For a woman of her means, Nita Ambani - the iron-lady of modern philanthropy and a connoisseur educationist - is one discernible entity who is forever at the helm of a social cause, particularly if it has to do with education for underprivileged children of India.
‘Education for All’ is an endeavour very dear to Nita Ambani. For years she has devoted her life to the cause making available education provisions for underprivileged children. For most parts, this devotion stems from the fact Nita herself is an assiduous educationist. From having been a teacher for many years to now running one of the most prestigious holistic education institutions in the country – Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) – Nita Ambani has always kept herself allied to the field education in one way or the other.
Promoting Education for All, Nita Ambani has always been at the forefront of the cause, steering it to the best of her capabilities. But for the last few years, she has gathered anemphatic support from her IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians. From Sachin Tendulkar to Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan to Dinesh Karthik; every member of Mumbai Indians finds himself being inspired by Nita Ambani’s cause to uplift a child through equal education opportunities and has pledged support for the same. In giving every child an equal chance at education, The Mumbai Indians Education for All initiative is a movement to support efforts to provide a quality education to all children.This initiative is supported by associate NGO partners of Mumbai Indians -Akanksha, Nanhi Kali, Pratham, Teach for India and Umeed. These organizations have been proactively involved in giving children in Mumbai and across India the opportunity to receive equal education facilities. And to help them realize their goal, each IPL year, proceeds from sale of Mumbai Indians merchandize is divided among each of these organizations.
Apart from rooting for education facilities for all children, Nita Ambani is a firm advocate of safeguarding every child’s childhood. Being a part of a country whose image is persistently mottled by accusations of child labour and lack of education facilities, Nita Ambani, like many others,has been working towards cultivating a better outlook for the country. From sponsoring toys for underprivileged children to bringing them down to the stadium to see Mumbai Indians IPL match, it is heart-warming to see the first lady of corporate India so hands-on in her efforts towards making a difference to the life an underprivileged child.
Being a humanitarian in a capitalizing world is a challenge for anyone. But for Nita Ambani this challenge is only but an opportunity to make a difference to the way of life. Perhaps such resoluteness in her efforts stems from the fact that she has been in the shoes of a mother, a social activist and an educationist, and to be able to combine experiences from each of these roles results in an effort which is truly contributory to the cause.