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The Trendsetters Team

The Trendsetters team comprises of a group of professionals passionate about helping teenagers and their families. Our core team  has a wide range of expertise in Counseling, Theology, Social work, Family and Child Welfare,. A voluntary team of professionals who have experience in Psychology, Psychiatry and other related areas also supports this core team.

Our Team


rajeev_100 Mr. Rajeev Kumar

Rajeev is a graduate in Theology and has vast experience in working with children and teens. He is very good with children and has been teaching life skills to children across India.Now he is the project in charge of Trendsetters.


Mr.Pravin Samudre

Pravin is Master in Theology from SAIACS Bangalore and UIM certified counsellor.


Sonakshi Ms. Sonakshi Rastogi

Sonakshi Rastogi  is a Multimedia Artist. She works with UIM Bangalore, basically involved in Broadcast and design. Currently teach Life skills in various schools, She is extensively involved in professionally helping  children and teens discover their self in a positive way and learn to make right choices. She desires that every child must recognise how special and unique they are, in the way they are.


barani Ms. Barani Gopal

Barani is a BTech graduate from St.Peters Engineering College Chennai. She is currently working with admin department of UIM. She has been Trendsetter facilitator to various in Bangalore.

Our Advisors

Dr. P. C Mathew (National Executive Director, UIM)
Dr. P. C. Mathew has a a Bachelor of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune and has completed his Doctoral studies with Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, US.

During the last eight years, he has worked with and counseled many youngsters and professional college students  and pioneered two youth centers. He has been a counselor and speaker at various family seminars and camps in India and abroad.

Mrs. Ciby Mathew

Mrs. Ciby Mathew is a graduate of Science from Jyothi Nivas College , Bangalore and is also a graduate in Theology (B.D.) from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from St. Josephs, Bangalore. She is a vibrant youth leader and has been involved, along with her husband, in reaching out to many students in campuses. She has spoken at UIM conferences and camps across the country.

Mrs. Chitra Jeykaran

Mrs. Chitra Jeykaran completed her Masters in Footwear technology and M.A. in Social Work (Tata Institute of Social Science) specializing in Family and Child Welfare. Her field experiences include -  family counseling at the Special Cell for Women and Children (Mumbai) ; formation and capacity building of Self help groups and community development activities in Andhra Pradesh; training of social entrepreneurs; workshops on participatory learning and action in Chennai, and as district project officer, for DANPCB (Chitradurga).

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