Help a student complete high school by Vidya Poshak

Help a student complete high school

Impact

Every monthly donation can help educate more students like Shivani

Shivani Shinde belongs to a village in Sirsi taluk of Uttar Karnataka. Her father is a farmer and the annual family income is less than INR 36000. Though she scored an impressive 90% in her standard 10 board exams, she could not continue with her studies owing to her financial struggles.

Vidya Poshak helped Shivani cover her educational costs, through a scholarship. The organization also arranged for special tuition classes to help her prepare for the CET examination. She was also imparted skill training. With help from the donors at Vidya Poshak, Shivani successfully completed her studies until grade 12 and stood first in her school.

She now aspires to pursue a professional course.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
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What you get
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Periodic Reports
Program Description

Nurture Merit- Financial assistance is a well-designed, structured and focused program to support bright students coming from economically challenged families. Vidya Poshak empowers underprivileged bright students through financial assistance by supporting their college fees, exam fee etc. Courses supported are Engineering, Medical, Nursing, BSc Agri, BCA & BBA.

The identification of students is done by physical visits to the student's home by Vidya Poshak volunteers or staff, to assess the need to ensure only deserving applicants received the assistance. The identification of deserving student is based on academic merit and poverty. After verifying their eligibility, and verifying the fees etc. the scholarship cheque is handed over. The same students are helped till they finish their graduation, provided they pass the final exam every year with minimum 60 percent marks.

The program has a well-structured monitoring and reporting procedure in place. The progress of each student is closely monitored throughout the support period. The contact details of students along with their profiles are provided to donors.

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About The NGO

Vidya Poshak
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Vidya Poshak

VidyaPoshak has been supporting financially challenged but bright students in Karnataka for the past 16 years. Over 15,376 students have been awarded scholarships, 1,25,000+ youths empowered with skill training through the various program like GFS, RBC, ELAAP, C-Doss, ELIP and 1,87,000 students have accessed their 6 Library branches and 28 Book Banks.

A registered society, Vidyaposhak was started in 2001 with a belief that investment in higher education provides significant dividends far beyond individual achievement to contribute to the overall betterment of the society. Youth is an aspiration of any country. The entire community and the nation as a whole benefit from a greater, effective and quality higher-education.

It is here that Vidyaposhak brings in interventions to handhold the student community to sail through safe and strong to achieve their academic goals on one hand and to lead a quality professional and personal life, which ultimately causes for the effective quality development of the nation as a whole. The heart of Vidyaposhak's philosophy lies in the slogan: empowering the student community.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Umesh C

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Higher Education | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Karnataka

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2013: Glory of India Award with Gold Medal

2013: Best Awareness Exhibition in International Pushkar Fair

2016: Meritorious Service Award

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

reporting
Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Verification Report 3

Program Updates

Program Updates

19 May, 2022

Educate & Transform - Support for Meritorious economically challenged students

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

During the last 6 months, over 400 students were supported under the Nurture merit high school program.

Our objective is to support bright students coming from economically challenged families for their higher education. The selected students are provided financial scholarship to cover school fees, transportation, and exam fees. Along with this additional amount for coaching is given.

Vidya Poshak has devised a unique process to identify deserving students. The selection is meticulous and detailed. Following are the activities involved.

Step1: Through our 200 strong volunteer network across 10 districts of Karnataka the meritorious economically challenged students get to know about Nurture Merit Program.

Step 2: The students make the initial application through a simple online system.

Step 3: Initial shortlisting is based on their Class10 Marks and a personal one on one interview to understand their aspirations and interests.

Step 4: To assess the poverty, physical visit to student’s dwelling unit is performed to ensure only deserving applicants receive the benefit.

Step 5: On approval, students are given financial assistance along with an induction program, which will cover information about their donors and their responsibilities of being a VP Scholar.

Depending on their performance, subject to a minimum academic benchmark students are extended continued support till they complete graduation.

We organized “Manage Exam stress” & “Career guidance session” for 180 students of Class-12 in the month of November.


Challenges faced and next steps

The students have faced a lot of challenges in accessing digital content and attending online sessions. We have provided tabs to 80 students and another 50 students were provided with smartphones for attending online classes.

We are still looking for support for tabs for the students who have challenges in attending the digital classes.


Stories from the ground

Ms. Deeksha Nagappa Naik is from a rural village Chitrampur near Bhatkal of Uttara Kannada. She lost her father and her mother is the only bread winner and she is working as a helper in Ankanwadi. Deeksha scored 94% in her class 10 and applied for support from Vidya Poshak. After completion of the due diligence she was included in the program and in her class-11 she has scored 96% and now she is studying in her class-12.


23 March, 2021

Nurture Merit - Higher Education Support

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Vidya Poshak strongly believes in ‘Education as the solution for Ending Poverty’. When we invest in young, economically challenged meritorious youth for a few years, we can break the poverty cycle of a family forever.


During the current academic year we have supported 378 students till date with a scholarship amount of 23.93 Lakhs, Another 150 students will be supported before end of December.


Class-11 Results were announced in April and 321 out of 323 students cleared their final exams with an average of 75%. Some of the achievers profiles are here https://photos.app.goo.gl/muWQJKqo4SfhCbBB8


Class-12 Students performed well in their examination in 2019-20. Key Highlights are 96% of the students 196 were successful in the exam with an overall average of 80%. Out of this 58 students scored about 90% in the examination.



