2016-04-Rachel-Rose Komanapalli

From Mississippi to India to the Dominican Republic, seventeen year old Rachel-Rose Komanapalli of Barrington, RI has traveled the world, on a mission to help those in need. In addition, the Barrington Christian Academy senior volunteered at Women & Infants Hospital and worked with her parents’ non-profit, Manna International.

“Most of my work has to do with poverty,” states Komanapalli. In Mississippi, I worked in an after school program for underprivileged children in Jackson. In La Romana, DR I worked with a medical clinic to provide medical care for people in the poor sugar cane villages. In India, I help children in the orphanages that Manna ministries has.”

Mike Skazinski, Assistant Head of School at Barrington Christian Academy, nominated Komanapalli for a Metta Students Foundation grant saying, “The thing that sets Rachel-Rose apart from other students is that she takes the initiative to help and volunteer, no one forces her to fundraise or take her personal time to spread kindness and goodwill. One other thing that sets her apart from other students is that Rachel-Rose does not draw attention to herself. She does everything quietly and “under the radar.”