Raj Ganesh – Founder & CEO
Mr. Raj Ganesh has 20 years of corporate business management experience working with leading multi-national information technology companies in North America and India. Mr. Raj is a visionary and is instrumental in the growth of Arise ‘n’ ShineTM. He is primarily involved in developing strategies, programs, road maps and building successful teams at Arise ‘n’ ShineTM.
Raj believes that the education in the 21st century needs to be radically different from the 19th century models of education to meet global standards and expectations in terms of culture, value and excellence. “Global collaboration is becoming a new source of competitive advantage. It is imperative to provide an environment for children to develop practical learning experience from rote learning, teach problem solving skills and nurture emotional intelligence and prepare them to meet the global expectations.“, says Raj Ganesh.
Mr. Raj and Mrs. Chithra launched the Arise ‘n’ ShineTM – India operation in September 2009. Their goal is to bring the best of both worlds and make it available for children across India in the form of an exploratory program and prepare them for an exciting journey.
Chithra Raj – Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer
Mrs. Chithra Raj earned her Child Development Associate from Washtenaw College in Ann Arbor – Michigan, USA. She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Madras Medical College – College of Nursing, India.
Before forming Arise ‘n’ ShineTM, Mrs. Chithra worked at leading educational organizations in North America where she earned several recognitions and awards for her outstanding contribution in program development. Mrs. Chithra constantly find ways to provide developmentally appropriate programs for children that focus on the process of learning and help them enjoy successful experiences.
In her early days as Staff Nurse and Nursing Instructor, Mrs. Chithra invested many years in Child Psychology and researched about child behaviour and relationships.
Child Psychology has always been a favourite in terms of subject for Mrs. Chithra. With this background and foundation, she developed a passion towards child development and hence formed Arise ‘n’ ShineTM. She is also an active member of NAEYC.
Swabia Angeline – Associate VP – Educational Affairs
Mrs. Swabia Angeline spearheads Arise ‘n’ Shine’s preschool, MyBeeClub after school programs and services, and administers all KPAs related to training, quality, systems, process and curriculum development. She has carried out several workshops in child psychology and learning styles. As a key member of Arise ‘n’ ShineTM council, she defines and executes systematic implementation of programs and continual process improvement.
Mrs. Swabia Angeline earned her Computer Science degree from Madras University. She has an extensive experience as a trainer, educator and mentor at diverse educational institutions. She has developed interest in the application of appropriate technologies to support professional development opportunities for women.
Shyamala Karthik – Associate VP – Technical Operations
Mrs. Shyamala Karthik spearheads our technology, marketing, administrative operations, technical writing and program management of all the services offered at Arise ‘n’ ShineTM. She is a thought leader and provides intensive research and solutions on implementation of technology, quality control, policies and best practices. As a key member of Arise ‘n’ Shine TMcouncil, she defines and executes systematic implementation of programs and continual process improvement. She also serves as an executive trainer for the franchise partners.
Mrs. Shyamala Karthik earned her Master’s degree in Computer Science from Anna University. Prior to joining Arise ‘n’ ShineTM she worked at several information technology companies and assisted with training, human capital management, product implementation and quality management.