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WHO WE ARE

The Kiran Anjali Project’s mission is to provide guidance and financial support to institutions providing education to children from underserved communities, especially girls, in India. We envision a bias free world in which all children are given a high-quality education and job skills to be self-sufficient.

The Kiran Anjali Project is a labor of love and caring, conceived by a group of women across continents, to help children furthest from economic justice become empowered through education. Kiran (KEER-un) means ray of light. Anjali (UN-jalee) means gift. The Kiran Anjali Project shines the gift of education to children in India.

WHY THE EMPHASIS ON GIRLS?

It’s risky to be born a girl in India today. Cultural traditions such as dowries and a preference for boys can make having a girl seem like a burden to some families, especially those already struggling economically.

As a result, girls from underserved communities are:

  • less likely to be educated
  • less likely to receive medical attention when sick

  • more likely to be malnourished because they are fed less than their brothers

  • at high risk for early marriage, child labor, and trafficking

WHAT WE DO

The Kiran Anjali Project has earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of TransparencyThe Kiran Anjali Project partners with small, grassroots nonprofits in India who are providing high-quality, English-medium education to children furthest from economic justice. We provide these programs with grants and fundraising support so that they can help more children and young women achieve their dreams through education.

Why the emphasis on English? A knowledge of English is required for university admission in India as well as for many well-paying jobs, including the Indian civil service.

We have a personal relationship with every program we support and we know the name of every child we help.

By the Numbers

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OUR PROJECTS

We currently fund over 500 children in high-quality programs from preschool through university and career readiness.

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BAALE MANE

Baale Mane is a long-term home for over 50 girls and young women ages 7 - 21 outside Bangalore, India. Many of the girls are orphans or have survived child labor, domestic violence, or other traumatic living conditions.

2023-07-13T16:49:25-07:00

CARNATION LEARNING CENTER

Carnation Learning Center is a preschool and learning support center serving children from extremely low income communities in Bangalore. Carnation provides free preschool education for up to 100 students using an English-based curriculum to teach the basis of reading, writing, and mathematics.

2023-07-13T16:51:40-07:00

PARIKRMA

Parikrma Humanity Foundation is a non-profit organization in Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore) with a mission to ensure that even the disadvantaged child from the slums can access the best possible opportunities anywhere in the world.

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SHALINI FELLOWSHIP

Shalini Fellowships support young women through junior college and university. Shalini Fellows have mentors to help guide them and attend workshops for life skills.

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2024 Luncheon Gallery

Thank You! Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for our 'Empower a Girl' Lunch in Seattle! Thank you to our many guests, the event sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and event committee. We are grateful for your support of our mission. [...]

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Just $50 a month funds a child’s
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