Vidya Poshak

Provides financial help to poor meritorious youth till they can establish themselves and break the cycle of poverty to support their families

  • Started: 2001
  • Dharwad, Karnataka

About

Vidya Poshak provides financial assistance, knowledge centre services and bridge training to poor meritorious youth. It encourages young graduates fro Read morem local communities to serve as teachers in low-income schools to provide committed and quality education to poor children and also provide job-based training in the Hi-Tech domain of VLSI/Embedded/Software. It addresses the problem of quality teaching and teachers by using technology to reach remote rural children and schools and operates Vidya Poshak libraries which act as knowledge centres providing free books and academic material to poor students.


Issue

Poor youth never get good education due to financial restrictions and their families forever remain poor.

Action

Provides scholarships, study facilities and financial assistance to poor meritorious youth to help them get good employment and bring their families out of poverty

Sectors

  • Education
  • Skill Development
  • Technology
  • Child & Youth Development
  • Gender

Impact

4652 students graduated and settled through gainful employment and their families are out of the poverty cycle forever, 1,35,000+ youth were directly trained through its skill development programmes, more than 1,87,000 youth utilized Its youth centres where they are provided academic books, counselling, computers and internet facilities and more than 380 Million Indian Rupees invested in the last 18 years for empowerment of youth.

Programs

  • Nurture Merit Programme

    Is a focused programme aimed at supporting meritorious students coming from poor families to help them complete their higher education and graduate successfully leading to better employment opportunities.

  • Yuva Fellowship Programme

    This programme attempts to involve young graduates in gainful social activities also leading to income and employment. It identifies graduates from local communities to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in under-resourced schools.

  • Abdul Kalam Susandhi Fellowship

    Enables children from poor families to pursue professional programmes in the hi-tech domain of VLSI/Embedded/Software. This programme is also designed as a "earn while you learn" programme which enables the students to start earning early and support their families along with their education.

  • EVidyaloka

    The EVidyaloka initiative is designed to address two important issues, teacher shortage and teacher quality in rural and remote regions. It works to provide education through volunteer teachers residing in urban areas who can connect through technology to children in remote locations and impart quality education in an attempt to address both issues.

  • Knowledge Resource Centres

    It has set up knowledge resource centres across cities in Karnataka to aid poor students by providing them with course books and information. The centres provide information about career paths, opportunities to train in job-related skills, prepare for competitive and national level entrance examinations and interact with each other to share relevant knowledge.

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAATV3469J

  • Registration ID
    286/2000-01
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
    KA/2017/0116243
  • 12A

    118/435/CIT-HBC/2002-03

  • 80G

    118/483/CIT-HBL/2011-12

  • FCRA

    94520046

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

No.307/4 A1, Mahishi Road Nagarkar Colony, Behind Sai Nursing Home

Offices in Cities

Dharwad City

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    Vidya Poshak

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

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