Mrs Jayanthi Ramanan
(Project Director)

Jayanthi Ramanan joined Sewa International’s Cleveland Chapter in 2010 as a volunteer. She has tutored African American and Hispanic adults and children, and worked in a variety of community programs: Alcohol and Drug Prevention programs, Teen Centers, Planned Parenthood, Detention Centers and much more, with education being the key focus of her service.

Jayanthi Ramanan came to Bengaluru in 2013 to look for a suitable project to get involved through Sewa international. From January to May she visited shanty towns and slums as well as government-run schools in and around the city within a 100 km vicinity. She observed that the lack of toilets was acute and felt the need of functional toilets to initiate and encourage girl children to attend school.

Through generous donations from individuals and communities to Sewa International, Jayanthi has built over 500+ toilets across India, and has put thousands of girl children in school.

Mrs Rajini Hodigere
(Program Manager)

Rajini Hodigere, is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience in the corporate world where she has handled large engagements for global blue chip clients. She has worked primarily at Infosys working in India and the US.

After a brief entrepreneurial stint, Rajini has joined Sewa International to bring her managerial prowess to bear in helping run efficient operations and improve the impact of the SHE Program. A resident of Bengaluru, she has a deep passion and commitment to serve under privileged communities.

Mr Jayanth Bhat
(Field Coordinator)

Jayanth Bhat joined the Sewa international team in 2014 at the tender age of 18. He has been a field coordinator for the toilet and hygiene project since he joined Sewa. His passion and drive make him the ideal scout, promoter and coordinator of this project.

He scouts the places, meets with local authorities, members of slum boards, and school principals to evaluate the needs of communities. Jayanth engages volunteers to inspect the toilets, check attendance of girls on any given day, and talk to the community health care departments to get the necessary information on disease control and impact summaries.

Mrs Radhika Sheshadri
(Community Coordinator)

Radhika Sheshadri has 15 years of experience in shipping and logistics. She has worked for large, multinational shipping and mailing companies.

As a Community Coordinator, she scouts and identifies the poorest communities, and initiates after-school programs and community healthcare services in coordination and partnership with local volunteers, hospitals, and health clinics.