Members

2019-2020

Moving another step ahead in formalising DEVISE into the working of the mainstream NALSAR under the supervision of the Co-founders and Managing Trustees of DEVISE, Ananye Krishna and Avinash Reddy. We are happy to introduce our team for the year 2019-20. This dedicated team would be continuously working towards providing quality education to the underprivileged students.

The following are heads who would be leading the sub-teams, this year:

1.Training Team:
Harsha Uikey (V year) & Pranav Mihir Kandada (II year)

2. Material Team:
Aishwarya Birla (V year) & Oorvi Mehta (V year)

3. Reading Room Team:
Mohneesh Rai (V year) & Raghunandan Sriram (II year)

4. Social Media Team:
Anasuya Goswami (V year) & Sabavath Apoorva (III year)

5. Sponsorship Team:
Pallavi Dehari (V year) & Swini Nimesh Khara (IV year)

We are happy to have a committed and enthusiastic team. Here’s wishing luck to the TEAM. Hope we reach our milestone in creating inclusive education for this great cause! Feel free to approach us if you have any new ideas that we could incorporate.

Avinash Reddy

Avinash Reddy

Founder Trustee and Managing Trustee
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Avinash Reddy is one of the founding members of DEVISE. He has an interest in human rights
Ananye Krishna

Ananye Krishna

Founder Trustee and Managing Trustee

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Ananye Krishna is one of the founding members of DEVISE. It is his belief that education is one of the most essential building blocks for a healthy society. An educated individual is not only capable of self-sustenance but such an individual can also help others to live a full life.

Benjamin Vanlalvena

Benjamin Vanlalvena

Technical Advisor

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Benjamin is currently a student of law at NALSAR. He has an interest in Free Speech Jurisprudence, Tech Law, Minority Rights and Philosophy. He is a former editor of the NALSAR TechLawForum and played a key role in its transition from a Blog to the NALSAR sub-domain (available at: techlawforum.nalsar.ac.in). He is currently the technical editor for this website. He also maintains the website of Law and Other Things (available at: lawandotherthings.com) and NSLR – NALSAR Student Law Review (available at: nslr.in).

Shreya Voothaluru

Shreya Voothaluru

Graphic Designer

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Shreya Voothaluru a student of National Institute of Fashion technology specialising in Textile design. She is interested in visual communication and works on graphic design as well. She also has also styled for many fashion shows under the college.

2020-2021
Swini Khara

Swini Khara

Head of Operations

I have been associated with DEVISE since 2019 and the children we help inspire me each day to learn more and have taught me the value of education. It appals me that so much potential and talent goes unnoticed only because of social hierarchies created by a language. In my new term, I look forward to ensuring that their education is not hindered by the pandemic and that we keep working hard to increase our outreach.

Anirudh Shankar

Anirudh Shankar

Head of Operations

I’m Anirudh, a 4th year student at NALSAR, Hyderabad.  I have been involved with DEVISE since 2019. It has been a massive learning experience and its sad to see such bright minds going unnoticed due to the language barrier. I would request you all to contribute in whatever manner you can to try to make education more accessible.

Sahithi Uppalapati

Sahithi Uppalapati

Head, Social and Emotional Learning Team

I am a fourth year student at NALSAR University of Law who is interested in public policy. My previous volunteering experience with DEVISE has given me a direct experience in understanding the sheer educational privilege that I enjoy because of language, amongst a bunch of other factors. As the Head of Social and Emotional Learning Team, I am committed towards creating a holistic learning experience for children by not only helping them break through linguistic but also any psychological and social barriers that they may face. I look forward to interacting with the children here who never fail to put a smile on my face!

Ramasai Yalamanchili

Ramasai Yalamanchili

Head, Social and Emotional Learning Team

I am a fourth year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. My journey with DEVISE began in 2018 purely out of my fondness to interact with kids. It has been an incredible journey ever since. The energy that the kids bring into classes serves as a constant reminder of how much potential could have possibly gone unnoticed. My goal, through DEVISE, is to go beyond the formalistic style of teaching and provide a fun yet productive environment for the kids to learn and grow. 

Kanu Garg

Kanu Garg

Head, Material Development Team

I am a fourth year student at NALSAR, Hyderabad. I am interested in human rights law, constitutional law, tech law, and the interface of the three. I have been associated with DEVISE since 2019. I love spending time with kids and hope to work with this initiative to make the world more accessible for some kids, bit by bit.

Yashwanth Samayam

Yashwanth Samayam

Head, Material Development Team

Yashwanth is currently a student of law at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and has been associated with DEVISE activities since 2019. He is also a member of the University’s Committee against Sexual Harassment (CASH) and the Social Responsibility and Student Welfare Committee (SRSWC). He is also an avid quizzer and is interested in the fields of Affirmative Action Policies and Cross-Cultural Studies. He believes that education can help in making society more equitable and believes in a right to free education.

Poojitha Sirimalla

Poojitha Sirimalla

Head, Training Team

I’m Poojitha Sirimalla, a 3rd year student at NALSAR, Hyderabad. I dream of an inclusive society and my interest lies in working towards the upliftment of underprivileged and marginalised sections of the society. Education is significant for the country’s development and I hope that someday, language does not act as a barrier for higher or quality education. As one of the heads of training team, I aim at maximising the efficiency of DEVISE and also in promoting its outreach in order to accommodate a greater number of students. I hope all the training and exposure that the children gain from DEVISE sessions becomes of help in the long run.

Isha Tandon

Isha Tandon

Head, Training Team

I started working with DEVISE after a random afternoon spent painting the stars and planets for the classroom and can say for sure that in all my time with DEVISE, they’ve definitely been able to improve my broken Telugu, even if I haven’t managed a huge headway with their English. It’s very fulfilling to be a part of this project, knowing that we can make a tangible difference to the kids’ lives. My favourite part about teaching at CuBE is the enthusiasm at the end of classes when the kids surround our autos – you never know when the innocent face in front of you might ask for a handshake that (surprise) was actually meant to break your hand. I look forward to my time as Training Team leader and can’t wait to go back in person.

Oshin Malpani

Oshin Malpani

Head, Reading Room Team

I had joined DEVISE in my junior year and since then, it has taught me humility and made me aware of all the educational and developmental opportunities I have been showered with. I now seek to make whatever contribution I can to expose everyone to such opportunities. Human rights and social sciences have always excited me and with a drive to give back to society, I am prepared to advance exclusive education to the maximum through DEVISE or as SpongeBob would have said, “I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!”

Maladi Pranay

Maladi Pranay

Head, Reading Room Team

Being associated with Devise as a volunteer earlier has revealed to me some brilliant minds of our county who remain unexposed because of the sheer lack of access to education. What Devise is doing is not simply providing education but it’s the first step towards creating a far more accessible social system where each and every person is able to realise their potential and nurture their talent.

Apoorv Dixit

Apoorv Dixit

Head, Social Media and Fundraising Team

Being associated with Devise as a volunteer earlier has revealed to me some brilliant minds of our county who remain unexposed because of the sheer lack of access to education. What Devise is doing is not simply providing education but it’s the first step towards creating a far more accessible social system where each and every person is able to realise their potential and nurture their talent. I am very excited to join the group as a Social Media head and promise to do my best with the position.

Akash Prasad

Akash Prasad

Head, Social Media and Fundraising Team

I am a final year student at NALSAR with an inclination towards matters relating to public interest. I have been associated with a local community group for specially-abled orphans and have undertaken efforts to help the underprivileged during the pandemic. I aspire to work for the rights of women & children and also contribute my bit towards climate change.