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Dr. Vasavvi Acharjya, LL.B, PhDAn Early Childhood Education Expert | Edupreneur | Social Activist | Mentor | Child Rights Enthusiast |Author| Multi-Awardee

Founder and Managing Director: Inner I Foundation Pvt. Ltd. (IIFPL)| Tender Petals Preschool Chain | My Preschool at Home|Tender Day Care | Dream Catchers

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)

Entrepreneur and Leader

Dr. Vasavvi has been working in the domain of Early Childhood Education for the past two decades. She hails from Guwahati, Assam the gateway to the scenic North East of India, and is an alumnusof 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 simultaneouslyTender 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 multitudeof educators to teach children in their early years. Tender Daycare, is a second home for children of working parents and Dream Catchers workshops and seminarshave trained adolescents in different skill sets (21st century) needed to be ‘Future Ready.’ My Preschool at Home, is a home-schooling solution for preschoolers.

Her edupreneurial journey isan inspiring story for many, enabling a lot of men and women alike, to start their own edupreneurial ventures and plunge into their entrepreneurial journey.Dr. Vasavvi has made it possible for them to maketheir dreams come true. Every year a number of peopleget associated with IIFPL andhave grown into a strong vibrant group of motivated edupreneurs and education leaders.

Philanthropy and Community Leadership

Dr. Vasavvi believes that "Life is not only about procuring, but it is also equally about giving back to the society." In all these years she has worked towards the empowerment of Children and Women from the disadvantaged sections of the society and has played the role of a mentor and hand holder for many.

She is actively associated with NGO’sand Organizations working with children and conducts 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-basedworkshops with children from the economically weaker sections of the society. Early Child Development Forum (ECDF) aninitiative 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 andeconomically disadvantaged sections of society.Her dream project Nava Uday, SishuSiksha 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.


Dr. Vasavvi’s passion for early childhood education and writing inspired her to write her maidenbook THE FIRST 5 YEARS ~Demystifying the crucial period of parenting, which is widely read by young parents and ECE enthusiasts.


Dr. Vasavvi took the initiative to start an education journal for early childhood educators and ECE enthusiasts in 2018. Since then she donned the hat of CEO and Editor, ED CLAN Empowering Educators, Nurturing Young Minds~ a quarterlyeducation journal published byECDF and DN Acharya Foundation for Children and Women Welfare which has a 10,000 plus global readership.

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 2020Female 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

2022: Winner of WOW (Women With Wings) Awards on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 

2022: Holder of World Record of the Earth 2022 by Golden Book of the Earthon13th March 2022

2022: Awarded CHANGEMAKER IN SCHOOLS by CED at Delhi on 12th March 2022


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

Organisational Awards and Accolades: Early Child Development Forum

2022: Awarded for being the Education and Training Social Enterprise by EKK UPDESH in association with MINISTRY OF AYUSH and FIT INDIA at the Education Excellence Conclave held in January, at Delhi

2022: ECDF is honoured with the EMOTION OF HONOUR in the ECC Awards 2022 in association with MINISTRY OF AYUSH and FIT INDIA at the Education Excellence Conclave held on 25th June, at Delhi


Dr. Vasavvi has been the

  • Advisory Committee Member for the Services Sector, Education, at NERES Summit 1.0, North East Region Entrepreneur Summit 1.0,organised by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship in association with North Eastern Council, Govt. Of India and FINER at Guwhati in 2020
  • Ex Trainer at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Guwahati.
  • Ex-Working Committee Member FICCI FLO NE Chapter
  • Ex-Editor FLO Magazine NE Chapter.
  • Editor of Magazines and Journals and freelance writer and blogger.
  • A spirited traveller, painter and an art enthusiast.

To know more visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasavvi-acharjya





Reach her at: [email protected] , [email protected]

+91 98640 39655/ 98642 33332


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.