It was on the 25th of April 2011 that Srujna was founded. Jyotika Bhatia and Vaishali Shah started it after talking to rescued human trafficking victims and realising the problems they had still been facing out in the world. They found that being free from that environment did not put an end to their struggles. Upon turning eighteen, the girls would be forced out from their shelter homes despite having no concrete skills to survive out in the world. While their initial goal was to habituate and help the rescued girls by helping them get the training and skills they needed to persevere, Srujna soon grew into a bigger, fully-functioning not-for-profit.
Today, it provides training, income opportunities, awareness on various areas, educational coaching to women across India and acts as a bridge between these women and the external market so that they can earn their independent income by themselves.
To facilitate work for women by creating a network of ground partners and mobilizing resources for them.
To be the largest not for profit platform enabling women impacted by poverty to earn a respectable income across India.
Trustees of Srujna
We are a young team, passionate about helping others and creating a better world. Srujna was started in 2011, by Jyotika and Vaishali as a project and got registered in 2012 as a Charitable Trust.
A social entrepreneur, Jyotika Bhatia, is a changemaker who is passionate about developing an army of mighty women changemakers. She started Srujna with this aim – to help women receive training and develop skills they need to earn their own income so they can become independent. With her experience and qualifications in the social sector, her focus has been on bringing stable long-term change by being a global changemaker.
Vaishali Shah is a certified life coach with a mission to help women from low-income communities break mental barriers, becoming powerful changemakers of their communities. Her vast experience in the development sector, coupled with her immense knowledge of coaching, gives her an edge in developing grassroots changemakers.
A public speaker, Zeeshan, wishes to make a difference in the world through empathy and by spreading happiness. He is a development sector professional with over fourteen years of experience of working with various stakeholders and beneficiaries in the areas of education, life skills, and gender equity.
More than 56 companies
More than 56 companies and organizations have supported Srujna, financially and non-financially. We are grateful for their enthusiasm and commitment to the cause and the trust they have placed in us.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Srujna has been fortunate to receive several accolades notable amongst that are:
- Potential for largest social impact by Rotary Club of Seattle
- Five business plan competition pan India by institutions such as IIT Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, NSDC, FIIB, and so on
- India sustainability award of Merit by World CSR Day & World Sustainability.
- Founders received awards such as 51 most impactful social innovator (globally), Naari
Shakti Award & Tejasvini Award
- Inspire Award 2016 by Brit Worldwide
- Featured in leading newspapers such as DNA, Hindustan Times, Afternoon DC, Bombay Times, and Vogue magazine for the work done on field