About us

We are a research-based, technology-driven not-for-profit organization that enables secondary school students in India to make informed education choices that lead to a meaningful career.

SAF adopts a collaborative approach with government, teachers and parents to create a sustainable and scalable ecosystem around secondary school students to facilitate their decision making.

Our Journey

After meeting 13-year-old Nikita who was about to drop out of school, SAF’s Founder Directors were motivated to start an organization to guide students to choose an informed career pathway.

Founded in 2013, SAF began its work by providing career assessments to 2,000 secondary school students in Pune. A survey uncovered that students continued to choose conventional fields post grade 10, despite their interest in other fields.

Realizing the gravity and scale of the problem, SAF partnered with the Government of Maharashtra to develop a career guidance ecosystem.

Board Members

Bharat Desadla Founder President

Sheetal Bapat Founder Director

Sandeep Mahajan Director

Advisory Board

Anand Deshpande Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems

Dr. Shreeram Geet Career Counsellor

Raqesh Bapat Entrepreneur and Actor


We don’t have any openings currently. However, if you think that you would be a great fit in our team, send us your updated resume at hr@safindia.org.

Implementation Partners


Awards & Recognition

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