Let’s do something remarkably special this Children’s Day. Gift a Nanhi Kali Sponsorship so an underprivileged girl will receive educational support for an entire year. This Children’s Day, make sure our girls have a chance to discover their strengths to shape their future.

Join us to make sure #MillionGirlsInSchool turns into a reality!


Inspiring stories of Nanhi Kalis

Samreen - A fight against
her own

Samreen recently completed class X and scored an impressive 9.8 Grade Point Average in her SSC examinations. For a first generation learner growing up in a family where educating girls is not a priority, this is a significant achievement.

Swathi - The girl who married
a life of education

Swathi, a determined, 14 year old Nanhi Kali from Hyderabad says “I understand that the legal age to get married is 18. But the government clearly did not consider the goals and ambitions of a person while setting this limit.
I will only get married after I achieve my goal of becoming a doctor.”


Story of the month
Nestlé India adding Sweetness to
Project Nanhi Kali


This Teachers' Day on September 5, Nestlé India joined hands with Project Nanhi Kali for the launch of their campaign – #EducateTheGirlChild with the aim to educate a million girls. The campaign has leveraged digital with simple storytelling to help spread the word.


As a follow up to this, for the first time in India for any FMCG brand, Maggi, Nescafé and KitKat has given up their most iconic and recognized brand properties to support the cause of educating the girl child.


Nanhi Kalis in action


Nanhi Kalis move to the beat
with The Australian Dance Theatre

The Australian Dance Theatre wrapped up its India tour in August 2016. The dance company invited Nanhi Kalis to be a part of their session in Mumbai. The girls had an interesting and delightful time at the dance studio, trying to keep up with the troupe as well as revel in the unique experience.

Sailing towards a brighter

Nine Nanhi Kalis in Hyderabad were trained for two of the biggest competitions in the country, The Monsoon Regatta and The Telangana Open Regatta. They had begun their training from February 2016 to participate in regattas throughout the year at the Yacht Club in Hyderabad.

4 of our Nanhi Kalis won 4 medals and the Best Debutant Award. We are very thankful to Mr. Suheim Sheikh, Founder-Director, the 3 coaches and the team of Yacht Club of Hyderabad. They helped the Nanhi Kalis fine tune their talents with gears and equipment, all for no cost. We would like to specially mention, this would not be possible without co-ordinator Surekha.

In focus this month
Support through Corporate Partnerships

Another year of sharing the dream to have a

In 2005-06, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) started by supporting the education of 500 Nanhi Kalis. Ever since, HPCL has been a staunch partner and today supports 12,000 Nanhi Kalis across Visakhapatnam & Araku (Andhra Pradesh) and Gavanapada (Maharashtra).


Recruitment for the right reasons

Project Nanhi Kali's donors reach out in so many different ways. One such corporate donor is London-based Love Recruitment, who started the #SharetheLove project at their firm. For every person Love Recruitment places in a job, they sponsor a girl child’s #education in #India for a year through Project Nanhi Kali.


Fundraising with an endearing twist


Recycling to power her education

Madras Christian College, Chennai devised a unique way to turn trash into truth. A novel way of drawing attention to waste and its value, steering it to girl children’s education in India. It started with the students collecting paper within the campus and grew to collecting all kinds of recyclable material. In this effort, more than 300 kgs of trash amounting to a value of almost INR 3500, was collected by Mr. Haandi, the Paperman at Tambaram (Chennai) and donated to Project Nanhi Kali to sponsor the education of one underprivileged girl for a year.

Food Walk to help her hop to school

A food walk organised in August by Wandering Foodie takes you through Chapel Road and Bazaar Road to explore four quaint eateries — Lydia’s Snacks Corner, Olly’s Corner, Lourdes Fast Food and Kalpana Snacks Mart. The proceeds from ticket sales of the 2.5-hour walk were donated to Project Nanhi Kali that helped sponsor 8 girls. This unusual project led to a passion for food, fuelling a need to educate.


Giving wings to dreams

To celebrate its 5 million member mark Jet Privilege ran a programme on their website which encouraged and allowed members to donate miles to Nanhi Kali. At the end of the donation run, the miles collected by each NGO were converted into INR and donated. The amount contributed in August was used to fund the education of 330 underprivileged girls. What a novel way to help the girls fly high!

TCS World 10 K Bengaluru 2016
marathon- Running the race to

In a wonderful initiative, TCS employees pledged support to educating girl children through Project Nanhi Kali. A special thank you to Thomas Bobby Philip for his tremendous support year on year in raising funds for Project Nanhi Kali.

  Art for girl child education

On the occasion of the launch of the Knight Frank Wealth Report, in association with Delhi Art Gallery, Knight Frank (India) Pvt Ltd held an Art Auction. The auction featured 50 works by Indian masters. The funds have supported the education of over 300 underprivileged girls. Using the proceeds of an art auction towards education is one of the ingenious ways of showing support.


We thank you all for your support to change young girls’ lives
with education

Let’s not forget, we have the power to put #MillionGirlsInSchool


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