Core Team

Co-founder

Varsha Varghese
Varsha Varghese

“Most of Varsha’s vivid childhood memories feature the storybooks she read growing up. She then spent a significant part of her undergraduate studies volunteering with an education NGO. This eventually led her to design the WordsWorth project combining two elements she loves, while at the Young India Fellowship, as a response to the social problem of low language literacy among young children. She continues to be awed by the project’s strong volunteer community and determined in her search for the perfect picture books.”

Head of Operations

Anjini Chandra
Anjini Chandra

“The world of books is an endlessly fascinating one, the only place in today’s world which never disappoints. As a child, Anjini devoured every book available, eagerly immersing herself in the stories of Dr. Seuss, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. The solace she finds when curled up with a book on a rainy day, or after escaping the chaos of a crowded Delhi metro, is unparalleled. Reading and understanding the complexities of a language are the magic keys that open the doors to this world; an opportunity no child should be denied. She started working with The WordsWorth Project while in her final year as an undergraduate student, and is looking forward to the journey ahead.”

Operations Support Managers

Lakshay Grover
Lakshay Grover

“A final year undergraduate student at Delhi Technological University, Lakshay loves reading fiction novels. The idea of being able to do something for children has always enraptured him, and working here has made it possible for him to interact with, teach them and in the process, grow up. The Wordsworth Project is making a difference in the lives of more than 120 children and is expanding, and he believes this is the start of something beautiful for the team as well as the children involved.”

Ritica Maheshwari

“It’s been an year and half since Ritica joined The Wordsworth Family, starting off as a teacher volunteer. It was that experience that led her to continue working with this project. Despite being the little humans that they are, children teach us the most lasting lessons of our lives. They inspired Ritica to strive to be a better human every single day. The one thing Ritica misses after moving to an operations role is how she would sleep with a wide smile, and satisfaction in her heart, knowing that she was doing her part.”

Communications Manager

Nikita Sharma
Nikita Sharma

“Nikita almost always has a book with her. As a child, her goal for the summer holidays would be to finish reading one book a day, and that is how she wormed her way through Nancy Drew’s, Enid Blyton’s, Roald Dahl’s, among many others. She understands the importance of reading and that is what motivates her to spread the love for reading among not just her friends, but also the kids at The WordsWorth Project, where she goes to teach and ends up learning a lot instead. She is currently pursuing Economics at Miranda House.”