Saritha Thomas, Founder and Managing Trustee of People’s Power Collective (PPC) India. Director of PPC United Kingdom

Saritha Thomas, Founder and Managing Trustee of People’s Power Collective (PPC) India. Director of PPC United Kingdom

PPC’s founder and driving force, Saritha has nurtured a lifelong love for radio.

An alumnus of Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai’s, Social Media & Communications programme, Saritha has worked in India, UAE and the UK. Her time in commercial radio – spanning popular radio networks such as, Radio City, the Arabian Radio Network, BBC World Service Radio and BBC Radio 4 – gave way to full-time social entrepreneurship, and community radio activism.

A fellow at The School of Social Entrepreneurs, London, Saritha was the only member of her Graduating class with an overseas social enterprise: PPC.

Saritha believes in the life-changing capacity of community radio, which offers isolated communities an accessible, binding social medium. She hopes that the medium, which places at its hearts a voice unencumbered by the prejudices of class, caste and creed, will offer these communities a way forward: eroding a range of social evils, simply by being inclusive, and building stronger, forward-thinking communities.