Volunteer Katelyn Painted Our Social Justice Wall
This summer was an exciting time as our Revolutionaries had many opportunities to share Kranti’s Social Justice Curriculum throughout India and Nepal. One of the Revolutionaries, Aparna, taught a series of sex education workshops for teenage girls at our partner NGO Project Crayons.
And we are happy to announce that her sex education class was not only shared with the youth of Project Crayons but also made international news! Via the NY Times and NDTV, Aparna was able to educate and inform the world about her ideas of safe sex, clear up misconceptions about pregnancy and menstruation, and discuss the hardships sex workers face when getting medical treatment. Please follow the link to read the article and watch Aparna's honest and candid lesson about sex education. http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/meet-aparna-mumbais-teenage-sex-educator/
Two of our Revolutionaries had an opportunity to volunteer and travel alone to various schools and NGOs. Laxmi volunteered at a rural school in Nepal—Maya Universe Academy—teaching Art and English to children. While Shweta, who passed her 12th board exams last spring and is currently taking a gap year, also traveled to Nepal, where she taught English to Buddhist monks and sex education to Nepali girls. Both Laxmi and Shweta returned return home in early August; Laxmi started 11th standard in arts, and Shweta took a few days to study for the TOEFL exam before departing for Jharkhand, where she volunteering with the Gender Resource Center in the city of Ranchi for the remainder of the month.
In August, Kranti partnered with a master’s level class at Mumbai’s Academy of Architecture, and our girls presented to the class and led small group discussions. The class is working in groups on different aspects of system design related to Kranti’s current space and planning for our future home. It was a very exciting experience for our girls, and we are looking forward to critiquing the students’ projects next month!
Main Hall Complete With Turtle Tank!
Laxmi Teaching Origami to Nepali Children
Shweta Teaching Nepali Girls