“KEN Foundation” was founded in the year 2009 by Mr.Pulletykurty Santosh. Quite familiar with his inhibition of being an Introvert, there was always a relentless drive towards his passion. He's outspoken and unfazed when it comes to issues in society. He always has a great obsession and concern towards society and feels that there is a need to imbibe a sense of social responsibility within an individual. Initially, he started his mission as a volunteer for child labour and animal rescue and created a blog in the year 2011 which covers several social issues and spread awareness amongst the youth anad framed NGO got registered as a society in the year 2013.
Dysgraphia, a learning disability (writing as well as reading), has been reflecting in his personal profile. For the very same reason, he doesn’t have a unique signature of his own, as he could not replicate his signature despite constant efforts to make one. Hence, he faces difficulties in maintaining his bank account.
Learning disabilities are never a stumbling block to our success in life. The ability of our mind to acclimatize to such disabilities could become one of our greatest strengths in the long run of life. He has been proving this through his determined journey for the amelioration of society. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. His positive calibers and puissance veto him to believe in giving up and through his unwonted deeds, he is proving that a person can accomplish the goals despite having any kinds of disabilities.
Awards & Recognitions:
1. “Social Entrepreneur Award” felicitated by Suraksha Health Park Hospitals in the year 2014.
2. Received “Outstanding Young Social Activist” from JCI Vizag in the Year 2015.
3. Selected from India to represent at “International Visitors Leadership Program” 2016 in the United State of America for “Our Ocean Protections and Sustainable Use”.
4. “Vishishta Seva Puraskaram" on the occasion of 186th Birthday celebration of Smt. Savitri Bai Phule, honored by 'Savitri Bai Phule Educational & Charitable trust and All India Body & Organ Donor's Association'.
5. Nominated as Jt. Secretary, AP Para Sports Association for the support rendered to differently-abled Athletes.
Spirit is best defined in the work of strong women, who, despite several odds, have redefined and transformed the lives of several others. Sudagani Geeta Narayan is one of such spirited woman whose resolve is reflected in her deeds and her contributions for others. Sudagani Geeta Narayan is not only an accomplished classical dancer but also a strenuous social worker contributing her bit to the society in her own way. Her momentous Journey of community service started ever since 2013 as she is committed to the empowerment, betterment and overall well being of the woman especially the destitute, through education and skill development. She keeps expanding her outreach to as many women as possible. Being a kind and caring person by nature she takes all-out efforts to respond to every distress of the people around her.
“As Women, we owe it to ourselves to leverage our power, and to influence others.” This statement of the chairman mirrors her purpose that she has always been to inspire, motivate, support, connect, create value, and make a difference. She strives unceasingly to better the lives of people through support, mentorship and education. She exhorts others to look deeper within to elicit the purpose of living. She encourages others to create a path where one’s can set a footprint that helps others to achieve their purpose. She wholeheartedly says, “As women, we were born with power and we only need to use it. Let’s empower each other through mentorship, partnership, collaboration and to make a difference by bringing out a change.”
Some of the Initiatives & projects that she mentors:
Mr.CA V Srinivasa Rao is a Chartered Accountant Partner at M/s Manohar Chowdhry Associates. He has been a Director in the Assurgen Pharma Private Limited; Vizag based Bulk Drug Manufacturing Company. He is also the member of Academic Advisory Board in Noble Institute of Science &Technology, a college providing MBA and MCA courses. Moreover, he is also holding the position of Chairman of Taxation and Trade for AP Chamber of Commerce, Visakha Zone.
He has played many imperious roles in Project planning, project management, implementation, Corporate and bilateral agencies. He has opulent expertise in conceptualizing and implementing new-age compliance, auditing, taxation and accounting solutions which have helped to amend operational efficiency and achieve high cost-saving at KEN Foundation Society. His rangy professional experience and technical moxie lie in strategic vision setting, designing high impact solutions to development challenges and ensuring accountability to all stakeholders.
Arunadevi has 8 years of exposure and been diligently working on a range of social issues which include child rights, differently-abled, urban slums etc. She has a master degree in pharmacy. She spends most of her hours working on the voluntary sector, mainly likes to invest her time in bringing social changes and supporting the needy people. She also works as a key member in different non-governmental organizations supporting mentally challenged and homeless people. She started her laborious journey by serving the mentally challenged people found on the roadside and helped the homeless people by providing food and clothes. She believes that every single person has limitless potential and hopes that her work at KEN Foundation would able to make some people aware of their potentiality.
An advocate by profession and social worker by choice, KBVM Krishna Prasad is a passionate mountaineer. Hailing from Lagisapalli, a village in Paderu Mandal of Vizag, he has conquered some of the highest mountains of Europe and Africa.
Determined to create a better world for women and children, he took the Indian policy of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ at every expedition he went to. When he’s not busy climbing mountains, he spends most of his days working for the betterment of society as the Joint Secretary of Ken Foundation.