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Dhir Jhingran

Founder Director of Language and Learning Foundation (LLF)

Dhir Jhingran is the Founder Director of Language and Learning Foundation (LLF), an organization focused on improving foundational learning in public schools in India. He has worked in the primary education sector for almost three decades, within and outside the government. As an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, he served as Principal Secretary, Education with the Government of Assam and as Director in the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Mission Director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.  In addition, he has handled several other profiles, such as Senior Advisor to UNICEF India, Advisor to Nepal's Ministry of Education, Asia Regional Director and Chief Program Officer with Room to Read. He has made a significant contribution to the development and implementation of early grade reading programs in several countries in Asia and Africa and several states in India. Dhir holds a Ph.D in Education and has authored two books based on empirical research in primary education.