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Basis Canada and USA are two separate non-profit, tax-exempt 
organizations striving to bridge the digital divide in rural and urban-poor communities.
European support is welcome but currently does not qualify for charitable tax receipts.
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Basis Education Foundation (Canada)

Basis Canada focuses on overall strategy,

program development, and partner support.

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Basis (Germany)

Basis Germany focuses on the complete IT infrastructure of the Basis Learning Centres.

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Basis (USA)

Basis USA focuses on program implementation as well as online and offline curriculum development.

Leadership
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Thomas Saverimuthu
Co-founder & CTO

Thomas Saverimuthu, an India-born visionary, entrepreneur, and IT specialist, co-founded Basis in 2013. Thomas, in the role of CTO, is the brilliant mind behind the IT infrastructure of our Basis Learning Centres.

 

His dream: to connect youth and young adults to opportunities from which they might otherwise be cut off due to their life's circumstances.

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Christina de Jong
Co-founder & CEO

Christina de Jong, co-founder and CEO, brings more than twenty-five years of passionate learning, organizational, marketing and communications experience to Basis.

Her dream: equipping every Basis learner with the problem-solving skills and the optimism they need to take on challenges and pursue their dreams.

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Sasquia Antúnez Pineda
Board Member

Sasquia Antúnez Pineda 

developed a strong interest in non-profits in university, and she eventually pursued a graduate Master of Theological Studies and International Development degree at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Sasquia is playing a key role in Basis' strategic development.

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Sangita Iyer
Board Member

Sangita Iyer holds a Masters in Psychology and is a certified Positive Psychology Educator. She heads up her own positive education institute with the vision of helping children, 
teens, parents, teachers, and institutions flourish.

 

Her recent documentary 
Gurucool: Shifting Mindsets, which tackles the subject of education in India, has been screened at a number of festivals at home and abroad.

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Jeremy Mullin

Board Member

Jeremy Mullin is a senior leader in the public affairs space, and is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs at Savanta Group - a leading global research firm serving the public sector.

 

He holds award-winning degrees in finance from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Toronto. He is also a Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP).

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