Dr. Vasavvi Acharjya, LL.B, PhDis an Early Childhood Education Expert, Edupreneur, Social Activitst, Mentor, Child Rights Enthusiast, Author and Multi-Awardee.
Founder and Managing Director: Inner I Foundation Pvt. Ltd. (IIFPL)
Founding Chairperson: Early Child Development Forum (ECDF) & D N Acharya Foundation for Children and Women Welfare (DNAF) and Child Education and Research Development Centre (CEDRC)
Co Founder and Director: Lokal Business Network (LBN)
Entrepreneur and Leader
Dr. Vasavvi has been working in the domain of Early Childhood Education for the past two decades. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Inner I Foundation Pvt. Ltd. the parent company of Tender Petals (preschool chain),Tender Day Care, Early Childhood Educators Training, Dream Catchers ~a skill development initiative for adolescents, ReevEd Solutions an education consultancy for aspiring edupreneurs and VASSU Talent Search.
Tender Petals preschool chain has its presence in different parts of the country with successfully running centres.IIFPL Early Childhood Educators Training Program has empowered multitudeeducators 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 sets of skills needed to be ‘Future Ready.’ VASSU Talent search is another vertical, to assess academic and non academic talents of adoloscents.
Her edupreneurial journey is an inspiring story for many, enabling a lot of men and women alike, to start into their own edupreneurial venture and plunge into their entrepreneurial journey. Dr. Vasavvi has made it possible for them to make their dreams come true. Every year a number of people get associated with IIFPL and have grown into a strong vibrant group of motivated edupreneurs.
Philanthropy and Community Leadership
Dr. Vasavvi has worked towards empowerment of Children and Women from the underprivileged sections of the society and has played the role of a mentor and hand holder for many.
She is actively associated with NGO’s and Organizations working with children and conduct voluntary workshops with them. Through her initiative DN Acharya Foundation for Children and Women Welfare, Dr. Vasavvi along with her team members, has conducted several skill based workshops with children from the economically weaker sections of the society. Early Child Development Forum (ECDF) an initiative of the DN Acharya Foundation, endeavours to bring a quantum change in the Early Childhood learning pedagogy, by bringing in the innovation and best practices in ECE and enabling the stakeholders to work towards this goal. ECDF has been doing quantum work through its various programs. ECDF also aspires to provide early childhood education and care to children from the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society. Her dream project Naba Uday, Sishu Siksha Vikash Abhiyan, Spreading the Light of Knowledge, was launched in Nov 2020 to provide basic education facilities to children from the rural and backward areas. DNA Foundation also works towards empowering women and has mentored many women entrepreneurs in the NE Region of India.
She is the Co Founder and Chairperson of Lokal Business Network (LBN)which holds a vision create an eco-system and the right environment for promoting economic empowerment of the local people today and for the generations to come, with the: Vision - To build a successful networking model to support the local and indigenous businessmen/entrepreneurs, Mission - To generate sustainable sales model through referral model for all members, Goal - To reach out to entrepreneurs/ businessmen from different fields and imbibe in them the networking model for local economic upscale.
She has authored the book THE FIRST 5 YEARS ~Demystifying the crucial period of parenting, which is her debut book on parenting.
CEO and Editor, ED CLAN Empowering Educators, Nurturing Young Minds-a quarterly education journal published by DN Acharya Foundation for Children and Women Welfare.
Awards & Accolades
2016:Dr. Vasavi Acharya received the ‘Women Leadership Achievement Award’, conferred by World Women Leadership Congress and Awards, at Taj Lands End, Bandra Mumbai in 2016. The World Women Leadership Congress and Awards host the annual World Women Leadership Awards to identify and celebrate the outstanding leadership and achievements demonstrated by Women leaders that are reflected by the distinct innovations and initiatives brought by them in various public, private and philanthropic sectors
2018:She was conferred ‘The Exceptional Women Of Excellence Award’ by ALL LADIES LEAGUE and WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM in February 2018, for her contribution in the domain of early childhood education
2020: She received Kingmaker Leadership Award in recognition of the Early Child Development Forum initiative, by the Kingmaker Group, National Sahitya Academy, supported by Prakriti Suraksha Parishad and IIEM in January 2020, for her remarkable contribution to the upliftment of the downtrodden people of Assam/ North East India
2020:Award of Honour: Panelist/ Awardee in AINE International Conference on Ethics in Health Care: Multidisciplinary Approaches held in February 2020 at Guwahati
2020: JCI Business Icon Honours 2020 – Female Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded on 5 th March 2020
2021: Awarded SDP IIWA ICONIC INTERNATIONAL WOMEN 2021(Top 100) in recognition of her Outstanding Performance in all her Endeavours
Organisational Awards and Accolades: Tender Petals
2018: India Leadership Awards -THE BEST PRESCHOOL CHAIN OF NE INDIA
2019: ECA Hall of Fame Awards- TOP 50 Franchised Preschools In Asia
2019: Indian Education Awards- THE BEST PRESCHOOL CHAIN
2019: FORBES INDIA featured Tender Petals in their issue GREATEST INDIAN PRESCHOOLS 2019-20
2020: Awarded the BEST PRESCHOOL CHAIN IN INDIA in the ECDF PINNACLE EDUCATION AWARDS 2020 (2nd EDITION) a virtual event held on 20th Oct 2020
2021: Awarded for its OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION IN EARLY YEARS OF EDUCATION by Ekk Updesh at Education Excellence Conclave held in June 2021
Dr. Vasavvi has been the
Mr. Debajit Bora,, a real estate developer by profession has made transition into the domain of education, to enable children get quality education in their early childhood years.
Mr. Debajit Bora is a builder of repute and has many landmark complexes in Guwahati to his credit. He is the Director of Magnum Builders. Presently he is holding the post of Joint Secretary AREIDA (Assam Real Estate and Infrastructure Developers’ Association), Guwahati. Mr. Bora is the Treasurer of Debendra Nath Acharya Memorial Trust and has been involved in social work for the past many years.
He is also involved with many social organizations that work for the welfare of street children, women and the economically weak section of the society.