— Executive Director of OCAT India, Co-founder OCATUSA, Inc.
At the age of 22, in the year 1992 Suresh Singareddy volunteered to live as a slum dweller for two years, in the city of Hyderabad. As he experienced a life of poverty and subjugation, herealized the potential and gifts of the poor. He then gathered the children and began teaching them. A law graduate with a masters degree in social work and journalism, Suresh is a strong advocate of protecting precious childhoods, and basic rights of all children. Apart from working with children and promoting OCAT, Suresh runs a regular school for 850 children. He also teaches courses on Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and Strategic Planning to youth and development professionals from several countries.
Y. Anthony Reddy
Mr. Y. Anthony Reddy is a development professional with over 25 years of involvement in the human evelopment programs. He provided technical assistance to State and National Government departments and played leadership roles in senior level positionsin leading NGOs such as Care India, PHFI, SAATHII and FHI360e. He designed strategies and executed projects in the domains of Mother and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, Education, Livelihood through Community Empowerment and Rights Based approaches. Incidentally Anthony and Suresh lived and worked in the slums of Hyderabad as young volunteers and initiated several small neighborhood schools to educate poor children.
Dr. Assuntha Yeruva
A post Graduate in Medicine, Dr.AssunthaYeruva is a Gold Medalist in DNBRURALSURGERY(2012-14 batch). As specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and as a skilled Surgeon she has served scores of rural poor people in states of Chattisgarh and Telangana. As a Catholic missionary, Dr.Assuntha worked extensively, with spiritual dedication and medical acumen, taking every demand in providing medical care as an opportunity to serve people. As a result of her total commitment availability to the medical service she could handle over 1500 deliveries and more than1000Caesarean Sections and other surgeries successfully in the last few years. More than all, Dr.Assuntha enjoys being with small children and making them smile. She regularly volunteers for OCAT and conducts periodical health check for OCAT children as well as their mothers.
Mr. Veda Raj
Mr. Veda Raj, has retired as a Joint Director of Tribal Research and Welfare institute of State Government of Telangana in the year 2013. In the position he supported and served marginalised tribal population of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for three decades. In the last 10 years Mr. Veda Raj has volunteered to help differently abled children and support them with his counselling and technical skills. He feels happy and proud to associate himself with the vision and mission of OCAT.