Crisis: Disadvantaged students in India spend 15 years of formal education passively. As a result of passive knowledge these students emerge without the necessary critical thinking ability, analytical skills or communication skills required to succeed in the real world.
Target Beneficiaries: Vidya Poshak supports meritorious but disadvantaged students of Class 10 and above in pursuing higher education. They use volunteers to scrutinize deserving applicants by doing house visits. So far 60,000+ house visits are done with the help of 500+ volunteers.
Programs: 1) Nurture Merit Program: Includes Financial assistance, Library/Book Bank facilities and Residential Bridge Camp 2) Skill Training: Enhance Life and Career Skills of students 3) Avanti Learning Center: Focus on balanced preparation for competitive engineering and board exams.
Outcome: 1) Supported 15,632 students in over 19 districts of Karnataka. 2) 30,000+ students utilize library services every year. 3) >0.1 million students, 4,500+ teachers and 5,700+ employees are trained. 4) Rs300 million disbursed to deserving students.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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