Having recently pursued her Masters in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Karishma has just completed a month with the Safecity family as Program and Outreach Officer in Mumbai.
Community engagement has always been an important part of my educational experience, having been cemented during my years at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai where I majored in Sociology. We were constantly encouraged to think, to critique and question our role in society and the kind of responsibility that comes with it. I am a firm believer in the potential of education as a tool of social transformation and maintain that if social theory was introduced compulsorily at the school level, the world would be more secular and be more accepting of difference, which is desperately needed, now more than ever.
I am passionate about curriculum development, particularly around gender sensitization and sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as the intersection of sanitation, gender and caste. My passions also lie in stitching my own clothes, yoga and dance.
Being a part of Safecity is an enriching experience as all of us have similar goals and have the same vision for society. It’s an encouraging space where we learn from each other and build each other up.