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Lend a helping hand to Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS) Pune India

Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune (India) is a 125-year-old Institute committed to “Empowerment of Women Through Education”. The Institution has a century-long history of dedicated work towards making women educated and self-reliant. MKSSS, Pune was established in 1896 by the great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve to provide shelter to destitute women.

Girls coming from weaker sections of society and rural areas, stay in MKSSS hostels, and complete their school education. The institute looks after their food, stay, and other requirements. The annual expenses for food, stay and other requirements of one school-going student are around 40,000/42000 INR and those of a college-going student is in the range of 70000-75000 INR. The institute supports that with the help of donors under the Financial Guardianship Scheme. Around 1500 girls stay in 2 mahilashram hostels in Pune which include court-committed students, students fully dependent on MKSSS and students partly dependent on MKSSS.

You may sponsor one of these girls and help her stand on her two firm feet in life. Details of the sponsored girl, such as her name, address, class in which she is studying, her family background, her performance in the annual examination, etc. will be communicated to you annually. You can also support financially for more than one student. More details can be found on the MKSSS website.

The Big At Heart team will coordinate with the school to ensure that your funds have reached MKSSS and the individual girl child beneficiary. The school will send you the payment receipt by email. You can visit the hostel and meet the beneficiary girl anytime you are in Pune (India). Big At Heart team will be happy to coordinate the visit.

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