With a PhD in Political Science and Public Administration and experience teaching Gender Empowerment, Indian and Western Political Thought and Goan Politics at Goa University and at two other leading colleges in Goa, Shilpa was well prepared to take over as Coordinator of 10 HoPE Centers in Goa, India. As a native of Diwar Island in Goa, Shilpa also feels a personal connection to children of the region and  a strong calling to train teachers of Phonemic Intelligence and Personal Transformation Program. When Shilpa noticed that feedback was needed to assess these programs, she developed worksheets for students and handbooks for teachers. Compiled data confirms that PTP students score better in academics; whereas Shilpa affirms that PTP students are more confident than others of similar ages.