Enid Shyla John is from Columbia, Maryland, USA. In her professional career, Ms. Shyla has planned, directed, managed, and implemented projects for the U.S. Federal Government clients and worked at several nonprofit organizations in various roles. She is currently working as a Project Manager at Maxim Healthcare Services managing IT Security and Infrastructure projects.
According to her, one of her greatest accomplishments of her life has been sponsoring a child through Uplift a Child. Today, this wonderful young woman has completed her high school and aspires to be a teacher in Life Sciences hoping to help the underprivileged people in India. Shyla in her own words said, "I believe each one of us should use whatever gift God has given in service to others faithfully. Life is short. Being a sponsor and now taking an active part in volunteering with Uplift a Child not only allows me to be a part of something wonderful where lives are changed but is also one way for me to live a life that God intended for me through service to others."
Pearl is from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She works as a Nurse. She has been with Uplift a Child since 2005 supporting children for education along with her husband James Welch. Pearl's family went to the next level of visiting their sponsored children in India which created a renewed hope for the children. Their services to the children and community in general is exceptional
Marlboro, New Jersey, USA. Along with Dr. Lava, they founded Boggavarapu Foundation which rewards children with cash awards annualy for those who can compete and get first, second and third ranks in their class. Since 2005, they are supporting us and a big part of Uplift a Child as a sponsors, mentors, guide and a friend.
Part of their life is well spent in community service projects. Here is a statement from Dr. Navin "one of my favorite sayings is " Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. " One day I hope the kids we are helping will come back and help other kids".
Manisha Sharma is a banking attorney from Washington DC. She has been sponsor and avid supporter of the Uplift a Child mission since 2005. Moved by the stories of the young mothers, many of them close to her age, she started sponsoring children right after taking her first job as a young person, and continued supporting her children throughout law school. She has worked for several banking regulators as well as the World Bank, specializing in fair lending, consumer protection, and equal access for minorities and women. She believes that the high quality education that Uplift a Child provides is the best, long-term solution for achieving more equality and justice for underprivileged communities. She is honored to serve as Treasurer and looks forward to working with the other Board members in making this another successful year for Uplift a Child.
Ramakrishna Grandhi is an entrepreneur with diversified business in USA like software and Hospitality Industry. Worked for various MNCs as a Technical Manager in the information technology domain. He has been supporting our children since 2005 along with his wife Mrs. Vinuthna Grandhi. He served various Nonprofit organizations in USA.
Joshua is from Greenbelt, Maryland. He works at the General Conference World Headquarters of SDA in Silver Spring. He is also one of our sponsor for a long time supporting children for education.
Sudhakar is from Vizag, AP, India. He is currently the Managing Director for Supreme Marine Tankers PVT LTD in Vizag, India. He feels that every one must do something for others while they have life.
Roy Prakash is from Vizag, AP, India. He is currently the Director for Supreme Marine Tankers PVT LTD in Vizag, India. He has been with our organization since many years and now part of the Board.
Dr. Jnaneswari is from Kakinada, AP, India. She is currently working as a Reader in Telugu at SRVBSJB Maha Ranee College in Peddapuram, E.G. Dist, AP, India. She is very passionate about social service and community development. She is also involved in helping many college students who could not afford to go to college because of their financial status..