Find out who we are and
what we do for the girl child

Project Nanhi Kali was founded in 1996 at K.C. Mahindra Education Trust by Anand Mahindra with the vision of creating a world where girls, despite the patriarchal challenges and societal biases they face, are empowered through education.

Change and Continuity: Extended Support, Enhanced Empowerment

Starting from the academic year 2024-25, Project Nanhi Kali embarks on a new journey of empowering girls from lower income strata by supporting them through Grades 6 to 10 with targeted educational initiatives. In alignment with National Education Policy 2020, the educational support provides 21st century skills training, making the transition from school to the workplace more seamless. The skills include financial and digital literacy as well as life skills. The program also integrates physical education to cultivate leadership, teamwork and fitness.

Nearly 700,000 girls supported since 1996

Impact in the Year 2023-24

Heart-warming stories

February 28, 2023
Dream Big Success Story - Nanhikali

Dream big, my daughter

Ramana is a class VIII student and lives in Thiruvanamalai. Ramana lost her father, Govindharaj, in an accident. This came as a shock to the entire family; as […]
February 28, 2023
Ganga Jamna - A Nanhikali Story

Ganga and Jamana: A tale of perseverance

What is the use of education?’ ask the people of Ganga and Jamana’s village. The twin sisters live in a conservative village in Ratlam that denies girls basic education because they think that whether educated or not their
January 7, 2019
Gangama - Nanhikali Success Story

From Nanhi Kali to PT Teacher

Gangamma’s parents were uneducated and had a hand-to-mouth existence, but they always had big dreams for their daughter. And Gangamma persevered. She completed her early schooling in a […]

How Can You Help?

Project Nanhi Kali is a participatory project wherein you can sponsor the education of an underprivileged girl child for a minimum period of one year. For just Rs. 6,000, you can provide her with the key to a brighter future. Your support goes beyond mere financial assistance. It's an investment in her potential, her dreams, and her empowerment. With your sponsorship, she gains access to essential 21st century skills, a physical education module and a chance for her to break free from the humdrum of doing household work.

And it's not just about giving; it's about receiving too. As a sponsor, you'll receive an annual progress report, witnessing firsthand the impact of your generosity.

News & Events

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February 19, 2024

Feelin’ the Blues: Nanhi Kalis Steal Hearts at Mahindra Blues Extravaganza!

The 12th edition of the Mahindra Blues Festival, which took place in Mumbai on 10th and 11th February 2024, brought forth a unique harmony with Nanhi Kali X […]
February 19, 2024

Toofaan Games 2024 Inspires a Generation on #NationalGirlChildDay

The spirit of resilience and determination echoed through the city of Varanasi as over 144 fierce athletes, gathered to compete in the annual Toofaan Games finals, held on […]
February 7, 2024

Lights, Camera, and Impact! Nanhi Kali’s Proud Fathers For Daughters Season 8 is a Roaring Success

Project Nanhi Kali’s eighth edition of Proud Fathers For Daughters was organised on October 28-29, 2023 at the National Sports Club of India, Worli, Mumbai. With 570 portraits […]

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