Anjali is a textile designer who graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. She previously worked with Dastkar Andhra and some other NGOs in the field of craft revival, promotion of handicrafts and imparting skills to women.
When Anjali heard about the SBI Youth for India programme, she immediately knew that it fitted in well with her long term plan of becoming a social entrepreneur. The programme offered her a unique platform to experience existing craft traditions in rural India. “I’m hoping this exposure will give me a different perspective to the work I’m already doing in the sphere of craft revival,” says Anjali. “It will help me realize how I can intervene in the best possible way.” The idea of working in rural India does seem quite challenging to Anjali. However, the benefits of this experience clearly outweigh the possible drawbacks. The orientation program itself has been quite inspiring, especially the interaction session with community leaders. It is the work of these men and women, who usually go unnoticed by mainstream society that inspires Anjali