Welcome to Shiksha Nidhi

My name is Santosh Yadav, and I am the Founder and President of Shiksha Nidhi Education for Girls. I am a Biopharmaceutical Scientist in the U.S., and I take pleasure in what I do each day, from work to travel to cooking, and everything in between. Before coming to the University of Cincinnati (USA) for my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, I was pursuing my MS (Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology) from IIT in Delhi, India.


I was born and raised in the small rural district of Ghazipur, UP, India. Ghazipur is one of the poorest districts in UP, and to this day, remains mostly untouched by any national or international NGOs (Non-Governmental organizations). Without financial assistance or economic support, women, children, and families are unable to break out of the cycle of generational poverty, and young girls continue to be held back from pursuing their greatest dreams.


My mission for establishing this organization is tied to the challenges that I faced while growing up in Ghazipur, UP, just as many other girls are still facing in their everyday lives, from harsh socioeconomic conditions to lack of educational awareness. I see myself in these young girls, as a reflection of the struggles I endured which brought me to where I am today. By creating Shiksha Nidhi, I hope to give young girls like myself the opportunity to overcome gender educational disparity, while showing them that their skills and abilities should never be underestimated.


​Primary and secondary education is the foundation for building the future of our youth, and this needs to be made a priority in our society. Currently, there are limited public schools in Uttar Pradesh that can provide free quality education to the underprivileged population. Therefore, our mission is to partner with local private schools in providing affordable quality education, while also ensuring reliable transportation to and from school each day. My vision is to establish Shiksha Nidhi Education for Girls non-profit organization in the U.S., to advance our mission to provide affordable, high-quality education to young girls from underprivileged communities in rural India.


Join us as we strive to develop the leaders of tomorrow.


Santosh Yadav

Founder and President

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