By Sadia Suhail
The narrow, dingy lanes of Batla House in New Delhi may not look the most appealing for a walk. But for hundreds of women, the maze created by these lanes unravels at a small house, otherwise known as the office of Shikhar Organisation for Social Development (SOSD). Since 2001, Shikhar, founded by Nadeem Akhtar (CEO), has been working to empower the vulnerable sections of the society by cultivating skills in them through vocational training, educational programmes, computer training, health camps, safety camps, etc. Currently, the NGO caters to almost 300 women (predominantly dropouts) from class 9 to 12, 850 computer trainees and 250-300 women in the tailoring sector.
Akhtar was previously working with Maruti Suzuki India. “Nothing can be achieved if you do not have a good team and it is the collaborative effort of my team mates whose expertise has been utilised for betterment of society” said Akhtar.
(Extracted from twocircles.net)