The Kranti "Office"/Living Room
Dear Kranti Supporters,
We moved into a new, much bigger home (Kranti is growing and we’re planning for yet more growth)! Not only does it have space to accommodate more girls but we also have space to start our own mini-library and a music room. The girls are very excited! One of them wants to learn the Tabla (Indian drums used in Hindustani Classical music) and a few of them want to learn the guitar...lessons start on Tuesday, October 12th!
Last week we partnered with an educational firm, 3D Tutorials, who have started providing us with tutors for the girls. What is great about 3D Tutorials is that we were completely honest with them about Kranti rehabilitating trafficked girls, but instead of backing off because of the taboo attached with trafficked women, they were very encouraging and supportive. All the tutors they will send to teach the girls will be briefed beforehand about the background of the girls so they can be sensitive and flexible to the needs of the girls. The CEO of 3D Tutorials, Professor Roopesh, is also going to help us to acquire documents to prove identity for the girls who don’t have any.
A very valuable partnership for Kranti is the one with Samhita, an organization based out of Mumbai, which is creating a network of NGOs and service providers for NGOs (lawyers specialising in non-profit law, funding agencies, evaluators, auditors) all over India. You can view our profile on Samhita here. Our partnership with Samhita not only gains us credibility in the Indian social service sector, but also gives us an easy path to access other human and monetary resources through their network.
Durga Puja is a 10-day long festival celebrated in India during the end of October. Typically there are larger than life idols of Gods and Goddesses put up in decorative tents where people of the city come to pray. This year, during this 10 day festival, Kranti will be holding an art exhibition of the paintings of the girls being rehabilitated by Kranti at the festival venue in Mumbai, and sharing information about trafficking in India and our work of rehabilitating trafficked women. With an estimated footfall of at least 5000 people, our exhibition will make all these people aware of Kranti’s work. (Update – we sold 8 paintings on the first day!)
Lastly, Robin is currently in North America, taking part in our most recent fellowships, Youth Action Net in Washington D. C. and Opportunity Collaboration in Mexico. Both of these promise immense exposure, and a wealth of knowledge and connections for Kranti in the global social entrepreneurial circle. We are incredibly excited to begin networking!
We are very grateful for your faith in the Revolutionaries and your undying support!
A Revolutionary's Cluttered Desk!
Living Room Wall/Artwork Gallery
We started music lessons this week!