Project Nanhi Kali: Creating a better tomorrow...

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 aim of educating underprivileged girls in India.

Support offered for the cause

Project Nanhi Kali is one of India’s largest programmes that enables underprivileged girls to complete 10 years of schooling. The project provides daily academic support as well as an annual school supplies kit, which allow the girls to attend school with dignity.

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 where you can sponsor the education of an underprivileged girl child for a minimum period of one year. For as little as INR 5400, you can support a girl studying in primary school (Class 1 to 5), and for INR 6000, you can support a Nanhi Kali studying in secondary school (Class 6 to 10) for an entire year. As a sponsor, you will receive the photograph and profile of your Nanhi Kali, followed by regular progress reports.

News & Events

Stay up-to-date with the latest from Nanhi Kali

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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