Our Founders

BVIC is founded by Mr. Andre Gingras, a French Canadian diplomat and development expert and Mrs. Bala Theresa Gingras, an Indian philanthropist. The founders have been instrumental in implementing sustainable community-driven development programs which have impacted over 4 million people in 6000 villages mainly in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, through two developmental organizations namely, Sopar and Bala Vikasa founded in 1977 and 1991 respectively. Their development models have been widely appreciated and shared with over 10,500 individuals from all over the country and 66 countries across the globe, through People Development Training Center (PDTC) in Warangal.

Having been committed to social and community development for 40 years, Mr & Mrs. Gingras are evolving to meet contemporary challenges through fitting and timely interventions. Our founders strongly believe that innovative social enterprises and business partnerships with the community are the only ways to address endemic social problems in an extremely effective way on a sustainable basis. With this spirit, BVIC is established in Hyderabad, for the facilitation of Social Entrepreneurship and Business Responsibility in all their facets.