Nurture Merit Program (NMP) – “Poverty should not be a barrier for Higher Education”
Nurture Merit program includes Financial Assistance, Library/Book Bank facilities and Residential Bridge Camp. The mission is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students who cannot afford to continue their higher education owing to their financial difficulties.
The identification of students is done by physical visits to students dwelling units to assess the need to ensure only deserving applicant received the assistance. Financial Assistance of INR 1523.96 lakhs disbursed to 12496 students through Nurture Merit Program.
Vidya Poshak is operating 5 Libraries and 57 nodal centers across Karnataka assisting 20,000+ students in a year with academic books, reference books and computers with internet facilities.
Functions of the library:
- To lend free-text books to student beneficiaries through 5-libraries and 28-book bank centers located in different parts of Karnataka.
- Reading/Reference facility for local students on Textbooks, Competitive exam books, Magazines useful for student’s career. Also provide basic infrastructure for student’s activities including training.
- Computer with internet facility to help students to access internet, email, preparing presentations, notes and basic learning
- Monthly skill development workshops for the benefit of student community
- Career guidance sessions through Experts at our central library every week
Skill Training Program
To guide and train the students towards achieving excellence in their professional and personal life.
Residential Bridge Camps: Vidya Poshak organizes 9 days Residential Bridge Camps that help students achieve optimal success during and after their college education. We found most of the students lacked confidence and skills because of their socio economic background, which prevented them from performing well in the selection process / interviews as well as in any public appearance. Attending camp addresses and corrects this shortcoming thus enabling the students to secure better job opportunities so that entire family gets benefited.
There has been a huge gap between what is learnt in the academic system and the requirement of the main stream society and the job market. To address all these vital issues and to make the students contributing citizens to the society, the camps took birth.
Education Loan Awareness And Advocacy Program (ELAAP)
Education is central to human resources development and empowerment in any country. In India it is specially so considering the large population of youth that is our “demographic dividend”. In order to enable this youth population to acquire the technological and professional skills, Government of India has formulated a policy of providing Education Loan and Loan for Vocation Education and Training. These endeavors need propagation to the corners of the country in order to succeed. Vidya Poshak is proud to launch the Education Loan Awareness and Advocacy Program to enable this propagation.
Excellence in Education – Vidya Poshak – Avanti Learning Center
Avanti aims to create a level playing field for admissions to the country’s top colleges by delivering high quality, affordable college education to millions of students across the country. In the simplest of terms, Avanti Learning Centres seeks to revolutionize affordable education in India.
At Avanti, we work to address two major areas of disarray –
The lack of quality teaching in government and low-cost schools and colleges
The lack of access to significant test preparation outside of major urban centres
Here, we create an alternate model that combines technology and knowledge to deliver through the process of collaborative learning. Students think more, practice more, learn more.
Vidya Poshak – Abdul Kalam Susandhi Fellowship Program
Abdul Kalam Susandhi Fellowship is a unique program, a small step to transform the lives of rural and poorer families by enabling their children to pursue a world class professional program in the hi-tech domain of VLSI/Embedded/Software. This creates an opportunity which is otherwise unavailable to them. The program is designed to nurture their inherent strengths while at the same time impart significant new skills, both technical and life skills, to enable them to confidently enter the Hi-Tech domain of VLSI/Embedded/Software.