Pune: Lila Poonawalla Foundation has successfully completed 20 years of educating and empowering academically clever but economically challenged girls, largely from rural areas of Pune, Amravati, and Wardha Districts.
The Foundation is continuing its noble work. We are adding 285 deserving young girls in the 2nd function of the year. These are in addition to the 210 school girls already added to the Foundation in June 2015. Many more girls will be added in November and December to this number taking the total to almost 1200 daughters. This scholarship is an outright grant.
What was planted as a seed of hope 20 years ago in 1996 by holding hands of 20 girls is now blossoming into a tree by having family of over 4000 girls.
As we have progressed in this mission of educating girls, many corporate partners have joined hands progressively to enable us to reach beyond our goals. What is also noteworthy is that many individuals and our Lila Fellows have also come forward to contribute to this cause.
The 20th Annual Scholarships Award function will be held on Friday 30th October 2015. The chief guest is Mr. Anant Talaulicar (MD & Chairman, Cummins India Ltd). The guest of Honor is Mr. Shishir Joshipura (MD, SKF India). They will be awarding the scholarships to post graduate and non engineering undergraduate students.
Scholarship from the foundation is just a beginning of a lifelong relationship, as apart from financial support, foundation also provides them training in various soft skills, spoken English, academic coaching, mentoring by senior executives from various corporate and also health awareness programs to groom the girls, to become confident, independent young ladies.
Thus in this 20th year of our foundation we would be adding almost 1200 girls to LILA family. INDEED A YEAR TO BE PROUD OF!
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