HEMLATA’s engagement is focussed on caring for our H100 scholars, girls from India’s lowest socio-economic class. By offering them opportunities that we would give to our own, we believe we can “level the playing field”. Our Scholars are personally identified by our Founder and a Hemlata Team member, in consultation with teachers on the ground in India, through a streamlined process, based on several criteria.


The core of the H100 Initiative is based on our Mentor, Peer and Life-Skills program. Each of our Scholars is individually connected to a Mentor and Peer living outside of India, allowing for diversity. Professional coaches use Life Skills tools, to create the conversation between Mentors, Peers and Scholars, building a community of change makers and empowered women.


HEMLATA provides a framework for socially-conscious individuals and organisations who are interested in joining our community. We also have a program in place for corporate volunteering where we acts as your person on the ground, making yearly assessments, conducting due diligence, monitoring and reporting on the impact made by your donation.

To know more about becoming an Ambassador and the benefits offered, please contact us at Partnerships.

H100 Ambassador Switzerland

More about Katharina Viana Bachmann

A graduate of the Textile, Fashion & Technology College in Zurich, Katharina Viana-Bachmann worked for ten years as a textile buyer for the retailers Charles Vögele and Carrefour – as group leader for the latter. She spent three years with her family in Singapore, followed by three years in Tokyo.

Back in Switzerland, Katharina established the Swiss branch of the non-profit organization Room to Read, which operates in Asia and Africa, and was responsible for the business development for 6 years, after which she moved to the Swiss non-profit organization Vivamos Mejor, where she worked as Head of Fundraising and Communication.

Since 2018 Katharina is the Co-Executive Director of Asia Society Switzerland. She is a Member of the Board of Zürichsee Medien AG and the President of the Zürcher Spendenparlament.

Katharina is proud to be a Partner Ambassador and to support a H100 Scholar through her college journey.


H100 Ambassador India

More about Ms. Meera Isaacs

Mrs. Meera Isaacs, M.A.; B.Ed; has been associated with The Cathedral & John Connon School for the past 41 years out of which 22 years have been spent as Head of the School and the first female Principal of this 158 year old institution.
During her tenure as Principal, she introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, started the Pre-primary Section of the Cathedral School and created the Advanced Placement Programme.

“In very simple terms my credo as an educationist is to put the child as the focus of all educational activities so that she/he may grow into an assured and confident person who is able to evolve strategies and skills to deal with the ever-changing environment. If they are able to do this, it naturally follows that the joy of life will be theirs.”

For her work in the field of education, Ms. Isaacs has been a recipient of several awards over the years. Here we list just a few:
Recipient of the prestigious Asia One Black Swan Women Empowerment Award
Recipient of the Women Achievers Award
Received the Women of Excellence Award
Received the Eminent Educationalist Award
Recipient of the National Award for Teachers under the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India

As an Honorary Advisor to HEMLATA, Ms. Isaacs’s immense knowledge with students, schools and educational bodies supports HEMLATA in its journey to identify the right student, as a Scholar of the H100 family.

HEMLATA events

HEMLATA organises a Gala event, in Switzerland, on a biennial basis. Each event is based on an Indian cultural theme, sustaining support to our Scholars in India.