NGO empowers deprived children in Kolkata

Children in red-light areas are engaged in useful programmes.
Children in red-light areas are engaged in useful programmes.

Kolkata-based DIKSHA has been working towards the uplift of children in red-light areas since 1999.

Paramita Banerjee’s NGO has positively affected the life of 9,000 children till now.

In Kolkata, the red-light areas of Kalighat, Khidirpur and Munsiganj have seen numerous women and children being trafficked over the years.

Poverty and low literacy make these women and children highly vulnerable to exploitation.

That’s where DIKSHA steps in. The non-profit organisation has been working with deprived children and youth to protect their rights and resolve issues related to gender and sexuality.

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