Welcome to Magic of Mothers!
Our Mission is to provide a learning platform for one and all by engaging and empowering students via innovative educational activities and support.
Over the course of 10 years, we have held numerous workshops, STEM festivals attracting hundreds of students from over 50 different schools in the DMV, robotics classes over the summer, math and science competitions with hundreds of participants and garnered numerous awards for our First Lego League program. We focus on serving underprivileged and underrepresented communities in STEM.
Meet Our Team!
Shikha Dixit – Founder
After noticing a lack of educational programs for underprivileged students in her area, Shikha Dixit founded Magic of Mothers to bring education to those students. She believes that an equal opportunity in accessing education can level the playing field for students and mitigate institutional barriers to their success. Today, Magic of Mothers has served thousands of students across Northern Virginia and hopes to expand to help even more.
Gaurav Sharma – Business and Finance Director
Hi, my name is Gaurav Sharma and I am the Business and Finance Coordinator for Magic of Mothers. I am a confident and value driven individual who does not back away from a challenge. I work hard every step of the way in order to achieve my end goal. I have always wanted to give back to society but was unable to find a medium to do so until I came across Magic of Mothers. I am part of Magic of Mothers to extend meaningful service to humanity and promote leadership in society.
Avyuk Dixit – STEM Director
Hi! My name is Avyuk and I am a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I am passionate about introducing underprivileged students to STEM because they might not have such an opportunity otherwise. Magic of Mothers has given me a platform to extend my love for STEM to others. Through events such as STEM Fest, Math and Science Mania, FLL, and more, I believe that we can continue to help students maximize their potential and become inspired to effectuate change.
Gurleen Kaur – Lead Volunteer
Hi! My name is Gurleen Kaur, I’m 16 years old, and I’m a junior at TJHSST. I do a lot of volunteer work related to teaching STEM topics to children from underserved communities in my free time. I especially enjoy working with Magic of Mothers for a variety of reasons. One of them is how committed and hard-working all of the volunteers and parents are – it’s exciting to be part of something that everyone cares about as much as you do! Another is that most of the elementary schools
I attended were Title 1. We hardly had field trips and there weren’t any after school enrichment opportunities. When I think about the STEMFest, it seems like exactly what would’ve helped me and my classmates.
Hannah Pham – Lead Volunteer
Hello, my name is Hannah Pham and I am a junior at South County High school. Volunteering has always been one of my passions and I am so grateful for the opportunity to volunteer with this wonderful organization and have a leadership role. The sense of satisfaction that I get from educating younger kids is indescribable. Magic of Mothers gives me the opportunity to educate and work with underprivileged students which is so important to me because as a society, we must offer students from underserved populations programs that show interest in their education. We owe it to these students to be genuinely interested in their educations and the future of the nation depends on how we educate our young people today.
Apeksha Sitaula – Lead Volunteer
My name is Apeksha, I am currently attending Virginia commonwealth University as a prehealth/ prenurse student. I first started working with Magic of Mothers in high school teaching math at an elementary school. Since then I’ve been helping out with fairs/ events. Being around and teaching kids is one of my favorite things to do. I really like what MOMS does for the community as it provides a fun/ extra outlet to learn STEM and other courses. I love how it helps the less fortunate students and raises funds for places that needs more education related equipments. I strive to help this organization do good for communities and students.
Preetisha Nepal – Lead Volunteer
Hi I’m Preetisha Nepal and I’m a rising junior at South County High School. I enjoy participating in MOMs activities due to its impact on kids around the area. It is always mine, and Magic of Mother’s desire to promote learning and give to the community. Volunteering with such an amazing group has given me such great experience and learning opportunities with kids of all ages.