Madhavi Mhatre

Madhavi Mhatre, an experienced Social Worker with over 20 years of expertise in the field. I am currently a Consultant at Worldchildren Welfare Trust India.

I graduated with a major in Sociology-Psychology from Mumbai University and earned my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai University, complemented by a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

My impactful journey includes serving as the Regional Head of CHILDLINE, addressing diverse issues of children in need across sectors. My role as the Head of All India Programmes at Concern India Foundation provided insights into funding needs and program evaluation. A significant portion of my career was devoted to WWTI, where I served as Director, focusing on children without families. Adoption being the most appropriate form of rehabilitation for destitute and orphan children, I have been privileged to complete Adoption processes for families in India and abroad and continue to guide and assist adoptees in search of their roots.

Actively involved in policy-making, I played a part in the Maharashtra State Committee for drafting Rules to the Amended Juvenile Justice Act, providing invaluable insights into the juvenile justice system.

Throughout my 15 years as a Fieldwork Supervisor for postgraduate Social Work students, my commitment to continuous learning and student development remains unwavering.

Despite tempting corporate opportunities, my passion for aiding those in need, especially children, drew me back to the NGO realm. Whether, supervising TISS students or contributing to state committees, my dedication towards making a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children, persists.