Mrs. Annakilli Arunachalam

Mrs. Annakilli Arunachalam, from her childhood she wanted to do something for the society. she wished to become change maker in the society. But since she was from a rural background she couldn’t go to school after 6th std and was married at a very young age. But her interest towards to change the community has never stopped.She believed that only through gaining leadership power in he community would support her to achieve her dreams of changing the society.

In the year 1997 she joined self-help groups (SHG) and trained about Leadership skill,women Rights and importance of community development. Later, she contested in the local body elections and became Mangadu 9th ward councilor. And her dream from childhood got fulfilled. She helped old age people to get their government old age pension scheme, helped disabled people to get their disability card, helped the women who faced violence and fought against many other social justice activities. Through WEEDS SHG activities learnt leadership skills & women rights and that was the moment where her whole life changed. She started doing all the activity aspired to do during her childhood days to work for the societies welfare.