Roshni is a social enterprise dedicated to alleviating poverty in India by empowering girls to realize their highest potential.


We believe that with self confidence and persistence any dream can be achieved.

We believe that there is a distinction between education and literacy.

We believe that education is a means to economic empowerment and social progress


We find hidden gems and unleash their potential.

We empower teachers, girls, and their families through Employability Training to prepare them for professional careers, and Life Skills Training to prepare them for life.

We also provide employment and scholarship opportunities to Roshni students and alumni.

We work in all 9 districts of Delhi and 3 districts of Uttar Pradesh.


Over 10,000 girls trained and empowered

Over 50 schools as partners

Over 15 school districts reached

Over 250 school teachers influenced

Over 50,000 stakeholders impacted

Over 1,500 early marriages called off

Over 50 sibling child laborers sent to school

90% of Roshni alumni have broken the cycle of poverty.


January 16, 2014 Launch of Academic Support Program in 10 Roshni Schools

The Academic Support Program for English Language and Study Skills has launched in 10 schools in Delhi.

January 15, 2014 45 Roshni 2014 Scholarships Awarded!

Stay tuned for the scholar profiles.

January 11, 2014 26 Castilleja Students and Teachers’ Visit to Roshni

As a part of the Roshni-Castilleja partnership, 22 students and 4 teachers from Castilleja School in California spent over a week in Delhi working on interactive projects with Roshni girls.

May 12, 2013 Roshni’s Annual Benefit: June 9th, 2013

The event was SOLD OUT!

April 24, 2013 Roshni Founder Honored by Ms. Magazine

On April 29th, Roshni Founder Saima Hasan was honored with the Global Award, presented by Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation.

December 13, 2012 Roshni Partners with Castilleja School

20 students and 4 teachers from Castilleja School in California will spend one week with Roshni in Delhi this January! Click here to learn more.