Who we are

Who we are

Light Up (Emotions Matter Foundation) is a New Delhi-based non-profit organization, founded by Juhi Sharma in 2017. Light Up-EMF has been dedicated to building an emotionally resilient future by transforming eco-systems of children, parents/guardians and teachers. We design preventive and promotive Social – Emotional Learning (SEL) interventions to enable our beneficiaries to recognise, understand and manage emotions to consequently reduce the impact of psychological trauma on behaviour. We have spent the past 3 years towards providing quality care to children from underserved, low income communities and are one of the few organisations addressing Emotional Intelligence through Social Emotional Learning in the educational landscape. Currently, our programs are running in schools, high risk spaces and urban slums. We have been able to create a positive impact in the lives of 12,000 beneficiaries. We truly believe that the education and development of emotional and social skills is imperative to addressing behavioral problems, preventing early stage mental health issues and building a cohesive and compassionate society. Today, Light Up (EMF) is among the first few social ventures advocating the need for Emotional Intelligence in daily curricula in the country. We believe that EI is an indispensable part of the education system and thus requires adequate heed. 


We dedicated to building an emotionally resilient future.


Light Up (EMF) commits to transforming schools, low income and high-risk ecosystems of children, parents/guardians, educators and facility management by equipping them with social-emotional skills to recognise, understand and manage emotions so as to reduce the impact of psychological and physiological trauma on behaviour and development.