About Us

Founded in October 2017, Mendlife Foundation started with working for the cause of educating and empowering the underprivileged youth of Delhi to help them achieve sustainable livelihood. As Mendlife grew successfully with the support of many generous contributors and the collective efforts of like-minded individuals it is now spread across multiple states of India. As it has flourished and flies on the goodwill of many it not only focuses on the cause of education and livelihood but also working towards making a radical change in the lives of people from other marginalized groups such as the LGBTQ+ community, economically disadvantaged children, and women.

Mendlife Foundation is a non-profit organization, registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.

This journey started when Mohit Dudeja saw people suffering due to poverty in many ways, He found that the reason for the suffering of those people was lack of education. Education- not just the bookish knowledge but also the skills to live a happy life. About 600 million young people in India are living below the poverty line. Millions of young people are unemployed and millions of children in India are out of school. Working in hazardous conditions, living on the street, braving hunger, poverty, and violence. Their childhood is nothing more than an endless struggle to survive.

He knew what changes he wanted to bring but the path was yet to be enlightened. What needs to be done was found by him in a word, livelihoods. He wanted to help these people stand on their own feet, be financially independent, be responsible citizens and create value for society. What began with the deep compassion of a heart and a vision to create change has now been realized as a collective group of contributors and supporters of a better India.

Our Mission

Owing to a largely hetero-patriarchal society, the queer discourse in India is sparse and limited. Apart from a few cosmopolitan urban spaces, the gay/lesbian/transgender identity in India is generally seen as pathologized and many individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community face rampant homophobia and social-ostracism. Even in urban spaces, queer identity is othered and is seen as a result of Western intervention. We believe in the power of words to challenge the heteronormative claim to truth, by synchronizing action and iconoclasm. Our mission is to craft and amplify narratives for queer voices in various dimensions of human existence through academia.

The youth comprises over one-third of the Indian population which in turn constitutes a major part of the labor force of the country. The number of underprivileged youth in India who lack education and proper guidance is so huge that according to the reports of the Financial Express “Only 15% of the young graduates passing out of colleges are employable; the rest are branded ‘unemployable’.” It is not their lack of theoretical knowledge that causes this. Instead, it is the lack of the right skills and attitude. There is thus, an increasing concern among the leading employers of the country, about the dearth of ready-to-deliver employees. In addition, the macro perspective affirms that it is crucial for the energy of the underprivileged youth to be channelized properly with proper direction to aid economic growth and nation-building to elude their addition to family woes, social stress, and national misery. The mission of Mendlife Foundation is to make these youth independent, through skill development in tandem with market requirements. It is an effort towards bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower in the fast-emerging services of modern India.

Our Vision

Eliminate Poverty by skilling people, motivating them to create their own livelihood, and a sustainable economy for the nation.

Equip people with essential values & ethics for a stress-free lifestyle.

Create a Gender-Free society.

Conserve and revive natural environments by reducing the need for restoration.

Our Team

Mohit Dudeja
(Founder & President)

MA (Education), PGDM (HR), BSW, B.Tech (CSE)


Prabhat Singh Rawat
(Interim President)

BA (Psychology)


Manisha
(Treasurer)

MA (History), MA (Philosophy), BA (Philosophy)

Kiran
(Secretary)

Vocational Training


Dr. Gerald Walton
(Mentor)

Ph.D. (Education), MA (Sociology)


Tanisha Singh
(Psychotherapist and Program Head)

MA (Psychology), BA (Psychology)

Sakshi
(Program Head)

B.Ed., B.Sc. (Life Science)


Dikshu Sharma
(Talent Acquisition Manager)
MA (Psychology), BA (Psychology)

Natasha Kureekat
(Program Manager)

B.A. (Psychology)

Anjana Sreeprakash
(Program Manager)

B.Sc. (Psychology)

Khushi
(Finance Manager)


Ankit Siwach
(Training Manager)

MA (Education), B.Ed., B.Tech

Dr. Yogesh Bathla
(General Physician)

MBBS, DNB

Dr. Rohit R. Banerjee
(General Physician)

MBBS

Mansoor Jamshed
(Clinical Psychologist)
M.Phil (Clinical Psychology), MA (Psychology)

Sonal Sachdev
(Counselor)
MA (Clinical Psychology),PG Diploma (Special Education)

Naina Jain
(Counselor)

MA (Psychology), BA(Psychology)

Jyoti Jadon
(Social Worker)

MSW, BSW

Sunil Kumar
(Logistics Manager)


Malavika Nair
(HR Coordinator)

BA (Psychology)

Anindya Biswal
(Social Media Coordinator)

M.Sc. (Psychology)

Nimish Maskara
((Content Writer & Editor)

B.Sc. (Psychology)

Teena Verma
(Content Writer & Editor)

BA (English)

Aashi Singh
(Content Writer & Editor)

BA (English)

Amit Bathla
(Trainer)

Bachelor of Arts

Arjun Kumar
(Trainer)

Ph.D., MA (Philosophy), M.Ed., B.Ed., BA

Richard Shane Hammish
(Trainer & Writer)


Nancy Chadha
(Trainer)

B.Com.

Zakir Hafiz
(Trainer)

M.Tech, B.Tech

Jis James
(Content Writer)

MA (Philosophy)

Pooja Kumari
(Community Mobilizer)

MSW, BSW

Abhishek Ranjan
(Technical Specialist)

B.Tech. (CSE)

Srihrithini Sivakumar
(Mentor)

B.Sc. (Psychology)


Nivedita Srivastava
(Mentor)

MA (Education), BA (History)