Head – UWC India, The United World Colleges Committee of India
Gauri Bhure is the Head for the United World Colleges Committee of India, where she leads all aspects of its strategic planning, fundraising and selection process. An education professional with 12 years of global experience as an educator and counsellor, Gauri has played multiple roles in support of the UWC family and agenda. A UWC alumna, she served as the Director of Guidance and Teacher of English at the UWC Mahindra College and is currently working with the Tibetan Government-in-Exile for the UWC Refugee Scholarship program. Gauri was recently elected as Asia-Pacific representative on the Committee of the National Committees for UWC. Gauri’s development sector experience includes working with UNICEF and having been part of the
founding team for a non-profit focused on education and social justice. Her global experience includes stints with the ACS Cobham International School in the UK and the International School of Stuttgart in Germany. She has consulted for The Institute of Development Studies, UK and written on education for the The Times of India. Gauri has run several workshops focusing on leadership, identity, diversity and gender with organizations such as UNESCO, Ashoka, Seeds of Peace, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation, CTV (Children of Terror Victims, RNTI). She holds a MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from Denison University, where she was a Mortar scholar. She also holds certifications in major donor fundraising from the Institute of Fundraising, UK and in the Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Gauri is based out of Mumbai where in her spare time, she enjoys yoga, meditation and kathak.