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Our Team: Hyderabad Team

Sai Pramod Bathena Hyderabad City Head

Pramod is an Engineer by profession but chose social engineering as a career. Pramod comes to ISLI from Teach for India. As a TFI Fellow, he taught grade 2 and 3 in a low income private school in Hyderabad. Prior to that, he worked in varied capacities in education as well as skill development sectors. He was an Assistant Professor in an engineering college, trainer at young leadership camps for underprivileged youth and a coach for civil services aspirants.

Pramod is passionate about politics and public policy.

Sushant Nambiar Programme Lead

Prior to being a 'Programme Lead', Sushanth worked directly with over 35 school leaders as a programme manager. During this time, he witnessed huge transformations and initiatives in schools, and it motivated him to lead more programme managers in the same direction. Before ISLI, as a Teach For India Fellow, he taught a class of 50+ children and created multiple programs wherein children could work on their individual talents and perform in public settings. Sushanth has a masters degree in philosophy and public policy from the London School of Economics.

Sushanth also played competitive tennis for 8 years, rising as high as the lower professional domain. He loves physical-fitness activities, organizing game-nights, watching movies and sitcoms, reading books on detective fiction, systems thinking and psychology.

Rahul Raina Programme Lead

Rahul is a Program Lead for the Hyderabad City Fellowship. His previous experience includes setting up and running a school in rural Maharashtra as a school leader. Recently, he has coached around 40 school leaders as a program manager at ISLI, wherein he worked with three cohorts of school leaders in building their skills and driving school-wide changes through them.

His interest lies in understanding what motivates adults to learn, their skill building and early childhood education. When he is not working, Rahul enjoys creating things from waste and finding things to use a glue gun on.