Dhara Team

Our Team means a group of "highly qualified" friends who are successful in their career, and therefore, none of the team member takes any salary. It makes us special that we are able to HELP many children with a SMALL budget.

Dr. V. K. Verma (Austria/India): Chairman and Founder

I grew up in a small city in the north of India. After having finished my studies (PhD-Energy Engineering-Belgium), I decided to broaden the scope of my support for poor children in India. For the last several years, I have been supporting the education of a few children but I never had the courage to do it at big level. At present I am working in Austria as a Senior Energy Engineer and supporting more than 93 children in India for a better future.

Mag. T. Maria (Austria/India): Budget Manager

I grew up in Austria and got to know more about India the first time through Yoga and Ayurveda and its inspiring philosophy which fascinated me from the first moment. I came in touch with modern India and was fascinated by its beautiful nature and felt deeply moved by its ingrained spirituality. At the same time I felt the inconsistency of this huge country which appears in its social structures and the social interactions.

I´m very grateful to be part of this wonderful team and hope to contribute a small part to the future of the children of India.

B.Sc. H. Duscher (Austria):  Psychological Assessment ( Volunteer)

I grew up in a small village near the city of Salzburg. I am about to complete Masters in psychology from the University of Salzburg.

For the last 8 years I’ve been dreaming of changing the world. It’s a very ambitious aim and I needed to start somewhere, so I wanted to help children and young adolescents who were not so lucky in their lives. One important point are the child’s resources. The child needs to know what it’s resources are and how to strengthen them - because they are empowering. It also needs a safe environment to develop.

The team of Dhara PCES has the same aim as me: It wants to change the world with education, protection and a chance for every single child to prosper. It’s a powerful start! I am very proud to be a member of this team and will do everything to advance this awesome project!

Gufran Moin (India): Representative

I grew up in a small city in the north of India. I joined my childhood pal (Vijay) to give him a helping hand at the poor children education project. I graduated in Science and I am helping Vijay by doing field work for him. My fiancé and I are serving as teachers. In our free time, we meet and convince parents to let their children go to school at on the expenses of PCES.

Riya Rai Shah (Norway): Volunteer

I was born and brought up in Oslo, Norway and I’m holding Management degree from BI, Norway. I strongly believe one of Mother Teresa’s quotes "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving“. I am joining hands to give educational support to poor children in India. Presently I am CEO at SS Naturstein AS-Lier-Norway.

Eng. Mitul Shah (Norway): Volunteer

I grew up in Gujarat and graduated as an engineer. I did MBA from Olso University-Norway and at present I am working here and living in Lier (Norway). I am helping Vijay’s to gather some fund for these children. I am presently working as “Product Manager” at PG Marine- Norway and CEO of Stone center- Norway

Mag. Isabella Höffer (Austria): Volunteer

I was born and raised in Austria. I teach English, Psychology and Philosophy at a local grammar school. As a teacher I feel that knowledge of ourselves and of the world is essential to actively choose our way in life. I believe that education of mind, body and soul is the path to a satisfying and happy life and therefore belongs to the basic goods.
I feel deeply connected with India, this country and its people, especially the children with their bright and warm smiles, have given me so much.
It is an honor to give back a bit to them.

Prince Verma (Austria): Volunteer

I grew up in Vienna-Austria. Presently I am finishing my studies and working for DHL. I am very thankful to Vijay that he introduced me to these children. I was very touched when I first heard about it and wanted to be part of it. I am currently living in Auatria and enjoying my life. I wish best of luck to children for their future.
It is an honor to give back a bit to them.

Ajay Chauhan (India): IT Support-Volunteer

I grew up in Ghaziabad. I am a commerce graduate specialized in software engineering. Presently I am developing my skills in business administration as an MBA (HR) student from Karnataka University. I am helping in the field work of PCES.