Anou took to supporting slum children education against all odds. The local politicians and government authorities tried to put up hurdles by urging the slum dwellers to boycott her and also deny her the space. She was evicted from pavements and banned from entering public parks. But she overcame the hurdles and reached out to over 40 children in the slums of Giri Nagar to curb illiteracy and give them dignity.
But this was just the beginning for Anouradha Bakshi, a diplomat’s daughter who felt that she had a debt to repay to society. Her dream came true in the year 2000 with the launch of ‘Project WHY’, a flagship program under the Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, a non-profit organisation offering after school educational and life-reforming support to the slum children, their families and community.
Anouradha came up with the a new education model that not only minimized school dropouts, but also helped them climb up the merit list