About Indian Renaissance
Indian Renaissance is a NGO, a non governmental organisation, that lobbies for women and children in the whole of India. Its main objectives are the support of educational opportunities for children and adolescents and to strengthen the rights of children and women. In India more than 46% of women are illiterate. On the other hand only 24% of men are illiterate. One reason is that the education of boys has a higher priority and so amongst underprivileged families girls are much less supported. Another reason is child labour. Officially 12.6 million (NGOs estimate even 20 million) boys and girls are pursuing work in India – It is the highest rate of child labour in the world.
Indian Renaissance campaigns for strengthening women’s and children’s rights and is aided by a committed team of social workers, counsellors and street workers.
The Founders Of Indian Renaissance
Alankrita is an author and lecturer. For more than 20 years she’s giving lectures as a motivational trainer and is leading seminars in stress management and meditation. Today her focus is on the school- and work education of underprivileged women and children. She promotes this concern throughout India with a series of practical and educational programs.
She started teaching 40 kids in her own backyard. Now she started a new project and in spring 2013 she opened Pankh – a creative school. There already 80 pupils are studying and her goal is to give that opportunity to even more kids.
Alankrita is being supported by cofounder and brother Amit Banerjee. Amit was a project counsellor in India and Bangladesh for a long time and recently began to develop environmental and educational projects in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh.
For more information go to http://pankh.org.in/index.html