Chaitanya MRSK - Founder and CEO

Chaitanya MRSK

As the Founder and CEO, Chaitanya MRSK is responsible for the overall management of Teach for Change. Chaitanya’s first brush with social work was in the 12th standard when he worked in Toopran village as a part of his school’s community work. He went on to set up the Passionate Foundation in 2008 when he was just 17 years old. It was a chance, meeting an Ex-Microsoft employee who wanted to teach English to students in the school where he was working, that set the ball rolling for establishing Teach for Change in 2014.

Chaitanya MRSK is an MBA graduate from Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Hyderabad. He is the recipient of the prestigious Global Young Leader Award given out by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council in the US and the Youth Excellence Award for Community Work at the Youth Assembly in the United Nations, New York in 2007. He was a speaker at the 30 Years Celebrations of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Noble Prize) in Bonn, Germany in 2010.

He says “Quality education is not only bringing a child to a classroom. It involves a lot of factors such as quality teachers and infrastructure.”

Ms. Lakshmi Manchu - Managing Trustee and Chairperson

Ms. Lakshmi Manchu

Lakshmi Manchu, is an Actor, Producer and a Humanitarian.
As a Television Presenter, she is known for her works in American Television.

Lakshmi is very active in social and political movements across the country. She has been advocating for various causes like reforms in Primary Education, Cancer Awareness, and Women empowerment. The Government of India nominated her as the Swachh Bharat Ambassador for the state of Telangana. She has been actively promoting the cause of Clean India through her video series and events.