With the experience of working in this sector, MMCT identified an urgent need to give
educational support to younger generations of girls. It was noted that rural students are
at a big disadvantage as they cannot easily avail the facilities available to urban students.
MMCT wants to change that. It wants to help them explore various opportunities and come at
par with their urban peers at an early age. We believe that a sound and strong education is
of prime importance to girls from economically weaker section for their sustenance and
The Trust launched Project Pandita with this view in mind in 2017. We have successfully
completed two years of this project. The first batch of 30 girls from 8th standard is now
in 10th standard, and last year's batch of 8th standard is the current 9th standard batch.
This year a new batch of 8th standard has been added. Thus, a total of 90 girls from Sant
Jijabai Kanyashala, Dehu will get special coaching through Project Pandita.We are about to
start the 3rd year of the Project, for which we need sponsors.
The main aim of this project is to provide the girls with extra coaching for a strong foundation
in Maths, Science and English. Through these coaching lessons, the fundamental concepts of the
students are refined and they are equipped to make use of this basic knowledge for further practice,
analysis and application.
We have also noticed that the socio-economic environment of these students is neither
conducive nor encouraging for educational accomplishments. Also, they are not aware of
contemporary developments and opportunities for girls in terms of education and professional
careers. We try to expose these students to various career opportunities so that they see
how academic success can eventually lead to a financially secure future through stable and
Majhi Maitrin Charitable Trust is a multi-faceted, sensitive and socially pro-active organization
for the betterment of women.
"Financial and social-emotional security are only two of the many facets of a successful
life, but adding values and substance to this evolvement requires cultural uplift" says
Shaila Limaye. Towards this end, MMCT organizes thought-provoking debates and seminars on
current social issues. It runs a free library for senior citizens in cooperation with
Kusumagraj Pratishthan. It has instituted the Suhasini Karandak award, which is presented
to amateur women actors for one-act plays.
Programs with NALSA are undertaken to spread awareness of the laws and legal resources
available to women. Through such activities, MMCT has developed a strong group which meets
on the fourth Tuesday of every month for a series of activities such as book discussions,
talks by eminent personalities to share their experiences as well as entertainment and
MMCT recognizes the noteworthy work of other NGOs and felicitates them through a prestigious
award named after the legendary woman reformer from Maharashtra, Pandita Ramabai.
Readers are welcome to donate to Majhi Maitrin Charitable Trust. Donations are eligible for
benefits under Section 80G of the Income-tax Act.