Franklin

Franklin works as Monitoring Evaluation and Research Manager at Restless Development, a youth-led development agency. Franklin joined the organization in 2011, and was instrumental in starting and leading the Comprehensive Sexuality Education program in the two districts of state of Bihar reaching more than 8,000 youths through 8 volunteers. He now works to ensure program quality through developing effective monitoring systems, trainings, and evaluations. He is a skilled and experienced trainer, and serves as regular representative of the Voices of Youth in India. He has participated in several international forums and consultations which include Open Working Group meetings on the Sustainable Development Goals and ECOSAC Youth Forum in UN HQ in New York advocating for SRHR in India. In December 2014, Franklin was recognized by Public Health Institute and Packard Foundation for outstanding leadership in advancing innovation and quality in sexual and reproductive health rights as part of their Youth Champions Initiative Program. Franklin holds a BS in Microbiology from V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science College, and a Master’s in Social Work specializing in Community Development from Sacred Heart College in Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu.