Small Wish International Foundation is a non-profit organization led by Arif Lemani with vision to build an equitable and sustainable world. Our high-functioning NGO team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Under a shared mission with unwavering commitment, the team operates as a community of passionate individuals who synergize their talents and unwavering dedication to create meaningful, sustainable change. Their collaborative spirit, adaptability, and commitment to excellence set them apart as a model of success in the realm of nonprofit work.
Managing Director, Head of Flagship Projects & Strategy Planning
Arif Lemani is an activist, social innovator, and artist. He has championed many social causes with his social innovations. His work has improved the lives of children deprived of decent childhood, empowered youth to take social action, and enabled thousands of people to live sustainably. He founded the Non-Profit, Small Wish International Foundation in 2015 and is currently serving as the Managing Director, Head of Flagship Projects & Strategy Planning.
The Impact Oversight and Advisory Committee (IOAC) serves in an expert advisory capacity to assist the foundation on any matters pertaining to the furtherance and implementation of projects and objects of the Foundation, development of standards and best practices, effective and efficient implementation of the Foundation’s programme and policies, and such other mandate and scope enumerated by the Board. The IOAC members have credibility and extensive experience in their field, and we have assigned salient roles to the members of the IOAC so that effectively they contribute to achieving defined strategic goals and objectives.
Dipjyoti Baishya is a chartered accountant appointed as the Auditor of the Small Wish International Foundation. He ensures that the foundation’s financial statements are in good order, reviews the foundation accounts to the highest standards of probity and transparency, and ensures the financial statements are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Sheikh Prince Khalid
Prince Khalid has been member of Small Wish International Foundation since September 2019. He frequently volunteers in Disaster Relief Operations. He is a human resource professional, plays a pivotal role at Amazon India towards fostering a vibrant and inclusive work culture that empowers employees to thrive and excel in their roles, ensuring both individual and organizational success.
Shatabdi Sengupta is a compliance professional contracted by the board of Small Wish International Foundation. She ensures the foundation complies with company law, maintains certain statutory requirements, and makes the necessary filings with the Registrar of Companies such as annual returns, financial statements, and certain forms with respect to changes inside the foundation.
Pritisha Borthakur is a Journalist, Entrepreneur, and an Author. She is a member of the Impact Advisory and Oversight Committee (IOAC) and is currently serving as Advisor, Organizational Outreach.
The Core Team Members are passionate individuals/ volunteers with a deep understanding of the NGO’s goals. Each core team member brings a unique skill set to the table, allowing them to tackle multifaceted challenges with comprehensive approaches. Their collective passion for the organization’s cause drives them to go above and beyond, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth.
Bhabana Barman, is a lawyer from Guwahati, passionately advocates for social justice, utilizing her legal expertise to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. Some prominent areas she worked with us includes community engagement, reducing childhood deprivation, delivering quality environmental education. She understands the organization’s vision and has actively worked for the foundation since January 2021.
Nitin Sharma is a photographer from Bangalore, India. He has over 5 years of experience and has traveled to countries like Sri Lanka, UAE, Greece, and Indonesia for his work. He joined in February 2021 as a fellow and was deputed to Majuli Island, Assam as part of his AEDI Fellowship where he worked alongside the core team to understand the challenges and develop a strategy to promote sustainable community-based tourism. After completing his fellowship, he joined as a core team member. In addition, he has been extensively documenting the work of the foundation and plans to release a documentary on September 2023.
Sahil Hassan, the skilled engineer and webmaster, is the driving force behind Lumenoid Studios, combining technical prowess with artistic flair to craft immersive digital experiences that leave a lasting impression. With a passion for innovation and compassion to bring a change, he continues to support the Foundation through web design.
Gitumoni Kashyap is a graphics designer with over 5 years of experience. He is also a professional actor and an Assistant Director. He has been using his designing abilities for Small Wish International Foundation since May 2022.
Sakina holds a master’s degree in Behavioral psychology with over four years of experience in the corporate sector. She has a keen interest in mental health, social work, and anthropology, combining her knowledge to understand the complexities of human behavior. She joined in February 2023 as a part of the team that worked on the implementation of the For a Change Project in Bangalore and currently thrives in her multifaceted role as a core team member.