Deshni Pyndiah


Deshni Pyndiah is a RIO Consultant and has been working with us since September 2014.

Based in Bristol, Deshni’s works across a wide breadth of projects; from research through to delivering challenged based learning activities in schools; which contribute to the growth of RIO’s social impact and the overall development of the business.

After studying Film at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and moving to Bristol, Deshni’s experience supporting the BBC Blast programme across Bristol, confirmed a passion for using creativity and the arts to help young people to develop and grow as individuals.

Deshni has almost 10 years’ experience working in the third sector, working in Community Fundraising as a Regional Manager for a leading national charity. After that, she worked as an Employment Consultant managing various welfare to work contracts. Deshni has also delivered educational provisions aimed at 16-18 year olds who were not in education or employment, supporting them to find relevant work experience, helping them develop employability skills and overall make positive choices. Deshni’s passion for supporting young people, all things social enterprise, creativity and innovation are what brought her to RIO.

“Young people are the future; we need to provide the space for them develop real skills ready for the real world – as well as cultivating their creativity and innovation. Education as we know it is changing and using social enterprise as a vehicle for real and purposeful learning can result in really meaningful outcomes. Everyday is different working at RIO, but what is at the core of our work is the desire to support people to make a difference in their lives and the world around them.”

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Portrait of Deshni