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Newsletter - November 2015
Stories of success
  We are delighted to share the story of our Nanhi Kali, Kokila a class VIII student at the ADW Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam, Chennai.
At the age of 1.5 years Kokila lost her mother, who immolated herself after being frustrated with her family�s dismal living conditions. Life dealt another nasty blow when she lost her father to an illness while she was still a preschooler. However, Kokila emerged stronger and more determined to live her dreams.
Kokila has been living with her aunt and uncle, who in spite of being daily wage workers; support her education in every way possible. Kokila was identified as a Nanhi Kali in 2011 when in class III and now she is in class VIII. Despite having faced adverse conditions from an early age, Kokila manages to have a very positive outlook to life. Her teachers at the Academic Support Centre describe her as helpful, bright, sincere and as an eager learner. Her helpful attitude and being a class topper made Kokila an ideal choice for the post of a class leader.

Kokila is passionate about singing and enthusiastic about other extra-curricular school activities. She aspires to complete her education and eventually become a teacher to enable her to pass on the gift of education to girls like herself.
In Focus this months
Grateful Thanks to Gartner Global Solutions
for their support to Project Nanhi Kali.
girls with new material kitsThe excitement of Nanhi Kalis in New Delhi touched new heights on the 9th of November 2015 when representatives from the Gartner Global Solutions, one of the leading IT research and advisory companies, and a supporter of Project Nanhi Kali, presented the girls with new material kits.
The Nanhi Kalis, their mothers, community activists, members of MAA Samiti and the Nanhi Kali Programme staff were all glad to meet their supporters. The girls had organized a vibrant cultural programme, with a group song, a yoga session, Gidda and various other dances in honour of the guests.
Uber drives towards a better future for Nanhi Kalis
Ride for a CauseUBER Technologies, partnered with Nanhi Kali for a week-long campaign to raise awareness on the issue of girls� education which was promoted in major Indian cities and culminated on 14th November - Children�s day. During the campaign week- 7th to 14th November, the UBER passengers were asked to enter the code UBERNK in their mobile app which would ensure a donation of Rs. 10 per ride to Project Nanhi Kali.
The campaign helped reach millions of riders across the cities of Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore raising awareness about the issue of girl child education and Project Nanhi Kali.
We thank UBER for their support!
Samsonite India adds to the festivities for Nanhi Kalis
Samsonite India adds to the festivities for Nanhi KalisIn support of the education of a girl child, Samsonite India one the world�s largest designers and distributors in the luggage industry, has launched a two month campaign between the months of October and December. Through nearly 100 of its company-owned stores across India, a percentage of the sales from certain products are being contributed towards education of girl children through the Nanhi Kali programme.

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