Susmitha Akula Vakkalanka
Brief description: Support our pledge to raise funds for Project Roshni - Support Group Of Prajwala. It will help save little children and women from the horrors of sex trafficking, the worst form of human slavery!
Twitter username: @sushkicks

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I like to run. I am not the fastest. At times, I may even be the slowest. But I run. I do it because I love to run.

I'd like to help. I'd like to help make the world a better place. I am not the best at it. At times I may not even be doing anything about it. But I try. I do a little bit because every little bit matters.

Together with people like you, we can do a lot more. We can inspire each other to move one step faster. We can hold each other's hands to move one step further in making the world a better place. 

I would like to ask your support again this year for  'Project Roshni - Bay area support group of Prajwala'…  because...

Every "ONE" minute a girl is forced into Sexual Slavery. And some children are as young as six months old.

This stat and many personal stories of little girls shook me up. Together, let's join hands in preventing the horrors of sex trafficking, the worst form of human slavery, from happening in today's world. Trafficking is the second largest organized crime and millions of young girls are trafficked across the world, anywhere from 3rd world countries to developed countries like USA. 


REGISTER TO RUN 5K/10K/Half-marathon/do yoga sun-salutations for Project Roshni. 

Unable to be present in person but want to be part of the cause?  You can support us by making a donation. Thank you all for your support last year. You have helped me raise $2449  out of the $1930 target I set for every mile Surya & I ran. Every dollar that was donated went to support the Prajwala shelter in Hyderabad.

All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax Id : 20-3636716). A receipt will be provided for all modes of donation - choose the one most convenient for you. For employer matching, contact me for details. 



We are "Project Roshni", an independent support group of Prajwala. Prajwala is an anti-trafficking Non-Profit Organization founded by Dr. Sunitha Krishnan(Winner of Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, CIVICUS Innovation, CNN-IBN Real Hero Award, Human Rights Award, Living Legends and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes  awards) who dedicated her life to rescue, rehabilitate and re-integrate sex trafficked victims. Prajwala has rescured more than 12,000 women and children. Project Roshni conduct awareness event about Sex Trafficking and provides financial support to Prajwala shelter in Hyderabad, India.


Ted talk by Prajwala Founder, Dr.Sunitha Krishnan

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