5 July, 2020

Nurturing rural meritorious financially challenged kids

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Nurturing rural meritorious financially challenged kids




During the last quarter we have completed the support of all the students and following are the key highlights. A total amount of INR 134.5 lakhs was disbursed as financial assistance to 1360 students.
Statistical details
• 2400+ houses visited by volunteers across 58 talukas to identify deserving students
• 344 students were inducted newly into the program.
• 65% of the beneficiaries were girls
• 91% of students supported are from rural regions of 9 districts of Karnataka



19 November, 2019

Students engaged in diverse activities

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Students engaged in diverse activities








22 July, 2019

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Program Update


Financial support to continue higher education for deserving meritorious students from economically deprived segment of the society is the identity of Vidya Poshak from past 18 long years. The meritorious students coming from economically impoverished families who cannot afford to continue their post 10th education are assisted financially to peruse their collegiate education both in professional as well as non-professional courses.


In the year 2018 Academic year , 2700 students applied for financial support from 10 districts of Karnataka. Our esteemed volunteers visited more than 1900+ student houses from about 500 villages & small towns and selected 346 deserving students based on their merit and poverty level. The short listing was done after meeting the students and family members in their home personally to understand their economic status. A sum of 16,85,000 has been provided to 346 students to continue their High School education


Key highlights of the Financial Assistance program
•100% applicants home was visited by the volunteers
•62% of the students supported were girl.
•80% of students supported are from rural regions of 10 Districts of Karnataka


The Key Highlights of the results
99.00% of the students were successful in the exam
65.55 % of the students scored 80% and above
54.44 of the students passed with distinction
37.77% of the students scored between 80% and 90%
31.00 % of the students scored 90% and above
21 students scored 100% in one or more subjects
Ameet Gajanan Hegde top-scored in commerce stream with 97.00%
Hema Suresh Gouda top scored in Arts stream with 95.00
Vidya R Bhat top scored in science stream with 95.00%
Sampat R Karle top scored in ITI stream with 86.64%


Story from the field


Ganapati Hegde is a bright young student from a remote village in Sirsi taluk, Uttarakannada district, with a dream to become a successful Chartered Accountant.


His father is an agriculture worker and mother is a home maker. He has a elder sister and the family lives in a small house built under Ashraya Yojana scheme. There is only a basic family available in his house. They don't have any other assets.


With his hard work and dedication Ganapati scored 95.52% in class 10 exam. Because of his family financial condition he was not planning to continue his higher education. A teacher in his school informed him to apply for the educational support with Vidya Poshak.


Vidya Poshak volunteers visited his house to know about his situation and also spoke to his parents and decided to extend support for his High school education under Nurture merit program. He was financially supported by Vidya Poshak for his Class-11 and Class-12 education. He scored 91% of marks in his class 11 exams and 95.33% marks in class-12.


Vidya Poshak is continuing to support him for his degree education. He was also encouraged to prepare for the CPT exams. With his dedication and commitment he was able to clear CPT exams with 135 marks in 1st attempt and qualified in the exams. He also attended Vidya Poshak skill training programs and participated in the social project as part of the giving back to the society.


What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?600
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date580
Village/City/State where project is located10 Districts of North Karnataka
Total Budget for the project for FY18-193000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD2800000

23 May, 2019

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Program Update


All 100% of total 321 students who appeared for Class-11 have cleared their examination successfully in 2017 & out of which 210 students scored 80% and above. All 100% of total 393 students who appeared for Class-12 have cleared their examination successfully & out of which 209 students scored 80% and above. More than 40 students scored top 10% rank in the CET exam for the Engineering courses. More than 25 students scored 100/100 in one of their subjects in their class 12 exams. Vidya Poshak has identified 300+ new students who are in need of support to continue their education


Story from the field


Swathi has scored 80% in her 10th grade. Her father is coolie and her mother is a home maker and has health issues. The family's annual income is around Rs. 50,000. Swathi wanted to become a company secretary but her family is not in a position to support her to fullfill her dreams. At this point of time she was identified by the Vidya Poshak volunteers and she was supported to continue her higher education. She scored 86.33% in her class 12 exams and got admission in B.Com. She was also encouraged for preparing for the CS foundation exams. With her dedication and commitment she prepared for the exams on her own and scored 250 marks out of 400 marks in CS foundation exams in her first attempt and qualified in the exams.


What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date200
Village/City/State where project is located9 rural districts of Karnataka covering 500 villages
Total Budget for the project for FY18-195000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD2000000

30 October, 2018

Vidya Poshak's Update

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Program Update



  1. All 100% of total 321 students who appeared for Class-11 have cleared their examination successfully in 2017 & out of which 210 students scored 80% and above.

  2. All 100% of total 393 students who appeared for Class-12 have cleared their examination successfully & out of which 209 students scored 80% and above.

  3. More than 40 students scored top 10% rank in the CET exam for the Engineering courses.

  4. More than 25 students scored 100/100 in one of their subjects in their class 12 exams.

  5. Vidya Poshak has identified 300+ new students who are in need of support to continue their education


Story from the field


Swathi has scored 80% in her 10th grade. Her father is coolie and her mother is a home maker and has health issues. The family's annual income is around Rs. 50,000. Swathi wanted to become Company Secretary but her family is not in position to support her to fullfill her dreams.
At this point of time she was identified by the Vidya Poshak volunteers and she was supported to continue her higher education. She scored 86.33% in her class 12 exams and got admission in B.Com.
She was also encouraged for preparing for the CS foundation exams. With her dedication and commitment she prepared for the exams on her own and scored 250 marks out of 400 marks in CS foundation exams in her first attempt and qualified in the exams.


Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19520
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year200