• B28/1, Maitri Park, Sion Trombay Road, Chembur, Mumbai-400071
  • (022) 25207039/5695
  • helpdesk@pehl.co.in

PEHL (Prime Education Health Learning Services)

PEHL is a Not-for-Profit Section 25 company registered under the Registrar of Companies and has exemption under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act. It is a grassroot level organization focused on implementing projects firsthand, that benefit children with special needs and in special circumstances. It also organizes medical camps and helps in disaster relief work. PEHL has its operations in Mumbai and Lucknow, with its several outreach projects.

It aims to create and supplement existing services in the field of health, education and other related areas. We are working with government as well as private organizations with similar objectives.

Our Focus

  • Education: We are working with children from destitute homes and help them deal with difficult circumstances through supplementing their education, skills development and counseling.

  • Medical Relief: We conduct medical camps in areas affected by calamities and rural inaccessible interiors and also provide logistic support as needed. We also provide medical support to the needy.

  • Building Better Futures: We run Vocational courses to generate employment opportunities, and sponsor higher education for the children with flair in particular fields.

  • Disabilities: PEHL has focused activities for impoverished and differently able children, aids in identification, diagnosis and home-based intervention for rehabilitation of children with special needs.


The potential of these children is immense. However, they lack motivation and skills necessary to be successful and the standard of education at the local municipal school that they attend is abysmal. The likelihood that they do not learn and go back to society as unproductive members without proper education or skills is high without intervention by organizations like ours.

Keeping this in mind, we have set long term goals of empowerment of these children by boosting their academic performance as a means of improving their overall self-confidence and belief in their own abilities, and sponsoring them for pursuit of their special talents.

Similarly children with special needs do show great improvement and long term improvement in the quality of life with early home based intervention.


We invite you to be a part of this movement. You can contribute in many ways: by talking about PEHL and its activities, volunteering for specific projects, or simply making a donation.

We will provide you the details and progress of the beneficiaries periodically.

* All donations to PEHL services are exempt from income tax under section 80(G) of the income tax act 1961

Dr. Anjana Thadani

Dr. Anjana Thadhani is a Developmental Paediatrician specialising in academic, behavioural and growth problems in children. She practises in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, and has been working at the Learning Disability Clinic, KEM Hospital, Mumbai at present and Learning Disability Clinic, LTMGH, Sion Mumbai, from 2000 to 2010.
She conducts numerous training programs for teachers, paediatricians, students and caregivers on these issues and has national and international publications on academic issues in children. She has also authored chapters in books on these subjects. She is currently Treasurer of the Growth Development and Behavioural Paediatrics (GDBP) Chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP).
She is an active volunteer for medical camps conducted by the Chinmaya Mission in tribal areas of Gujarat, and those organised by PEHL Services at Uttarakhand and other places. She also personally teaches destitute children at Bal Kalyan Nagari, Mumbai. She is a nature lover and avid birdwatcher.

Dr. Amit Thadani

Dr. Amit Thadhani is a consulting General Surgeon practising in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. His fields of interest are minimal access and single incision laparoscopy and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, and he has pioneered several minimal access procedures in India. He is currently the Joint Secretary, Indian Medical Association Chembur and is a Founder Member of AMASI (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India). He volunteers for several medical camps, most notable of which were in Uttarakhand following the Kedarnath tragedy of 2013. He is also an advocate for reforms needed to raise the medical profession to its former glory, and transparency and good communication in medical practice. His love for nature and nation has led to road journeys almost across the entire length and breadth of the country, and he is an avid photographer and musician.

Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni

Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni has been a Former Dean-in-Charge, Professor and Head of Department of Pediatrics at L.T.M. Medical College and L.T.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai. She had completed her graduation in Medicine and postgraduation in Pediatrics at Seth G. S. Medical College. She has delivered many lectures, and presented papers in both national and international conferences.
She has been a guide to postgraduate M.D. and D.N.B. Pediatrics students, while also reviewing publications such as Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Clinics of India. Dr. Kulkarni underwent training in 'Munich Developmental Testing' and 'Vojta's Kinesiology' to evaluate infants at risk of developmental disorders. In 1992 she was awarded an international scholarship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA.
She is also trained in pediatric neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. In 2003 she was awarded the Fogarty scholarship in pediatric HIV at the New York School of Medicine. She has been one of the first few medical teachers to train undergraduate students in WHO-UNICEF IMNCI strategy at its inception in India. At the L.T.M.G. Hospital, Dr. Kulkarni started the Early Intervention Clinic for developmentally subnormal children in 1985, the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in 1992, and the Learning Disability Clinic in 1996.

Mr. Shalin Bhagat

Shalin Bhagat is a Pranic Healer, Senior Pranic Healing trainer, Pranic Fengshui consultant also a Businessman who works in the fields of Aroma Incense and Oils. He is also one of the Directors of Company name PEHL, which is not for profit. Company helps poor and needy children's for their health and education. He started his journey of Pranic Healing in 1997. Fortunate to get trained under Beloved Guru Grand Master Choa Kok Sui for all higher courses, started teaching in Mumbai since 1998 and extended his journey of teaching in Jaipur from 2004 and same year in Kenya. With his unique ability of teachings, he has won students heads and many were nurtured, trained and encouraged to become Full time Healer and Trainer. He is expertise in treating ailments like Kidney stones, Frozen shoulder, Slip disc, Asthma, Impotence, Pregnancy problem cyst and tumor. Also healed cases of Depression. Suicidal tendency. Attention deficit, Phobia and Trauma Successfully.

Mrs. Kirti Thakur

Mrs. Kirti Thakur is the Director and Founder of CHILDReach School, a Not-for-profit organization for students with learning difficulties that range from dyslexia and behavioral problems to slow learners and ADHD located at Santacruz in Mumbai. She has done her Masters in Child Development and established this school in 1999 after she was approached by parents of slow learners who were forced to remove their kids from regular schools. The School is attached to the NIOS Board and concentrates on alternative approaches to educating children with learning difficulties that best utilize their unique learning patterns.

Mrs. Chitra Pandeya

Chitra Pandeya is currently with Yes Bank as Sr. President & Country Head Retail Liabilities. She started her career as a Product Manager for Eureka Forbes vacuum cleaners and rose to the post of Manager Market Development West by 1990. Later she joined ANZ Grindlays Bank in senior Managerial capacity. Subsequently she joined Times Bank as Vice President from June 1997 to June 1999 till it was acquired by HDFC Bank, and continued working with HDFC Bank as Senior Vice President and then Executive VP until 2010. After this, she worked as Consultant with HDFC Bank since July 1, 2010 till Feb 2011 before joining Yes Bank. Chitra Pandeya is a gifted Carnatic vocalist and mother of a brilliant 21 year old girl who is currently pursuing her masters after overcoming the challenges of dyslexia.