Staff Profiles



Work Experience

December 2016 – Mar 2017
: Working as Assistant professor in Social Work Department, St. Joseph’s College Bangalore

September – 2015 – 2017
: Worked at Hand in Hand Charitable Trust, Co- Founder & program Manager for “Rupantara” (Grave Digger community in Bangalore)

September 2015 – Jan 2016
: Worked at TreeonZ as a part-time Programme coordinator

July 2014 - June 2015-
: Worked at Caritas India, Community Based Rehabilitation Forum, As Programme officer For Mainstreaming and Lifting barriers project for Disability in India.

Papers Presented

Presentation on living and working Conditions invisible communities in India, National Law School, Bangalore

Seminar/ Conferences attended

September 8th to 13th, 2014-
Early intervention for Multiple Disabilities & Visual Impairment (National Institute for empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai)

February 2013- The World We Want – Youth Matter’ – hosted by Restless Development India, United Nations Population Fund & UNICEF, Chennai

July 2013-
International Women’s Day seminar – hosted by Indian Institute of Management and UNICEF, Bangalore

July 2012 –
Human Trafficking – A Crime Against Humanity’ – UGC State Level Seminar hosted in association with Janadhere, St. Joseph’s College, (Autonomous) Bangalore.

Area of research

2013 to 2014 - “Study on Living & Working Conditions of Graveyard Workers in Bangalore city”
2013 to 2014 Field Researcher for Angawadis, Urban Health Centers and Malnourishment in Kolar District, Karnataka
2012 - Exploratory research on the Urban Homeless Project with Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.

Brief summary of career

Mr. Gladson. J has completed his MSW (Masters in Social Work) from the St. Joseph’s college, Bangalore in the year 2014.

He thereafter started working in Caritas India - CBRForum (Community Based Rehabilitation Forum), as a Programe Officer. He headed projects in five states and focused mainly on educating tribal people on the issues of the differently-abled.

In the year 2016, he started the organization called Hand in Hand Charitable Trust, along with his passionate friend and a project called 'Rupantara' (an after school program for the Grave-Diggers children). Which today takes care of children's academic, social and cultural well-being as well as provides for the creative development of the women who live in the graveyard this program was a result of a Study he had done based on the Living & Working Conditions of Graveyard Workers in the city of Bangalore.

Gladson also enjoys engaging with young minds and motivating them to change the existing system and therefore has given guest lectures on various socially relevant topics in different colleges across the city. He currently works as an Assistant Professor and the Out-Reach coordinato at St. Joseph’s Commerce College.

Mr. Gladson. J
Outreach Coordinator

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