Light Lives

About Us

The best way to build a better socio-sensible platform is to “Start from the School”

Together for a brighter future

Every child in this world deserves better opportunities in life. Their economic situation today should not be the reason to impede better career prospects and future success tomorrow.

LightLives was founded with the vision of providing equal opportunity for children from the marginalised society to develop leadership and employable skills. LightLives works with children and young adults at orphanages and low-income schools to equip and empower them to be life-ready and career-ready.

These students are shaped through an intensive year-around HeadStart LEAD program incorporated into their regular school time-table to cultivate skills such as self-leadership, making the right choices, effective communication, people skills, achievement approaches and skills, creativity and problem solving, future-ready tools and challenging activities.

TalentEase is the brainchild of two senior management professionals Leo Fernandez and Pradeep Antony who are passionate about making a difference in tomorrow’s world by working with today’s children.

Our Vision
Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders – Today

  • LightLives is focussed on providing leadership skills and values training to children with equal potential but unequal access.

  • Our conviction: Do the ‘prepare’ job at school right, you will not need a ‘repair’ job later.

Our Team

Leadership Team

Leo Fernandez

Managing Trustee
Leo is a former Partner/Managing Director at Accenture, Singapore and now plays the role of CEO at TalentEase. He brings a passion for creating possibilities and making a difference. With 18 years of outsourcing leadership experience, Leo has spent his career building high-performance teams, crafting winning partnerships with clients and developing solutions for business change. He has also worked as a Region COO with Hewitt Associates and has led export operations for companies within the Tata Group. He is currently based at Hyderabad; India He has a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration. Married to Teresa and have two children Marcus (11th Grade) & Marcela (7th grade).

Peter Ghooi

Operations Head
Peter has a degree in Foreign Trade and has experience working in the export and domestic textile industry for more than 25 years. He has handled various business activities including production planning and control, sourcing, marketing and business development at various companies such as Gokaldas Exports and Tata International. With an interest in social business, he started work at TalentEase in 2014 and looks after client engagement, business development and the LightLives outreach initiative. He is married to Mamta and has two children Pritam and Punita. He plays the saxophone.

Advisory Board

Our Facilitator Team