Aarti Naik

Educating slum based girls. in Mumbai, India

From the Changemaker / Founder..

My name is Aarti Naik. I am slum based Young Girl Changemaker from Mumbai, India. I have been staying in a slum area of Mumbai since my birth.

Five year ago, I was school drop-out girl and there was no hope to continue my education, but thanks to Ashoka`s Youth Venture, they changed my life. Today I feel proud to say that " I am Changemaker ! " and I am helping my slum girls to continue their schooling.

When I was a school drop-out, there was no one to help me, so I felt that my slum girls will face the same situations. Hence during 2008, I started my social venture - SAKHI for Girls Education to build the capacities of slum girls, so they will able to continue their basic education.Also I am continuing my B.A. (Sociology) from open university.

I got mission of life to educate my slum girls and build their capacities, so they will lead their life more confidently.

About - SAKHI for Girls Eduction, Mumbai, INDIA

Since 2008, SAKHI for Girls Education is creating 'Girls Learning Space' to build capacities of slum girls from Mumbai, India.


To create quality learning space at community level, so every slum girl will get an opportunity to build her capacity to continue her school confidently.

My aspirations :

As I aware that due to my parents poor condition, I will not able to complete my higher education, but I can build the capacity of my slum based girls for their basic education with Life skills building, so they will continue their schooling and they will move ahead confidently. My slum girls education is my life`s mission.

As a slum girl, my life is not easy, but I never give up with situations, so I always try to connect with new friends, well wishers, supporters and mentors.

I hope you will be always with me to educate my slum girls... and to realise their dreams into reality...

SAKHI means a female who inspire, guide and support to girls for their good cause!

So here I would like to request you that please Be a SAKHI for Girls Education!

Thanking you,

Sincerely yours,

Aarti Naik, Changemaker/Founder,

SAKHI for Girls Education, Mumbai, INDIA


  • Work
    • SAKHI for Girls Education
  • Education
    • B.A. Student