The TARA Team
Working in an NGO requires considerable commitment and we are proud that our working environment allows us to put all the advantages of teamwork to the service of Child Protection and Empowerment in India. Our passionate and devoted team is key in the children’s education and development on a day to day basis. Read more about the role each team member plays by pointing the cursor to them in the rogues' gallery bellow!
Caroline Basanti Roublin
Executive Director, TARA Homes & TOC
"At TARA, I’m always surprised by how fast the children grow, learn, and develop confidence and skills. Their strength and will are remarkable. Care and attention make their talents bloom. Everyday I’m simply amazed."
Founder of TARA, TARA Homes & TOC
"Every day, with the children, I take classes of humility and courage. And I try to be up to their amazing desire to live and to learn."
Program Manager, TOC
"I love working with the children and it's fascinating to see how confident they are growing up to be. It's the determination and the cheerful faces of the children, which motivate me to work harder."
Khan Hasina Ahmed
Program Manager, TARA GIRLS
"It is very rewarding when you see a young person progress and know you have been part of that progression. I start my day by making the children feel safe and happy. Working with children, you don’t need any more motivation. They want to learn, talk, share and laugh or they may want help. We give them the best possible start in education- not just helping with numbers and letters, but helping with social, emotional and life skills. TARA strive to give the best care to the children as possible and I'm a proud member of the TARA family."
Program Manager, TARA TOTS
"No matter how demanding life can be working with children, at the end of the day, they give me a reason to smile. It means a lot to me! I love the spirit of team work here and the unity that exists amidst varied diversity. My supportive director and colleagues give me confidence to take up this position."
Admin Manager, TARA Homes
"Working in TARA has brought lots of positive changes in my life both personally and professionally. What I like about Tara is that here every child is being given a complete individual attention. They have an active participation in all the process. TARA is the place where they see dreams and make themselves capable of full filling them with the help of highly motivated team and volunteers from all over the world. I had never imagined how wonderful it could be to work for children and now I am living and enjoying it every day. They are my main motivation of keep trying and give my best for all the work I do. It’s a great pleasure to be a part of these great Homes."
Syed Muaz Ahmad
Program Manager, TARA BOYS
"My job as Polyvalent Social Worker with TARA is a deeply fulfilling experience as it enables me to contribute in holistic development of children and letting them appreciate how beautiful the life is and living it to the fullest. It's very satisfying experience here to see children blossom into confident and responsible individual."
Child Welfare Officer, TARA TOTS
"The TARA Homes have a very good and beautiful family-like environment. Here children grow up with all the love, care, protection and support which is making their life complete and full. I feel so great and privileged to be associated with TARA which is making many positive changes in the children life."
Child Welfare Officer, TARA GIRLS
"Children are like wet cement, we can mold them the way we want to. At TARA children are actually growing up in such a way that they can adjust in all the life situations. I feel proud and joyful working with children and helping them utilizing their own skills and potential to develop a better personality."
Admin Officer, TARA Homes
"In short span of time I am happy and enjoying my responsibilities. It’s a great opportunity for me. I like all TARA children, who are growing and fulfilling their dreams with the help of the TARA Team and the Volunteers. I am sure all TARA children will do better in life whatever they do. I appreciate the values of TARA. They are always trying to do better for children. In TARA I find family like environment, where everyone respects each other. I am really glad to be part of this team."
Polyvalent Operational Staff, TARA Homes
""You forget everything, absolutely everything when you are at TARA with the kids. I am in love with them. TARA is everything to me now.""
Child Welfare Officer, TARA GIRLS
"I was extremely nervous when I joined TARA as this is my first job. My experience as a Child Welfare Officer has been very insightful. I had a warm welcome from my associates at TARA Girls. The children opened the door to their lives and accepted me from the very beginning. Each day I gather new learnings and challenges, but the constant support from the staff has helped me in growing as a better person."
Anne Elvire Buciuni
Anne-Elvire : Communication and Donor Care Coordinator, TARA Homes & TOC
"Working at TARA is a continuation of my commitment to a fairer society. It is so inspiring to see the progress of the children and to be surrounded by dedicated and passionate colleagues. Being part of TARA’s journey, it means contributing to the change I want to see in this world and supporting an entire generation towards a bright future."
