Gift a scholarship to a meritorious girl student by Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan Pune

Gift a scholarship to a meritorious girl student

Impact

Gayatri can continue to chase her dreams thanks to a donor like you!

Gayatri is from a poor family in Pune. Her father is a small-time distributor at a local confectionary. He struggles to make ends meet for the family every month.

Whatever he earns is barely enough to bring food to the family every day. Their situation is tougher as Gayatri’s mother suffers from cancer and a chunk of the money they earn goes towards her treatment.

They recognized her intelligence and will to study and her unfortunate financial situation. They awarded her a scholarship of Rs. 12,600 which helped her complete her course. Gayatri is now successfully completing her Masters and even volunteers for some of the programs at BNP.

It takes just a little to save the education of young girls like Gayatri. You can make that change by donating to BNP. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Tuition
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Bhagini Nivedita Prathishthan (BNP)runs a scholarship program for underprivileged girls. BNP provides an opportunity to deserving girls on the basis of sheer merit. Financial aid is given via scholarships.They publicize about their scholarship program in underprivileged communities by word of mouth and local advertisements.

The BNP special committee screens the applications by verifying income levels, family background and academic performance of the candidate. After shortlisting the candidates, the panel interviews them and then releases the final list of selected girl students.

The progress of the beneficiaries is mapped and real impact in their lives is quantified and sent to donors.

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About The NGO

Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan Pune
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Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan Pune

Bhagini Niveditha Pratisthan (BNP) prides itself on being an organization for women, by women, of women. BBNP works towards helping women to identify and tackle problems in their communities, in a way that comes to naturally to their instincts as members of their communities. They are trained to not only support their families but also become self-reliant.

Bhagini Niveditha Pratisthan has transformed around 2600 Lives through computer training and skill development activities. The organization's Abhyasika project focuses on helping the children in such underprivileged communities by strengthening adding to their skill sets through various activities like language games, mathematical puzzles, field trips, hobby workshops and science experiments.

BNP also runs homeopathic dispensaries at Pune and Dighi and conducts free medical checkups. So far the organization had provided free homeopathic treatment to 3500 patients.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sulaba Deuskar

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Girl Child | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Maharashtra

Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan Pune has

provided scholarships to 57 meritorious underprivileged women

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Bharati Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya Jivan Sadhana Gaurav Award 2017

2015: Manovikas Puraskar

2016: ABP News Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards- 2015

2017: STREE SHAKTI PURASKAR

2013: Central Leprosy Division, Govt. of India, New Delhi

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

reporting
Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

2 June, 2022

Gift a scholarship to a girl student

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Every year, BNP invites applications for scholarships from needy and deserving female students after the opening of colleges in June.

This year, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the lockdown thereafter, colleges opened late and at different times. Their admission procedure also started in August/September 2021.

We published a "Nivedan" in newspapers about these scholarships and invited applications from deserving candidates in September 2020. We created a Google Form and made the link available to students. 90 students applied online.

A separate four-member committee was formed.

The committee carefully studied each application and verified the uploaded documents. The students were interviewed personally by phone call.

On December 25, 2021, we organized a free workshop on "Career Guidance" for all applicants. Dr. Bhooshan Kelkar (Director-Neuflex Talent Solutions P.L. and Career Counselor) and his colleague, Mrs. Madhura Kelkar (Psychologist), guided the students on employability skills.

At present, through Give donations, 7 students have benefited and can continue their higher education. Some students are still on the waiting list.


Challenges faced and next steps

BNP Pune is providing financial aid through scholarships with the aim of empowering a woman by strengthening her higher education. The assistance is useful for partial payment of tuition fees, for hostel accommodation, for support activities like projects, field work, educational visits etc. Due to the paucity of funds, it is realized that a lot of girls and women are indeed in need of such support and we could reach only a handful of them. For the beneficiary, this is a unique activity taking place once a year that is carried out during the months of August and September, after the commencement of the new academic year and when the admissions are almost over. During the pandemic, the entire education system was hit to a large extent. There are delays in exams, results, and admissions. As a result, identifying the beneficiaries and checking their credentials was a challenging job. The girls were in their hometowns with their parents, where the connectivity was very poor and receiving their documents online and on time was very difficult. To resolve these problems, we gave the beneficiaries extra time to submit the documents. We also arranged for online interviews instead of physical ones, for which a lot of time had to be spared for the selection committee members, and they made all the efforts to reach out to the beneficiaries, and the process was completed.

