Naksha overcomes her disability and wins a gold medal in the college sports meet
Naksha is from Chikamagaluru, Karnataka. She is visually impaired and lives with her mother, two brothers, and a sister. The family has an annual income of Rs.30,000 (approx. $405). Her father passed away, making her older brother the sole bread-winner.
With her disability and her financial problems, she lost the hopes of going to college. She decided to drop out of college because of economic challenges.
One of her friends then introduced her to a team member from Samarthanam. After knowing her situation, Samarthanam intervened. They provided an opportunity for her by funding her higher education. This had a life-changing impact on Naksha.
Naksha was then able to enroll into junior college. She is currently pursuing 1st-year PU at the BES Govt College.
Naksha works hard in academics, but she is excellent at sports. She has participated in the district level Athletic Meet. She has bagged silver in Shotput and Gold in the 100-meter race.
Today, Naksha is a young girl with dreams of a bright future for which she works very hard. She is filled with gratitude and wants to make the best out of the opportunities she is being given.
Without the support and care of Samarthanam, Naksha would have dropped out of college and struggled with her disability being a roadblock all her life. The aid she has received has given hope for her future.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Samarthanam Trust focuses on visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged students from urban and suburban areas in Karnataka who don't have sufficient support for pursuing higher education.
Donation to this program supports part of the monthly tuition fees of a differently abled college student.
The long-term benefit of the project is to help these students join mainstream professions, thus contributing to social development and eradication of poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment. Students are selected based on the criteria of disability and financial status.
Selected students receive counseling for their interest areas. Accordingly, they are enrolled in suitable educational institutions.
The students receive free nutritious food and hostel facilities. Hostel fees range within Rs. 5,000 to 15,000 for 6 months. Academic progress is monitored by trained staff with individual attention, including visits to their schools and colleges. Volunteers also read notes to visually impaired students and help in identifying scribes to write exams.
Every weekend, corporate volunteers conduct classes on life skills and effective communication. Students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities like yoga, dance, and sports.
Samarthanam has a union of old students called Samuha, which interacts half yearly with the current students, thus helping in increasing their network and making them aware of present employment opportunities.
When you donate to this program, you help a differently abled student get a college education. This education can help them become independent and build a better future for themselves.