Your Gift Changes Lives for Good
At NewBeginnings, we take our obligations to our stakeholders very seriously. We believe strongly in the principle of transparency and provide our donors with full details of how and where their kind donations have been used.
As a registered Indian NGO, we are fully compliant with all relevant statutory obligations (Registration as per Indian Trust Act, FCRA (registered to receive foreign contributions) and 12A – Tax exempted) and file annual accounts & reports as required under the associated legislation.
We also have a robust set of internal processes (check our resource section and code of ethics) and monitoring to ensure that funds are being used in accordance with our vision and are aligned with the outcomes we are trying to achieve.
Ravi Sebastian – Founder
Ravi has a simple beginning rooted in one of India’s remote villages known for chronic drought and poverty. Social justice is something that is part of his life right from his adolescent days.
He questioned the existence of inequalities and earned him the name ‘a rebel thinker’ by his classmates during his high-school days. He wrote more than 300 short revolutionary poems in by the time he completed his high school studies.
Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Financial accounting and he went on to do a Masters in English. Later on, he did his Masters in Psychology as well.
Sowmya Kandula – Treasurer
Ms. Sowmya has a very sensitive heart to the poor especially to children. She holds a special diploma in Office Administration and Labour Laws. A highly experienced educationist, Sowmya is always ready to find a way for any poor child to grow better.
Her love for making children’s lives better, she was tutoring poor slum kids freely for years. She is a woman who questions the system that treats women with partiality and injustice.
Isabelle Roske – Project Liaison Officer
A passionate volunteer in development projects, Ms. Isabelle Roske holds a masters in International Business. Ms. Isabelle is from Germany and joined NCT as UN Volunteer.
After the completion of her volunteer service with NCT, she still wanted to be part of the project and contribute to the development of women and girls.