K.C. Mahindra Education Trust
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Girl Child
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 65 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 10 States
Issues Addressed:
Education support to transform lives of underprivileged girls; Curtailing high dropouts among school girls in India; Improving academic learning levels
Supported by:
18 NGO partners; Mahindra & Mahindra, HPCL, Capgemini, Google, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Teradata
Key Trustees:
Keshub Mahindra, Anand Mahindra, Bharat Doshi, Sheetal Mehta.
Recognition: Times of India Social Impact Award in 2015 NGO Leadership & Excellence Award for the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award in 2014
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs3,000 for Primary education of a Nanhi Kali for a year.
  • Rs4,200 for Secondary education of a Nanhi Kali for a year.
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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, the flagship program of the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, was started in 1996 to provide quality education to socially and economically underprivileged girls in India.
  • The Project aims to bridge the learning gap in government schools and curtail dropouts among girl students. The intervention has three components - i) Academic Support: after-school support class for concept-based learning. ii) Material Support: schoolbags, shoes, books, uniforms, hygiene material and other essentials. iii) Social Support: parent and community engagement for increasing sensitivity on gender issues and importance of girl child education.
  • Outcome: i) Average attendance of 83%. ii) Dropout rates curtailed to <10%. iii) Learning outcomes increased by 10-20 percentage points year-on-year. iv) The project currently supports 120,000+ Nanhi Kalis across 10 states in India.
61 cr
55 cr
Source : Audit Report 2016