Board members profiles

Tagore A.Tagore – President
Holds a PhD degree in English Literature. Presently the administrator of De Britto Higher secondary school, Devakottai, Ramnad–District, Tamilnadu. Former Rector of St.Joseph’s College, Trichy. Has undergone exposure at the international level on involving university students in community development activities. One of the founding members of PSA.
johnpeter-sir  A. John Peter – Executive Secretary
Holds a masters’ degree in sociology and labour studies. Has attended training and exposure on micro-finance skills conducted by Card Bank, Philippines, ASA, Bangladesh. FWWB –India and GTZ (Germany). Undergone three months intensive training on organic farming conducted by LEISA-Foundation, Netherlands at Auroville, Pondicherry. One of the founding members of PSA.
 tamilselvi P. Tamil Selvi – Treasurer
Holds a masters degree in Commerce. Has more than 15 years experience working with rural poor and rural women in the areas of forming self help groups and managing micro –finance services. Has undergone training on participatory planning and evaluation conducted by SEARCH –organisation, Bangalore.
 devanesan P. Devanesan
Holds a PhD in Sociology. Former Reader in the Post Graduate Department of Human Resource Management at St. Joseph’s (Autonomous) College, Tiruchy. Has presented several research papers in international and national conferences. Conducts training on planning, management, evaluation, soft skills and writing case studies.
  M. Rex
Graduated in Physics. Has undergone training on development communication and street theatre by Sri. Badalsarkar. Has experience in preparing documentary films on development issues. Conducts training to development workers in street theatres on social issues.
 christy-mam J. Christy Subathra
Holds a Masters degree in women studies and education. Conducts orientation on gender sensitization and parenting. Has published books and magazines on women emancipation and feminism. Has translated a number of books from English to Tamil on gender equity. A founding member of CREA Children’s Academy, an innovative school for rural children.
 punithavalli Punithavalli
Holds a master’s degree in social dynamics and education. Managing a Matriculation higher secondary school for rural children at Srimushnam. Conducts training on environment concerns and preventive health.
 sherifa Sheripha
Heads a women’s organization ”STEPS” which works on issues related to women in general and Muslim women in particular. Educates them about women’s rights and gender justice. Provides legal aid services to women living in difficult situations.
 zakir-hussain Zakir Hussein
Holds a Masters degree in English Literature and education. Presently working as an English professor in Coimbatore. Conducts English coaching classes during summer holidays to rural students to improve their learning standard.