“You should play with your friends, not your own children.”- Vidya, a 17-year-old student at Baale Mane, Shadhika’s partner in Bangalore, India. Less than one year ago, Vidya was kidnapped from Baale Mane by her extended family who attempted to force her into an arranged marriage.Read More
Our mission is to invest in the education, empowerment, and economic self-sufficiency of girls for India’s future.
Shadhika combats gender inequality and breaks the cycle of poverty in India by investing in women-led locally based non-governmental organizations working in India in the following focus areas:
Since 1992 Shadhika has helped thousands of girls realize their aspirations for a better future.