Kranti is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that empowers girls from Mumbai’s red light areas to become agents of social change. Kranti believes that when girls from these under privileged sections of society get access to the same education, training and opportunities as those from privileged backgrounds, they can become exceptional leaders.
In this 3-month-long program we conducted several sessions with the super talented girls of Kranti. Each session, designed around one life lesson, allowed them to understand varied perspectives on individuality and grace. They learnt the importance of protecting one's own views while accepting those of others.
The last life lesson we shared with them was to ‘collaborate.’ To make the very last class memorable we were joined by one of India's best wall muralists, Poornima Sukumar, along with Vibhor Yadav, who is a terrific photographer. Poornima, after brainstorming with the girls, painted nearly three walls in the heart of Kamathipura (Asia's second largest red-light district) , which is where most of them grew up. Here's a video that sums up our message and memories from this joyous journey.
Picture and video credits: Vibhor Yadav