Estimates show that on an average, a girl in India receives less than four years of education in her lifetime. There are alarming statistics that will require a collaborative and long-term effort by the industry.
Project Nanhi Kali has committed to educating a total of half a million girl children in the next three years. Project Nanhi Kali will deepen engagements with partner brands, drive sensitization at the Nanhi Kali centres, and strengthen the teams on-ground, to achieve this milestone.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “The World Bank has stated that educated women help lift households, communities, and nations out of poverty. Nothing could be less ambiguous. If India wants to escape the gravitational pull of poverty, then it cannot afford to waste a moment in ensuring an education for all girls. Through this pledge by Project Nanhi Kali, we are striving to overcome the societal, economical and cultural barriers that prevent girls from claiming their right to an education.”