HEMLATA – EMPOWERING GIRLS WITH DIGNITY

HEMLATA

Founded in 2002, HEMLATA is non-profit incorporated in Switzerland and India, committed to empowering and uplifting the next generation of female leaders in India. Since its inception, HEMLATA has successfully completed 13 projects in India across education, health, wellbeing, sports, and infrastructure to benefit vulnerable sections of society. Our current initiative – H100 Impact Academy – is committed to changing the narrative of gender equality in India through provision of quality tertiary education. Mentorship, Life-skills and Inter-disciplinary learning add to the program, paving the way forward towards empowerment.

Vision

HEMLATA’s vision is to build an empowered workforce of female leaders, thus shaping the future for young women to lead lives filled with dignity and purpose. We are driven by the belief that human dignity should not be based on hierarchy, gender, wealth, religion, race, or place of birth.

Purpose

HEMLATA is committed to creating sustainable impact by identifying and enrolling talented girls, from India’s lowest socio-economic strata, to be a part of the H100 Impact Academy. In doing so we are enabling access to quality tertiary college/university education in India, creating an environment for our H100 Scholars to step out of their cycle of intergenerational poverty and building an empowered workforce.

Mission

By means of the holistic HEMLATA 100 Impact Academy, we empower our H100 Scholars with full scholarships to complete quality tertiary education, until graduation. Each Scholar is supported by a Mentor living outside of India and given Life-Skills training. Interdisciplinary learning, resume building and interview trainings, round off the scholarship.

Approach

The HEMLATA 100 IMPACT Academy is a hybrid mix of philanthropy and investment. The H100 Impact recipient receives a scholarship towards her full education, academic books, and a laptop at an accredited college/university in India. Additional requisites such as lodging, meals and transport are added based on need. A monthly fixed stipend is provided as Pocket money to cover sanitary napkins, toiletries, and personal expenses. Once our H100 Graduate Scholar earns a taxable income, she contributes a minimum of one-third of her total Scholarship investment, towards the education of future H100 Scholars.

Pledge

We pledge to be respectful, ethical, and accountable, and to manage our projects with full transparency.