Academic, material, and social support to 'Nanhi Kalis'
Crisis: GOI statistics reveal that only 3 off 10 girls who enter Class 1 complete Class 10. At primary school level, >45% girls dropout and this increases to >73% by Class 10.
Project Nanhi Kali was started in 2005 to bridge the learning gap in government schools, by providing quality academic support, material, and social support to underprivileged girls, 'Nanhi Kalis'. It supports 120,000+ Nanhi Kalis.
Outcomes: i) Average attendance of 83%. ii) Dropout rates curtailed to <10%. iii) Learning outcomes increased by 10-20 percentage points year-on-year.
Mahindra Pride School trains underprivileged youth (90-day course), and has a 100% placement record with reputable companies in high-growth service sectors. Avg monthly salary is Rs11,000+. 12,000+ youth have benefitted.