KAKATIYA SANDBOX

Kakatiya Sandbox is an ecosystem for long term social impact through innovation and entrepreneurship in rural Telangana. It provides a place for impact catalysts to test ideas, make changes and eventually develop truly scalable solutions. The ecosystem allows for sharing, networking, collaborating and deliberating ideas with other catalysts. The value of the Sandbox lies in its ability to identify synergies and explore potential collaboration among the catalyst network.

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WHAT IS SANDBOX APPROACH?


The aim of the Sandbox is to create an environment where innovative approaches to addressing social challenges is encouraged. The value of the Sandbox lies in its ability to identify synergies and explore potential collaboration among the catalyst network. Our success lies in our ability to execute as we not only provide financial resources to our partners, but also strategic support, challenging them to impact larger populations and work more efficiently. We are proud to boast of some remarkable partnerships in the Sandbox that have evolved into exemplary successes as we continue to support a critical number of local leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who can focus and develop solutions to local issues. We work in compact geographic areas that we call 'Social Innovation Sandbox' a living laboratory for a diverse range of entrepreneurs and development practitioners to get their ideas tested, strengthened and sustained over a period of time. Applying a 'bottom up' approach to building scalable solutions, the Kakatiya Sandbox works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. At the bottom of sandbox approach is the quest to create critical mass to take up entrepreneurial solutions of various magnitudes and scope.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

In the very first year of setting up the Sandbox in Nizamabad, more than 150+ student projects have been implemented. In this short span of time 2 records - one Limca book of record and one Guinness World record have been achieved.

Increase in the farmers revenue by
50%
Increase in English grades by
20%
Placement rate at Deshpande Skilling
90%
Increase in the agricultural yield by
30%

FOUNDERS

    Raju Reddy
    Founding Patron
    Former CEO - Sierra Atlantic
      Phanindra Sama
      Co-founder, redBus.in
      Former Chief Innovation Officer,
      Govt of Telangana

      EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

        Vivek Pawar
        Chief Executive Officer,
        Deshpande Foundation
          P N Nayak
          Chief Operating Officer,
          Edu-Skill Initiatives
            Shravya Nalla
            Director,
            Presidency High School
              Ajit Narra
              Academic Director,
              Presidency High School
                Ravish Bhimani
                Resident Patron,
                Executive Committee Chairman

                OUR TEAM

                  Manish Jaiswal
                  Chief Executive Officer
                    Sridevi
                    Senior Instructor,
                    Agastya International Foundation
                      Dinesh Reddy Alampur
                      Program Manager,
                      Agriculture Initiative (BCI)
                        Bharath Reddy Donti
                        President TiE Chapter,
                        Managing Director,
                        Hotel Kapila Nizamabad
                          Prasad B
                          Manager,
                          CEO Office
                            Akshay Goharkar
                            Manager,
                            K-Hub, Media & Communications
                              Madhu Addla
                              Cluster Head, Nizamabad,
                              Skill In Village
                                Nosina Samyelu
                                Manager
                                Operations, Facilities & CSR
                                  Satheesh Pokala
                                  Project Coordinator,
                                  Nirmaan Organization,
                                  Vidya Helpline
                                    Shekar Gonne
                                    Head,
                                    SkillPlus & SkillPlus- R
                                      Ramesh Nellaturi
                                      Lead,
                                      MEDP
                                        Suresh Kumar Naharwara
                                        Assistant Program Manager,
                                        Agriculture Initiative (SRI)
                                          Balanuchander Gollapally
                                          Lead,
                                          Skill In Village
                                            Raju Kanukula
                                            Program Officer,
                                            Alumni Engagement & Mobilization

                                            SUPPORTING TEAM

                                              Shekar Papayee
                                              Assistant Manager,
                                              Human Resources
                                                Jindam Vinod Kumar
                                                Executive,
                                                Accounts