Vizag Volunteers was founded by Mr. Karnatakapu Satish on 27 March 2020, 2 days after the nationwide lockdown came into force. He took this initiative to help the poor and the needy affected by the nationwide lockdown. The Organization started as a WhatsApp group of his corporate circle friends and NGO’s and later many organisations that worked in Vizag for a similar cause joined hands with us and started serving under the banner of Vizag Volunteers. Mr. Chandan Achary, who is the co-founder, took the responsibility of managing the organisation's projects.
Mr Satish shared the concept of helping people to his friends, they joined with him owing to his dedication, honesty and history in serving social causes. Many organisations joined hands with us, which in turn increased the credibility of Vizag Volunteers in the city.
Mr. Satish comes from the IT sector, he has wide experience on new technologies and great knowledge on how to establish an organisation on a virtual platform. With his team he started a website and built a social media presence of the organisation.
It takes more than 1 person to establish and run an organisation, this is where we excelled. We formed teams which had specific tasks assigned to them, like preparation of food, volunteering on the ground, handling social media or receiving calls on our helpline numbers. The team were given proper instruction on the threat of covid19 before venturing out and were equipped with masks, sanitisers and gloves to prevent any kind of infections as they were most prone to it. We didn’t want to waste any food so we made sure that the communication between the teams went smooth which resulted in zero wastage of food, any food left out with one team was handed over to another team which needed more food packets which helped us in micro-level management at every location in the city to gather information about the places that needed more services to help the needy.
Mr. K Satish is the M.D of F9 Info Technologies and Kalam Dream Labs. He has been an active member of the 5 A.M club, JCI Vizag, CII and many other organizations. He's the proud recipient of many social service awards.
He's a Social Entrepreneur and an innovator who idolizes A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Steve Jobs and Chandra Babu Naidu, and is working towards a better society with happier people.
He started Vizag Volunteers against Covid-19 as a project under Kalam Dream Labs to help the poor and the needy during the lockdown. His brainchild has now served more than 2 lakh meals and other essentials in and around the City of Vizag.
He also spearheads a social campaign on Beach Cleaning called as I Love Vizag Beach, which has been going on for more than 1 year now.
Mr. Chandan Achary, is the Director of F9 Info Technologies (P) Ltd. Born and brought up in Berhampur, Odisha and living in Vizag since 2018. He is working along with Mr. Satish K during the pandemic understood the future needs of vizagites and founded Vizag Volunteers on 27th March 2020.
Professionally, Chandan has experience in Project management and Technology lifecycle. He aims to learn the lengths and breadths of Management and excel in it. He intends to bring global technology for local needs to understand and fulfill the common man’s requirements. Chandan has an interest in sports like cricket and basketball.
Personally, he’s a good chef, loves singing and his love for dogs is known to everyone!