Dr. Vasavi Acharya
State President, Assam Education Council
Dr. Vasavvi has been working in the domain of Early Childhood Education for more than the past two decades. She hails from Guwahati, Assam the gateway to the scenic North East of India, and is an alumnus of Miranda House, Delhi University. Dr. Vasavvi is an early starter, after coming back to her hometown to do something meaningful for her people, she set up a standalone preschool by the name of Sishubon. She was 24 years young then and a complete layperson when it came to her edupreneurial venture as she is a first-gen entrepreneur and had no mentor nor a support system. She faced many challenges in her journey but these hurdles only gave her an impetus to go on. In 2013, after two years of dedicated research and planning, Dr. Vasavvi launched Inner I Foundation Pvt. Ltd. and simultaneously Tender Petals preschool chain. In the consecutive years, IIFPL launched other verticles-the Tender Day Cares, Early Childhood Educators Training Program, Dream Catchers ~a skill development initiative for adolescents, ReevEd Solutions an education consultancy for aspiring edupreneurs, and My Preschool at home (home-schooling).
Tender Petals Preschool Chain has its presence in different parts of the country with successfully running centres. IIFPL’s Early Childhood Educators Training Program has empowered a multitude of educators to teach children in their early years. Tender Daycare, is a second home for children of working parents and Dream Catchers workshops and seminars have trained adolescents in different skill sets (21st century) needed to be ‘Future Ready.’