Program Officer – Akshara Centre
Mumbai, Maharashtra – India
Urmila has been involved with Akshara Centre since she received a scholarship from them as an adolescent. She has been employed officially with Akshara since 2007 working on their various campaigns for girls and youth including scholarship provision and technical training for 300 girls per year. Right now she is managing the “Empowering Dream Program.” Urmila has adapted the training each year to fit the girls’ interests—this year they are more interested in design and architecture, video and photography.
Rise Up Cohort: CIP India – 2018