About Byrraju Foundation
Byrraju Foundation was set up in July 2001 in memory of Late Shri Byrraju Satyanarayana Raju, a philanthropist who believed in development of villages by enhancing the quality of lives in rural areas.
BRF rapidly expanded its operation to cover 200 villages, running 40
diverse programmes, touching all aspects of rural life and impacting over
2 million people.
- Health Services
- Drinking Water
- Rural Livelihoods
- Women Empowerment
- Waste Management
- Adult Literacy
New-Age Digital Empowerment Model
Our New-Age Digital Empowerment Model will provide rural people with access to information technology enabling them to make informed decisions to gain control over their own lives.
Our Village Services
Byrraju Foundation aims at empowering the rural communities in improving quality of their lives, through well planned social impact programs and platform-centric service
The WOW bus program is designed to be BRF's flagship program, it will be the "Most Happening Week" of all BRF activities in the village, including annual village events as per the BRF events calendar.
Take A Village Virtual Tour
Foundation Theme Song by S.P.Balasubrahmanyam
programs rolled out
What Others Say
"I am sure Byrraju development model can be replicated in many rural areas to create PURA clusters and bring about rural transformation."
Excerpts from the presedential address to the nation on 57th republic day on January 26,2007
Thomas L Friedman
"Green Tech could power IT revolution in villages "
Stating upon visiting Ethakota village, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, during october 2007.
Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy
" Excellent work, keep it up. AP villages need such holistic , technology driven programs for rapid development. Byrraju Foundation's programmes can unearth and grow the great potential that exits in AP villages."
"Hearty congratulations to Raju brothers and Byrraju Foundation team. This is truly pathbreaking work."
Prof C.K Prahalad
"Inspired! Happy to see what you are doing to transform India and the world"
"Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid"
Jamshed J Irani
"Quite an eye-opening experience. I am humbled by the innovations and the scale of impact on 2 million people in rural AP in a very short time"
Former MD, Tata Steel
Rosabeth M Kanter
"Byrraju Foundation is a shining light for the world, making a difference by bringing solutions that rest on a belief in people and a desire to serve them, a heart where every life has meaning, that everyone deserves a healthy environment."
Author of "When Elephants learn to dance"
"This is indeed a game changer and has transformational capabilities. Stanford University is privileged to be partnering Byrraju Foundation for joint research and case studies. Thank you very much for hosting interns from Stanford Business School."
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Author of the "Scaling up Excellence"
- Byrraju Foundation launches special rural digital empowerment program - DEEP in 30 villages.
- Byrraju Foundation launches special promotion of government schemes.
- Byrraju Foundation launches social impact programs in 30 villages.