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Located on the north-western side of the state of Maharashtra, Thane is an immediate neighbour of Mumbai city and a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. The average literacy rate was 70.6 per cent. Literacy rate of males and females stood at 79.27% and 61.54% respectively.
In 2018-19, Udayan Care agreed with Convergys, a world leader in the BPO industry, to support 40 girls, and with their support, decided to set up Udayan Shalini Fellowships Programme in Thane. Being near to Mumbai, The core committee members at Mumbai took the responsibility of implementing it in Thane. They found a few local persons willing to implement the programme. We have already inducted 40 underprivileged girls from class XI for their mentoring and higher education, in October 2018. Currently, USF is supporting 80 Shalinis across the chapter. We have an active core committee, established with the help of our Mumbai Chapter Convenor, Pooja Dharewa.