K. C. Mahindra Education Trust
Project Nanhi Kali helps educate underprivileged girl children from socially and economically marginalized families living in urban, rural and tribal parts of India.
Work and Achievements
Project Nanhi Kali is one of India’s largest educational programs for underprivileged girls.This program has provided educational support to over 120,0000 underprivileged girls in ten states of India that include some of the most deprived, remote and difficult regions where female literacy rates are appallingly low.
Project Nanhi Kali works to ensure students achieve grade specific learning competency levels and focuses on increasing enrolment and retention of girls in government schools via a three pronged strategy. Academic support that is provided through before/after school classes where concepts of Math and Language are taught by community tutors recruited and trained by our Team. Material support includes a comprehensive kit of a school bag, uniforms, shoes, socks, books, stationary and hygiene material for older girls; and social support whereby the community tutors help sensitize the community members, government, parents and schools about the importance of girl child education and make them active stakeholders in the process of change.
The cost of sponsoring one girl for an entire academic year is only Rs. 3000 if she is studying in Grade 1 to Grade 5 and Rs. 4200 per year if she is studying in Grade 6 to 10. Project Nanhi Kali donors receive a detailed profile of the Nanhi Kali they have sponsored with her photo and three progress reports during the year to enable them to witness the progress she is making in academics and extra-curricular activities.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds generated through Airtel Delhi Half Marathon would be utilized to educate underprivileged girls in the remote areas of the country where Project Nanhi Kali is expanding.