Vidyarthi Sahayyak Samiti (Warora) was set up to provide a homely and conducive atmosphere for study to meritorious students from financially deprived backgrounds. It was set up in Warora, Maharashtra by Professor Madhukar D. Uplenchwar. Several of their students have supported the organisation materially and financially after passing out.
Their projects include:
Dnyanda Hostel, Warora: A group of four connected hostel buildings accommodates 200 students during the course of their studies. General knowledge sessions are conducted after prayers every day, and their academic activities have made the hostel popular.
Deepstambh – Coaching for Competitive Exams: Students studying in the 12th standard are encouraged to study for the Pre-Medical Tests (PMT) and Pre-Engineering Tests (PET). Students at the undergraduate level are guided in preparation for competitive examinations like the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC). Books are provided through their institutional library. Expert guidance is also provided to these students and regular coaching classes are held for them at concessional rates.
Sanskar Granthalaya: The Sanskar Granthalaya is VSS’s library that is stocked with 18,000 books, 15 daily newspapers in Marathi, Hindi, and English, encyclopaedias, science books, spiritual books and books geared towards competitive exams. It is equipped with a reading room that can house upto 40 students at a time. The library is open for 15 hours a day and seven days a week.
Vatsalya: High school students coming from tribal and remote areas are referred to VSS by ex-students of the institution. Donors sponsor their education for a stipulated period, after which the students refund the amount. This amount is then used for the education of other students.
Science Training Centre: As most of the students studying at VSS are from tribal or backward areas, coming up to speed with other students can be a challenge for them. Senior students belonging to Science or Agriculture faculty provide school level laboratory training in physics, chemistry, and biology.
Computer Training Centre: This institute helps students acquire technical and computing skills that they had not learnt in their own schools or colleges. Courses in MS-Office, DTP, MsCIT, CCC are offered.
Income Rs85 lac
Expense Rs93 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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