S R Thomas Antony

National Coordinator
NISA

Thomas Antony is a social development professional with expertise on policy solutions to some of the most pressing issues of the time such as school education, urban livelihoods, and governance. Thomas is presently working with Delhi based think tank Centre for Civil Society (CCS) as a National Coordinator leading both Advocacy and Quality Initiatives of the National Independent Schools Alliance. He is playing a crucial role in developing, strengthening, and scaling up the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), the national federation of associations of low-cost private schools.

He also worked with NCPCR- National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Right to Education Division from 2012 to 2013. During this period, he was monitoring the implementation of Right to Education Act 2009 in 60 Government Schools of East Delhi. He contributed to developing the Social Audit Tools for RTE Act 2009 monitoring through School Management Committees and Civil Society.

Thomas Antony is a graduate in Sociology, postgraduate in Social Work. He also an Advocacy Fellow of National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune Maharastra, completing the 18 Months advocacy strategy course and worked with National Level Social Movements such as Mazdoor Kisan Sakti Sangatan, NCPRI National Campaign for People's Right to Information, National Right to Education Forum.

He has also attended 14 days’ workshop on Education in Crisis – Global Perspective and solutions by International Academy of Leadership, Germany. He has been a participant of the ‘International Youth Exchange Program’ between India and Bangladesh in the year 2012.