Stories of Change


Story of Kiran

“We would wait for school to finish, so we could come here,” says Kiran, about the Makkala Jagriti learning centre. His journey with us allowed him to be the first member in his family to pursue an education, while holding a job. Know more about Kiran’s story here.


A beacon of hope and resolve

“I was the first girl to study in my family, so there was no one to guide me after I completed my 10th,” says Mercy, about why our learning centre was an important place for her. Inspite of her challenging circumstances, she could pursue higher education with ease. Know more about her story here.


Story of Prabhu

I’ve been with Makkala Jagriti for more than 10 years, I learn here every single day and I wouldn’t have it any other way” says Prabhu – a Makkala Jagriti alumnus who went on to become a facilitator and now a programme co ordinator. Know more about his story here.



Bronze Medalist at World Taekwondo championship

"When I was losing interest in studies, I got the right kind of encouragement to pursue Taekwondo. I not only learnt taekwondo, but also went on to become an instructor training many children everyday". Says Murali who recently won two bronze medals at the World Taekwondo Championship in Korea in September 2017. Know more about his story here.



From a drop-out to a topper

"I didn’t like going to school before. But now, I come regularly and also top my class in studies. I love coming to the Learning center" says Aravind, class 7 student from Munichinappa government High school. Know more about his story here.

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