Ms. Anita Reddy
Award Category : BENGALUREAN OF THE YEAR
Year : 2011
Ms. Anitha Reddy is the Founding Trustee of AVAS and has voluntarily worked for 28 years with urban poor communities living in slums of Bangalore and Chittoor and in Rural Communities living in the villages of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Her work includes promotion of various model re-housing projects for slum dwellers, establishing a number of pre-school and activity centers for children from slums, forming women and youth groups for creating awareness and responsibilities towards self-help and community health, encouraging adolescent girls towards becoming self-reliant, promoting vocational and skill training programmes and self employment generating schemes etc, all of which have helped many urban poor and slum dwellers.