Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

Across the Globe, We Are United in Our Dedication to Children’s Rights

Who We Are

Founders: Kishan and Thivya Ananthan

Kishan is an IT professional that has been working for investment banks for over 10 years. Computer Science graduate from King’s College London. He does the Web development training as well as teaching English. He received an young inspiration award in 2017 from the UK Charity TWDF for BMF’s work.

Thivya graduated from City University London with a Psychology degree. She recently worked for a science publishing journal. Prior to that she was part of the site editing team at Groupon. She is very passionate about helping others. She ensures the smooth running of BMF in Sri Lanka and in the UK.


Cedric Adossi

Based in Paris, France.
Cedric is an optimistic entrepreneur. He is committed to educate the young generation by leading different projects in art, eco-mobility, fitness and sport.

Gil Danabe

Based in Montreal, Canada.
Gil, urban planner working in social housing development for over 8 years. Born and raised in France, originally from Guadeloupe. Keen to helping people and focusing especially to initiatives aimed at making people self-sufficient.

Hassan Ghyas

Based in London, UK.
A technologist by profession and with a passion for working with unique organisations striving for good causes. With over 20 years of experience in working for public, private and third sector with a focus on operations and project management. Travelled extensively around the globe for both work and pleasure, my appetite and desire to help others has grown and allowed me to spend time voluntarily on much needed projects where required.

Karim Triki

Based in Paris, France.
Karim graduated from Dauphine, Paris University. He has been working in IT for 12 years. His father was working closely with vulnerable young adults helping them grow, therefore Karim was exposed to helping people in need from an early age.

Mumin Abdul

Based in London, UK.
Mumin has over 20 years experience working in the financial industry. He loves working with people, solving problems and looking for solutions that are best-fit with time, budget and other constraints in mind. He is an active person and enjoys keeping fit, eating good food and travelling. “I am honoured to be selected as a trustee for Blue Magpie Foundation and am looking forward to working with Tom and the rest of the team to move projects forward and increase the impact the foundation can offer to those in need”

Pratheep Sethirakumar

Based in Singapore.
Born in Sri Lanka, grew up in France and living in Singapore, Pratheep is a project manager for a major software company since 2011. He is a close follower of Kishan and Thivya initiatives and grateful to be part of BMF adventure.

Our Ambassadors

Abdoulaye Dembele

Based in Paris, France.
"We live in a world where there is more and more division between different classes of wealth and I always wanted to be more involved in helping people in need. That is why I, Abdoulaye Dembele, would like to be involved with Blue Magpie Foundation."

Daniza Mahenthiran

Based in London, UK.
Daniza is an Associate Director at Evoke KYNE, a healthcare communications agency focusing on advancing health and wellbeing around the world. Daniza has more than thirteen years of experience working in the healthcare communications sector and specialises in strategy and implementation of disease awareness programs. Daniza co-leads the Evoke KYNE Gives program, a charitable and social impact program focused on giving back to communities and vulnerable populations to address key global issues and crisis. Daniza is passionate about being an advocate and ambassador for BMF and supporting important groups around the world with meaningful long-term solutions, including education and skills, for individuals that need them the most.

Francois-Xavier Lawson

Based in Montreal, Canada.
Graduated from Versailles Saint Quentin University with a degree in Corporate social Responsibility and sustainable development, he has been working over the past 8 years as an auditor for a supply chain management. Helping, supporting, and promoting ethical sourcing. "I've personally always been inspired by helping others and the desire of seeing every persons in any country living with respect and dignity. I believe every human is capable of doing good and helping each others...As they said petit à petit l'oiseau fait son nid ."

Jean Charles Salvin

Based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bit by the bug of traveling since he was legally able to travel on his own, Jean Charles has visited, stayed, toured, worked, and lived in more than 40 countries around the world. International vision and a feeling that the world is his backyard have enabled him to enrich all his working efforts. Jean Charles is a serial entrepreneur in Real Estate, Video Marketing, and IT. He is ready to help the foundation and its development in South East Asia.

Medhi Mustapha

Based in Paris, France.
"When I was younger, I used to play at the "Park Menilmontant" close to my house where I met my friend Kishan. As a child I never paid attention to people's differences; black, white or brown, rich or poor, Muslim, Christian or Hindu. Where we were young, this ignorance was a bliss. I believe I still have that innocence and hope that children all over the world can be lucky enough to have that too. This foundation follows these hopes of mine closely and I hope I can be a valuable member of this inititaive. This is a difficult and passionate mission but as once a great man said "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" an other strong Thomas, Mr Thomas Edison."

Olga Njouma

Based in Paris, France.
"I am originally from Cameroun with a strong personality, as many African people do, but I'm the kind of person who is always smiling, laughing and enjoying life by giving to others. One of my favorite things is travelling, but above all, sharing and discover new cultures."

Prashanna Ganay

Based in London, UK.
Pras has been an entrepreneur from an early age. He has had several businesses and is now working for a major retailer in IT. He has a keen desire to work in the development world and has undertaken several charity work.