Higher Education Project
Educating Disadvantaged Youth in Mumbai
The Higher Education project has been designed with the motto of ‘Educating Disadvantaged Youth in Mumbai and has envisioned mentoring and providing scholarships to needy and ambitious youth in the age group of 13 – 22 years from underprivileged background. It provides individual mentoring, group learning, exposure to various successful institutions and personalities and thereby a holistic development along with the social empowerment of student beneficiaries. This project also promotes Girl Child Education which ensures free education for adolescent girls in the age group of 6 – 13 years from the underprivileged families. Through counseling and capacity building, it also ensures that most of the students are enrolled in professional courses in order to empower them to rise above the poverty line and lead a life with dignity.
- 563 students are direct beneficiaries who have received scholarship support. Students along with parents, teachers and peer group are involved for holistic development. Through group sessions & counseling we have reached out to 7550 beneficiaries.
- 73% Secondary School Certificate (SSC – Class 10) students and 76% Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC – Class 12) students have been able to clear their board exams. 96% students have been able to graduate from various streams.
- 8 beneficiaries have graduated – 6 in Commerce and 1 in Engineering, out of which 5 are employed and one of them is pursuing higher studies. 1 has completed her Chartered Accountancy as is doing articleship with an organization.