“Making India”, “Creating a NEW SPACE for the future generation”
An Educational, Cultural and Travel ambassador for kids, Dr. Srimathy triggered her launch pad Space Kidz India (“SKI”) in [July 2011]. As the CEO of this prestigious organization, Dr. Srimathy has designed numerous programs to channel young minds.
An educational evangelist with a mission to disrupt the mundane culture in the Indian educational system, Dr. Srimathy through her programs, has opened the doors to an untapped avenue called “Space Education”. Her ultimate goal is to produce World renowned Scientists through her Aerospace research University she dreams to build one day.
SKI has designed a life-changing the path for 1500 kids from India and Nigeria to the pinnacle of Space education, NASA. Cosmonaut Shalizan Sharipov (Director of Yuri Gagarin Space Centre, Moscow) and Astronaut Marsha Ivins (NASA) were invited by SKI to India to meet with Indian students, apart from Retd. Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma – Hero of Soviet Union, Space traveler and only Indian Cosmonaut to share their experiences about living in space. SKI is the proud host of the esteemed annual contest called the “Young Scientist”, a unique avenue to promote innovations in the field of Science and Technology. SKI has recently collaborated with the “Young Scientist” alumni and undertaken some huge initiatives in the field of Science and Technology.
“NSLV – KALAM 1”, one of a kind first “Near Space Vehicle” to be launched in India. Partnering with Moody Space Center, Australia to launch the first ever Indo-AustralianCube Satellite in 2017.
Apart from Space education, SKI is also devoted to promoting education through culture. Dr. Srimathy believes the young mind could be molded in several different ways and art plays a major role in synthesis. SKI created history during the 2011 Olympics by becoming the first cultural unit selected from a prestigious list of 22,000 artists to perform at the London Olympics. SKI has hosted numerous cultural events in India, Canada, and the USA.
Dr.Srimathy is also an avid social activist, her education through social awareness theme educates the future generation of India on several social issues that plague the society. This is aimed at strengthening the building blocks of India. SKI produced a short film on “Breast Cancer”, to propagate awareness among all walks of people, a music video produced by SKI on “Female Foeticide”, was critically acclaimed.
Dr. Srimathy has undertaken several AIDS-related awareness programs and
fundraisers. Dr. Srimathy visits several corporate houses and colleges to promote the awareness of breast cancer and urges folks to take the preliminary test every year. Dr. Srimathy is a pillar of support to several juvenile homes in the city of Chennai. Her vision is to constantly work with the children in these homes are getting them to a better state in life. She conducts aero modeling and computer workshops for the kids and helps them with supplies, medicines and infrastructure needs. Through constant counseling and motivational speeches, she works on their mental conditioning as well and strives for a better self-esteem in her audience. Her passion for education has recently enabled her to adopt a school in Chennai that is in dire need of help. Dr. Srimathy and her team strive hard to make sure proper sanitary conditions are met; she collaborates with various NGO’s from around the world to procure day to day needs for the school.
Dr.Srimathy’s vehicle SKI(Space Kidz India) since its inception has touched millions of young minds and will continue to impact the future generation in a positive manner. SKI has been appreciated and featured on local and national media numerous times, articles about CEO Dr.Srimathy’s accomplishments with Kid’s published by major newspapers and magazines in India. Euro Space Center, Russian Space Center and NASA recognizing the importance of Dr.Srimathy’s contributions and honoring her with an ambassador status.
Dr.Srimathy Kesan has been bestowed with Multifarious awards, frequently nominating her as a “Pioneer” in the field on “Space Education” and awarding her with the “Pride of India”. She has also won other awards under the “Social entrepreneur” and “Woman Achiever” banner. She moves around the Country on a consistent basis delivering motivational speeches to students in schools and colleges.
Titles and Awards
Women Icon 2017 by BERG and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Innovative Educationalist 2017 by Pondicherry College.
Sthri Utsav – Vidya Award 2017 by Shri Venkateshwara Vidyalaya, Chennai.
Member of the Planning Board of Mother Teresa Women’s University,
Pride of India — 2016 awarded by CNBC and 1000 Petals Foundation,
7th World Education Award 2016 – in the category Innovative in Pedagogical Learning awarded by Elets.
Role Model of the year – 2016
Women Achiever of the year — 2016.
Indian Icon — 2015 awarded by Times India News and Meher News – 27th June 2015.
Poomagal Award for the best woman entrepreneur of the year by Parijadham Foundation — 5th March 2015.
“Woman Achiever of the Year 2014 -2015”, extended by National Entrepreneurs Network (NEN) and Saveetha Entrepreneurs Cell (NEST).
“Leading Women Entrepreneur”, was awarded by II Global during the month June 2014.
“Naari Shakthi” was awarded by Seemapuri Times, in the month February 2014.
Centre for Media & Public Affairs (CMPA) announces “Space Kidz India” as the Outstanding Institution of the Year (2013) in promoting children’s education – 9th JAN 2014.
Cavin Kare Chinnikrishna Innovation Award – September 2013.
Young Women Achiever by Guild of Women Achievers.
CHENNAI SUPER MOM by The Hindu — 2009.
The title “Sirandha Pennmani” was conferred by Madha Trust and Kavi Oviya.
Presented papers at multiple International conferences and have Won accolades Awards for Social Contributions
Social Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by the Rotary Club port city — March 21st
Social Entrepreneur of the Year award by LIONS CLUB in the month of
Social Entrepreneur of the year 2013, awarded by SDCRF and Indian
Sustainability Congress, October 2013.
NCC — National Cadet Corps
Won the “ALL ROUNDER TITLE” for the 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS during
Senior Under Officer of Andhra Pradesh.
Awarded the “ALL ROUND BEST CADET” of Andhra Pradesh.
Was Chosen for the Prestigious Prime Minister’s Rally at Delhi Republic Day.
Won the Gold Medal at the State and National level for Word of Command
Was Awarded the BEST PARATROOPER of Andhra Pradesh.
Won the Silver Medal at the All India Firing Competition Sports
Represented the State Andhra Pradesh in 10 Basket Ball Nationals and Inter-Varsities.
State level athlete in Javelin, Shot put and Relay.
Won 3 Mixed Doubles titles for Badminton, Inter Club’s 2010/11/12
All-rounder at School and College, She had represented the State of Andhra Pradesh in 10 Basketball Nationals and also a State Athlete.