Ashoka Youth
Venture Fellowship

In the last week of April, Kat Katha’s children added another shining feather to their cap by achieving Ashoka fellowship for the extraordinary efforts by their dance group ‘The Mystical Movers’ whose vision is to bring change on GB Road through dance. After going through various challenging rounds and multiple presentations with other teams, they were finally awarded with the fellowship at Ashoka Youth Venture Program held in Bangalore. Kat-Katha team was delighted to witness their learning and exposure in the mainstream society. The children travelled to a different city for the first time on their own. They managed their own stay and travel plans without any supervision, learning discipline and life skills to be confident. Kapil, Stephanie and Gitanjali supported Kunal, Abbas, and Sohail to achieve this dream together in this journey which has just begun.

Deputy Chief at the US Embassy
visited Kat – Katha

Marykay Loss Carlson, a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, visited Kat-Katha along with other staff members of US Embassy. She especially came to meet our Didis, children and volunteers and see the working of our organization. Ms. Carlson visited to discover the horizons for working with Kat-Katha towards eradicating the issue of Human Trafficking. She shared her thoughts on how chaos can be a beauty in itself if we are able to channelize its energy in the right direction. We thank the American Center, New Delhi for giving us this opportunity to have the sharing circle with Ms. Carlson and for all the love and support they have been giving us throughout this journey.

Love Sonia Special
Screening with PVR

PVR Nest & PVR Cinemas hosted a special screening for Kat Katha of “Love Sonia” at PVR Plaza New Delhi to spread awareness about the issue of human trafficking. We hosted various foundations like Manzil, Child Scrapers, Rescue foundation, Saajha and Indus Action for the screening of the movie. Didis and children from GB Road had participated in strength. Ms Swati Maliwal, DCW Chairperson, also graced the occasion and shared her stories of struggle and unending efforts to stop sex -work. Kat-Katha’s team left the theatre with heavy emotions but with a renewed resolve to work harder to end forced sex-work and make every red light district a street of love.

Maitri Meals:
Friendship through Food

Maitri Meals, an initiative by Kat-Katha became operational. The initiative where Didis from GB Road are daily cooking 130 mid-day meals for children of four PVR Nest centres across Delhi, co-managed by Art of Play. PVR Nest is a pioneering endeavour in the Indian entertainment industry which rehabilitates the “Children at Risk” in the vicinity of PVR complexes. Art of Play works on providing experience of organized sports to these children with a purpose on developing their Social, Emotional and Physical skills.

Carnival on GB Road

The fifth edition of Kalrav, held on 15th of August, 2018 was celebrated with the theme “Azaad Parindey” & “Bachpan ka Pitara” with much enthusiasm and grandeur. With street plays, games like cricket, badminton, hop-scotch, the entire street was full of colors of our childhood, reflecting freedom of lives, ideas and mindset. For the women bound by the barricades of social stigma and taboo, Kalrav is a view of people dancing to their panache, with the aim of eradicating the shackles that bind their ankles, and the society’s hands that have gripped their throats disallowing them from getting their voices heard.