Pratima started her journey in the social sector with Naandi; she volunteered for a couple of years at the government school as a substitute teacher for various classes. She was also an active volunteer for Microsoft’s Giving Campaign, where the team worked on providing the required resources for the Government schools in terms of infrastructure.
Pratima pursued culinary courses from one of the top institutes in the USA, the CIA, Culinary Institute of America, and then opened a restaurant, ‘Sweet Nirvana.’ Her restaurant got various awards, Times and Burrp, to name a few. She is married to Mr. Srini Koppolu, the Founder and CEO of NewsPlus. Before that, he served as Corporate VP, Founding MD of Microsoft India Development Center.
“SVP India is a great platform to contribute to the community. In my first meeting with SVP, I was with Ms. Aamrapali, Ms. Neelima, and Mr. RVS, and they gave a clear understanding of SVP goals and service and were very welcoming and approachable. I am glad that we are part of SVP India, as the core goal of our lives is to help grow our community towards an ambitious and sustainable future for underprivileged children and women. The reach of SVP is very impressive. SVP India members strive to set their goals in every project they take up.”