Board of Trustees
Sanjay (Dev) Barrot
From the inception of Learning Space in 2006, founder Nitin Orayan envisioned bringing rural educated youth to be the forefront of rural transformation as leaders of change. In the very first capacity building program, conducted for 25 village-based Ganeshpuri graduates in May 2005, he had offered participants the choice to voluntarily & willingly serve rural education. Some of them were the pioneer project planners, implementers, supervisors & monitors, when LSF was formalized into a Public Charitable Trust in the year 2006.
Ganpat Patil joined LSF as a driver for the school van in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. In 2014-20, infrastructure projects for village Anganwadis and Zilla Parishad schools extended to several sub-districts in Thane and Palghar. He patiently tackled challenges in the completion of these projects by offering on-the-spot solutions. In the pandemic, he went out of his way to support families that were in severe distress, and sent grocery bags, food and other necessities to remote locations. In essence, Ganpat Patil stands tall as a social worker, supporting every project with grit and determination, and ensuring that every task is completed on time to the beneficiary's satisfaction.
Yogita Jadhav hails from a very difficult background. She was born and brought up in a family from an underprivileged community, in an interior village of the Bhiwandi Taluka. Without sufficient financial support for her higher education, Yogita struggled to complete her Diploma and ultimately her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), facing significant hardship along the way.