Vidya Poshak

Vision & Mission OUR VISION "EMPOWERING EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY" OUR MISSION To provide financial assistance to meritorious students who cannot afford to continue their higher education owing to their financial difficulties. To guide and train the students towards achieving excellence in their professional and personal lives. To collaborate with institutions with similar objectives to share the best practices and expand Vidya Poshak's reach. To network, associate and enable the educational community to realize the vision. To mobilize resources from individuals and institutions through donations and sponsorships. To develop school leadership and management ability for ...
Sep 10, 2014

Update - Nurture Merit Program 2014-15 (Quarter-1)

Vidya Poshak has completed the student selection process for the newly inducted students and all the student profiles are ready.   The student profiles are available in our website.
 
This year we have overall 2000+ students to be supported. Out of these we have already raised funds for more than 75% of the students. We are looking forward to raise the remaining required funds by October 2014.
As of 8th September 500 students have been already assisted and another 1000 students financial assistance programs are been planned during the month of September.
Student Achievements...
  • Our scholar from Dharwad successfully completed his IIT Degree at Madras. 
  • Our Scholar from Bijapur district bagged 364th Rank in IAS Exam
  • One of our Scholar from BVB Engineering College got placed in Microsoft.
  • Three of our Scholars got Placed in Tata Motors.
  • More than 25 BCOM Graduate Scholars got placed and started working in First American Bangalore
Highlights of July & Aug
  • Three Employment Readiness Camps were conducted and more than 200 students attended the training program. 
  • 400 New students are selected after complettion of 1000+ house visits. More than 2500 students have applied for the support.
  • Books worth more than 50,000 were received in Kind during the month of August. 

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Sep 9, 2014

First Quarter Update- Employment Readiness Program

Background: 

Since inception, Vidya Poshak has supported thousands of students to attain their dream of graduation. Most if not all the students that VP supports are from a rural background or are financially challenged. They do not have skills that would make them employable. In August 2013, we launched a program to help the graduating students to gain skills that would make them employable.  Since that time, more than 100 students who had attended the ERP camps and completed graduation in May 2014, have secured jobs in various companies. In 2014, the second edition of the program was launched with a target of 414 non-professional course students who will complete their graduation in 2015.

Activities so far:

We reached out to the students who had attended ERP camps in 2013 during Jan- Feb 2014 to assess their preparedness and to find out if they had any challenges with accessing our online tests. The primary issue that emerged was lack of access to internet for rural girls. We believe the solution is simply a tablet computer that can be used for reading PDFs, viewing educational ppts, listening to audio files etc. We are working on procuring tablets for as many needy students as possible in 2014-15.

In May 2014 nearly 400 students completed their graduation. We had gathered their academic details in ERP camps as well as later contact programs. We used this collated data to reach out to potential employers in Bangalore,  Shimoga and Hubli-Dharwad. There was an enthusiastic response and 6 companies came forward to conduct interviews in Dharwad for our students. We conducted a job fair from 1st June to 9th June 2014. During this time, more than 125 offers were released from these 6 companies for VP students. One of the multinational companies to recruit our people kept coming back for more. They visited thrice within one month to recruit more than 40 students.

For the Final Year students of 2014-15, we conducted 3 camps at Siddapur and Devarahubballi. Nearly 200 students attended these camps. Just like the last year, the students had different dreams but broadly securing a job was the priority of majority of the students followed by post-graduation and professional education such as CA, CS. The detailed breakup of choices of students is given below.

Methodology:

On the whole, we have retained the tried and proven methodology from previous ERP camps.  We did make some changes to delivery of the curriculum. This time, we encouraged the students to form groups at the camp and solve Aptitude related problems. Our expert resource personnel guided the students where they were finding difficulties. This aided self-learning in the students.

Results so far.

We reached all the final years students of non-professional courses; a total of 414 students. Of these, 198 were able to attend our first step camp (boot camp). Of these nearly 48 students indicated their desire to pursue further education or take up competitive exams like KAS, IAS. Some others from commerce stream aim to become Chartered Accountants or Company Secretary. The remaining 150 students want to take up jobs either at local levels or in big cities.

Sep 9, 2014

Library Services Update - June to Aug 2014

Highlights of the last quarter

  • 3656+ students utilized the library services during the month of June, July & August 2014
  • During this month of May 202 students enrolled as Library member. Hubli -101, Belgaum -50, Haveri-17,Bijapur-12, Sirsi-16
  • The process of issuing the books to 1,3,5,& 7 sem completed
  • XII Sc. Reference & Text books were purchased and distributed to branch libraries 
  • Procured 601 new books of grade XII Sc Arts, Commerce & Competitive examination books and 20 Professional books & issued to students
  • Received 119 books worth of Rs.55750/- as kind of donation.
  • Fund raising event was arranged and convey the mission of  Vidya Poshak  by way of to approach individual donors, institutions and firms personally along with VP volunteers
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