Through Grihini, the marginalised young women of the Palni Hills, especially from Dalit and Tribal communities are empowered to transform their lives and are equipped with income generation skills; in doing so, they improve the conditions in their villages.

The objectives for 2020-2025 are outlined in the five year 2020-2025 Strategic Plan .

Our objective is that the program and its assets are managed well so that the following can be successfully achieved:

  • Successful annual recruitment and admission of the target number of the most-needy students into the program in accordance with agreed criteria.
  • Provision of quality residential care that will enhance the wellbeing of students so they have the best conditions for living in community.
  • Provision of a personalised education program according to the personal and educational needs and aspirations of each student that enhances their:
  • Personal development and self-esteem.
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Awareness of human rights and social justice.
  • Communication, interpersonal and life-coping skills.
  • Employability and entrepreneurship skills.
  • English language skills.
  • Knowledge of health and well-being.
  • Development of staff and students’ effective communication and relationships with all key stakeholders and partners to enhance the outcomes for students, families, villages and staff.
  • Supporting Grihini Alumni to explore options for continuing education, entrepreneurship, employment and village development in their role as agents of change in their villages.