Human Capital for Third Sector
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Girl Child
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 13 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Empower disadvantaged women through professional educational courses; Enhance employability of girl students; Preparing young women for leadership roles
Supported by:
Third Sector Partners; The Hans Foundation; JP Morgan Chase; Siemens; Goldman Sachs; Mphasis F1 Foundation; Hexaware Technologies; Gaja Capital
Key Trustees:
Sunit Mehra Shital Mehra
Recognition: Special Mention: 'Best CSR Practices in Education' by BeyonDiversity's I Inspire Conference - 2019 Edelgive Social Innovation Honors under Women Empowerment - 2011
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Bridging the Gender Gap by Building Women Leaders
  • Crisis: Only 20% of senior roles are held by women in India (Source: Grant Thornton Report, 2019); 41% of the Indian businesses surveyed have no women in leadership roles (Source: ET Online| Updated: Mar 25, 2019).
  • Program: Katalyst, an Initiative of Third Sector Partner, was started with the intent of liberating women from low income communities, through the pursuit of professional education. The initiative definitively prepares meritorious young women for leadership roles, thereby creating a wider talent pool for India Inc. and helping bridge the gender divide.
  • Salient Features: 1) Four-year program; 2) 600 hour proprietary and scientifically researched curriculum; 3) One-to-one mentoring; 4) Financial support; 5) Assistance with internships; 6) Industry exposure and corporate interactions; 7) Access to best in class technology; 8) Health insurance cover for the student and her mother.
  • Outcome: Katalyst has impacted 1,150 students and currently, 650 girls are enrolled. 500+ alumni occupy senior positions in prestigious MNCs and large Indian companies, both in India and abroad, as well as the Civil and Administrative Services. Batch of 2019 graduates earning an average salary of ₹6 lakh p.a. as against average annual family income of ₹1 lakh.
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Source : Audit Report 2019