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:
WHAT WE DO
The 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.