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We are delighted to feature our newest partner, Mumbai based social venture Kranti. Kranti means revolution in Hindi, and their work is nothing less than revolutionary: helping the daughters of sex workers to become change leaders.
Kranti works with girls born and raised in Kamathipura, a red-light area in South Mumbai. The Krantikaris (revolutionaries)are daughters of sex workers and the surivors of trafficking, each aged between 13-23. Kranti has helped girls to go on to secure admission at universities in the UK and USA through a holistic programme which includes education, workshops, travel and theatre.
Kranti's girls have become the first girls from India's red-light area to study abroad, and received UN awards for their social justice work. In 2016, Kranti's alternative school was named a Top 10 Finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize. Krantikaris are currently studying abroad in London, Rome, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and have gained admission to top ranking Indian universities for the first time this year.
We’ll be hearing more from Kranti during this year’s Spark India fellowship, and hoping bring their story as part of our new Social Impact Leaders’ Speaker Series podcasts.
Watch this space for more information about our partnership!