2019 1-Qtr Highlights

Vidya Poshak – 1st Quarter Updates (Apr – June 2019)
Vidya Poshak, India is a registered Non-Government Organization (NGO), serving education community from 2001. We strongly believe Education is the solution for Ending Poverty. When we invest in a Young, economically challenged meritorious youth for a few years, we can break the poverty cycle of a family forever.

Program Location
10 districts of North Karnatala
Program Name
1.      Nurture Merit Financial Support
2.      Library Services
3.      Residential Bridge Camps
4.      eVidyaloka
5.      Susandhi ekLakshya
Reporting Period
April-2019 – June 2019
Nurture Merit Program
The application process for the new academic year 2019-20 started from 1st May 2019, till date we have received more than 3500 eligible applications from 10 districts of Karnataka. The students who have completed Class 10 in the current academic year and Class 12 are eligible to apply for the Nurture Merit Program.

Once the last date for application is over our volunteers will complete the poverty assessment through a physical house visit and meeting the students and parents. We are planning to induct 400 new students for the year 2019-20 along with supporting the existing 1200 students.

Class 11 & 12 result analysis

  •         99.00% of the students were successful in the exam
  •         31.00 %  of the students scored 90% and above
  •         65.55 % of the students scored  80%  and above 
  •          45 students scored 100% in one or more subjects    
Library Services Updates
Our five Libraries and 12 book banks continue to provide services to the youth by providing academic & reference books. Also in all the libraries the students are allowed to use the computers and Internet facilities for their academic research purposes. On an average 2000 students access our libraries and book banks every month.

Aptiv CSR have supported for purchase of Engineering & Competitive exam books. We have purchased 241 books worth INR 1,00,000 during this month.

Vidya Poshak encourages the scholars to involve them in social leadership and giveback programs, every month on a Sunday the youth volunteers engage themselves in different programs. Following are some highlights of the programs during this quarter.

On 21st June’19, Yoga Day was celebrated by youth volunteers in “Banashankari Vanaprastashrama” (Home for old age) Dharwad. The youth volunteers spent quality time with elders by doing various activities like Yoga, songs, drama, poetry and interaction with elders. The students showed their talents and bring smiles on the senior citizens. 

On 21st June 2019 the Youth volunteers of Hubli organized Plantation and Yoga program at Soorashetty Koppa near Hubli. Our volunteer Mr Shambuling Uppin donated 100 saplings and were planted in Laddu Mutya Ashram.

On 25th June as part of the Youth program Vidya Poshak scholars from Sirsi visited Roshani differently abled children’s school. The students spent the time with the children during the day by engaging in different activities. They also handed over a carom board , Sketch pens and sweets to the children in the  institution. 
Residential Bridge Camp Updates
During the first quarter 3 residential bridge camps were conducted for final year degree students. 174 students attended the training program which were conducted in Bangarmakki, Vijaypur & Siddapur.
The training programs were focused on Interview preparation, Resume writing, Group Discussion and Aptitude skills. Following are some letters written by the students after the camp
Susandhi Program Updates

Susandhi Fellowship program is a unique program designed to impart technical skills along with exemplary behavioral skills. This is the only program in India in which 12th standard science students are trained in high-end technology areas and cost of the full training is covered.  It is a five year program.

Overall 74 students are supported through this program. The fifth batch students are now starting their final year BSc program. In the batch six Five trainees are undergoing Internship with Merahkee Technology Solutions a company working in software product development. Two Trainees are undergoing industrial internship with Dhiomics Analytics and currently working on Data scraping, Data processing and Web application Development.  In Batch seven Eight trainees are selected for internship with Sankalp semiconductor [VLSI] and one trainee is with Vegam Solutions [Industrial IoT].

eVidyaloka - Online tutoring in rural Govt. Schools
This program is a joint venture between Vidya Poshak and eVidyaloka. Trained volunteer teachers based across the world deliver online interactive sessions through skype in vernacular language to the children studying in 5th to 7th class.  This programme is now being run in 20 village schools of Dharwad block benefitting 1602 children.
The students of these Govt Schools are now started to participate in National level Competitions, Olympiads etc and getting recognition.
C V Raman Award: The Raman Young Science Innovator Award has been instituted to create interest in Science at a young age, leading to more children taking up STEM as a career. Ms. Suma Turumari a student from Government Higher Primary School, Bogur doing her 7th std participated in The Raman Young Science Innovator Award with the help of her mentor, Jai Priya. Suma is the only student from a Government school who got short listed from across the country. Also in the final event happened in Bangalore Suma was announced as a Raman Awards winner for 2019-20 under the Middle school category.

Vidya Poshak Community (Alumni) Support
Our Alumni community consists of more than 3500 members. Importantly VPC’s are the key persons to connect various CSR teams with Vidya Poshak.
Our Alumni Community has connected us in getting Employee Matching grants through online portals like GlobalGiving, Benevity, Your Cause etc.

Our Online/social media presence

We request you to consider supporting a new set of students along with supporting the existing students. We whole heartedly appreciate your generosity in extending a helping hand to Vidya Poshak for the noble cause of nurturing meritorious but economically challenged students.
Thanks & Regards – Team Vidya Poshak

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