Rajesh worked as a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) in a remote, Naxal affected & tribal district – Malkangiri, Odisha. As a PMRDF, he worked on improving last mile service delivery across sectors like Health, ICDS, Education, Tribal Empowerment, Livelihoods etc. using technology & innovative ideas. His work during fellowship was among the ten works selected by the Govt. of India for publication. Through this fellowship, he has gained intricate experience of working with government at various levels.
Prior to this, he was on the Governing Board of Nirmaan NGO and played a key role in building it from early stage to a sustainable enterprise. Voluntarily, he has contributed to improving school education & women empowerment in urban slums and nurturing young social leaders while working as Consultant in IT sector in Hyderabad.
Rajesh is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani & holds Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) from TISS, Mumbai.
An MBA from FMS Delhi, Mayank comes with extensive experience across the education, rural development and public health ecosystems. In his current role, with the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, he is working towards the systemic transformation of the residential school system for students from very underprivileged backgrounds.
As a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow, Mayank has worked in a remote left-wing extremist-effected district in Jharkhand to improve last mile public service delivery. At the Chief Secretary's office, he focused on making pragmatic recommendations and driving innovative programs and processes at scale. As a Teach for India fellow, he taught in a Govt. school in Pune leading a class of 62 kids and spent the summer at Teach for China.
Earlier, he worked in the public health ecosystem, focusing on using data-driven insights towards improving the implementation and effectiveness of Antara’s programs, drive advocacy efforts to increase the saliency of child nutrition and explore demand-side interventions at the grassroots.