Who we are

ECTE was born out of a deep sense of compassion towards social and economic justice issues, and empowering people and communities to assert their rights. At the heart of our organization is a belief in the transformative power of education and civic engagement.

The organization was founded by a group of individuals with a strong passion for social justice and a background in working together to raise funds and support various causes. By formally establishing ECTE, they are now able to bring their expertise and commitment to a larger audience.

Meet the Team

Vijay Gnanaprasad

Vijay is an organizer who has been involved in various rights movements. He is a sincere believer in people's ability to effect institutional and systemic changes and has worked on issues such as renters' rights, workers' rights, and criminal justice reform in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition, he has also been working on initiatives in his hometown of Chennai, India, aimed at addressing issues such as a lack of sex education, promoting non-elite study of the city's history, and setting up cooperatives to empower people to make decisions in important institutions.

Janani Mukundan

Janani is a driven and passionate individual who is committed to making a positive difference in the world through her work in the non-profit sector. She firmly maintains that everyone should have access to the resources and support they need to succeed, and she works everyday to make this a reality. Janani truly believes that together we can make a difference, and she is committed to doing her part to create a better world for all.

Subashree Raja

Subashree has been passionate about non-profit work since her younger days when she volunteered for organizations that focus on creating a more just and equitable society in Chennai and India. Driven by a desire to make a constructive impact, Subashree has been actively engaged in fundraising for these causes. Currently, she is associated with ECTE and is committed to creating a better future for marginalized communities through her work.