top of page


Shaping a new generation of leaders and change-makers since 2002

Pestalozzi Children's Village Society is registered with the Registrar of Societies Registration No. 1060 of 2002-2003.

Pestalozzi World is a family of not-for-profit organizations to which we belong. All organizations operate as separate legal entities but share common policies on philosophy and purpose. All Board Members (see below) are jointly and severally responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the Indian organisation, in accordance with our Constitution and Pestalozzi World Policies and Procedures.


The educational philosophy of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (Head, Heart and Hands and our child-centred approach) is absolutely key to the success of our programmes to date and marks us out from other charities that educate children.

Drone 002_edited.jpg

Meet the Team


Yashpal Kapoor

Board Chair, Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

President and Founder of Io Global Services, Yashpal is an alumnus of a Pestalozzi program in the United Kingdom and graduated from the Imperial College in London.


Sabir F. Vhora

Board Member, Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

Sabir F. Vhora is now retired as Executive Director (Technology Development) from Nuclear Power Corporation of India ltd (NPCIL) a Department of Atomic Energy, GOI PSU. He was a Board Member of NINECL.

Himself, a recepient of a Pestalozzi scholarship in the UK, he returned with BSc (Hons) in Nuclear Engineering from University of London. He joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training School and was a Homi Bhabha Prize awardee in 1982.


Thespal Kundan

Board Member, Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

A graduate of The University of Cambridge and Moravian Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, Thespal is an educationalist with over 40 years' of experience.

He is Vice-President of the Dehradun Private Schools Association and a Board Member at Bharat Susamachar Samiti.

Thespal, is currently Director-cum-Principal of the Moravian Institute in Dehradun.

Screenshot 2023-04-06 090657.png

Usha Tiru

Board Member (Alumni) Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

Usha was a Pestalozzi World student at the Indian Village.  In 2021, she graduated with a degree in Fashion Technology in Apparel Production from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, sponsored by the Tiara Foundation.  She now works as Sales Trainee for World Fashion Exchange, also in New Delhi.


Usha Kumar

Board Advisor, Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 


Cheme Dolma Palden.jpeg

Cheme Palden

Director, Cheme Palden

Cheme’s family fled Tibet when the Communist Chinese took over, gaining refugee status in India. Her tertiary studies in London and Northern India included Osteopathy, English and Psychology before she earned her Bachelor’s in Education.

Board members for website (9).png

Naveen Sharma

Board Member (Alumni) Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

Naveen, from Himachal Pradesh, was awarded a scholarship by the Tiara Charitable Foundation to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Shimla, and graduated in 2020.

He did an internship with a private company and is now preparing for government jobs.  

He has supported Indian Village students in their studies and from April 2015 to March 2016, teaching Maths and Science to Classes 10 and 12, as well as supporting selection.

Yeshi cropped.png

Yeshi Khampa

Board Member, (Alumni) Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

Yeshi completed her schooling from St. Thomas’ College, Dehradun, in 2014.

In 2017 she completed a BA (Hons) in German language, literature & cultural studies, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, with the help of funding from Tiara.

Following this, she completed a course at Heidelberg University, Germany, which was sponsored by DAAD.

Yeshi, is currently working as as senior data associate at Amazon.


Tenzin Tsepak

Board Member (Alumni) Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 

Tenzin is a Lecturer at the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education. Born and brought up in Leh Ladakh, she completed schooling from Dehradun with the help of Pestalozzi Scholarship. She now has a Bachelor and Masters in English from Delhi University . 


Shalabh Sharma

Board Advisor, Pestalozzi Children's Village Society 


Contact us
bottom of page