One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time
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Poverty and Education inequitableness embarked Ananda to initiate SASTRA Education Development to contribute towards the children in needs. Ananda strongly believes that to improve education, poverty needs to be addressed and to reduce poverty, education needs to be addressed. Ananda started his career as an Education Consultant at the University of Portsmouth and gained valuable experience in International Education Management.
He has the experience and has exposed to general management, training, talent development, recruitment, technology solutions, curriculum development and research by working with various educational institutions in UK, Australia and the Charter Schools Industry in the United States. Ananda has worked on areas from financial planning, forensic accounting, managing the high net value of public funds, setting up operations and management systems, auditing process in charter schools, training schools boards and principals, improvising counselling departments.
In addition, he has served as a school leader in an international refugee school in Kuala Lumpur which is supported by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Furthermore, his experience in startups entrepreneurship and consulting has covered areas in technology, oil and gas, transportation in the area of strategic planning and investments.
After 18 years in a corporate and cause-based organization, Ananda continues to have a passion for education development projects and research. Currently attached as an Excellence Graduate Assistant (EGA) at University Kuala Lumpur Business School, Malaysia and lecturing and mentoring at various public and private universities. In addition, carrying out consultancy work on school improvement for NGO and Social Enterprises and including Corporates. He holds the position as Board of Trustees at SASTRA Education Development, Industry Adjunct Faculty Member and Member of Distinguished Industry Advisory Board at INTI international University Malaysia, Advisor for LYFE New Zealand Social Enterprise and volunteers as an educator in high need secondary school in Malaysia and other regions via virtual learning platforms. In addition, Ananda has published various research papers in academic journals, articles and books.