Our Meet the Team blog series introduces our Motivation colleagues: people passionate about the rights of disabled children and adults!

First up is Praveen, our India team's enthusiastic Head of Business Development and Partnerships.


Name: T. Praveen Kumar

Job title: Head – Business Development and Partnerships

Location: Bangalore, India

When did you join Motivation?

December 2017

Why did you want to work for Motivation?

I got to know Motivation and its work while at my previous organisation, which focused on mobility disabilities. I had the opportunity to be part of the Motivation team that worked on the ACCESS project (2014 to 2017). Fascinated by Motivation's work and their India projects, I was excited with the offer from one of the senior members of Motivation.

What is the best project you’ve been involved in?

The best project I have been involved in was [in my previous role as Programmes Manager] wheelchair service provision and training supported by LDS Church charities. Providing appropriate wheelchairs and creating a pool of trained professionals in the grassroot community through sustainable partners was very satisfying.

What do you hope for the future of Motivation, and for the future of disabled children and adults?

I think the future of Motivation continues to lie in design and innovation. This is an area Motivation needs to keep seeking funds for, to address the ongoing rights and future needs of children and adults with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries.

Tell us one thing or one story about yourself that people may be surprised to hear

I am a passionate long-range adventure motorcycle rider, with both on-road and off-road capabilities!