Raghavendra (Ricky) is an incredible person, he has been with me to we for almost 10 years, he loves going for adventure, meeting and interacting with new people, learning about new cultures, and tasting new food and going to new places.
Staff Spotlight: Raghavendra Pratap Singh Ranawat
What is your favorite travel memory?
When I traveled to Tanzania with ME to WE to host a trip, the interactions I had were so authentic and so natural which touched my heart. One of the best part of that trip was when this kid from the school came and held my hand every time when I went to school. It was unreal that we didn't say a single word to each other but we were connected.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
Working for ME TO WE changed my life in many ways. First of all, it helped me to open up to the world and the issues around the world and ME TO WE gave me an opportunity to change lives not just of people who travel with us but also people WE are working for. I'm thankful for Me to We for making me a part of the movement.
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
Couple years ago I was hosting a youth group and my co-facilitator was a participant from another group I hosted many years ago. When I was talking to her and she told me about all the adventure she been through and how the trip with me became a stepping stone for all of her adventures. I felt so proud and honored that I was a part of something which changes lives.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would love to go to Ecuador as I heard from people it's very a motivational and moving experience. Programs and communities are very rural and Ecuador is a beautiful county filled with amazing people and fascinating culture. I love to travel and I'm always wanting to experience a new culture to see differences and similarities between the culture I am from.
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
I think India is unique because of its people and because of people its culture is also very unique and fascinating. I'm especially proud of my team when a guest leaves from India and in the feedback, you hear that he had the best time of his life which is a team effort and I'm proud of them for all the hard work they do.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
I think the biggest factor in being a successful company is how much closer the company is to the heart of the people of the company is working for as well, as for the people who are working for the company and how valued they find themselves within the company. That's what I believe in if the company takes care of their workers, workers will take care of the company.