What we do?
Happy Triangle Foundation was founded in August 2016 to create a space for educational growth and thinking together. It began with workshops on critical thinking, gender, and climate change, and also included skills workshops with women, and health awareness programs. Due to the coronavirus restrictions we have moved to food donation drives, and creating and delivering Happy Triangle (magazine). Our goal is to facilitate learning spaces, with economically and socially vulnerable children and women. We believe education is the path to move beyond the social evils of gender, colour, and caste based discrimination.
Our motto: Let’s Think Together
The name: is inspired by a Buddhist state of happiness that is joyful and tranquil, rather than an extreme. Change is the only constant, and can be represented by a triangle or ‘delta’, a greek symbol representative of change or difference.
Happy Triangle Magazine: covers stories on Indian history, self-learning, and corona times. It aims to provide a form of learning aid during the lockdown, especially for those who may lack tech-learning facilities. It is curated to assist and improve English reading and comprehension skills for readers between the ages of 8 to 15 years. It began in August 2020 and now reaches 300 readers every month in Mumbai. It is distributed for no charge. The magazine focuses on teaching young children in a way that engages them in new conversations and ideas.
Who are we?
Co-founder and Director, Rekha uses her 21 years of experience in the Indian Army, and degrees in nursing, education, and commerce, to educate our health programs, corona writings, and finances. Lt Col (Retd) is also Managing Editor of Happy Triangle (magazine).
Raj Kumar Sharma
Co-founder and Director, Raj is a survivor of conflict caused by internal-displacement, due to which he advocates for equal education, social support, nutrition, and manages our funds. He is also an astrologer.
Palak Rashma Sharma
Co-founder and Director, Palak has designed and conducted on-ground educational programs, and is currently the editor of Happy Triangle (magazine). She is a graduate of Symbiosis and Johns Hopkins University.
Associate Editor, Adheip studied International Conflict, Security and Migration and writes on geography and history. He is also an Environmental Research Volunteer at ALTEFF, and interested in art, poetry, research, film, manga, and photography.