Muchikunnu village, Devala,Tribe: Paniya Tribal village Languages: Tamil, Malayalam, English and Paniya Language. Kasthuri studied in Vidyodaya school from the age of six and through the school, she grew up closely associated with the AMS, ACCORD and ASHWINI community. She has a BSc degree in Geography and a Masters degree in Psychiatric Social Work. After completing her degree in May 2016, Kasthuri began working with the mental health team at ASHWINI as a counsellor. Her responsibilities include meeting clients, teaching ANM students, record keeping and field visits. Her favorite part about her work here is counselling, especially regular counselling, so that she can see the improvement and take pride in her client’s progress. She enjoys teaching and is also interested in helping differently abled children.