The project Nanhi Kali ensures 10 years of quality education with guaranteed learning outcomes for underprivileged girl children in tribal, conflict afflicted, rural and urban slums in India. Currently it empowers over 75,000 girl children through 9 states by providing them with academic, material and social support. The project helps in improving the enrollment in Schools, curtailing the high drop out rate of girl children and aims to strengthen the existing education system in India.
1.Due to tough terrain few villages are difficult to reach.
2.For most part of the year families have to engage themselves in the collection of Non-Timber Forest Product and agricultural works in order to obtain a livelihood. Hence as they take their children along with them, absenteeism is an issue.
4.Almost 50% villages (Operational area) are Naxalite affected.
Once a girl is selected as a Nanhi Kali (the primary criteria for selection is poor, economic and social status), she receives academic support, material support (including stationery, school uniforms, shoes and personal hygiene material) and social support. The project ensures that all the Nanhi Kalis are regular in Academic Support Centers so that achieve grade specific learning. It is also communicated to the parents that the project will support the girl children's education till class 10.
1.Reduction in drop-out rates of girls.
2.Improvement in health, hygiene and nutrition of the children.
3.Improvement in the child sex ratio
4.Education of the girl child deals with issues like child marriage, child labour and dowry
5.The project empowers the girls, their families and communities as a whole
5.An educated woman is well equipped to handle social and economic problems.
6.Investing in girl child education leads to the nation achieving its Millennium development goals.