When you secure a state rank in your class 12th, you have a whole gamut of academic fields and professional routes to choose from. But choosing your passion as your calling, especially when that field does not come with guaranteed professional placements or dividends, requires courage, conviction and commitment.
From very early teenage, Debaroopa was smitten by the bug of doing something innovative and far-reaching with the English language, especially because growing up, she had witnessed many stories of individuals who in spite of merit and enterprise are pushed behind in the professional and social ladder, due to their inability to communicate efficiently using the English language. It is this motivation to develop a curriculum that could help children, young learners, adults and all kinds of professionals to rise and shine in life armed with a skill set that successfully fuses functional English language skills with age-appropriate soft skills, communication skills and life skills -verbal, non verbal and written, that led to the birth of Tribe Tomorrow.
Debaroopa Bhattacharyya Panja did her schooling from Holy Child Convent, Guwahati, Assam. Her higher education was completed from Assam’s premier institutes, Cotton University and Gauhati University. Always an ace student, she completed her graduation, post-graduation, B.ed and CELTA (Cambridge Certification to teach English Language to Adults) with First class honours alongside being a national level debating champion and securing a place in the prestigious HALL OF FAME of Cotton University for her academic and extracurricular achievements with such illustrious personages as Sri Amar Choudhury( ex-VC Gauhati University) and Sri Himanta Biswa Sharma (serving Deputy Chief Minister, Assam). She was recently awarded the prestigious “Tumi Ananya” honour for her contribution and vision in the field of Education on the auspicious occasion of Women’s Day.
Mrs. Panja has a rich repertoire of two decades of professional experience, having taught in classes 9-12 in well-known institutions of the city like South Point School, Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Birla High for Boys and has also been an empanelled teacher under the Government of India on a Teach- India project in collaboration with Macmillan and British Council New Delhi.
Tribe Tomorrow is an extension of her dream to empower today’s India with all it takes, to march ahead in both social and professional life with one’s head held high, equipped with the 21st century skills that make you Life-Ready so that you can build your own Future, the way you want to.