June 2013 - CLT India receives the Millennium Alliance Award for “Low-cost innovation in e-Learning"

August 2020 - CLT India receives the Millennium Alliance Award the second time for Early Grade Reading(EGR) Initiative

Digital India

CLT India was honored with the Digital India Award 2017 for its “Digital innovation in e-Education” learning solutions by the Times Network.

Manthan Awards

CLT India’s innovative contribution was recognized in the “Field of Science and Technology” with the Manthan Award South West India 2014.

Social Innovation Award

50 most impactful social innovators in the global listing

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The Children’s LoveCastles Trust (CLT) story began in 1997 from a room with a view

From my apartment window, I would see children building castles out of the mud. Kids who should be spending their time in school were out accompanying their parents at the construction site. This scene which resonated with me would repeat itself day after day until I realized a universal truth - Children loved building castles,homes - a place of belonging, whether at the beach, a playground or here at a construction site.

Children's LoveCastles Trust (CLT) was born out of a passion to keep kids in school.To give them the education they deserve, so they can go build on their dreams and aspirations.....


.....There was a natural progression and evolution of our work into education space while we were doing school mid-day meal programs. It gave us a window into the everyday struggle that the government schools were faced with not being able to provide teachers for every grade, one teacher-one room schools, teacher absenteeism at its worst, etc.

It would get much worse in rural areas to attract and retain qualified teachers. If this was almost 20 years back, India is still facing 1.2 million teacher shortage. Our idea of having a hub to bring in the best of teachers to centralize pedagogy and map it to National curricula and customize it to State; & leverage technology for its strength in replication and distribution for personalized access and equity to quality education for every child at the local level has paid dividends. "

Bhagya Rangachar
Founder & Managing Trustee

Our Leadership
Nixon Joseph, CEO

Nixon Joseph comes to CLT India after a distinguished career in the banking and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Mr. Nixon served as President & Chief Operating Officer of SBI Foundation-the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit of State Bank of India & Deputy General Manager of SBI. Prior to that he served as Manager (Operations)-SBI Bahrain and Chief Executive Officer-SBI Tokyo branch. As a career banker, he has extensive experience in various facets of banking and has worked all across India. He is a Certified Credit Professional, Certified Banking Compliance Professional and Certified Information Systems Banker. As President of SBI Foundation, Nixon has supported strong impact projects to help the underprivileged and needy. A post-graduate in English Language and Literature, he joined State Bank of India in 1985 as probationary officer.

As the Coordinator of the SBI Youth for India fellowship program, Nixon was instrumental in inspiring and mentoring 100 young people every year, and has taken the fellowship to a higher level. He has mentored many social entrepreneur units started by SBI Youth for India Fellows.

Nixon has completed with distinction the “Social Intrapreneurship” course of Ashoka Changemakers. He is the recipient of the Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam award 2018 for excellence in public service and Dr Kalam Memorial Ignited Minds award. His name figures in the “Be the Inspiration” Book released by Rotary Club, Mumbai where 45 inspiring Indians were listed. He was recently recognized as a “Covid Warrior” by the Governor of Maharashtra for spearheading covid relief activities as well as an “Aspire Circle Fellow.” In addition to his extensive philanthropic activities, Nixon is an accomplished and celebrated marathon runner, having completed 51 full marathons. Nixon is an accomplished and celebrated marathon runner, having completed 56 full marathons.

He is also on the Governing Council of Foundations and an advisor and mentor to NGOs and foundations.


Bhagya Rangachar

Founder & Managing Trustee

Kentaro Toyama

Board Member

Harsha Murthy

Board Member

William Frederick Thies

Board Member

Gayathri Krishna

Board Member

Ashish Kasi

Board Member

Rohit Shetty

Board Member

Marina Kundu

Board Member

Francis Vérillaud

Board Member

Tegla Lorouppe SS

Board Member



Head - IT

Indrani Sharma

Lead - Strategy and Partnerships


Lead Accounts

Shruthi Pujari

Senior Associate IT - STEM Content Management

Kashinatha S

Senior Associate IT - Delivery & Data Security

Shyamantak CB

Creative Designs Executive

Sandhya S

2D Animator and Graphic designer

Sachin S Nadig

Partnership and Communication


K.V. Narsimhan & Co.

Auditing Support

IT Partnerships

Impact Studies

Early Grade Reading

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