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Founder; Mrs. Sanyogita Kedia

Founder

Mrs. Sanyogita Kedia

Sanyogita Kedia founded Dor Foundation to tackle educational inequality.  During her philanthropic endeavours, Sanyogita gained invaluable insights into the social impact sector, acquiring a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities within it.  It was through these experiences that she was profoundly moved to focus her efforts on the cause closest to her heart and inspired by her journey: ensuring equal educational opportunities for every child. This led to the inception of her brainchild, Dor Foundation in 2020.

Our Story

Dor was started in 2020 by Mrs Sanyogita Kedia with the singular vision of providing quality education to all. Her visionary leadership and unwavering determination, have allowed her to create a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of children in a short span.

Dor Time Line
Dor Time Line

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to help the financially disadvantaged yet deserving youth of Uttarakhand study beyond high school so they become economically independent

Dor Foundation envisions to work with promising youngsters from financially vulnerable backgrounds, to help them become self-reliant by providing them with quality education, personality development and skills for financial independence.

Our Process

We identify underprivileged children studying in government and low-income schools

# 1

We partner with private universities to enable admissions for these students.

# 2

Finally, through continuous engagement we upskill the students and help them become career ready.

# 3

Co-Founder

Mr. Sandeep Kedia

Sandeep Kedia, an accomplished professional with a rich background in negotiation, strategy, and sales operations. He is the Managing Trustee of Aarogyam Medical College and Hospital, a distinguished 300-bedded institution in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Under his stewardship, the hospital not only delivers top-tier healthcare services to all strata of society, especially the underprivileged, at affordable rates but also houses a thriving nursing college and an upcoming medical colleges.
Sandeep is also the Chairperson of Ventota Retail, where he drives the franchise strategy of MINISO, overseeing a large network of retail outlets across India. Furthermore, his role as Imports Director at Purbasha Group involves actively managing the import and distribution of raw materials for the food industry. He has also served as the Director at Nisi International Co LLC in Dubai, where he oversaw purchasing operations for a diverse range of products, sourced globally from distributors and operators. With over two decades of tenure, Sandeep has demonstrated a keen aptitude for identifying market opportunities and establishing successful business relationships. He is driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to societal welfare. Sandeep has an MBA from KUSOM and a B.Com from SRCC.

Mr. Sandeep Kedia
Ms. Swechha Sikaria

Lead Strategist

Ms. Swechha Sikaria

Swechha Sikaria is a multifaceted professional dedicated to driving positive change in both business and social spheres. She is the lead strategist at Dor Foundation, where she looks after various aspects of the organisation’s growth such as partnerships, communications and fundraising. She is also an Associate at Suncare Formulations Pvt. Ltd., where she looks after business development to bolster the company's growth and market presence.

Swechha's dedication to social entrepreneurship is evident from her involvement at ILSS and Enactus SVC. A graduate of Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, Swechha's educational foundation in History complements her practical experiences, shaping her into a well-rounded professional poised to tackle complex challenges.

Our Core Values

Empathy
Integrity
Inclusion
Accountability
Sustainibility
Kindness

We exist to break the vicious cycle of poverty and give our youth the chance to live a better life.

Mr. Sumit Goenka
Director- Saahas Foundation
Mr. Shahab
COO- Zoic Lifesciences International Career Guide
Mr. Rohit Mamgain
Ms. Meenakshi Gupta
Co- Founder, Goonj
Mr. Anshu Gupta
Founder, Goonj
Mr. Sanjay Sikaria
Director- Suncare Formulations

Our Advisors

We are privileged to have a team of distinguished advisors whose expertise and guidance play a crucial role in shaping our initiatives and strategies. Our advisors bring a wealth of experience from diverse fields, contributing their insights to ensure the success of our mission to bridge educational disparities.

Emotional Ease Mentor
Ms. Vatsala Agarwal
Dean- Dolphin PG Institute
Mr. Vipul Garg
Vice-President- Uttarakhand Dyslexia & Disability Association (UDAAN).
Ms. Anjali Agarwal Bajaj 

Team Members

Omkar Singh Lamba

Manager- Partnerships

With over 13 years of extensive experience in Geotechnical Design Engineering, Omkar Singh Lamba holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Graphic Era Institute of Technology. He commenced his career at Lanco Infratech Pvt Ltd before securing a pivotal role at CBRI CSIR, Roorkee, India, where he specialized in Geotechnical Engineering design. Omkar then collaborated with renowned firms like Maccaferri India Pvt. Ltd., contributing significantly to projects such as the esteemed "Chaar Dham Yatraa". Following the pandemic-induced lockdown, he seamlessly transitioned into administration, bringing his expertise to the Research & Development Cell at Graphic Era Hill University. Driven by a profound commitment to social welfare, he is dedicated to extending assistance to those in need and contributing meaningfully to society at every opportunity.

Faisal Sultan

Associate- Operations and Students Engagement

Faisal is a driven professional with a strong academic background. He graduated with honors in B.Com from Graphic Era Hill University and pursued MBA from Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University. As an alumnus of the Dor Foundation scholarship, he embodies the ethos of giving back to society. Currently, Faisal is dedicated to this noble cause through his work at the Dor Foundation, where he channels his skills and passion towards making a positive impact on the community.

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