Coming Together

Shaping the Future of Children through Education

BOARD

Our Governing Board sets the strategic direction and ensures that our work remains responsive to community needs.

Mr. Rama Rao

— President

Mr. Rama Rao has over 20 year’s development sector experience in INGOs viz. Lutheran World Service India, Handicap International, Save the Children Fund and Child fund India. His education qualification includes Masters of Rural Development. Currently working as a leading disaster risk reduction and management unit with CCF at New Delhi.

Mr. R Govindraj Michael

— Vice President

A Program and Finance Management Professional with 20+ years of quality work experience in the field of INGO Finance Management(planning, Monitoring & evaluation) , Project finance Management, finalizing accounts, Contract & Grants management, FCRA, Taxation, Procurement, Capacity Building, and various compliance report generation. R Govindraj Michael holds an IFRS – International Financial Reporting Standards certified professional, M. Com, and M.A Sociology.
He has Worked with reputed International Humanitarian Development Organizations viz: PLAN INTERNATIONAL – (India Chapter), ICCO INTERNATIONAL, WORLD VISION INDIA, CARITAS INDIA, EMMANUEL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, CHRISTIAN MISSION SERVICE and NAVJEEVAN SEVA MANDAL. Working experience with EU , ECHO, Global Fund, Irish Aid, USAID, DFID, Dutch & German Govt Aid, UNDP , UNICEF and Corporates grants funded project in India and South Asia countries. Worked with top five audit firms in the world like a KPMG , PwC, GT, EY & Deloitte.
He has served on boards of several organizations and committees, travelled extensively to the rural parts of India and international, having creative grassroots experience in various social sectors.

Mr. S. Bheema Rao

— Secretary

Mr. Rao has over 20 years of experience in academic and international development agencies including World Vision India, Lutheran World Service India, International Justice Mission, Caritas India Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust Department for International Development (DFID) Programme, GFTAM, JICA and Human Development Foundation School of Management  His educational qualification includes Post Graduate Diploma in Management, M.Com, Post Graduate Diploma in NGO Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development, Diploma in Industrial Relation and Personnel Management and currently perusing Ph.D in Transformation of NGOs in NBFC in Odisha; Issues and Challenges from Revansaw University, Odisha.

Ms. Preeti Abraham

— Joint Secretary

Ms. Preeti is an Assistant Professor-Communication. She is M.A in English literature from Revanshaw University. She has 7 years’ work experience as an Assistant Professor in Business Communication with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nova Institute of Engineering and Technology, Konark Institute of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar.

Mr. G.Krishna Rao

— Treasurer

Mr. Krishna is a committed social worker having 18 years’ experience in development sector. He worked with various organizations including Nehru Yuva Kendra (Ministry of Youth affairs and sports), Lutheran World Service India, HSBC, Society for Welfare Animation and Development (SWAD), De Paul Public School and currently working with Franciscans Missionary of Mary Social Service Society for empowerment of children and women in coastal fishing villages.

Mr. Chandra Sekhar

— Executive Member

Mr. Chandra is a Person with Disability having 10 years’ development experience in FMM Social Service Society, SWAD and HLFPPT for education, livelihoods restoration and health sector.

Ms. B. Gopamma

— Executive Member

She is a president of SHGs Federation (Divya Jyoti Mahila Vikash) having 20 years field experience in SHGs mobilization and received national level recognition “Fellowship from Ratan Tata Virtually Academy and Change Agent of Odisha award from Yes we Can, Bhubaneswar for contributing toward women empowerment and promoting menstrual hygiene solutions.