, and is a veteran community organizer. He has been a program coordinator on issues of women’s empowerment, health care, and children’s education, He has many interests, from sports like Kabbadi, Kho Kho, or Cricket, to dancing the Gauri Dance or Adivasi Tarpa dance typical tribal folk dances of the area.

“We are thrilled to have Subhash on our team,” said Kenneth Dsouza, GPM Director in India. “His
Subhash and a village class
wealth of experience, combined with his deep knowledge of the region and connections with the people, make him a wonderful asset to the organization. I am sure that with his help, we will continue to make significant development inroads improving the lives of the families and children in the area.”

Mr. Mahale’s duties will include:  Daily supervision of the Love2Learn classes and the Ashte English Pre-school in all aspects of education, nutrition and health care;  Implementation of the ASHTEgreen12 farmers program; Welcoming visitors, volunteers, donors and well-wishers; Organizing events such as Love2Learn Annual Day, Farmer’s meetings, Surveys for the English Nursery Pre-school; and Liaising with local educational authorities, government officials and health officers.

GPM offers a warm welcome to Subhash as he joins the GPM India family!

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