Manthan is a team of local villagers, many who have worked at SWRC, Tilonia or studied at the night schools run by Manthan and Barefoot College.
Tejaram is the co-ordinator of Manthan since 1998. He worked as a night school teacher Barefoot College, Tilonia while he was studying at University. He also worked on accounts and education in the SWRC in Nallu. He worked at the education section in Tilonia where he initiated a science exhibition of everyday life in a mobile van; visiting different villages and explaining to children and adults about basic items and processes. Later on, he worked as the Education Co-ordinator and Development Co-ordinator at SWRC Management Group. He also contested the local government elections in his village. He is also a member of the SWRC core group, the advisory body (block level) of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan and the District Co-ordination Committee.
Suraj Mal- Field and Education Co-ordinator
Suraj is working at Manthan since 2009 and co-ordinates all the educational and field programmes. He has studied till 8th standard. He began his teaching career at a night school in 1989 at Tilonia and various other SWRCs in the area. Later, he worked as an Education Coordinator in the Lok Zumbish programme. He has also worked in Health Awareness programmes in different villages while also being a member of Gram Vikas Navuyak Mandal in his village, Mundoti. He was also a ward panch of the gram panchayat. He was also a part of the organisation Lapodiya-dudh
Pusaram Meghwal- Volunteering and Water Co-ordinator; Public Relations Officer
Pusaram joined Manthan in 2012. He has studied till 9th standard. He was Barefoot College from 1984-1994. From 1995-2005 he ran a general store and tent house in village Kotri. From 2007-2012 he was the chairman of the Gram Seva Sehkari Samiti, Kotri and also the Board Member of the Marketing Society, Kishangarh
Hariram Meghwal- Creche and Health Co-ordinator
Hariram joined Manthan in 2009. He completed his B.A and is currently pursuing his M.A. Earlier at Manthan, he worked on education awareness programmes and ‘Youth Pocket’- a youth micro-finance initiative. Prior to joining Manthan, Hari worked at a private tax company.
Gordhan is the accountant at Manthan. He joined Manthan in 2001. Prior to this, Gordan worked at the SWRC (Barefoot College) field centre in Singla. He studied at the Night School up to primary level (5th standard) and continued his studies at a government school up to 8th standard.
Ummed Singh- Assistant Accountant; Computer Operations
Ummed joined Manthan in 2014. He completed his M.A in History and Political Science. Prior to joining Manthan, Ummed worked Tilonia Shodh Evam Vikas Santhan, Nallu
Kamla Devi- Women’s Committee and Guest House Co-ordinator
Kamla Devi joined Manthan in 2005. Although illiterate, she works with women’s groups in different while also managing the Manthan’s campus, fields and cattle. Kamla manages Manthan’s campus, fields and cattle. She attended a night school in Ralawatta till 5th standard. Prior to joining Manthan, she worked in the agricultural fields and with cattle.
Kaji Devi-Mess Co-ordinator
Kaji joined Manthan in 2014. She is responsible for all mess and food related work. Prior to this, Kaji worked at the SWRC in Kotri and Brijpura where she looked after the creche programmes. Later on she joined Barefoot College, Tilonia
Sita Devi- Librarian
Sita joined Manthan in 2016. She has studied till 8th standard. Prior to joining Manthan, she worked at the government aganwadi.
Manthan Shikshan Sansthan Academy, Kotri
Rooparam joined the Manthan Girl’s School in 2015. He teaches Maths and Hindi at the secondary level and English for the lower classes. Prior to this, Rooparam taught in a private school in Parbatsar. He has completed his B.ed. He is currently pursuing his M.A.
Madan Lal Meghwal- Teacher
Madan Lal joined Manthan in 2000. For several years he worked as a teacher in his village Gudda (Nagaur) while also educating people on different social issues. On joining Manthan, he worked at the Day School in Balaji ki Dhani. In 2009, he became a teacher at the Manthan Girl’s School. He hold a B.A in Political Science. He teaches English, Hindi, Environment and Science.
Suraj Tailor- Teacher
Suraj joined the Manthan Girl’s School in 2010. She has finished her B.A and is currently pursuing her M.A. She teaches Social Sciences, Maths and Hindi at the school
Nandaram Meghwal- Teacher
Nandaram joined the Manthan Girl’s School in 2013. He has completed his B.A. He teaches English and Sanskrit at the school