Ridhi Aggarwal

Ridhi is the co-founder of Swatantra Talim, a non-profit working in alternative education in the interior villages of Uttar Pradesh, India, since ​​July 2013.The organisation’s vision is co-create every village as a “”Center of Innovation”” and every child as an “”Innovator”” facilitating social change. The children are in the age group of 6 to 1​6 years with whom efforts are made to enhance their scientific temper through hands-on and contextual pedagogy,

Ridhi’s focus points in the organisation are strategy, curriculum, and training. A graduate from Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University), Ridhi is a post-graduate in education and commerce from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and Delhi School of Economics.

Passionate about working with children and devise engagement tools that co-create a learning environment for their joyful experience, Ridhi is also an avid storyteller and origami lover. She has been instrumental in co-creating maker-spaces in public, private schools and non-formal learning centres.

Before Swatantra Talim, she worked for six years in corporates, NGOs, and schools like Times of India, Edelweiss Capital, Nalanda (Lucknow), and Sahyadri School (Krishnamurthi Foundation India). She has been a Wipro Seeding Fellow since 2017.