Learn more about COVID19 and get resources to help


Karnataka, South

Our work in Karnataka began over a decade ago. Since then, we have become a strong partner in the network of NGOs that work in the area of education and employability for young people.


In dealing with the challenges of this sector, we partner with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Government universities and other organisations working with men and women in the age group of 17 to 30.

As we set to expand our work in northern Karnataka in the coming months, we are intensifying our work with the Government and focusing further on career development and guidance for young people.

We are also exploring the issues women face when securing employment and the potential solutions they may use.

Vision 2020

The vision for Karnataka by the year 2020 is to impact 50,000 youth by partnering with 100 organisations across 30 districts in the state to help young people build critical 21st century skills to initiate their career journeys.

Our work is geared towards youth in the age group of 16 to 35, with a targeted focus towards young women and youth in northern Karnataka.

Need and Strategy

The aim is to create meaningful learning experiences across all MyQuest centres in the state through a mix of blended learning materials and strategies through:

  • Blended Learning – the use of digital lessons, outbound projects and industry exposure activities to create a blended learning environment and transform the traditional classroom
  • Focus on Trainers – capacity building of trainers and institutions and to advocate the blended learning approach throughout our centres
  • Continuous Support – engaging actively and continuously with trainers and institutes through online forums, visits, and other means
  • More Than a Job – a solid focus beyond jobs and on long-term career planning and development for students

Through these approaches, we aim to create engaging learning experiences for young learners. 


  • 10 Model VTIs and ITIs
  • 400 Facilitators Trained
  • 40,000 Youth Trained
  • 61% Youth In Work
  • 28 Districts


Priyanka Krishna

Researcher, Karnataka

Bindia Ballalsamudra Vishvanath

Content Coordinator, Karnataka

Satheesan T

Grants Manager, Karnataka

Sandeep Prakash

Finance Manager, Karnataka

Roopa Sharma

Program Officer, Karnataka

Nayanashree J R

Technology Associate, Karnataka

Fayiqa Halim

Business Development Coordinator, Karnataka

Bhamini Nandakumar

Communication Specialist, Karnataka

Ainsley Boye

Communication Manager, Karnataka

Tanisha Kedia

User Research and Design Analyst, Karnataka

Prem Sameer

Senior Technology Associate, Karnataka

Neelappa Shirabadagi

Senior Officer - Grants and Admin, Karnataka

Ashwini Govind

Training Manager, Karnataka

Ayush Rastogi

Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Karnataka

Vriti Sawhney

Program Coordinator - Self Employment, Karnataka

Vinay Jaibahaddur

Office Assistant, Karnataka

Sunita Saini

Learning and Development Manager, Karnataka

Shivakumar T

Inventory Assistant, Karnataka

Sai Teja B

Administrative Assistant - Secondary Schools Program, Karnataka

Suthanthira Selvan S

Hardware Tech Support Associate , Karnataka

Asha Susan

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Arun Sankar R

Films and Graphics Associate, Karnataka

Anjana Muraleedharan

Database Associate - MyQuest, Karnataka

Sanjana Binwal

Program Coordinator - Capacity Building, Karnataka

Rohan J

Project Manager, Karnataka

Nidhi K Nair

People And Operations Associate, Karnataka

Nayan Moni Kalita

People Coordinator, Karnataka

Mahesh Kumar

Senior Program Manager , Karnataka

Lenin Joyal

Training and Content Coordinator, Karnataka

Laimwn Brahma

Online Facilitator, Karnataka

Inka Mariam Dama

Senior Marketing & Communication Manager, Karnataka

Bijoy Joseph

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Karnataka

Arun Joy A

Facilitator, Karnataka

Ajeesh A U

Training Coordinator, Karnataka

Annet Sandra

Admin Associate, Karnataka

Suman Thapa

Online Facilitator, Karnataka

Rishi Mazumdar

Senior Content Manager, Karnataka

Priyanka Kalmane

Data Speacilist, Karnataka

Namrata Manu

Learning Experience & Design Associate, Karnataka

Manoraj R

Placement Associate, Karnataka

Lydia Thomas

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Karnataka

Kruthika Rao

Communication Officer - MyQuest, Karnataka

Jayashree Vyasarajan Arasu

Associate Director - Research, Karnataka

Aparna Balakrishnan

State Coordinator, Karnataka

Akshay Mittal

Communication Officer, Karnataka

Tanvi Negi

Impact Manager, Karnataka


Facilitator, Karnataka

Prasannjeet Priyadarshi

Database Associate, Karnataka


Facilitator, Karnataka

Namrata Agarwal

Senior Manager - Business Development, Karnataka


Facilitator, Karnataka

Bhavishya K

Mobilization & Outreach - Coordinator , Karnataka

Amala Domichen

Facilitator, Karnataka

Basavaraj Jambigi

Program Associate, Karnataka

Bijo Joseph

User Research Associate, Karnataka

Boban Baby

Volunter Engagement & Events Officer, Karnataka


Visual Design Associate , Karnataka

Himani Chugh

Digital Curriculum Manager, Karnataka

Maya Verma

Finance Coordinator, Karnataka

Rakshita R Barithaya

Knowledge Associate , Karnataka

Vinita Newar

Program Operations Coordinator, Karnataka

Akanksha Babbar

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Karnataka

Thirumalpad Venugopal

Director - Finance, Administration & IT, Karnataka

Aakash Sethi

CEO, Karnataka

Abhijeet Mehta

COO, Karnataka

Neha Parti

Associate Director - Secondary School, Karnataka

Nikita Bengani

Associate Director - Quest Experience Lab, Karnataka

Priyanthi Sylvia

Associate Director - People and Operations, Karnataka

R. Rajan

Internal Auditor, Karnataka

Shalini Menon

Associate Director - Capacity Building, Karnataka

Venkata Ramana Polumuri

Database Manager, Karnataka

Sushmitha Sridara

Manager - Facilitator & Content Development , Karnataka

Sinil Francis

Project Manager , Karnataka

Sheik Rishvana Ummer PM

Program Officer, Karnataka

Nikhil Nambiar CM

Technology Lead, Karnataka

Matti Manjunath

Program Associate, Karnataka

G. Vijayavarma

IT Systems Manager, Karnataka

Carel Laina D’Souza

Project Manager, Karnataka

Aravind Thunga

Grants and Procurement Manager, Karnataka

Venkata Ramana B

Finance Manager (Accounts & Compliance), Karnataka

Sridhar V

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Satish Mandal

Cook and Care Taker, Karnataka

Ramesh Balu

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Rahul Alexander

Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting), Karnataka

Janardhana KV

Program Officer, Karnataka

Jagadish Katkar

Operations Coordinator, Karnataka

Melvin Deepak S K

Program officer, Karnataka

Manoj Puttur

Program Operations Manager, Karnataka

Kotresh HB

Program Manager - South Region, Karnataka

Zaheera Vaz

Marketing & Communication Coordinator, Karnataka