Kranti wishes you a very Happy New year! The last few weeks of 2010 were exceptionally successful for Kranti.
Five new Revolutionaries have joined us, their ages ranging from 20 years to as young as 7 years. The girls are being home schooled until the academic year starts in March and we can admit them in school. They are also going to dance, art, guitar, and Taekwondo classes. They are starting theatre training in a week and we hope to soon put up our home production-a play to raise awareness about sex trafficking.
We decided to give our donors Christmas presents for each of the 12 days of Christmas, and this turned out to be an immensely successful campaign for us. Over the holidays we raised $14, 000 on Global Giving! We want to thank all of our donors for their immense generosity. Your Christmas presents from Kranti are on the way!
As you know, we perceive the girls we are rehabilitating as those who will in future work to solve India’s social problems, because they have experienced them so deeply and know them so well. We see them as ‘revolutionizing’ Indian society, and the perception of women, which is why we call them ‘Revolutionaries’!
At Kranti, we want you to know our Revolutionaries personally, so you can see for yourself the progress they are making with your support. Starting this month, we will feature the profile of one Revolutionary every month, with her story, her progress, her dreams and how she wants to Revolutionize India.
Featured Revolutionary: Sumaiya
Sumaiya, 7 years of age, is our youngest Revolutionary. She’s from the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Her favourite colour is red and her favourite food is Biryani.
Sumaiya is our resident genius. She had never seen the face of a school until 3 weeks ago when she came to Kranti. But in these 3 weeks she has learned to write the alphabet in capitals and cursive, sound of the alphabets, addition and subtraction with carry-overs. She is starting to read 3 letter English words now!
In the evenings when the other Revolutionaries are playing or watching films, you will find Sumaiya sitting in the corner, giving herself Math problems and solving them! “I want to open a school next to my home and teach there,” she says.
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