Scholarship distribution has started in our partner schools to children of our project areas. Having partnered with 13 schools this year, the scholarship distribution process has started with five schools this month for both the Educational projects of Higher Education and Girl Child Education.
One of the important practices we follow here is that we do not provide the scholarship funds to the children or their families which are availing the scholarship, but to the school directly, for all the beneficiaries. The reason for this is that many a times, it was initially observed that the family members of the child, due to poor financial conditions, would consume the money for some other immediate need. This would affect the child’s admission and education. Therefore, to avoid such malpractices, our projects then decided to provide the scholarships, but deposit the funds at the respective schools directly and so far it has been observed to be the perfect method, by schools, colleges and by the parents themselves.
So far, we have distributed scholarship for 49 Girl Child Education beneficiaries and 18 Higher Education beneficiaries (across five schools). The number will only increase in the coming months, post Diwali vacations!