From the time Naandi began its work in education in government schools, it has been clear that to ensure every child learns, special attention must be given to girl students.
Through Project Nanhi Kali – the girl child support and sponsorship programme, we ensure girls not only complete ten years of schooling but are also empowered to enjoy equal rights with boys.
The education of girls is sponsored by individuals, public sector undertakings and corporates. The sponsorship takes care of their books and academics as well as school going materials such as uniforms, shoes, bags and so on, every year. Nanhi Kali also supports a cadre of champions for the girls from within the community who watch out for the girls and ensure they are not forced by social or economic circumstances to drop out. Currently 74,519 girls continue under the Nanhi Kali programme.
Project Nanhi Kali is jointly managed by KC Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation.