• Manpada, Ghodbunder Road, Thane
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Ms.Shawli Das

“I volunteer more of as a free lancer than a dedicated volunteer due to my busy schedule….A close friend of mine told me about this place. Being a regular volunteer at orphanages and cancer shelter, an NGO which gives a second chance to women was a place I had not visited before. I was naturally curious and I liked the name which literally means empowerment so I thought of checking it out.  My first visit wasn’t an impressive one. A place not so neatly kept, in house prepared products made weren’t sold properly and girls spoke behind each other ‘s back. I wondered what truly lies behind this chaos. After few visits and Interaction with center coordinator Mona and some girls made me change my perspective for good!!!!!
Its is easy to work with kids, you can shout at them. Patients have to listen to doctors. However, it is truly difficult to work with grown up girls mostly in their 20’s, who have mind of their own, mentally and legally capable of taking their decision and legally you cant stop them from walking out any time. It takes tons of patience, counselling and support to keep them on right path, a GOAL for which Kshamata team works relentlessly. Kshamata efforts to get the Girls to continue education, become computer literate, acquire skills to earn a honorable living and attain financial independence are commendable. As they say ‘Easy said than done’ and I can say it 100% backing because years of volunteering has made me realize that, it is quite common to get your noble intentions questioned than the wrong doing that happen all around  My busy schedule doesnt allow me to work with Kshamata as much as I would like, however my wishes and prayers are always with them. Kudos to team Kshamata….keep up the great work….”