Nanhi Kali

Project Brief: Aimed at reducing Girl child drop out rates by supporting costs of their education
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Surya Potharaju
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Kc Mahindra Educational Trust/Naandi Foundation,502, Trendset Towers Road#2 Banjara Hills,HYDERABAD,
Tel: 91-(0)40-2355 6491/92
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Aug 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 11125
Oct 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 10020

Total = $21145

Nanhi Kali is a joint initiative of KC Mahindra Educational Trust and Naandi Foundations. The project is aimed at reducing the drop outrates of girl children from Govt Schools. Even though parents send their girls to school for the first few years, soon they take them out of the schools with the view that their education would not be beneficial to the family. Nanhi Kali's objective is to keep them in the school longer by paying for their educational costs.
Ensure that the sponsored girl children get atleast 12 years of school education. Bring about a change in the parents view that the education of the girl child is equally important. In Chattisgarh, Naandi/KCMET are working with the Govt to support the education of Girl children by paying for their educational costs.
Naandi Foundation is a not-for-profit registered Trust working in the areas of Education, Health and Livelihood since 1998. Our Board is chaired by Dr Anji Reddy of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and includes eminent personalities like Mr. Anand Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra, Mr. Ramalinga Raju of Satyam Computers, Mr. KS Raju of Nagarjuna Group and Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, noted economist. (
The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust was formed by late Mr. K.C. Mahindra in the year 1953, with an objective to promote education. It is a registered public charitable Trust chaired by Mr. Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of M&M and other trustees include Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & MD of Mahindra & Mahindra and Mr. Bharat Doshi, Executive Director of M&M. The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust has undertaken a number of education initiatives, which has made a difference in the lives of deserving students. (