Kranti puts the life choices of girls rescued from sex work back into their hands. At Kranti, we let the girls choose their career goals and provide them with the resources to achieve those goals.
The girls that come out of Kranti are therefore empowered by making the decisions for their own lives, successful professional women who are able to contribute to the economy and society.
Looking at these successful women, society will learn to value women for their capabilities and intellects and not just their bodies.
Meet the Revolutionaries
At 17, Laxmi is about to start High School. She is an extremely talented artist, the stand-up comedian of the house, and wants to be a social worker battling oppression of women.
She is just 16, but is determined to become a gynecologist. She is incredibly intelligent, performs very well academically and also helps the other Revolutionaries with their homework. She is a born leader and never tolerates injustice without fighting back, be it on the streets, at school or at home.
Extremely mature and responsible, at 17, Shweta is just a year away from finishing high school. Her favourite subject is Economics, but she is yet undecided on a career. She will take a gap year after school, and volunteer in different non-profits around the world to find her passion.
Sumaiya, 11 years old, 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 7 weeks ago when she came to Kranti. But in the first three weeks she learned to write the alphabet in capitals and cursive, sound of the alphabets, addition and subtraction with carry-overs. She is starting to read three 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.
One of the quietest revolutionaries, Savita 18 might seem unassuming, until she surprises you with her insightful thoughts and razor sharp wit. Savita is our resident writer, and has already started working on her first book-- an autobiography!
Pinky is 16 and migrated to Mumbai from West Bengal at a very young age. What impressed us about her is that when we first met her and asked her when she wanted to come to Kranti and start studying, she said- Now!
She loves listening to music and singing along. She is also one of the most responsible members of the Kranti household, and is constantly cleaning the clutter and mess of the younger Revolutionaries. As she has studied till 7th grade, she teaches the younger Revolutionaries simple English and Mathematics in her spare time.
She aims to pass her 10th grade exams in 2 years time under the National Indian Open Schooling system. Her favourite subject is English.