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Mission Statement

The Nanubhai Education Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 dedicated to providing higher education access to financially vulnerable students in rural India through sustainable and scalable programming.

Our flagship program, the Nanubhai Scholars, has over 230 Scholars in college as of summer 2019. With a college degree, these bright young women will have socio-economic mobility, marry at a later age, and have healthier children.

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The Nanubhai Education Foundation (NEF) was founded by Raj Shah in 2004 in honor of Nanubhai Nayik, the principal of Kadod High School in Gujarat, India from 1963-1984. Nanubhai transformed a small rural educational system into one which gave students tremendous opportunities. Due to his outstanding leadership and revolutionary approach to education, Nanubhai paved the way for over 500 students in rural Gujarat to obtain graduate education. Many of these students have migrated to the United States and the UK where they have enjoyed further professional opportunities. Raj's father was one of the students inspired by Nanubhai, and he settled in the United States as a practicing physician. During family trips to India, Raj was struck by the poverty in Kadod, the very village which gave his father the education to migrate to the United Sates. To make a sustainable difference through education, Raj created the NEF to help Kadod High School continue empowering and opening doors for rural students in today's global economy.

Over the years, the successes of the Nanubhai Education Foundation have exceeded Raj's original expectations. The Nanubhai Education Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 dedicated to providing higher education access to financially vulnerable students in rural India through sustainable and scalable programming. Our flagship program, the Nanubhai Scholars, has over 230 Scholars in college as of summer 2019. With a college degree, these bright young women will have socio-economic mobility, marry at a later age, and have healthier children.

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