Governance structures

Executive Council

Mr. Ajit Kumar – president

Ajit Kumar is an entrepreneur who has specialised in the field of technology and management and provides us inputs in entrepreneurial skill enhancement and vocational training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mr. Veera Raghavan – vice-president

Veera Raghavan (President, Peninsular) is an expert in the field of Information Technology. In addition to his technical expertise, he provide us very valuable inputs regarding resource management and sustainability. He is currently the President of Peninsula Electronics, an Electronic Manufacturing Services provider, operating in the low volume high mix segment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Vijay Chandru

Vijay Chandru (Professor, Indian Institute of Science; Founder Director, Pico Peta Simputer, Chairman & CEO, Strand Genomics) has extensive experience in Social Research, Technology for masses and Management. He offers continued support in networking and policy related advocacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. N. Rathna

Dr. Rathna (Former Director of the All India Institute of Speech and hearing and Founding Director of the AYJ National Institute of the Hearing Handicapped) has received several national awards for his contributions to the field of disabilities. He provides us special inputs in relation to our work with disabilities and with processes in the filed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinay Deshpande

Vinay Deshpande (CEO, Encore) is an expert in the field of Information Technology. In addition to his technical expertise, he provides us very valuable inputs regarding resource management and sustainability. He has co-founded (in Bangalore) Processor Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., PSI Data Systems Ltd., and Ncore Technology Pvt. Ltd. (which became Encore Software Ltd. in December 2000). Since 1999, he has also been the Managing Trustee of The Simputer Trust.

 

 

 

 

 

Lakshapathi P.

Lakshapathi P. (Executive Director, APSA) is one of the founding members of CWC and has extensive field experience in social mobilization and human rights. The Labour Department of the Government of Karnataka has honoured him for his significant contributions to children. He and his organisation work closely with CWC.

 

 

 

 

Nagaraj – nominated from constituency

Nagaraj Kolkere (entrepreneur and builder) is a specialist in Appropriate Construction Technology. He was the founder President of Bhima Sangha, founder President of Namma Sabha and is presently the representative of Bhima Sangha and the Namma Sabha on our Board. He is presently active in setting up an International Youth movement and also strengthening Namma Sabha in Karnataka.

 

 

 

Shivamurthy Bhandarkar – working director

Shivamurthy has been working with CWC for over two decades. He heads the finance and administration division of CWC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kavita Ratna – working director

Kavita Ratna has been involved with information management, communications, advocacy and training at The Concerned for Working Children (CWC). As a Director of CWC, she has also been associated with the International Movement of Working Children since its formation in 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ganapathi M.M. – working director

Ganapathi has been working with CWC for over two decades. His expertise is in training children and working with them on Information Management, Children’s research and education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damodar Acharya – working director

Damodar is one of the founder members of the Concerned for Working Children (CWC) and is presently the Executive Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nandana Reddy – working director

Nandana is one of the founders of the Concerned for Working Children (CWC) and is now the Director Development, while heading the consultancy wing Dhruva.


  • When you look into a child’s eyes you expect to see hope, trust and innocence; but when you see these signs of childhood are replaced by betrayal, hunger, fear & suspicion, we need to take a serious stock of ourselves and the society we have created.


    - Nandana Reddy | CWC

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