Trishya Screwvala


The Lighthouse Project

Trishya Screwvala founded The Lighthouse Project with the aim of creating structured and accessible platforms for volunteering. She believes that service is not just a duty but an extraordinary opportunity, and is passionate about creating an environment conducive to volunteering, both within and outside of the social sector. The Lighthouse Project is one of India’s first mentoring programs which connects professionals and college students with children from under resourced communities through one-on-one mentoring, with the aim of developing their life skills, social skills and exposing them to a world outside of their community that is within their reach. Trishya is also a trustee of The Swades Foundation, which is committed to rural empowerment through interventions in water, health, agriculture, livelihood and education and currently touches close to 5 lac people across Maharashtra. A graduate from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, Trishya is also pursuing her passion for film by producing documentaries, including “Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” that premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and Emmy-nominated “Meet the Patels”, winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and Traverse Film Festival Audience Award. Trishya is a trained ballet dancer under the Royal Academy of Dance. She is an avid diver and an active member of New Acropolis, an international organization dedicated to philosophy, culture and volunteering.