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Project Nanhi Kali

Since 2005, Project Nanhi Kali has been managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation. Its objective is to provide 10 years of quality education to girl children from economically disadvantaged families.

Project Nanhi Kali is working with 19 NGO implementation partners at the grassroot level to ensure that the girls receive academic and material support. The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust regularly monitors the NGOs giving technical inputs wherever required to ensure that quality education is being imparted to all the Nanhi Kalis.

Support to the Nanhi Kalis

Academic Support – Our Nanhi Kalis receive academic support through a 1-2 hour class conducted before or after school hours called the Academic Support Centre. Here, concepts in Maths, Science and Language are taught, to bridge the gaps in learning and enable children to attain grade-specific competency levels.

Material Support/Kits - The programme selects girls based on multiple criteria including enrollment in government schools, family income, parents' educational background, social background and the child's aptitude. A comprehensive sponsorship is created to take care of a range of their educational requirements, providing not only academic support that enables them to make a success of their schooling experience but also material support. This includes uniforms, school bags, shoes, socks etc. to enable the girl child to go to school with dignity. The material kit is ceremoniously handed over to each child at the beginning of the academic year.

The teaching methodology includes the extensive use of innovative teaching tools and activities such as storytelling, group games, etc. which make learning not only meaningful but also fun. Our team also works with the parents and community to sensitize them on gender equality.

Community support involves regular interactions with the Nanhi Kali's parents and the community to ensure that they don’t drop out of school. The society does play an important role in girl child education. Educating Nanhi Kalis doesn't involve just them but also their families and the communities that they are a part of. Therefore, counseling and sensitizing the community on gender issues forms an important component of our program.

How can you help?

Project Nanhi Kali is a participatory girl child project where an individual or corporate can support the primary education for a girl studying in class 1 – 5, for only Rs. 3000 a year and/or secondary education for a girl studying in class 6 – 10, for Rs. 4200 a year.

Come join hands in empowering the girl child through education. Your simple support will mean the world to a Nanhi Kali.

K.C.Mahindra Education Trust

Kc Mahindra educational trust The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust was founded by the late Mr. K. C. Mahindra in the year 1953, with an objective of promoting literacy and higher learning in the country.

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Naandi Foundation

Nandi Foundation Naandi, in Sanskrit, means 'a new beginning'. It is one of the largest social sector organisations in India working to make poverty a thing of the past.

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