Mrs. Lara Shankar
CACR Advisory Board
Lara Shankar is a child rights and child development professional. She has many years of experience in the field of child rights, child protection, community development and education.
She has done a variety of work ranging from directly interacting and training street children, qualitative research, doing process documentations and writing case histories, newsletters and annual reports, building citizen action and child rights campaigning to analyzing and advocating policy changes.
Herself a founder member of CACR she holds citizen activism and the fight for justice for children very close to her heart.
Lara Shankar is a published author. Penguin India published her book of life stories of homeless children namely ‘Midway Station’ is 2006. She continues to use her writing to highlight the impact of development work.
Her interest in children and academic training has taken her to work with special children and NGOs working for the disabled. Child development start-ups have valued her inputs and creativity. She now runs an enterprise called ‘Discoveri Media’ that develops multimedia content for children.
Lara Shankar was brought up in Delhi where she attended Loreto Convent School and did her Masters from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. She now lives in Mumbai with her husband Manu Chandra and two children Sahil and Rishabh.