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) IIT-JEE Training Program: Focuses on balanced preparation for competitive engineering exams. 3) Skill Training: Enhances life and career skills of students. 4) Bala Vijani: Aims to kindle passion of science in students.
Outcome: 1) Supported more than 16,000 students across several districts of Karnataka. 2) 180,000+ students have directly benefited through Libraries and Book Bank Centres of the organization. 3) 100,000+ students, 4,663 teachers and 5,728 employees trained. 4) ₹360 million disbursed as scholarship to deserving students till date. 5) So far 60,000+ house visits have been conducted with the help of 500+ volunteers.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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