Nari Gunjan is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, unaffiliated with any religious group. It provides education, literacy, vocational training, healthcare, advocacy and life skills for girls/women who are part of the Dalit community ("the Untouchables"), and living in the state of Bihar, the most destitute area of India. These girls/women fall into the lowest rung of India's caste ladder,  and are known as the "Musahars" ("rat-eaters"). The Musahars are landless and assetless; yet their livelihoods depend on agricultural work. Their literacy rate is absymally low (only .9%). Until now, little attention has been paid to their education, health, or sanitation. Nari Gunjan helps these girls/women grow in a way they never thought possible.

MISSION AND VISION

EMPOWERMENT OF DALIT GIRLS/WOMEN THROUGH:

Literacy- educating the Dalit girls/women to read and write as the basis for change.

Vocational Training- teaching skills such as tailoring and embroidery as well as agriculture
  related employment in their community  as a means of financial support.

Life Skills- instructing the Dalit girls/women on how to make their own decisions to improve
  their position to bring about change and development among the Dalits and
  other excluded communities.

Health Care- train girls/women in nutrition, sanitation, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS,
  and other health issues.

Fighting Injustice- advocating the rights of girls/women, obtaining benefits from the government,
  and mobilizing  girls/women against discrimination.



WELCOME TO NARI GUNJAN:
Removing Exclusion Through Education
Sr. Sudha Varghese-CEO (India);  Woojin Jung-COO (Global); Lois A. Rosenfeld- Executive Director (USA)
Francesco Ferretti-Chief Financial Advisor