Mumbai school opens its heart and purse for girls education

1 Crore raised for girl education School raised 1 Crore for girl education under project ‘Khilo’. Besides the amount which was raised, the school also announced a provision for kindergarten for underprivileged girls in its grounds.



Girl education is a crying cause across India and every form of help is always welcome. In this milieu it is remarkable when a school pitches in a generous contribution of Rs. 1 Crore. A fund raising event for girl child education was recently organised on March 31 by the Fort Convent Association (FCA) at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Nariman Point, Mumbai.

The event was held under the project  'Khilo', which focuses on promoting education for underprivileged girls of India. The programme witnessed a musical performance by famous music directors, Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy with NCPA alumni like actors Juhi Chawla, Rui JaiKishan, Kittu Gidwani, Sana Sayeed , Meera Sanyal, and others in attendance.

The remarkable initiative of the alumnus of Fort Convent School saw the amount of Rs 1 crore being collected for imparting education to girl students from Class 1 to 10.

During the event, alumnus and one of the organisers, Sumita Ghai said, "Education of a girl will cost Rs1 lakh, and we have collected Rs1 crore which means we will be educating as many as 100 girls."


Not only did the FCA pitch in with a cash amount but also announced that the school gardens will be converted into a kindergarten school for under-privileged girls and also host free English speaking classes and vocational training for women.

The head finance of Shirpur Gold Refinery Ltd, Archita Kothari said, "Shirpur Gold Refinery Ltd as an entity takes a great pleasure in becoming the part of this unique event and initiative to bring the change in the life of underprivileged girl child and see a smile on their faces by providing them quality education."

Speaking about the event, music director, Ehsaan  who performed with his group after a gap of 5 years said, "We don't get to perform much in Mumbai but we have also played for the cancer patients as well. I chose this one not only because Shama is my sister, but education is the way further.”



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