Partha PD

In 2005, during his first professional experience, Partha PD met a tribal girl from a deprived family in Odisha, India. Lack of access to the bare-minimum necessities of life hindered the academic progress of the intelligent girl. Her story impacted him deeply.

Since 2005, he has been funding the education of deserving girls and assisting them in their desire to grow and become independent. He has a long way to go to make any significant difference.

Partha PD decided to formalize the practice of funding the education of girls in the memory of his first teacher and mother, Ms. Gita. Thus, Gita, the initiative was born.

He hopes to extend the reach of this initiative so as to impact the lives of as many girls as possible. You may like to play your part, too.

You may recommend or mentor someone, or donate.

Application Guidelines

Application to any of the programs follows a two-step process:

1. Essay: Please e-mail a statement of purpose, as a single-spaced PDF, to Limit your story to 800 words.

Be bold. Be original.

If your essay is shortlisted, you move to the interview round.

2. Interview: The purpose of the interview is to understand you and to assess whether you are a good fit for the intensive mentoring sessions, assignments, and social experiments. Interviews are conducted either in person or online. Interviews are conducted in English and last for 30-90 minutes.

The entire process takes three weeks from the date of application.

Next deadline: July 15 2020.