Nancy Mascarenhas


Nancy currently handles what we could call as the brain center of our organization, overseeing Accounts, Administration & Finance. She joined Tara Trust in November 2011 at a time when the organization was looking to grow and needed someone to handle accounts, finance and administration. Being a creative lover of dance, she also found herself exploring new grounds when she began interacting with the kids and getting herself involved in the workshops and planning of events as well. Nancy brings onboard her consistency & meticulous skillsets to make sure the numbers and books tally for the rest of the organization to be able to perform their tasks well.

Shaili Dar

Women's Program Co-ordinator

Shaili Dar is a craft designer from IICD, Jaipur. She has 8 years of experience in working with a development and corporate organisation, along with 10 years of working in various craft areas. She brings in her design and craft development knowledge to help create and co-ordinate the women’s program. Shaili’s connect with various craft organisations and her knowledge of how women’s co-operatives work and function brings in the value needed for the development of this project. Her friendly and warm communication skills get the best out of the women in the workshops.

Geeta Jamuni

Workshop Facilitator

Geeta Jamuni, joined our team in June 2014. She completed her BA degree in Hindi and History at Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science. Geeta, brings in her skills of understanding of the local communities of Goa, being able to connect with the social structure of having born and brought up in the state. She also has a keen interest in teaching and facilitating children in their growing years. The Anganwadi projects which caters to children of kindergarden age is the program that she is handling on her own. She is also the youngest in the Tara Trust team. 

Ninoshka DīSilva

Workshop Facilitator

After having graduated in mass media from Sophia College, Mumbai, Ninoshka worked in the field of marketing and advertising for a short while, only to soon discover that her true passion lay in teaching and working with children and young adults. She moved in the field of Education and development, gaining rich experiences while working with children and young adults in urban and rural environments. Having been motivated by a longing to do something, anything to help alleviate issues of rural India, but not knowing precisely  what these issues  really were, She spent time living and working in  a Tribal community in Odisha. Ninoshka has been part of the Tara Trust family since April 2016. She works in the capacity of a workshop Facilitator and additionally overlooks the children’s Program.

Lina Talke

Marketing and Organizational Management

Lina became part of Tara Trust in October 2016 as a full time volunteer. She is joining us with a completed degree in Business Administration from the Leibniz School of Business in Hanover, Germany. Her main responsibility will include the handling of Tara Trust´s Marketing and fundraising. Due to her educational background she will also help us with the overall organizational management by implementating clear processes and organizational guidelines. Lina will support Tara Trust with her analytical and organizational skills for a one year period.

Silke Stamp


Silke joined Tara Trust as a volunteer in February 2017. She has graduated in Nonprofit-, Social- and Healthcare Management from Management Center of Innsbruck (MCI), Austria. Having already experiences in the NGO field in India, she is helping our team to manage the office and plays and active part in the child related projects. Besides that she is also part of the fundraising and marketing team.