Allen Pallivadakkan (Allen Mathai Varghese) was born on 14th November1991 in Thiruvalla, India. He is the youngest among two children to Rev. Varghese Mathai and Sophy. He has an elder sister, Ann Susan Vipin. Allen did his elementary schooling in different places due to his father’s occupation as a Pastor. He studied in five schools till his 12th Grade (Holy Angels, Edathwa; Little Flower, Thiruvalla; MGM HSS, Thiruvalla; Bishop Hodges HSS, Mavelikkara; St. Marys HSS, Pattom, Trivandrum) and pursued degree in Social Work from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Eranakulam under MG University, Theological Studies from Tyndale Theological Seminary, Amsterdam and Pursuing post-academic master programme at SICM (Theological University), Kampen, Netherlands.

Allen is the founder and heads the Chairmanship of a company named Pallivadakkan Associates and holds the CEO chair of Elegant Solutions which is the IT (Information Technology) & AI (Artificial Intelligence) related concern of Pallivadakkan Associates. Allen is the Founder and Executive Director of Kraisthava Kairali, which is a social work, charity, and Christian Evangelistic movement. He is also the Managing Council Member of Prathyasha Foundation, a religious and charitable organization. Allen is a professional social worker holding the Life memberships of the Indian Council of Social Welfare (ICSW), National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI) and Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS). He also punched his mark of interests as a Writer, Human Rights activist, Philosopher, and a Christian scholar.

Allen worked as a social worker and counselor in De-addiction, family, community and school settings. He has either been part or volunteer of social work initiatives and organizations through and after his student life. The programmes of the UN systems like RCH and Social Audits, UGC Major Project on Life Skills, Navodaya Chepang Tribal School (Nepal), ICSD De-addiction hospital were few of them. He is also in the advisory board of few other organizations. Allen has initiated the Save Social Workers campaign which works for the preservation and rights of Professional Social Workers in India.

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