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