Board Members

Anant Gangola

Anant Gangola

Anant Gangola comes with 30 years of extensive experience spread across school education, higher education and adult literacy. 15 years of this was in Azim Premji Foundation leading field institutions in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and he was also the head of the field practice segment of Azim Premji University. Prior to this, Anant worked with the Government of Madhya Pradesh and was the key coordinator for highly impactful DPEP, SSA, TLC projects. When he started his career, Anant spent close to 3 years living, teaching and learning in a Gond tribal community in Madhya Pradesh and the association is still alive to this day. Scores of young people in the social sector have been mentored by him and he continues to guide and encourage us at WeLive Foundation.

N S Parthasarthy

N S Parthasarthy

Partha is the Co-Founder of Mindtree Limited and served as its Vice Chairman and COO till July-2019. Partha was instrumental in designing scalable systems in Leadership Development, People processes and Technology incubation. He was passionate about creating a unique culture, which serves as a sustainable differentiator for business growth. He was at the core in designing and implementing a unique residential program for new college graduates called Mindtree Kalinga – where modern pedagogy was combined with new technologies to skill people for the future.

Partha is now a Managing Partner in Mela Ventures – a SEBI approved AIF Category II fund – which aims to create the next generation of entrepreneurs , by investing in early stage start-up in the tech space. ( www.melaventures.in )

Partha is a Director in White Swan Foundation for Mental Health – a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge information in the area of Mental Health. White Swan Foundation provides persons with mental illness, caregivers and communities with well-researched information that helps them make informed decisions on how to deal with mental health issues. (www.whiteswanfoundation.org).

Partha holds a Masters (Honors) degree in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, and a Masters in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Partha is a passionate long distance runner and has participated in many half-marathons all over the world.

Priya Varadarajan.

Priya Varadarajan.

Priya, is a part of Co-Impact, and was earlier the Lead for Gender Justice and Persons with Disabilities Clusters in Azim Premji Foundation. A Chartered Accountant, Priya is the founder of Durga, an organisation that builds gender justice in public spaces.

Satya Srikanth

Satya Srikanth

Srikanth is a strong business professional and has been a strategic leader with 28 years of multicultural and diversified experience with hands-on experience in driving delivery excellence, workforce transformation and innovation.

Vinay Ramesh

Vinay Ramesh

Vinay co-founded and led Analytics Quotient (AQ), a global Analytics organization that had 700+ people across offices in 4 different countries. He later moved to Kantar and ran the Analytics business for Kantar in North America as well as running the Analytics delivery COE in Bangalore for 2 years.

Vinay’s focus now is on helping the right NGOs deliver effective social interventions at scale and leverage his experience, learnings and capital to help startups to scale profitably.

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Advisors & Staff

Angeline

Angeline

Angeline has worked closely with NGOs on fundraising. Angeline has a diploma in computer applications and works as a mentor for both the young men and women in the program.

Domnic Solomon

Domnic Solomon

Domnic Solomon is the Centre Mentor and is the closest and constant mentor for the young people in our Bridge Program. With a postgraduate degree in social work, Domnic has got valuable experience in working with youngsters from difficult circumstances. Domnic’s intense commitment to the growth of the young people in the program ensures that they have him watching out for their best interests at all times. With his willingness to extend himself, Domnic is able to create the optimum environment for the young people to learn and grow.

Feba Peter

Feba Peter

Feba Peter is our Centre Mentor for the Young Women’s centre. She holds a Master’s degree in social work from Christ University and has worked closely with rural women entrepreneurs. At Welive, she adds value by mentoring young women who are part of the program.

Interns

Interns

Dhruvi Lankar, Shailey Maloo, Ananya Anil Devan, Kavvya Sankritik, Aditya Rajput, Shreya, Chaitri Nair, Nivetha Srinath, Rithvik Ravilla have worked with us as interns and added their youthful energy, creativity, intelligence, speed and enthusiasm to our work.

Nazia Tabasum

Nazia Tabasum

Nazia Tabasum is our Program Cooridnator who has bagged various awards as a teacher and brings the experience of training and mentoring with her. Nazia has a unique way of creating safe and comfortable spaces for the young people in the program and for the well-wishers and volunteers who wish to join hands with us. She has worked closely with Naz Foundation in sports for development and life skill development for adolescent girls and will help the young people in WeLive in their well-being and work readiness journey.

Prachur Goel

Prachur Goel

Advisor to WeLive. Prachur Goel is a Director at Socratus Foundation for Collective Wisdom. Earlier he has worked at Sattva, an impact consulting firm where he advised major international philanthropies on program design and strategy. Right after college, Prachur joined the Teach for India fellowship where he taught primary grades in Bombay. After this fellowship, he worked with youth on technical and employability skills by teaching, creating national curriculum frameworks, and partnering with employers and governments. He has a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and a Masters' in Public Policy from Azim Premji University.

Pramila

Pramila

Pramila started her own school in 1987 for underprivileged students and was associated with it for 22 years. She had also started her Mahilla Samajh Seva group in 2001 to support women in distress. At WeLive, Pramila is a pillar of strength as the caretaker of our women's centre and she manages the smooth running of the centre.

Prithvi Shukla

Prithvi Shukla

Prithvi Shukla has eight years of experience in the social sector and a Master's in Public Policy & Governance from Azim Premji University.

He has worked in education for vulnerable children and livelihood promotion to empower tribal adolescent women.

Prithvi is the Program Manager at WeLive with a deep focus on effective program implementation and positive outcomes.

Ramya Sundararajan

Ramya Sundararajan

Ramya is the chief executive officer at welive foundation and has been a part of the team from the program inception stage. Her association with welive has been extremely meaningful with her working as head of programs for 2 years before assuming her current role.

She is a certified english language trainer whos associated with the azim premji university as part-time faculty for their english language support centre. With a postgraduate degree in management, ramya is a professional storyteller who takes great joy in her interactions with children and young people. Her capacity to put in the work to make dreams a reality combined with her fierce commitment to the cause makes her a valuable resource for welive.

Sagar Boddeda

Sagar Boddeda

Sagar Boddeda is a development professional with over 6 years of experience in working with complex social issues. With a strong academic background and proven track record, he has worked and collaborated with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Factree Communications, Swasti Health Catalyst, Lokniti.

Currently, Sagar collaborates with Welive Foundation and Socratus Foundation to provide monitoring & evaluation, capacity building, organization development, financial planning, and learning framework services. Sagar is also a co-founder of Ekyam, an organization that provides affordable enabling services to NGOs working with marginalized and vulnerable communities.

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