Smt. Aruna Yashavant Ashtekar is a Social Development Consultant and Counsellor for the past 35 years. She has deep knowledge of non-profit landscape in India and the capacity building needs of NGOs, specifically rural based organizations involved in women and child development, gender issues and livelihoods. Her expertise includes draft project proposals, concept papers development and report writing in accordance with donor guidelines and organizations’ procedures.She designs curriculum and training modules for capacity building workshops for women and adolescents. She prepares pictorial and illustration evaluation charts, booklets as training aids for the organization. She has experience in administration and management of child centered institutions.Ms Ashtekaris also experienced at counselling and is able to offer psychological support to mentally and physically challenged individuals.