Trainer of TARA Training Center (TTC), TARA Homes
"My job at TARA is to train all TARA associates on different policies and skills. The thing which I like the most at TARA is that children get a home-like environment here and individual attention, which is rare."
Night Staff, TARA BOYS
"My job is to provide a safe and secure environment to the boys at night. I like that we all work as a team and try to find solutions for problems together for the benefit of children."
Partnerships Coordinator, TARA Homes & TOC
"Every single day, I realize I have learnt something new - from the work that I get to do, from the people I get to work with, from the children who have made it easier for me to understand the intricacies of life. Grateful and immensely proud, today and forever!"
Medical Officer, TARA Homes
"I feel very lucky to have very supportive colleagues. TARA imparts not only to the children but also to the staff the value of love and humility. Being with the children, and seeing them grow mentally, physically and emotionally give me a sense of fulfillment. Seeing the children with smiles, really makes me feel happy too."
Nanny, TARA TOTS
"I am really enjoying working in TARA as there's much transparency and because of its unique code and conduct, the environment here is like a family. I hope the kids become independent individuals one day."
Night Staff, TARA GIRLS
"I have learnt a lot of new things since I have started working with TARA. I really like that the TARA team is very supportive of each other."
Nanny, TARA GIRLS
"I love working with children. I feel happy that I am a part of this team. TARA is a place where everyone is respected and appreciated for their work. At TARA, we are treated equally which is the best part. I get so much of love and support for my work here."
Driver, TARA GIRLS
""A place like TARA is a blessing. Kids are amazing and love to ride for them. They don't trouble me at all. It's a big family.""
Cook, TARA GIRLS
"I started working at TARA in 2020 and my experience has been very enriching and fruitful. I ensure that I work to my best potential and help them in receiving the best possible care. I am very glad that I am a part of TARA family."
Nanny, TARA TOTS
"I like working with children and I feel comfortable in TARA. All the staff are very friendly. when I enter in TARA I forget all my tension and I am filled with happiness."
Education Coordinator, TOC
"I have been associated with TARA for a few years now. I worked as the Child Welfare Officer at TARA Girls and then when I was offered a position as the education coordinator at TARA Outreach Centre in 2019, I took a leap of faith and joined the position. My experience was very different because I was working on a new project which was only in its initial stages in 2019, but I had grown and learned with the children and my co-workers who supported me in taking this role and fulfilling the challenging tasks that came my way. I am very thankful for this opportunity."
Nanny, TARA TOTS
""One day, when I entered TARA Tots, a group of children suddenly came running towards me to give a group hug; and that was when I realized my worth here. In no time, I became theirs and they became mine. This is the magic of TARA. It makes you its own .. a family that knows how to maintain relationships and love unconditionally, selflessly, without any pretense.""
Night Staff, TARA GIRLS
"I really like the team work displayed by the staff and the sense of family at TARA. I also really enjoy talking to and learning from the children. I am really proud of my job here."
Admin Assistant, TARA Homes
"I love the way TARA team behaves with staff. TARA team is very encouraging and supportive."
Theresa (aka Trisha) Dang
Cleaning Person, TARA TOTS & TARA BOYS
"In TARA Tots I work as a cleaning staff. I do not get much time to be with the children but whenever they are around I feel happy. I like to work for these children."
TARA Team: Through teamwork, trained professionals come from a variety of fields to create the best environment for the children to flourish! 24 hours per day and 7 days a week a qualified and professional team of child care specialists supervise the children. Staff rotations allow the presence of at least one staff member at all times of day and night, 365 days per year. Regular training enables them to develop their skills and abilities.
In each Home, a Program Manager coordinates the teamwork and monitors the project. Two professional social workers ensure the daily implementation of the Home’s rules and supervise the operational staff (nanny, night staff, cook…). They also work in close collaboration with the families, judiciary institutions, schools and partner NGOs of TARA in order to understand each child’s situation in depth.
Nannies, night staff, a cook and a cleaning person complete the permanent team of each Home while qualified teachers come every afternoon to help the children with their homework.
The Executive Director, the Administrative Team, the Polyvalent Social Workers and the Partnerships and Communications team add their skills to TARA’s teamwork and participate in the overall development of all TARA Homes.