“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women”

- Kofi Annan

"There is no Life without Light"

Working With Women

The old adage – give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

And at ROSHNI, we take it a step forward for WOMEN – Our motto is “Educate A Girl And You Educate a Family”. ROSHNI is Committed to educate Women and Children solely because we realize the ripple effect of this within the family and across generations. While the mother teaches the child, she is also productive in taking care of the family in times of financial crisis and also has a concern about the health and well being of the family. It helps them to know their rights and gain confidence to claim them. EMPOWERING WOMEN is the most effective way to reduce poverty.

ROSHNI was launched in the year 1992 with its base at Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The executive members of this organisation are from diverse walks of life and career like education, law, business and social work.


ROSHNI is a registered Non-Governmental, Non Profit Organisation committed to the cause of working with women and children, rehabilitating them from situations of crisis and violence, and creating awareness and motivation for a better life.

ROSHNI, based in CHENNAI is the initiative of a group of enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated women who strive towards giving the best towards a better life to the less fortunate of their ilk.


There is no life without light.

ROSHNI signifies light that shines in the lives of those in need through the powerful tool of education and self-employment. ROSHNI is committed to educate women and children who are denied the opportunity of education due to socioeconomic reasons. Today ROSHNI operates four prominent establishments in Tamil Nadu.

        • ROSHNI Matriculation School.
        • ROSHNI Self Help Centre.
        • ROSHNI Relief work
        • ROSHNI Awareness Program

ROSHNI’s Purpose

The prime purpose of ROSHNI is

To empower women and the girl child, specifically those belonging to minorities and economically backward sections.

 To educate these sections and generate awareness of their legal rights in the societies they live in.

 To work towards raising their economic status utilizing all methods available locally.

 To promote education, social status for women and children, secular empowerment for the backward community.

 To establish crèches for children of working women, homes for the destitute women and the aged.

 To render employment & placement services for the community.

 To encourage and train women to form self help groups towards self employment.

 To establish family counseling centers, to adopt slums and rehabilitate the economically backward women.

 Initiate and carry out general programmes like providing literacy, vocational training, provision of food, encouraging literacy by providing scholarships, books and prizes.

 To be pro active, provide relief at the time of natural disasters and calamities.

“To spread light be a candle
or refect like a mirror
“A candle loses nothing by
lighting another candle

Help ROSHNI in any form you wish while you celebrate birthdays or events in your family to commemorate success or in remembrance of birthdays, anniversaries of loved ones. You could sponsor a child, provide a scholarship, conduct a program, or donate for our crisis fund.

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