About Developh

Discover what we do at Developh and how we started, meet the team behind the nonprofit and see where we intend to go!


We're making technology more inclusive for all.

Developh is a global technology non-profit that seeks to nurture youth innovation through accessible computer science education, opportunity, and community. We believe in bringing the underrepresented youth forward in technology, refactoring the tech pipeline to forward inclusive, impact-oriented innovation. Our ultimate goal is to break the innovation gap, living in a world where startups and innovation are mass-oriented and inclusive of the greater world.


Serving students from middle school to college, we empower, educate, and invest in students to pursue social impact ventures and career paths in technology. Our organization executes programs and initiatives across education, advocacy, and community through our accessible, online platform and across our network of chapters in high schools and universities.

60,000 students impacted
550 members
15+ countries


Primarily serving developing countries and communities, Developh recognizes the importance of a peer-filled community in motivating students to pursue technology and innovation and as a support system, education that is accessible, teachable, contextual, and inclusive of students from all backgrounds and walks of life, and opportunities that equip them to be students at day, and changemakers at night through technology. The organization is unique in its entirely student-led nature with a focus on making tangible, impact-oriented ventures while nurturing both technical and soft skills.


Mission Bring students together to impact classrooms, communities, industry, and more—giving them a glimpse of the tech world, cultivating their ideas, and ensure that this potential is made as accessible as possible.
Developh at EduTECH Philippines, featuring founder Chiara Amisola

Basically...

We're a global nonprofit investing in student-led innovation in the developing world to break the technology gap—supporting students through education and accelerator initiatives to build tech for social good.

Our Story

Founded in 2016 by Chiara Amisola at the age of 16 in a high school in Manila, Philippines to fill a gap in a lack of technology education—a group of students saw potential to make a difference in the world through technology. With every line of code coming closer to a solution (no matter how small), we sought to elevate student-led creation, build a network for student collaboration, and expose more students to build alongside them.



Most notably in the developing world, the overwhelming divide in education and resources deprives us of maximizing a culture of creation that could change the current state of affairs in the startup and tech realm. We realized that we want to be part of unleashing creation in every student, breaking barriers and building communities as we learn to build for the world.

Vision The world molded by socially-impactful technology through the creative, innovative, and empathetic youth; in a realm of tech that mirrors the societies it creates for.

Developh at EduTECH Philippines, featuring founder Chiara Amisola

Meet the Team

Composed of vibrant and passionate students from all around the world, our entirely volunteer-run team is set on connecting creation to advocacy. We come from different walks of life and backgrounds, and are always looking forward to talk!

Chiara Amisola

Chiara Amisola

President & Founder

Chia is a freshman at Yale University in love with the intertwine of code and writing, social equality, and the visual arts. She founded Developh at the age of 16 in belief of the youth's potential with technology in disrupting industries and truly impacting the world.

   
Chiara Amisola

Pauline Baterna

Vice President for Externals

Polly Baterna is enamored with the unexpected. This led to her love for the liberal arts and the ever evolving facet of technology. She hopes to further prove technopreneurship applicable to any and every walk of life, to bring out the true potential of our country.

 
Aria Cordero

Aria Cordero

Vice President for Innovation

Aria is a critical designer and an artful developer. A regular in hackathons, she enjoys solving everyday problems with solutions that focus on efficiency and sustainability. Also a UI/UX specialist, she is interested in psychology, social engineering, and behavioral economics.

 
Christian Dasalla

Christian Dasalla

Vice President for Community

Christian is a youth leader, advocate, and CS enthusiast with a heart for the community, he aims to make an impact through technology and education. Aside from CS, his interests include graphic design, marketing, management, and writing.

     
Bianca Aguilar

Bianca Aguilar

Vice President for Marketing

Bianca Aguilar is a creative at heart. Passionate about the intersection of the arts and technology, she works tirelessly to create for her numerous advocacies, such as mental health and feminism. She aspires to become a UX/UI designer, making learning accessible to all.

     
Archit Gupta

Archit Gupta

Vice President for Education

Archit is passionate about political activism, reflected in his efforts to spread awareness through various channels. He strongly believes that the future is technology and wants to make everyone technologically-abled, including those who can’t afford to.

   
Kirsten Sison

Kirsten Sison

Director for Cipher

Kirsten is a freshman from De La Salle University Manila who is passionate to reach greater heights by empowering women in the tech scene. She loves organizing and going to tech events to gain knowledge and connect with inspirational women in the field through storytelling.

 
Daniella Joan Francisco

Joan Francisco

Vice President for Computing

Joan is currently a scholar at Philippine Science High School — SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus. She is an advocate for women in tech; a competitive programmer, National Olympiad in Informatics competitor, web developer, and public speaker.

   
Davendra Hassan

Davendra Hassan

Director for DevEd

Davendra is an artist, activist and aspiring astrophysicist from 81 Senior High School Jakarta. She is a lover of both science and art. Her designs have been featured in numerous ways, from school merchandises to international magazines.

   
Keith Leonardo

Keith Leonardo

Advisor

A freshman Computer Science student at the University of Melbourne, Keith has been programming since middle school creating various projects from extensive videogames to social equality web apps. He enjoys Transformers, math, and is the best of all of us.

 

Core Members

The following are the only core members of Developh
These talented students work across education, innovation, design, and computing to help bring our projects and programs to life.

Steven Leroy Bulaong, De La Salle Santiago Zobel   Desher Empeno, De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Ramona Rajagopalan, De La Salle Santiago Zobel   Maxine Castillo Yap, De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Isabelle Fontanilla, Ateneo de Manila University   Luis Tuason, University of the Philippines Diliman
Aedin Hunter Clay, De La Salle Santiago Zobel   Tyron Raymundo, De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Calista Santillan, De La Salle Santiago Zobel   Nathan Villegas, Philippine Science High School - Main Campus
Bing Rong Hsieh, Immaculate Conception Academy   Denzel Salmingo, De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Enrique Macias, De La Salle Santiago Zobel   Daveigh Abogado, Philippine Science High School - Caraga Region Campus
Frances de Guzman, Miriam College (High School)   Dan Alden Baterisna, De La Salle University Manila IS
Romeo Advincula, MFI Polytechnic Institute   Alex Leuterio, De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Miguel Mendoza, Pamantasan ng Lungson ng Maynila   Jethro Cullen Sia, De La Salle University Manila
Ewemiz Insigne, Philippine Science High School - West Visayas  

About Developh

We're at a unique point in time where groundbreaking things can be launched from a bedroom—it's time for us to harness that. We're a student-run nonprofit organization working to make technology more accessible in the hands of students across the developing world, nurturing student founders, developers, designers, and changemakers. Our initiatives span education and innovation: beginning from exposure and outreach to helping students launch tangible, impact-oriented ventures in their communities. Since our founding in 2016, we've impacted over 60,000 students in over fifteen countries.