Nilanjana has four years of experience with fundraising and public relations for teams in the UK, USA, and Netherlands as the information and communication officer and later fundraising and PR officer for the Brooke Hospital for Animals in India. She has also assisted in preparing international summits, field visits and socio-economic impact assessments. Previously, Nilanjana worked in the Child Guidance Centre within the Department of Social Work at the University of Delhi, where she surveyed the community to analyze adolescent girls’ literacy levels and organized recreational activities. Nilanjana has also focused her efforts on child rights advocacy and ending sexual abuse through researching child-trafficking cases in Delhi for Umeed. As a member of Shafa, she organized group programs with adolescents and drug addicts, conducted initial interviews and case work, learned the therapeutic community module for drug rehabilitation and Alcoholics Anonymous for alcohol rehabilitation, and advocated against drug use in outreach programs. Nilanjana’s background is in social work, and with her experience working for NGOs, she aims to address the challenges youth face in an urban centric development model (with factors influencing drug peddling, human trafficking, the sex trade, and more). She earned a B.A. in social work from Delhi University and has a post-graduate diploma in public relations from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan in Delhi.
Host Organization: InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington