Impact Leadership & Visionaries (Krishians)
Mura Hari KrishianFounder
Murahari Ponugoti (Hari) is an IT Professional based in USA, hails from a remote village from Telangana state, India. He was a school drop at the age of 7 years and had scored poor marks in his 8th grade because of eyesight problems. His father could not afford higher education because of extreme poverty those days. He realised the importance of education and used to take up part-time jobs to pay his graduation fees. With the passion towards education, he earned three masters respectively from Osmania, JNTU and BITS-Pilani universities. When he started his first job, with a group of friends he established Krishi as a nonprofit organisation in 2005. Some of the initiatives like BACK2SCHOOL and SEE2READ are the programs to address the pain and suffering he faced during his school days.
Sateesh B. KrishianCo-founder
Sateesh Bompelli is an IT Professional and enterprenuer. He is an MBA graduate from Kakatiya University and based in New Hampshire state, USA. Poor rainfall over the years pushed the farming family to the poverty levels and affording higher education was a big challenge. Acharya Lakshmaiah was a retired teacher, who was the source of inspiration to give back to the society and was instrumental in forming Krishi as co-founder.
Satyanarayana P. KrishianCo-founder
Satyanarayana has dedicated his life by being a change agent at the gross roots, lead and support wide range of activities in rural development aspects. He received Youth Service Award from Nehru Yuva Kendra, Govt of India. Sneha Youth Association was another Youth Development organisation established by him during his early 20’s. The organisation has shown the path of service, youth development and organised numerous awareness programs in rural villages. He is also the co-founder and worked as founding President.
Pradeep MandaProgram Director (Back2School)
Ashwin GarisheProgram Director (EMPOWER)
Kenny Prasad RaoProgram Director (IdealGURU)
Linga Reddy RevuriProgram Coordinator (READ2LEAD)
Samuel M. KrishianProgram Coordinator (Kothagudem)
Naresh VadlaProgram Coordinator (Wanaparty)
Raghu Chary VadlaProgram Coordinator (Wanaparty)
Sai Krishna ChilupuriProgram Coordinator (Hanumakonda)
Ashok DhanavathProgram Coordinator
Kumaraswamy PorandlaChief Advisor
Prabhakar Bachu (Pacific)Vice President
Maya RaoYouth Ambassodor (California)
Maya is the founder of "She Dreams" - a nonprofit initiative launched in 2018 when she was in middle school. She Dreams strives to bring education to disadvantaged girls. Having benefited from the power of learning, she wanted everyone, who is more fortunate to share and further the power of learning. She Dreams supports our "Read2Lead" program in setting up school libraries meant for underprivileged children.
SiriMadhuri BompelliYouth Ambassodor (New Hampshire)
Siri is an 8th Grader middle school student from New Hampshire, USA. During her recent visit to India in 2018, she has witnessed the rural villages, poverty conditions of families, malnutrition, and poor quality of education. Since then she has decided to do something for the rural children. Siri is closely mentoring a group of children to develop reading habits, engages them with storytelling sessions and group discussions. She introduced the Reading Buddy Program - collectively reading a book and exchanging perspectives with a small group. She also mentors underprivileged children with enrichment sessions during weekends. Read2Lead Program is one of her favorite initiatives at Krishi, so she raised funds to set up school libraries in India.