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Closed Give Girl Students a chance to Higher Education

Unique approach of identification of students for

Vidya Poshak D.
Vidya Poshak D. wrote on 20-07-2010


Inviting Applications: Through volunteers, visiting educational institutes and press release.  For the 2010-10 Vidya Poshak received 11,000 applications. Volunteers contribute around 50%, educational institutes contribute 20% and remaining from other sources.


Screening of applications:


Preliminary Screening – The applications are screened for the basic merit   


and income criteria based on the data given in the application forms. The applicant will undergo a Nurture merit test conducted by VP to get eligible for the next level.


The Nurture Merit Test was conducted in 33 centers covering 11,000 students in all. A total of 1000 volunteers participated in the entire process.


Visit to Dwelling units – Volunteers and staff visit the house of the applicants to asses the poverty and need. This also ensures that deserving students are supported and the identification is not on the basis of mere documents.


2010-11 more than 4000 students homes were visited for need assessment. 90% of the home visits are done by trained volunteers.


Reporting System


The program also has a well-structured monitoring and reporting procedure in place.  The progress of each student is closely monitored throughout the support period.


·  Contact details of students along with their profiles are provided to donors.


·  The students who receive the financial support will communicate to donors regularly. This enables the dual process of instilling a sense of responsibility in


·  students as well as facilitating direct interaction between them and the donors, thereby building satisfying and lasting relationships. 


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