Young people may not have to worry about earning money at an age when they are busy studying, but some parents do believe that a lot of joy can be derived by learning what adulthood entails. Independence is a virtue, indeed. We all have, at some point, wondered what it would be like to become an adult. But by now, we all know that it isn't all sunshine and rainbows. If we had to go back in time and ask ourselves whether we want to grow up, what would we say now? Could we have done something to prepare ourselves for adult life?
 

16-years old Renaye Tejani seems to really be enjoying her teenage years, though she is also doing things that not many people try at that age! Born in Lokhandwala, she started a home bakery in 2016 when she was 12 years old, thanks to her parent’s encouragement. Her work is rooted in compassion. Renaye’s Bakesale is modelled as a charity organisation rather than a business. All of the proceeds earned go to charity organisations that she cares for the most. The range of treats include cakes, muffins, brownies and cookies. This young girl has won awards for her work, been interviewed by leading dailies and also won hearts for her kind spirit which inspired other people to make a difference.  

When most teenagers are a nightmare to deal with during the ages of eleven and sixteen, can someone at such a young age know how to whip cream, temper chocolate, understand the complexity of baking and how to convince people to buy from her? Yes, one can. Imagine the scope of growth when you are her age! The sky is the limit, indeed.  

Along with sister and food photographer, Rheanne, Renaye’s initiative has made waves in Bollywood too. Actor, philanthropist and film producer Salman Khan is totally impressed with Renaye. Although Salman Khan has a very selective list of people whom he chooses to follow on Instagram, Renaye’s Bakesale is also among the social media accounts that Salman Khan evidently keeps a check on. As always, when a popular celebrity shows support of something, others also choose to pour in their support.

   

After learning the nuts and bolts of baking from her mother, her baked goods began to go on sale. She shares snippets of her baked goods with her followers on Instagram. The numbers have grown to a whopping 130K people! She loves to explore the different combinations of flavours like a professional chef. She bakes with the produce that is in season and shares recipes like a seasoned social media pro. Her journey is a source of inspiration for many youngsters who want to give back to society.