Gift a scholarship to girl child in Mumbai by MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization

Gift a scholarship to girl child in Mumbai

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Nazma dreams to break the cycle of poverty in her family

Shaikh Nazma Maqsood is a 12-year-old girl child from a low socio-economic background and stays in the chawls of Mahim. She is living with her grandparents, parents and three siblings. She is presently in Std. VI in K.G Khilnani High School. Her father works at a flower shop and earns a nominal living. Nazma's mother is a house wife. Her grandfather is bed ridden due to paralysis. The family lives in a rented house and there are three more students in her family. It became extremely difficult for Nazma's father to support their education and MESCO came to their rescue. Nazma is focusing on her studies now and plans to have a successful career and one day break the cycle of poverty in her family.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Educational aid is a scholarship programme to support deprived students both at school level and college level. Assistance is provided to the students to meet a part of their educational cost during the year and it continues till they acquire the first degree. It covers right from Nursery till Graduation. The statistics over the last four decades depict lower rates of dropout under this scheme and students are determined to achieve their goals. In the year 2020-21 the organization has assisted 2071 students at School and 777 students at College Level under Educational Aid Scholarship programme.

Apart from providing financial assistance to the students who follow the conventional academic path, MESCO also extends its support to ITI students and also to the students who are into Short Term Vocational Courses (STVC). There is a huge demand for skilled labour in the industries. In order to bridge that gap, MESCO encourages students who show less inclination towards academic studies to opt for such ITI and Short Term Vocational Courses like Electrician, Computer Hardware & Networking, Fashion Designing, Beautician at the MES Vocational Training Centres which can provide them employment in a short duration of time.

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About The NGO

MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization
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MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization

Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization (MESCO) was initiated by a group of students who started distributing notebooks to the poor students. Their major source of funds was from the collection of old newspapers donated by the well-wishers. Gradually they expanded their activities to providing uniforms and other requirements to the deserving students.

As the funds increased, cases requiring medical assistance and relief were also included as additional activities. Now with a workforce of 70, the members of the organization have provided educational aid and scholarships to 2848 students, food support to 330 families living in slum areas, medicines, cost of diagnostic tests, major and minor surgeries and support for dialysis to 212 patients and sewing machines to 149 women to supplement their income.

With a vision to help the underprivileged and marginalized to live a better tomorrow through various interventions, the members of the organization have striven to improve the quality of life of the financially disadvantaged by promoting meaningful education and health.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Mr. Ahsan Sayyed

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Nutrition | education

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Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Innovation for India Awards

2017: FICCI-FLO Women Achiever

2017: MatrShakti Sammeland v Samman Smaroh

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

30 September, 2021

Join hands with MESCO to Educate A Girl Child


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Total students budgeted under Educational Aid are 4000 students. Almost 2/3 of the total are the girl’s at all levels right from Nursery to Graduation/Medical/Engineering etc. They are provided with an annual Scholarship that covers 50% to 100% of their fees. We cater to the students of the Mumbai and Thane areas in Maharashtra State.

Challenges faced and next steps

Before Covid-19, the beneficiaries had to visit the office for the submission of recent documents (results, current fees receipt and bank details). Due to Covid-19 we have to change the process and procedure, informed the beneficiaries to send the required documents via post or courier. Once the document is received we have processed the payment via NEFT directly into the account of the parents.

Stories from the ground

Impact story from the ground:Mariyam is in V Std and goes to Uzma English high school Bharat Nagar Bandra. Mariyam has speech and hearing impairment for which she undergoes speech therapy at Nair hospital for the past seven years and uses hearing aids. She has good grasping power and attends normal school despite physical challenges and manages to score well. Mariyam’s father is a salesman who delivers medicine through the Asiad agency and earns 10,000/- per month, her mother is a housewife. There are two students in the family; her elder brother cleared his X with 76% now waiting for admission in XI Sci. Mariyam is in V Std and goes to Uzma English high school Bharat Nagar Bandra. We appreciate the sincerity and commitment of this little girl and salute her spirit.

23 March, 2021

Education is the only Utility which can empower girls


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The main objective of Educational aid scholarship to Girl Child is to curtain the dropout ratio as well as to promote the means deprived students both at the school level and college level.  It enables them to meet the part of their Educational cost and reasonably fair to lessen their burden to some extent.  The statistic over the last four decades depicts the lower rate of dropout under the scheme and students are perseverance to achieve their goals. It gives equal opportunities to the girls’ students to dream big and achieve their goals.  It provides a platform for the girl’s child to flourish through achieving the best education.
Covid- 19 has disrupted the entire system, whether Health, Education, or Employment.  The most affected sector was the employment of the parents of the students who have lost their job partially or totally.  There was a question of bread and butter, how can they manage the education of their children, 09 Girl students of such families are provided with Educational Aid with the support of the donors of  GiveIndia and it helps to minimize their burden.  It has prevented them from taking a drop from their Education during such unfavorable financial conditions.  It has provided them a great sigh of relief to the family so that they can concentrate on their source of earning.

5 July, 2020

Provide a girl child with gift of eduaction


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Provide a girl child with gift of eduaction

Educational Aid is a Scholarship programme to support deprived students. Assistance is provided to the students by providing a part of their educational cost per year until they acquire their first degree, right from Nursery to Graduation.
During the Quarter of October 2019 to March 2020 we have supported 75 Girl Students under the Girl Child Programme, helping them with basic right to education through help from all of you. Under this programme we Issue forms to deserving people, those forms are subject to proper investigation and the most deserving ones are choosen and we disburse payment to them. We also focus on providing one to one counseling to these students as and when needed. We wish to help as many girls as possible.