Avtar Human Capital Trust
Avtar Human Capital Trust (AHCT) is a not-for-profit public charitable organization, working in the field of economic empowerment of women and creating change in their lives that are positive, holistic and sustainable.
Headquartered in Chennai, AHCT has been addressing gender equality, poverty eradication, employability workshops for underprivileged women, and inclusive economic growth for women across the State of Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry. AHCT has also been championing the cause of negotiating a better future though life skills for the girl child.
In 2016, AHCT conducted a research study to understand what made over 480 corporation school girl students (over the years 1992-2010) break out of poverty and pursue white collar jobs today.
- Only 12% of corporation school girls break out of poverty
- Of which 85% did so with a mentor
- 90% had role models
- 78% had corporate exposure
We begin a massive nation-wide transformation programme that would result in multi-fold development – Project Puthri was born!
Who is a Puthri?
A Puthri is India’s daughter from an underprivileged family, studying in a Corporation / Govt / Govt. Aided / Trust-run / Municipality / Missionary School, between the age group of 12 & 18 years from classes 8th to 12th and a beneficiary of the Project Puthri initiative.
With Project Puthri, we seek to create Career Intentionality among underprivileged girl students, to reach out to 10,000 underprivileged girl children in the age group of 13 to 18 years studying in government schools across India.