Meet The Team - Children of India

Meet The Team

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."

Our Board

THANGAPERUMAL P

TRUSTEE

Thangaperumal is a development professional with more than 19 years of experience working in the development sector. For the past 15 years, being part of Terre des Hommes-Netherlands, he has been managing programmes in India, Nepal & Sri Lanka focusing on children in difficult situations as well as thematic child protection programmes in Asia. His core areas of work include Child Protection, Livelihood, Disaster Management and Disability.

SUBRAMANIAM SIVA

TRUSTEE

Mr. Subramania Siva, son of freedom fighter Sri. A.V. Sivaramaswami, is a retired officer from the Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He is the Managing Trustee of Service Initiative for Voluntary Action Trust in Tirunelveli district, which works towards eradicating child labour and fostering empowerment of women. In his capacity as the State Convener of Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Land Rights, he works towards improving the living conditions of tribal communities throughout the state. 

Meet the Dream Team

Our Staff

EZEKIEL KANAVALLI

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ezekiel oversees all the projects and is involved in project design, project implementation, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation and grassroots level coordination. He is certified in working on Child Well being.

S.ANNE PRIYA

PROJECT OFFICER, IMAGE

Anne manages the Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment project which works towards empowering Early Married Girls along with other projects focusing on socio-economic development. Her core areas of work are women empowerment and socio-economic development.

SUBRAT K PANDA

PROJECT COORDINATOR, GAA

Subrat manages the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project which works towards prevention of child marriage and child trafficking. His core areas of work include gender mainstreaming, girl child development and child protection

MARKANDAY MISHRA

PROJECT COORDINATOR, MICA PROJECT

Markanday manages the Mica project which addresses Child Labour in Mica Mines. His core areas of work is integrated rural development with a focus on agro- based livelihood, water, sanitation & hygiene and community development.

RAVIKUMAR KASETTY

FINANCE CONTROLLER

Ravi manages the financial and administrative division of CIF. He leads the pro-
gramme budget development, ensures effective project financial management by supporting parnters, manages effective grant programme and administration and provides support in office administration and human resources.

MAHIMA SASHANK

COMMUNICATION OFFICER

Mahima manages the programme communications along with providing support in fundraising. She works on project documentation, donor engagement, public outreach and social impact awareness.

HARI PRASAD

PROJECT COORDINATOR, CHILDREN GOOD

Hari Prasad manages the Children GOOD project which protects children from sexual exploitation in the Devadasi system. His core areas of work are gender, justice for marginalised, and field operations.

SUSHMITA K

OFFICE MANAGER

Sushmita provides support in managing the office operations. She assists the finance and admin team in accounting through the Tally software, filing documents, data entry and staff management.

THOMAS KURIEN

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Kurien is the backbone of all the administrative operations. He takes care of staff requirements, engages with vendors and suppliers and mobilises operational resources for projects.

Our Associates

VAISHNAVI GUPTA

Associate, Communications and Fundraising

Vaishnavi creates content for the social media page of IMAGE along with writing blogs and reports for CIF. She has a keen interest in developing advocacy-based campaigns to raise awareness about child rights. 

KEERTHANA VIJAY

Associate, Communications and Fundraising

Keerthana works on The GOOD project communications by focusing on fundraising strategies, regular documentation of project activities and highlights, and increased engagements on all social media platforms. She also works on the preparation of reports, case stories, articles, and factsheets. 

NIVEDITA

Associate, Communications and Fundraising

Nivedita works on Content planning and content creation for social media accounts of The Mica Project India. She also writes blogs for CIF to spread awareness about child labour in Mica mining.

RAHUL M

Associate, Communications and IT

Rahul constantly works on developing and improving the CIF and other associated websites. Along with that, He also works on growing social media connections via multiple platforms, prepare reports, strategise fundraiser campaigns and enhance the marketing aspect of the same.

POONAM

Associate, External Realtions

Poonam work on individual fundraising, business development, strategic partnerships, Donor management, marketing & communications with direct accountability for top line growth and building high performance teams.