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.
Sandeep is a Research Associate & Project Manager at Market Research MNC GfK Mode Pvt. Ltd. He is leading the team for comprehensive survey on Child Nutrition in all the North Eastern states for UNICEF.
As a PMRDF, Sandeep worked in the Korea district of Chhattisgarh. He has been a nodal officer to implement multiple state and district level projects in the areas of child nutrition, community and youth mobilization and skill development. He has pursued an academic course in Development practice with TISS, Mumbai.
Sandeep is an engineer in Computer Science & had a bright career at TCS.
Naresh Babu Kunche
Naresh is a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) working in a remote, Naxal affected & tribal district in Chhattisgarh. As a PMRDF, he is working on improving maternal & child health through various interventions. He has contributed significantly to improve forest based livelihoods through value chain enhancements.
As a student, Naresh along with a few friends in IIIT has started Prayas to improve the education standards of students from underprivileged backgrounds. While working in IT sector, Naresh voluntarily lead various initiatives for development of tribal areas. He was also key member PayPal CSR core committee.
Naresh is a B.Tech graduate from IIIT-Allahabad and had a bright career at PayPal.