CIFAL Bangalore is a training centre affiliated to UNITAR that aims to contribute to advance socially inclusive programmes that empower vulnerable and underprivileged youth, providing them with opportunities to enjoy equal access to education, health services, technologies, as well as to learn about global issues that will impact their lives.
- Social Inclusion
- Youth Development and Education
- Leadership and Youth Engagement
- Environmental Education
CIFAL Bangalore Executive Director
A teacher by profession, Anupa Gnanakan has a passion for quality, meaningful, relevant and student centred education to children from underprivileged backgrounds. She has a passion to turn schools into places where children feel safe, happy and excited, by inculcating a curiosity to learn and discover.
With a BA in Psychology, Anupa Gnanakan is a trained Montessori teacher who later pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in The Comprehensive Management of Teaching Children with Learning Difficulties. She is now in the process of completing her MA in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Northampton. After 15 years of teaching in various schools across Bangalore, she is now the Director – Education at the ACTS Group of Institutions, a NGO that is dedicated to providing quality and accessible education to children from underprivileged backgrounds.
She currently resides in Bangalore, India, with her husband Daniel Sundaram, their three children and four dogs.