Girish Mahale is an Education Scientist and founded Pratyaya EduResearch Lab (a not-for-profit action research organization) in 2013. Since then, he has been involved in the education sector in varied settings – developing pedagogical modules for primary till high school levels, designing student driven learning process & spaces inside schools and communities and capacity building of educational leader at various levels ranging from school student volunteers, graduate student volunteers, in-service teachers and grassroots community leaders working in education.
Prior to initiating Pratyaya, Girish worked in R&D Engineering in Microprocessor Development at IBM, Bangalore and post-graduated from IIT Khargpur. After founding Pratyaya, he has worked directly with more than 8000 students, 50 schools, 50 graduate volunteers, 30 grassroots community educational leaders and 800+ in-service teachers, in last three years, in various districts of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Girish leads R&D, implementation, team-management, fundraising, strategy, process design and collaborations at Pratyaya EduResearch Lab and is intensively working in Pandhurna Block of Chhindwara District of Madhya Pradesh. His work in education involves developing “project-based-learning” pedagogical modules and the processes for nurturing a “Self-sustainable Educational Ecosystem” at village or town level, and that too within the existing system and with the given local resources.
Girish has been awarded the Changeloom Fellowship in 2014 and Plustrust Fellowship in year of 2015.