A pen is mightier than a sword. It was a letter that made an 11-year old girl from Mumbai break the internet. A difference was created.
You can create that difference too. Any child can! It is exactly what we are working for.
Founded in 2019 by 12-year-old Mahika, Letters for Change is a movement by children, for children. Children face several issues that affect their lives. Our society does not pay attention to them because children do not have voting rights. Now is the time to raise your voices and make it reach the highest authorities.
Letters for Change helps you achieve that. You voice it, we amplify it.
The organisation is called Mahika Mishra Foundation. It is registered as a Section 8 company under the Companies Act 2013 and based in Mumbai.
Meet the Founder
Chief Letter Writer
Mahika is a bright 13-year-old girl based in Mumbai. A proud Taurus, she is a fan of Marvel and Jazz Age. She loves cooking and long drives. When her letter to Anand Mahindra broke the internet, she realized how powerful a letter can be. She started Letters for Change at the age of 12, with a vision of empowering every child to speak up. She is all set to amplify children’s voices and inspire change.
Meet Our Team
Fun-loving, adventurous, and cheerful, Dushyant can brighten up a room with his presence. His laugh and inspiring words can make anyone happy. His years of corporate experience help him run Letters for Change. A kid at the heart, he strongly believes in the power of children. If Letters for Change is a team, then he is the coach.
Aruna Sawant has a natural flair for teaching. An English teacher, she has put her mind and soul in the 4 decades of enriching students’ lives in the various Kendriya Vidyalaya schools. She is a truly inspiring lady, full of positive energy. She strives to live like the wise in harmony with the divine.
Level head on shoulders, affable and wise beyond her years, that is Disha for you. She has a natural flair for nurturing relationships. Disha is the Chief Operating Officer at Letters for Change. Her ability to smilingly take on whatever life throws at her is something everyone can learn from. Disha harmoniously leads the team in going where none has gone before.
Meet the Initial Contributors
Sanskriti is a gifted film maker. Playing with camera, light, sound comes naturally to her. She has a way of telling visual stories in a gripping manner. All the videos of Letters for Change are directed, edited, written and shot by Sanskriti. This multi talented girl is sure to make news soon.
Achu strongly believes in the ability of children to create an impact. He has been actively involved in creating a strategy for the brand and communications since the beginning. He hopes that this initiative would be a part of every schools’ extra-curricular activity for social reach.
Aditya Raghav Trivedi
A technology student, Aditya is always open to new ideas and eager to learn. He loves stargazing and reading. He worked tirelessly to prepare Letters for Change to connect with international funders. Though he is afraid of bees, he is fearless when it comes to undertaking complex projects.
Aditi not only brings warmth and friendship to the team but also brilliant partnerships. She went out of her way to build successful partnerships with some of the largest companies out there. She is a skilled business negotiator and communicator. We wish Aditi all the success in whatever she does.
Elizabeth is a magical combination of patience and simplicity. She created a brilliant fund raising strategy. It will be fair to say that she is a one-woman-army as she has single-handedly (and excellently) done her job.
Our sunshine, Naman brightens up everyone in the weekly video calls, brainstorming sessions, and even WhatsApp groups. He steered our organization in the right direction by his excellent leadership skills. Naman has the gift of gab. Building and nurturing relationships comes naturally to him. He inspired everyone at Letters for Change to think big. We are sure that he will be able to achieve his dream of creating a business empire.
Shivali is a reader, a writer, and a listener. She created a masterpiece of a proposal that has become a benchmark for all future documents at Letters for Change. She has expanded the network of Letters for Change, bringing more and more children on board with the initiative. She brings positive energy with her and hopes to run a small cafe someday.
Prachi is a friendly, happy person who is always available to chat with her friends. She was responsible for expanding our network and bringing people to volunteer at Letters for Change. She has helped design the alumni program of Letters for Change, helping everyone to stay connected.
Letters for Change’s very own designer, Harishna loves to sketch. She adds beauty to everything she touches, just like our website. If you love our website, then she is the one to thank. Harishna wants to learn how to drive and travel around, hopefully overcoming her fear of pigeons.
A dancer, Saloni is not afraid of challenges. The fact that she worked on the website team without having a technical background proves it. She documented, planned, and tracked the Letters for Change website project with utmost sincerity. She took care of every little detail to make this website a success.
Pridhi is passionate about serving humanity and bringing happiness to the world. She has helped Letters for Change reach out to the world and create new connections. Her sincere work helped us create an outstanding Internship Program. A student of Chemistry, she loves experimenting in the lab and in life.
Ashwin is the ultimate mastermind behind the Letters for Change website. He led the entire team to create this masterpiece. But his biggest dream is to become a cricket umpire. He has been pursuing it with relentless passion. His dedication and attention for detail is something we all can learn from.
A natural leader. Tina is a reliable team member. For any challenge one faces, she is the go to person. From content design to relationship building to marketing, she is good at whatever she does. The secret is her quest for learning. Tina led a team of peers to lay a solid foundation for Letters for Change.
A warm and affable person with a sharp mind, that’s Averi for you. She has been a constant support all through the journey. Averi has gone beyond her capabilities at times to ensure she is meaningfully contributing to the building of Letters for Change. Her contribution is invaluable to us. She is that person, who every captain would love to have on their team.
Having an insatiable quest for learning. Stretching constantly to contribute in building a rock solid foundation. That is Satya for you. He put in efforts to understand the entire complex organisation and develop a plan and dashboard to track the progress. His relentless pursuit for perfection is a gift. He is a patient listener and a quick learner. Making him an invaluable asset for any team.
A gifted designer who wants to learn it all. He designed and developed the technology based HR management solutions. His creation will transcend across time. Rachit also designed the colourful templates that we use in our interaction with all our stakeholders. In one sentence, people love his designs. We wish him all the best in his endeavours.