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About Us

Even in the year 2015, there is a significant disparity in access to education between boys and girls in Nepal, especially in poor, rural areas. With nearly 83% of the population living in rural areas, you can imagine that there is a tremendous problem here. The Rukmini Foundation was established in 2011 to address the root causes of discrimination and disenfranchisement of girls in vulnerable areas of Nepal. With that in mind, we have set out to achieve the following mission:

Mission Statement:

The Rukmini Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of underprivileged girls by empowering them through a holistic program of quality education, supportive mentoring services and a physical well-being program.

We believe that by fulfilling our mission, we will:

  • Prevent marriages of underage girls
  • Reduce early pregnancies and its associated health complications for mother and child
  • Educate girls and their families about the dangers of human traffickers who lure underprivileged girls into a life of pain and suffering
  • Reduce the literacy gap between males and females
  • Empower girls with a sense of self-esteem and equip them with valuable life skills
  • Ensure the mental, emotional and physical well being of at-risk girls

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