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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

NITA AMBANI

Born| November 1, 1964 (age 48)
Mumbai|
Residence| Mumbai, India|
Nationality| Indian|
Alma mater| University of Mumbai (B.Com)|
Occupation| Chairman of Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation
Chairman of Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Co-Owner of Mumbai Indians
Additional Director for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts|
Known for| Reliance Industries, Mumbai Indians, Philanthropy| Religion| Hinduism|
Spouse(s)| Mukesh Ambani|
Children| Isha, Anant and Akash|
Relatives| Mamta Dalal (sister)|

EARLY LIFE
Nita Ambani, born November 1, 1963, grew up in the suburbs of Mumbai and hails from a middle class family.[5] Her father was a senior executive in Birla . She has always had a keen interest in Indian classical dance and wanted to pursue a career in dance. While her mother aspired for her to become a chartered accountant, she now holds qualifications as a teacher and an interior designer. She is also a Commerce Graduate from Narsee College of Commerce & Economics. CAREER

Nita Ambani has been associated with Dhirubhai Ambani International School since its inception in June 2003. She is the chairperson of the school which is located in Mumbai. The school is counted as one of the premium schools in Mumbai and is one of the 37 in India that offer the International Baccalaureate Program. She has been heading the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation, which is a non-profit organization primarily devoted towards the promotion of education and health care services for the poor and under privileged in India. She also serves on the board for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. She remains as a Non-Executive director for the same. This is also the first honorary position to her outside of Reliance Industries Limited.

SOCIAL WORK
Mrs. Ambani heads the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation.
She is also part of Reliance Industries and UNAIDS partnership which is aimed towards halting and reversing the HIV epidemic in India. She is spearheading Project Drishti, a unique initiative by RIL and NAB, with a vision to give sight to blind people from the underprivileged segment at no cost. Under the project, she started a hindi fortnightly newspaper in Braille.

RIL's and DAF's contribution to the community are in areas of health, education, infrastructure development (drinking water, improving village infrastructure, construction of schools etc.), environment (effluent treatment, tree plantation, treatment of hazardous waste), relief and assistance in the event of a natural disaster, and miscellaneous activities such as contribution to other social development organisations etc. RIL's CSR teams across its manufacturing divisions interact with the neighbouring community on regular basis. Education

A network of nine schools caters to 13,251 students spread across geographies in India. CSR teams from RIL's manufacturing divisions and E&P operations work ardently to support the educational requirements of the community and schools in the neighbouring region benefiting thousands of students from the underprivileged section of the society. RIL plays a pivotal role in supporting Government's initiative towards education of girl child. In Gujarat, under the project "Kanya Kelvani", RIL's Dahej Manufacturing Division has extended financial assistance towards education of girl child in the state. RIL has created a platform for computer learning in many villages. Its manufacturing divisions have provided computers to primary and secondary schools under the Company's computer literacy initiative. RIL continues to provide support to school run by Lions Club of Naroda Charitable Trust. The school renders quality education in English medium to children of labourers working in GIDC, Naroda area, who are economically and socially backward. Jamnagar Manufacturing Division constructed a school building for village Kana Chikari of Lalpur taluka in Gujarat. Hoshiarpur Manufacturing Division has adopted...
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