Our Story


CREATE foundation was established in loving memory of theatre veteran Pearl Padamsee, as a Charitable Trust in 2002.

The aims and goals of CREATE Foundation were based to address the needs of local communities from mid to low economic sector for soft skill education and empowerment providing them the platform to enhance their communication and soft skills. This improves their chances of employability resulting in a higher salary scale. CREATE foundation works with children and youth from this sector, who strongly desire to achieve their dreams and live an empowered life with dignity and respect.

PEARL PADAMSEE was a bundle of energy. She was witty without being sarcastic, solemn without being sombre, and human without being preachy and moralistic. If she was not profound, she was not frivolous either. There was no malice, no rancour in her. She was real, despite spending almost all her life in the absurdly unreal.

Our Trustees

Raёll Padamsee

Raëll a vibrant, versatile, dynamic, well-known theatre personality. She says “We want to make learning come alive. One of the ways we do this is through this Foundation.”

Sabira Merchant

Sabira is India’s finest etiquette trainer. She specializes in transforming youth into savvy personalities. She says “Teaching manners to teenagers gives them the tools to function and succeed as adults.”

Desiree Shangloo

Desiree is a person with a tremendous passion for theatre with 20 years’ experience in theatre and feels strongly to give back to society via this medium.

Anil Harish

A highly successful lawyer by profession, Anil still finds time to devote to the CREATE Foundation and see it progress in the right direction.