K. C. Mahindra Education Trust- Project Nanhi Kali
Project Nanhi Kali is one of India’s largest project that enables underprivileged girls to complete 10 years of schooling. At present, Project Nanhi Kali is reaching out to over 165,000 girls across 10 states in India. Project Nanhi Kali is jointly managed by K.C. Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation.
Work and Achievements
Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 with the aim of providing quality education to underprivileged girl children in India. Since its inception, the project has provided 360 degree educational support to over 375,000 underprivileged girls in the country. The intervention includes academic support every school day at Nanhi Kali Academic Support Centres, where trained tutors engage the girls in concept based learning. Secondary school girls are provided with digital tablets, preloaded with engaging educational content. In addition, an annual school supplies kit including a school bag, shoes, socks, stationery, notebooks, a pullover/raincoat and feminine hygiene material is provided to every girl in the project, thereby allowing her to attend school with dignity. Through regular contact with the families of the girls and community stakeholders, the project creates conducive girl friendly ecosystems in challenging areas across India.
The annual cost to sponsor the education of a Nanhi Kali is:
- Rs 3,600/- to support a Nanhi Kali in Primary School (Class 1-5)
- Rs 4,800/- to support a Nanhi Kali in Secondary School (Class 6-10)
At present, Project Nanhi Kali is reaching out to over 165,000 girls across 10 states in India. There continues to be an immense need to help more girls in the country complete schooling and have access to quality education.
Fund Utilisation Statement
With the funds raised through ADHM, Project Nanhi Kali will support the education of underprivileged girls in rural, tribal and urban poor locations across India.