The Kiran Anjali Project’s mission is to provide guidance and financial support to institutions providing education to disadvantaged children, 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 underprivileged children 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 the most vulnerable children in India.
WHY THE EMPHASIS ON GIRLS?
It’s risky to be born a poor girl in India today. Cultural traditions such as dowries and a preference for boys make having a girl seem a burden for low income families. As a result, poor girls 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 partners with small, grassroots nonprofits in India who are providing high-quality, Engligh-medium education to underprivileged children. Through your generous donations, we provide these programs with grants and fundraising support so that they can lift more children out of poverty.
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. Knowing English brings students one step closer to reaching a middle class job.
We have a personal relationship with every program we support and we know the name of every child we help.
Baale Mane is a long-term home for over 50 vulnerable girls ages 7 - 21 in a village outside Bangalore, India. Many of the girls are orphans or have been rescued from child labor, domestic violence, living on the streets, or single parent families living in poverty.
Carnation Learning Center is a preschool and learning support center serving children from the inner-city slums of 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.
Located outside Hyderabad, The Wings School for Girls provides a free, high quality education and two meals a day to girls from very poor families. In addition to academics and the arts, Wings trains all the girls in Tae-kwon-do for self defense.
The Kiran Anjali Project provides educational scholarships to residents of Baale Mane, a home for needy girls outside Bangalore. Imagine yourself or any little girl you know growing up in the slums, to an HIV positive sex worker mother and a father [...]
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