about us

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows" - Sydney J. Harris

Established 27 years ago by Mrs. Lila Poonawalla (recipient of the Padma Shri award, 1989) and Mr. Firoz Poonawalla, Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) is a Nonprofit Public Charitable Trust in India. LPF works towards the cause of promoting Girls Education and Women Empowerment by offering Merit-cum-Need based Scholarship and Skill Building programs. LPF is accredited by the Credibility Alliance.

Through merit-cum-need based scholarship, skill-building, counseling and mentoring interventions, we have been transforming academically clever but financially challenged diffident young girls into strong self-confident women leaders in the workplace as well in their communities and for bringing societal change at large.

Since its inception and with a motto of ‘Leading Indian Ladies Ahead (LILA)’, LPF has transformed the lives of 14,000+ girls and their 82,000+ family members.

LPF currently operates successfully in Pune, Wardha, Amravati districts and Nagpur city with recent addition of Hyderabad and Bengaluru district.


School Project –
‘2morrow 2gether’


Undergraduation and
Skill Building Project


Postgraduation and
Skill Building Project

Our Projects Ensure

Minimum 90%- 95% complete their education

Minimum 65-70% secured gainful employment within one year of their academic course completion

Contributes to at least 9 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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