Help Rani fight social evils by Milaan Be The Change

Help Rani fight social evils

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A bright student and an all-rounder, Rani wishes to uplift the society!

The 19 year-old Rani hails from Varanasi where she studies in the Kasturba Gandhi Inter College. A student of Arts studying in 11th standard, she is passionate about martial arts and skating and intends to become an Army Officer someday. She excels in academics as well as extra-curricular activities and has won many awards and accolades demonstrating her versatility of talents in various competitions, be it sports, singing or dancing.

Rani's family belongs to the caste of dhobis which has an impact on the socio-economic conditions and quality of life of the family members. With a monthly family income of just four thousand rupees, the family tries to make ends meet. Rani's parents Munna Lal Kannaujiya and Tetra Devi have eight children. Despite facing such hardships, Rani is not only determined to improve her quality of life but is also working hard towards inspiring other girls in her community to educate themselves.

Rani's association with Milaan started through the Girl Icon Fellowship about which she got to know through her teacher. As part of the programme, she attended leadership trainings with other girls breaking down stereotypes and pursuing their education. She then held monthly meetings with younger girls in her community to help them overcome challenges they face while getting an education

Rani's perseverance to strive for change has motivated her to struggle for gender equality within her household as well as her community.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports

About The NGO

Milaan Be The Change
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Milaan Be The Change

Milaan Foundation is a non-profit, social development organization, which envisions an inclusive and equal world, where every girl has the knowledge, skills, and social environment to pursue her dreams and explore her full potential. Over the last 13 years, Milaan has worked with more than 40,000 children and young people and advocated for safer and more inclusive spaces for them at various state and national platforms.

By 2030, Milaan will empower 10 million girls across India and build a movement of Girl Leaders with a thriving ecosystem of change-makers and networks.

Milaan Foundation is a registered charitable organization as Milaan - Be the Change (NGO) with the Registrar of Societies, New Delhi under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 as on 18th October 2007. The organization is also registered under 12A, 80G under Income Act Tax 1961 and is eligible to receive foreign donations under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Dhirendra Pratap Singh

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Girl Child | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Uttar Pradesh

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2015: Late Justice Mr. N L Abhyankar Award

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 August, 2020

Advancing Gender Equality Through Safe Spaces


Advancing Gender Equality Through Safe Spaces

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Sustained spaces or platforms within the communities for girls to meet, grow and practice their skills and perspectives are central to the process of educating girls, enhancing their agency and reducing gender-based violence that impacts their ability to participate in personal and overall development. Engagement in public spaces is crucial for the development of girls from adolescence to adulthood. The opportunity to interact in public spaces with their peers enables them to access education, pursue a career, recreation and even engage with friends and peers which plays a vital role in their overall development. Their interaction with the world outside their homes is paramount to their self-confidence, self-awareness, and mobility.  Lack of safe spaces leads to decreased mobility and restricted access to public spaces. Creating a social environment for girls plays an imperative role in exercising their voice, choice, and power. Girl Icons have been conducting peer meetings every fortnight to provide girls safe spaces within their communities for girls to interact, learn through life-skills education, creative activities and share their hopes and dreams.  These safe and sustained spaces are especially important for girls. These spaces assist girls to come together to have conversations and receive support in a setting free from judgment or discrimination. It allows girls to express themselves freely and publicly without fear of being made uncomfortable or unwelcome. Having peer meetings also gives girls an opportunity to connect to others who may be facing similar challenges. This connection makes them feel less isolated and helps them develop more effective coping mechanisms. As a consequence, safe public spaces provided by Girl Icon are powerful platforms for healing, empowerment, and resilience.

Thank you!

This program is fully funded because of donors like you.