Roshni is a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in India by empowering girls to realize their highest potential.
Roshni is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in the U.S. and a registered Trust in India.
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 reachedOver 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.
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On April 29th, Roshni Founder Saima Hasan was honored with the Global Award, presented by Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
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.
Students from Castilleja and Menlo schools in California have raised over $800 for Roshni, as part of a collective fundraising campaign to bring two Roshni students to the US in 2013. Click here to learn more.
Roshni is honored to receive the SEVA Youth Award, including a $5,000 reward. The SEVA award panel of judges includes CNN Senior Producer Ravi Agrawal, CBS VP Dan Rosenheim, Academy Award winning Producer Sandy Close, and other prominent community leaders.
The SOLD OUT Gala raised funds to support Roshni’s expansion plans to double our reach over the next one year. Speakers included Sara Abbasi, Romesh Wadhwani, Nanci Kauffman, and George Blumenthal.
Roshni received the SKOCH Digital Inclusion award for Social Innovation in Education, selected by a 16 member jury of national leaders from the public and private sectors.
The Panel will guide and oversee new state government initiatives on education and livelihood options for the children of sex workers.
The discussion focused on education options for impoverished minority women in India.
Nearly 400 attendees gathered in support of Roshni, Kavita Ramdas (CEO Global Fund for Women) delivered the Keynote Address.