Rubina Phillip

    Life Skills Collaborative

    November 28, 2023


    Rubina Ann Philip, a development professional with experience in creating and executing transformative programs across diverse geographies to promote long-term social development, with a special emphasis on women and children. She has worked directly with survivors of gender-based violence to improve service delivery and access to justice, assuring economic, social, and emotional rehabilitation and reintegration. She has expertly translated her on-the-ground experiences and learnings into policy advocacy contributions to state government efforts aimed at safeguarding and advancing women and children.  In 2019, she was chosen for the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program for her contributions towards the same.

    She holds a postgraduate degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

    Rubina is currently the Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child’s Associate Director for Telangana, where she works to promote safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion in Telangana’s residential school systems for some of the state’s most marginalized and vulnerable children. 


    "The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "

    - Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi