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Role Players 2024

Ananya Paul Dodmani

Founder & Managing Trustee
Tribal Connect

Ananya Paul Dodmani is a Tribal Rights Activist, a Classroom Educator and a Sustainable Menstrual Warrior born & brought up in a small town of Lumding, Assam. She has been working very closely with underprivileged rural folks across India, getting them proper education & teaching them basic life skills. A criminal psychologist by profession her work takes her to the remotest of villages & work for their betterment.

A trauma from the past, which probably took years for her & her family to overcome she still chose to work in the same habitat, building toilet blocks, girls changing room singlehandedly in the remotest villages plagued by militancy issues & cross border insurgency..Reached over 90000 women across India with the Sustainable Menstrual Program & teaching them to prepare bio degradable pads free of cost so that it would generate some kind of income for these distressed tribal women. During the pandemic, through her nonprofit Tribal Connect, she is feeding thousands through our community kitchens spread across 5 Indian states, ration kits were distributed Kaziranga, Karbi Anglong, and many places across Northeastern India. Over 10k beneficiaries were benefitted by our Menstrual Hygiene & Pandemic Sanitation kit.

With a believe that there's no substitute to education, she single-handedly built 162 Learning centres spread across different border villages in Northeastern India, West Bengal & Karnataka where she provides breakfast, lunch, dinner & education absolutely for free to the kids & adults alike

A Karamveer Chakra awardee, 2019, she would like to continue creating ripples in the remote rural community & help them get a life they deserve..She wont stop chasing a better life for each one of them in these remote villages however difficult it may get!