I am delighted to be part of Phia Foundation’s exciting journey. Since becoming chair of the board, I have witnessed the rapid development and evolution of an organisation that is reaching people living in some of the toughest places in India, from those affected by floods to those living in gruelling urban poverty. I am proud that Phia is able to respond to people in an effective and timely way.
Our way of working with some the poorest and most marginalised people is desperately needed as our great country gears itself up for the challenge of reaching the new Sustainable Development Goals. Our work, alongside other organisations, will be vital in reaching those so often left out. I look forward to the coming year with great hope and optimism as we develop new programmes and forge relationships with stakeholders including the private sector, state governments and civil society. Working together will bring much more effective and lasting solutions and we are committed to this. I invite you to join with us on our journey and help to do something special.
Shobhana Ramachandran, Chair of the Phia Foundation board