Together We Can Make A Difference

The Lighthouse Project is a not-for-profit organisation in Mumbai that connects working professionals and college students with children from under resourced communities, through one-on-one mentoring in a safe environment.

Most of these children are first generation learners and often lack a consistent, positive role model to guide them in their daily lives. Moreover, current education systems do not equip children with the necessary skills to ensure that they are job ready upon graduation.

Mentoring enables both our mentors and mentees to learn from each other and become socially conscious contributors to society.

Our Programme

Our 5 year model begins in Standard 8 with a focus on life skills, social skills and ...

Currently we work with children from slum communities across Mumbai (Andheri, Dadar, Cotton Green, Elphinstone Road) and ...

Our Mentors spend 4 hours a month with our Mentees over an 8 month period building their ...

“Seeing my mentee’s attitude and responsibility to his family at his age has made me question my choices and lifestyle. I have started supporting and appreciating my family more and treating my siblings with more respect.”

Yash Bajaj , Lighthouse Mentor

“I feel like I have had the opportunity to look at the world through a different lens. Seeing how fearless and full of energy they are given their circumstances, makes us realise how privileged we are and how important it is for us to contribute.”

Aarti Sanjeev Kasturi , Lighthouse Mentor

“There are so many cultural and social differences between us, but despite that we are still very comfortable with each other and that is what I feel is very unique. It’s just beautiful to see how excited she is to see me.”

Shipra Jain , Lighthouse Mentor

“When you are building a relationship with a child one-on-one, it really matters if you show up or not, and the fact that it matters so much, makes this relationship so incredible.”

Yamini Namjoshi , Lighthouse Mentor

Being a Lighthouse Mentor has been a wonderful experience for me. My mentee has helped me understand how to love and appreciate others regardless of ones circumstances.

Shaalu Wadhwa , Lighthouse Mentor

“Understanding the kinds of responsibilities that my mentee shares through her day to day life was essential in building the relationship I have with her today. It has made me more empathetic.”

Udita Shroff , Lighthouse Mentor

“Mentoring is very new for me and I feel I am my true self when I am with my mentee. He has taught me to be enthusiastic, honest and cheerful in life.”

Bhavya Deep Mantri , Lighthouse Mentor

Through the mentorship program I have learnt that even though it might seem hard to break a wall and become a part of someone’s life, if you’re committed to that person and want to see him/her grow, it is worth every everything to go that extra mile because in the end you always succeed and it is the greatest feeling.

Denali Dias ,

The incredible thing about the Lighthouse Project is the deeply symbiotic cross current of learning between mentor and mentee. I’d be lying if I said I don’t learn more from my mentee than he does from me.

Rishad Mehta ,

It has been an incredible journey as I take on various roles- a child while playing games like taboo and hangman to becoming a mentor and a guide when it comes to her aspirations and academics.

Arti Gharpure ,

Latest News


Spread the Light (Mid Day)

The Lighthouse Project is a recently started mentoring programme that will pair college students and ...

Lighting lives (DNA)

Lighting lives (DNA)

The Lighthouse Project, a Mumbai-based not-for-profit youth mentoring programme, needs 250 volunteer mentors who will ...


Be a mentor (Mid-Day)

The Lighthouse Project, a Mumbai based not for profit youth mentoring programme needs 250 volunteer ...

All it takes is 4 hours a month to be a Lighthouse Mentor. Apply today!

Become a Lighthouse Mentor

Mentoring is a simple and powerful tool that expands a child's mind, raises their aspiration levels and perpetuates trusting relationships. We believe that our mentors have as much to learn from the bright and resilient children we work with.