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    Ms. Sheth is the Founder, Executive Director and Managing Trustee of the Shaishav Trust, an NGO that works with disadvantaged children ( She is responsible for mission definition, development, and public relations, as well as for the supervision of ongoing work. She also liaises with other NGOs and governmental bodies, participating actively in their collaborative work for children’s rights and human rights in general in India. She has been particularly concerned with enhancing children’s ability to be involved as agents in decision-making about their lives and in the protection of their own rights. She has worked to reduce child labor, child marriage, child abuse, and exploitation. Ms. Sheth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and law as well as a Masters in social work from the University of Bombay. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she plans to critically analyze various Indian laws and policies from a Child Rights Based Approach. Ms. Sheth also plans to study various Child/Youth Rights Participation Models within the United States. Ms. Sheth hopes to network within the global children’s rights movement to form a coherent model of participation and rights and responsibility-based education that can be used as a sustainable framework regardless of geographic location.