Aks has been nothing short of a transformative journey for me.
I’ve always found psychology to be an interesting subject, so naturally, I chose to study it at the postgrad level. But I was looking to do something more with my degree – something that really made an impact on society. I searched the internet for NGOs in the city and stumbled upon Aks Foundation. I was immediately drawn to their mission to empower survivors of domestic violence and educate the masses on gender sensitization. Soon after, I enrolled as a volunteer for Aks’ community education program.
The community education program involves going to schools in the city and starting a conversation with kids about safety, gender, etc. The volunteer training session, conducted by Barkha Bajaj, Executive Director at Aks, gave me some much-needed perspective on gender roles and inequality.
Aks has truly transformed me as a person. If it weren’t for the support of the wonderful mentors and inspirational volunteers, I wouldn’t have stepped out of my comfort zone. The lessons I’ve learned and the people I’ve met have empowered me to grow as an individual. I’ll forever be grateful for my time at Aks!