The founders of East West Educational Foundation, Paul and Pat Gillette had a vision to set up educational institutions as their primary vision across PAN India. To achieve their vision they set up a legal entity by registering its founding charter (Memorandum and Articles of Association) under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 18th January 2000.
The first unit to begin its operation under the aegis of EWEF was East West Language Institute (EWLI) under its first Director, Stephen Arnold.
Metro Delhi International School (MDIS) started in August 2002 to provide an international affordable Biblical based education under the leadership of its founding Principal, Mrs. Paula Mowry.
Foreign Language institute started in the year 2003 and included an ESL Program and Hindustani Publishing under its first Director, Don Rempel. Hindustani Publishing was later rebranded as East West Publishing.
In August 2016 EWEF took over ownership of Ebenezer Community School (ECS) that it had been supporting for the last 10 years.
East West Educational Foundation is a value based educational institution established with a purpose of nurturing lives towards fruitfulness.
We are governed by the purpose and principles contained in our founding charter under the guardianship of the Governing Body that administers the activities of the institution through its appointed Executive Director following the Carver Policy Governance Model.
Renewed communities through purposeful education.
Providing excellence driven, bible inspired and relevant education.
5 Strategic Initiatives
David Osmond comes with more than 15 years of experience in senior management and entrepreneurial ventures in various industry verticals such as IT, tourism, hospitality, and education. His strategic and analytical skills help in providing the requisite direction and executive leadership to the organization. He is married to Helen and has two daughters.
James Bellingham has a wealth of experience in education and learning. Prior to his arrival at MDIS, he was the Head of the physics department at Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand. He has a BSc in Physics from the University of Auckland and Teacher Certification through the University of Victoria. He is married to Julie and has one son and three daughters.
Language Institute Principal
Geeta Rai comes with more than 35 years of experience in the field of teaching Hindi as a second language. She has her Masters in Hindi Literature and has been associated with undergraduate study abroad programs from University of California, Brown University and IES. She also was associated for ten years as a language trainer in USAID.
Director of Administration
Esther Chakrapani has more than 15 years of administrative experience at a senior role in Emmanuel Hospital Association with Director’s role in Microfinance and Education sectors. She is married to Satyavir and has two daughters.
Joseph Manoharan is the honorary Chairman and comes with a long administrative experience at various Government, Corporate and Social levels. His management and legal qualifications help in providing the required leadership to the Governing Body. He is married to Florence and has two daughters.
John Samuel was the architect behind the nurturing and building of Speed Post since its inception in 1986. He has been a consultant of UPU, an organ of United Nations where he was responsible for more than 30 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Currently he leads a management-consulting firm that specializes on leadership, strategy, financial services, Government relations and governance support. He is an acclaimed Speaker and serves on numerous boards. He is married to Ramona and has two daughters.
Prince David is the country head of an international relief and development company. In his capacity building role he has served as a Regional Advisor in Asia. During major disasters he has been involved in leading humanitarian response working with partners and networking with various government departments. His expertise is in organizational development, developing leadership for effective governance and strategy planning. He is married to Anita and they have three grown up children.
Honorary Vice Chairman
Mathai Samuel is the honorary Vice Chairman who comes with over 35 years of experience in communications business as the founder & CEO of award winning advertising agency in various industry sectors. He is former member of Rotary International and works closely with Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), an internationally recognized NGO focused on improving road safety & traffic management in India and the developing world. He is also the founder member of the Rail Enthusiasts Society of India. He is married to Patricia and has one son and a daughter.
Joy Julius Raj
Honorary Executive Secretary
Joy Julius Raj is the honorary Executive Secretary who comes with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing business in light engineering industry. His contribution in the social sector has been recognized by various NGO’s. He is a regular invitee on social and religious TV shows.