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OUR FOUNDER

MINU BUDHIA – Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Psychotherapist & counsellor Minu Budhia is a petite powerhouse, popular columnist, and TEDx speaker. Passionate about mental healthcare & special needs education, she is the Founder-Director at Caring Minds (A Super-Speciality Mental Health Clinic), Founder-Director at ICanFlyy (An Institute for Special Needs), and Founder of Café ICanFlyy (A Café with a Cause). She believes special needs individuals deserve a place in society where they can avail education and training without being held back for who they are.

Minu has a Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Skills from the British Psychological Society, London & a Certificate on Child Brain Development Course from Philadelphia, USA. Her previous professional experience includes renowned institutions such as Belle Vue Clinic, St. Xavier’s College, and JD Birla Institute.

Minu has also penned a short essay titled ‘Death of a Caterpillar’ about her journey as a special needs mom and her battle with depression. The overwhelming response to it has inspired her to start writing her first memoir. An inspiration for many and a woman of purpose, her mantra is “Imperfection is Beauty.”

OUR DIRECTOR

PREEYAM BUDHIA – Co-Founder, Cafe ICanFlyy

As Head – New Initiatives, Preeyam collaborates with other institutions and organisations in the health and wellness space creating for Caring Minds both an online and offline presence to offer holistic solutions. If Caring Minds’ aim is to make every person aware and empathetic about mental healthcare, Preeyam is the embodiment of this aim. She believes that stigmatising mental healthcare and making it accessible to the masses will definitely result in a happier and healthier society.

President, Business Development at Patton Group, Preeyam spearheads the Plastics Division, focussing on product development, and has expanded the EMT Steel Fittings Exports business into new territories such as Middle East & North Africa (MENA). She is also the driving force behind building the traditional family business’ digital presence.

An intrapreneur with an entrepreneurial spirit, Preeyam launched the sustainability vertical ‘Embracing Green’ which focuses on Water Conservation (Rainwater Harvesting) & Renewable Energy (Solar Rooftops). She also launched the innovation vertical that has developed Water-on-Wheels (Roller Tanks). Her newest project under this vertical is the Patton Contactless Safe Hand Wash Station.

OUR DIRECTOR

PREEYAM BUDHIA – Co-Founder, Cafe ICanFlyy

As Head – New Initiatives, Preeyam collaborates with other institutions and organisations in the health and wellness space creating for Caring Minds both an online and offline presence to offer holistic solutions. If Caring Minds’ aim is to make every person aware and empathetic about mental healthcare, Preeyam is the embodiment of this aim. She believes that stigmatising mental healthcare and making it accessible to the masses will definitely result in a happier and healthier society.

President, Business Development at Patton Group, Preeyam spearheads the Plastics Division, focussing on product development, and has expanded the EMT Steel Fittings Exports business into new territories such as Middle East & North Africa (MENA). She is also the driving force behind building the traditional family business’ digital presence.

An intrapreneur with an entrepreneurial spirit, Preeyam launched the sustainability vertical ‘Embracing Green’ which focuses on Water Conservation (Rainwater Harvesting) & Renewable Energy (Solar Rooftops). She also launched the innovation vertical that has developed Water-on-Wheels (Roller Tanks). Her newest project under this vertical is the Patton Contactless Safe Hand Wash Station.

FROM THE CEO’S DESK

SUGANDHA RAMKUMAR

Special needs individuals want nothing but acceptance with no conditions attached. That’s what we at ICanFlyy aim at. Here the focus is on giving every student a space where he or she will be accepted, appreciated, and educated. In an era of challenges and cut-throat competition, it’s our aim to enable our students to face the world with self-confidence and honesty. In addition to vocational training, we aim at overall holistic development where physical, mental, and aesthetic aspects are addressed.

Training special needs students is complex and our team of experienced, skilled, and passionate special educators and vocational trainers rise to the challenge every time. They are not only teachers, but also friends, philosophers and guides. We hope to keep flying higher and higher to reach new heights in the field of skill building and vocational training for special needs individuals.

OUR ACADEMIC HEAD

MONIDEEPA NANDI

A veteran in the field of special education, Ms. Nandi has over 30 years of professional experience. Her focus areas comprise Behaviour and Life Skills Management, Early Intervention, Remedial Training, Communication (AAS), Teachers’ Training, Counselling Parents. She specialises in training children with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Autism and Multiple Disabilities.

OUR ACADEMIC HEAD

MONIDEEPA NANDI

A veteran in the field of special education, Ms. Nandi has over 30 years of professional experience. Her focus areas comprise Behaviour and Life Skills Management, Early Intervention, Remedial Training, Communication (AAS), Teachers’ Training, Counselling Parents. She specialises in training children with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Autism and Multiple Disabilities.