Our Team

We are a select team of educators and filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds, working in partnership with some of the most leading industry experts. Collectively we have mixed experiences working for companies such as Frank Water and Leap Anywhere in England, to working for a theatre company for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Australia to the Ministry of Education in the Maldives and from summer camps in Spain, to orphanages in India, we all play a vital role in what we bring to Voices of India.

Leon Etchells

Co-Director, Voices of India

Having grown up around the world, Leon Etchells has been exposed to different cultures and lifestyles from a young age. Lucky enough to attend UWC in Singapore, a school founded by Nelson Mandela and Queen Noor Al Hussein, he was taught about many social and environmental issues long before they had hit the media. Upon returning to the UK for his A-Levels he independently orchestrated concerts

to raise funds and awareness for A.I.D.S. and World Peace. He then went on to study a BA honours in Arts and Media at the University for the Creative Arts in the UK, focusing on documentary. Inspired by such figures as Bob Dylan and David Attenborough it seemed second nature for Leon to speak out to the world and live for what you believe in.

Alba Mendoza

Co-Director, Voices of India

Originating from Spain, Alba has always had a fascination with anthropology. The daughter of a family of intellects, professors and political activists, she grew up with the notion that we should really stand up for our people. This innate passion drove her to study a degree in Social Education and Community Development at the

Open University of Madrid allowing her to continue to help others, while gaining her qualifications. She also used this opportunity to focus on language as well as travel and spent a considerable amount of time in the UK followed by India, where she fell in love with the culture and the curries.

Our Partners

The NGO’s and schools we’ve carried out the workshops with:

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We would also like to thank the following organisations and individuals involved for their support and encouragement along the way. Without them this journey would have never even got this far.

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