Kaushaki Sondhi is a dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every “child and woman”.
Ms Sondhi is on the Board of Advisory at “National Council of News and Broadcasting”. Her professional, as well as personal concerns, lie at the nexus of “Women Empowerment”, “Equal Education For Everyone” “Human Rights” and “Global Influence”.
She is also an esteemed member of the following councils and committees:
- Board member at “Voices On The Mount” Ghana Takoradi Africa
- President – State at Bhavishya Education and Arts Foundation Delhi
- International Chief Advisor at NGO Safeguarding Children Committee U.P. and Koshambhi foundation U.P.
- Women India council for commerce and industry state president cybersecurity Sikkim.
Following are the excerpts of the conversation Wonderpublish recently conducted with Ms Kaushaki Sondhi:
Q 1: You say you always wanted to do more and be more than an educator. Tell us what do you mean by that?
Ans. Education is not limited to one aspect only, it’s a wider zone. We cannot be limited to regular ways of edification. We need innovation in form of innovative education. We need to focus on 6 pillars including the S model and the L model. S means to focus on speech, sense and survival skills, and L means life, language and look into skills. Look into skills means research and experimental education.
We need to have focal point and clear cut awareness of how to build personal branding, networking building and well-defined collaboration to express education in a more shaped manner.
Q 2: Define Kaushaki Sondhi in one word and one phrase?
Ans. One word would be FOCUS. Focus in 3 ways, i.e. inner focus, outer focus, other focus. When I say inner focus I mean self-awareness, outer focus means social awareness and other focus means external forces. You need to be very much aware of your work with a focus on these aspects.
The phrase would be If I cannot help you, I will find someone for you who can.
Q 3: What are your key strengths?
Ans. They are time management, being proactive and yes creating opportunities, not waiting for them. I sleep very little, if you message me at 3 am also, I will reply back. It’s not about passion, it’s about the importance of being approachable. Today everything is very fast, we cannot wait for opportunities to fall on our way on their own.
Q 4: Tell us about your professional motto?
Ans. Be capable to be ready to work according to the unknown future. We saw all regular systems coming to a halt during the pandemic and we came to the online version of education. We need to be open about our approach. Need to focus on hybrid learning i.e. blended learning. My professional motto is to be approachable in a way that you believe in network building and relationship building, so your network is strong. Show me your friends and I show you your future, i.e. make a good circle to have a positive approach.
Q 5: In the field of women empowerment and specifically girl child education, tell us about contributions. Also, what kind of program were you part of during the pandemic?
Ans. I have been the national president of the All India Council for human rights liberties and social justice and cyber security, Sikkim women Indian chamber for commerce and Industry and women cell board of advisory Sri Venkateshwara college. My approach towards women empowerment has been both ways, i.e. I have worked with the target group of women who are in physical and mental suffering due to unfavourable conditions. I have also worked with International women associations. So basically we are touching all aspects of awareness and help required to be provided by us and the organization. And we are still in flux.
Q 6: Tell us something that people get wrong about you?
Ans. I sometimes hear from people that I don’t have a job. To make it clear I chose this noble profession even though I got job offers from Institute of management as an assistant professor, DPS school principal post, counsellor post, and brand ambassador post and many more, but my vision was clear. I don’t want to earn right now, I want to only focus on my work to be expressive. I chose to not earn.
Q 7: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be like you?
Ans. Be kind, be approachable, be humble, be focused and be proactive. And above all, be expressive.