She firmly believes that "any girl is far tougher than the mountain she chooses to climb." And with this belief, she will be climbing the highest peak of the South American continent, which is also one of the Seven Summits of the World. With the "Every Girl Can Summit" Campaign supporting Project NanhiKali a campaign of hope that every girl can look up to and be proud to be a part of, and become a beacon of hope to every girl/woman who struggles to scale their basic mountains in life, as well as to further encourage and instill confidence to scale even greater heights.
Through this campaign, she wants to bring attention to a problem that many girls and women face, and her climb should encourage them to break the shackles of fear and suppression and give them the confidence to scale the mountains of their lives. With the "Every Girl Can Summit" campaign, she wishes to inspire girls and women so that each one of them can try to scale and achieve new impossible heights with sheer determination and willpower.
Hence, she is raising money to support the education of 20 girls through Project NanhiKali. Project Nanhi Kali, which is in line with the vision of the "Every Girl Can Summit" campaign, translates to "a little bud" in Hindi and supports the education of underprivileged girls in India.
Designed to support girls from low-income families to complete ten years of formal schooling, the project has impacted the lives of over 4,50,000 girls (called Nanhi Kalis) from underserved communities across the country.
Project Nanhi Kali is one of the most cost-effective sponsorship models, providing year-round support to every girl, including access to an advanced digital learning platform, trained tutors, a sports program, and school supplies, for no more than Rs. 500 per month. For millions of economically disadvantaged girls across India, education is the only way to grow, learn, play and realize their full potential.
Project Nanhi Kali works not only to ensure that girls get access to quality education, but also enables them to complete 10 years of schooling with dignity. So, with your contribution, a girl (or girls) can have the opportunity to rewrite her future. She will be provided with 360-degree support, which will include daily academic support and a school-supplies kit in a conducive girl-friendly ecosystem around them.
It costs Rs. 5,400 to support a girl through a whole year of primary education, or Rs. 6,000 to support her through a year of secondary education. Please support the campaign and her in reaching her goal by making this a contributory and participatory campaign, both by men and women equally.
Let's support #GirlChildEducation by enrolling #AMillionGirlsInSchool. Your little contributions can make a huge difference in NanhiKali’s life.
About my sister, Geeta Samota:
She is also the "Fastest Indian" to summit the highest peaks of the European and Russian continents: Mount Elbrus in Russia, Europe, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters/19,340 ft) is the highest peak on the African continent.
Both Mount Elbrus in Russia, Europe, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa are part of the Seven Summits of the World.