Empower Future Leaders from Mumbai Red-Light Areas

 
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Thank you for such an awesome summer break!

Me and Shweta in Rajasthan
Me and Shweta in Rajasthan

Dear Kranti Supporters,

Hi, my name is Laxmi Hosmani, I have been at Kranti for just over two years. I am the oldest Revolutionary and from now on, I will be writing updates for Global Giving. I am excited our work with you and happy that you are reading! For the past three months Kranti was on summer vacation. Here is what we have been busy with…

Do you know Shweta , Sheetal and myself we are traveling alone without our didi’s to Rajasthan for an internship?? This was Sheetal’s and my first internship. Before leaving Mumbai we were very scared, but in Kranti all my sisters gave us courage. After two days of traveling we finally reached Rajasthan. Starting two weeks we were so bored but finally we adjusted to that place, and we started to work there. We went to see a night school (balvadi) and we taught geography, we also played with them, we had lots of fun there. We also talked to the village people and we shared our story with them and they shared theirs. After 3 weeks, more interns came and we learned many things. The bhaiya’s and didi’s took us on tractors to the villages in pairs. We spent our whole night there, my topic there was livelihood, and I had to ask them what they do usually, their daily routine. In the morning we went to work in the dam. The villagers have been working on that dam for two months. They divided us into two, three groups and my group was working on mixing the cement. It was hard work!

In April we went to an internship in Himachal that was called Sambhavana, which means possibilities in Hindi. It was a very good internship.  There are many teenagers like us who came from others parts of India. That internship was about politics and environment. We had a such a good time there. There people were also kind and helpful. I saw many photos of Himachal and didn’t think it would be that beautiful, but when we arrived at Himachal it was more beautiful than the photos.  I saw many thing there like, birds and different butterflies. We jumped into the river everyday, the water was ice cold. We saw movie also. There were some construction work going on so our teacher divided us into groups and asked us to help out. We mixed cement and transported bamboo. We also made a camp fire there we sang songs. When we were singing my friend gave me a new name “google” because I knew so many songs. The program in Himachal was very different because the people we were with came from different backgrounds and had different opinions on the topics we discussed. We learned many new things.

On the 28th of June all the revolutionaries went to Thiruvanthapuram with our didi’s to visit Kanthari. Its an NGO where all blind people stay. We performed a drama but we knew that they cant see so thats why we performed like they can understand what is our message. We were  there for a few days. One day we all went to the beach,there were high waves because of the monsoon, and there was a  red flag on the beach. There was a policeman who didn’t allow us to go into the water, but we didn’t listen to the policeman  we all played in the water and Meena and Robin had such a huge fight with police. After some time we saw that there was a big crowd. we all shouted “revolutionaries came and beach is full of crowd, before there was no one.” In the water Saira and I were drowning and had to be saved. we were having such a good time in the water that we were late for dinner. Kanthari is an excellent NGO that I have ever visited. The people were so amazing and inspiring.

Thank you, Kranti supporters, for making all of these activities possible. I will be writing you again soon next month!

All the interns in Himachal at Sambhaavnaa
All the interns in Himachal at Sambhaavnaa
Revolutionaries on the beach in Trivandrum!
Revolutionaries on the beach in Trivandrum!

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Organization

Kranti

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
http://www.kranti-india.org

Project Leader

Robin Chaurasiya

Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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