Activity plan for the next six months

The merit list is finalized and ready for the whole year. On this basis, the funds will be distributed as and when received. Although we have given a time limit for applications, in the background of the pandemic and difficult situations, we will accept the applications/requests received hereafter also.


Stories from the ground

The financial assistance by way of scholarships means a lot to the beneficiaries. Apart from paying tuition fees, the money is a great help for supporting activities like projects, field work, buying study materials, etc.

For Pornima, a meritorious student pursuing her education at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay Pune, this scholarship amount was a god-sent opportunity to buy drawing materials and colours to complete her painting project. She comes from an underprivileged background, has lost her father, and gets some support from her uncle. She got admission to this prestigious college after overcoming fierce competition. She is now a blessed girl and is grateful to Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan Pune for the support.


29 September, 2021

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

During the period Jan to June 2021, Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan Pune (BNP) awarded scholarships to 3 girl students. BNP not only awards scholarships to needy meritorious girl students but also organizes free career guidance workshops for all applicants. This year on 23rd Jan 2021, BNP organized such a workshop. Dr Bhooshan Kelkar (Director of Neuflex and career counsellor) and his colleague Mrs Madhura Kelkar (Psychologist) guided the students virtually. For last more than a year, all students coming from lower-income groups are facing financial problems due to Covid-19 and lockdown etc. This program of awarding scholarships was very much helpful for them.


Challenges faced and next steps

This year due to the outbreak of coronavirus and lockdown thereafter, normal life is totally affected all over in all walks of life including educational institutions. All colleges were closed till Aug.2020. Their admission procedure also started in Aug.2020. This year colleges also opened late and at different times. We, therefore, accepted the applications for scholarships up to the end of December 2020. We published a ‘Nivedan’ in newspapers about these scholarships and invited applications from deserving candidates in Aug 2020. Due to the current situation, we completed all scholarship disbursement procedures online. We created Google Form and made the link available to students. 75 students applied online. A separate three members committee was formed for this purpose. The committee carefully studied each application and verified the uploaded documents. The students were interviewed either on a phone call or at our office by following safety measures. We transferred the scholarship amount online to beneficiaries bank accounts.The admissions for Academic Year 2021-22 are not yet opened.


Stories from the ground

These students have appeared for the exam and the result is awaited. Therefore by the next reporting cycle, we will aim to share impact stories with all our generous donors.


23 March, 2021

Empowering a woman by providing Scholarship for higher education

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Due to Corona Pandemic followed by lock down, colleges were closed till Aug.2020. Online lectures and admission procedure started in August mid. We created a google form for scholarship disbursement to students and the link was opened on 20th Sept 2020. 75 girl students applied for the scholarship. After making scrutiny of all documents and other details 10 students were selected for scholarship through Give India. Remaining students are on waiting list. We transferred the scholarship amount to their bank account directly.



5 July, 2020

Token of appreciation for the generosity

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Token of appreciation for the generosity




The total number of beneficiaries in the program is more than 60. In the period from October 2019 to March 2020, we have given scholarships to 15 students through GiveIndia.
In the month of October 2019, BNP organised a free workshop on "Career guidance and employability skills" for all the students who had applied for the scholarship.
The session was a huge success. It helped the students and benefitted them immensely.
Some of the key points addressed through this workshop was future goals, diverse career options and job oppurtunities in various fields, the soft skills and life-skills.
The session proved to be very useful to the students and was much needed as it provided them with clarity of thought, gave them a space to ask questions and express their doubts and concerns.



19 November, 2019

Girls engaged in learning sessions

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Girls engaged in learning sessions