Grantee Profile

Lend A Hand India

Grants to Lend A Hand India

  • $270,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 8 months)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Established in 2004, Lend-A-Hand India (LAHI) aims to create better access to education, vocational training and entrepreneurial opportunities for Indian youth. This award builds on the success of LAHI’s previous work on developing an experiential model for teaching employer-relevant skills in secondary schools in Gujarat, and in other states. In 2015, the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resources Development endorsed this model of a secondary school vocational education, and this final award will provide general operating support to enable LAHI to advocate and leverage public support for the scaling up of the curriculum in multiple states.

  • $255,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years, 5 months)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Lend-A-Hand India (LAHI), an NGO that focuses on in-school jobs-skills training, will bring an experiential, in-school model for teaching employer-relevant skills to secondary schools in Gujarat, with a special focus on girls. Taking the needs of rural populations into consideration, the LAHI curriculum introduces students to theory and practice on subjects such as basic engineering, energy, environment, agriculture, animal husbandry, and home and health science, with the goal of preparing them for the job market or for further training once they leave secondary school.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Lend A Hand India $525,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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