Choosing books over anguish
It is natural to assume that a lawyer's child would become a lawyer, and a doctor's child would become a doctor. For 11 year old Lomeshwari, the future meant only one thing – work in the fields as a labourer, just like her parents. Lomeshwari and her family are from Kanker district, Chattisgarh. Lomeshwari's parents work as agricultural labourers and are uneducated.
For families like these, when push comes to shove, and farms come under distress, the first knee jerk reaction is to pull their girls out of schools. After all, what good can an educated girl do?
Lomeshwari goes by many names - Anita, Pragathi, Venkatamma, or Lakshmi. Every distressed farmer with a daughter is worried about continuing her education. Nanhi Kali is on a mission to find girls like Lomeshwari and help them get out of this rut, by giving them uniforms, notebooks, pens, pencils, sanitary materials, books – and an education. Most of these girls are first generation learners. They have been shown a way out of darkness, out of poverty. They stand a chance to be amongst the brightest and the best in India. And this is all because they chose to be educated.
How You Can Help
There are many farmers’ daughters like Lomeshwari who have the grit and determination to achieve and many who need a chance to be a Nanhi Kali. All they need is a little support to pursue their education. And with your support, they can shine bright, with their entire future ahead of them.
Every donation made by you, is matched by Mahindra and Mahindra, creating double the impact.
A donation of Rs 500 will help support the education of a Nanhi Kali
A donation of Rs 1,500 will help a Nanhi Kali complete her primary education (Grade 1 to 5)
A donation of Rs 2,100 will help a Nanhi Kali complete her secondary education (Grade 6 to 10)
You may choose to support any number of Nanhi Kalis because if we join hands and support these young girls, we ensure a better, brighter future for them and their families.