Sahasra Deepika, which means "a thousand lights", is a home and school for underprivileged girls. The school aims to develop the girls’ intellectual, social, and academic potential so that they can feel self-empowered and contribute to the community at large.
Sahasra Deepika used funds from Kids First to purchase all the necessary textbooks, notebooks, stationery, and workbooks for their 65 students for a full school year curriculum so that the girls can complete their studies. The school was increasing enrollment and the Kids First grant for these educational materials made a significant difference for them as they expanded.
Rikki Tracy, Cultural Care staff member in Boston
In her college alumni magazine from Wellesley College, Rikki read about a fellow alumna who was making a difference in her hometown of Bangalore, India through a school to educate young girls. Passionate herself about the importance of girls’ education, and with the Kid First Fund Their Future grant program in mind, Rikki reached out to Sarva Rajendra of Sahasra Deepika to see how she could help.