VIEWS India

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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

A development and humanitarian strategist and practitioner with over 20 years of cross sectors experience spanning in the areas of Child Development, Disability in Development, Partnerships Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Disaster Response & Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. He has undertaken strategic deployments in South Asia, especially in Nepal and Sri Lanka to support the country offices to launch large and complex emergency responses. He has provided strategic and operational leadership to implement multi-state and multi-million projects both in development and emergency contexts, including conflict sensitive areas. His experience of over 20 years is gained from international NGOs viz. Lutheran World Service India, Handicap International, Save the Children and ChildFund India. His educational qualification includes Masters of Rural Development and Technical Expertise in the areas of Disaster Management, Resilience Building, Child Protection in Emergency and Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods.

Mr. R Govindraj Michael

Vice President

A Programme and Finance Management Professional with 20+ years of quality work experience in the field of INGO finance management (Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation), project finance management, finalising 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 organisations 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 projects in India and South Asia countries. Worked with top five audit firms in the world viz. KPMG , PwC, GT, EY and Deloitte. He has served on boards of several organisations and committees. He has travelled extensively to the rural parts of India and abroad, and has 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 Ravenshaw University, Odisha.

Mr. K. Chandra Sekhar

Joint Secretary

Mr. Chandra is a person with a disability with 10 years of development experience in FMM Social Service Society, SWAD and HLFPPT for education, livelihoods restoration and health sector.

Mr. G.Krishna Rao

Treasurer

Mr. Krishna is a committed social worker having 18 years of experience in the 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) and De Paul Public School. He currently works with the Franciscans Missionary of Mary Social Service Society for the empowerment of children and women in coastal fishing villages.

Ms. B. Gopamma

Executive Member

She is the president of SHGs’ Federation (Divya Jyoti Mahila Vikash) with 20 years of field experience in SHGs mobilization. Gopamma has earned national recognition with fellowship from Ratan Tata Virtual Academy and Change Agent of Odisha award from Yes We Can, Bhubaneswar, for contributing toward women empowerment and promoting menstrual hygiene solutions.

Mr B. Daseya

Executive Member