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) eVidyaloka: Offers online tutoring sessions with trained teachers in Government schools. 3) IIT-JEE Training Program: Focuses on balanced preparation for competitive engineering exams. 4) Knowledge Resource Center: Provides free academic books for examinations, access to internet, soft skills workshops and counseling sessions. 5) Skill Training: Enhances life and career skills of students.
Outcome: 1) Supported 16,350+ students. 2) Yearly 10,000+ students directly benefit through Libraries. 3) 135,000+ students, 6,000 teachers and 4,734 employees trained. 4) ₹393 million disbursed as scholarship to deserving students. 5) 61,500+ house visits conducted with the help of 500+ volunteers.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020
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