Payana – The Journey

Payana is a journey of Educational Empowerment of girl students from single women-led families. This is a collaborative program with RAPID organization.  The Support is unconditional irrespective of the Merit of the students. Vidya Poshak raises resources to educate daughters of these families. The selected students are guaranteed funding till they complete a degree.

Along with scholarship support they are also supported with Training, Library and internet facility at Vidya Poshak office, Dharwad.

Success Stories

Sanufer Shaikh

Sanufer lost her father due to heart attack 1 year ago. Her mother is a homemaker and is struggling to make ends meet. She has 2 younger brothers, one in PUC 1st year and another in 8th standard. They have used up her father’s savings and things have become difficult to manage as her mother is not working.

Sanufer is studying in BCA final year at KLE’s BBA & BCA College, Dharwad. Her grades have been consistently good. She not only excels in academics but also in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities winning competitions and awards. The physical challenge (she does not have left hand) she has does not deter her from participating in any activity nor does it affect her confidence. She presents herself extremely well and shows the drive to achieve something in life.


















  • Secured 1st position in Inter-college competition of Coding General Championship held in Gadag.
  • 1st place in Inter-college Dance competition ( Theme: Awareness about ‘Rape’)
  • 1st place in Shayari at Mahesh PU College Dharwad
  • 2nd place in Debate competition I college
  • 1st place in Mock Interview in college
  • General Secretary of the college for the year 2022-23