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Dear  Well wishers ,

2013-14 was an eventful year for Vidya Poshak. We are very pleased to give you the yearly updates. Following are the highlights.

  1. In 2013 Vidya Poshak is the winner of prestigious eNGO award for South Asia for Organizational efficiency the 260+ contestants. 
  2. Our Employment readiness camps making a big impact among the general degree students, already more than 35 of our final year students have been placed in Infosys, Wipro, TCS 
  3. More than 25 students have cleared their CPT & IPCC exams during the year 2013-14 

Program Highlights 2013-14

iPomo CET Meter Test

Vidya Poshak in Association with iPOMO technologies conducted mock CET test in 7 districts for the benefit of the students aspiring for the Professional education. The CET Meter test is a one hour test modeled as per the Common Entrance Test (CET) for the admission of Engineering and Medical courses. The test is conducted through a handheld devices which is provided by iPOMO. The students were provided with the results and their preparedness for the CET exam & their expected CET Rank instantly. More than 1200 PUC-II students got benefitted from the CET Meter.

Library & Youth Center Activities

  •  14683 students utilized library services including the computer facilities (April 2013– Feb 2014 ) 
  •    8980 books were issued to students for home use.
  • 5700 new books were procured & 536 books were received as donation. Now we have more than 64,000 books worth INR 9.0 Million.
  •  Job Alerts & Interviews: The youth centers facilitates off campus interviews for youths who are looking for jobs. A database of youths who are looking for jobs in local areas or big cities is maintained and shared with employers and campus interviews would be facilitated. Job alerts are provided to the students through free SMS system.
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Pragati Poshak

  • Graduate Finishing School program is continued under the new banner “Pragati Poshak”.
  •  In 2013-14 320+ students were trained and placed. 100% placement achieved in all the training batches with an average salary of INR 10,000 per month.
  • Till date more than 1800 students have been trained and placed in more than 100 top IT&ES companies.

Volunteer Contribution

  1. More than 300 senior volunteers and 250 Student volunteers donated their valuable time for reaching the programs to the doorsteps of the student community.
  2. The district co-ordinators took the lead role in every Vidya Poshak branches & Libraries to guide the staff towards serving the youths better and better. 
  3. 100% of the House visits to evaluate the economic need and selection of new students was completed by the team of 70+ facilitators across 10 districts covering more than 50 taluka towns and 1000+ villages.
  4.  All the book bank centers in 28 taluka were maintained by the volunteers in their home. They have provided their service to make sure the books reach to thousands of students on time without any delay.
  5. Under the guidance of senior volunteers more than 250 students volunteers were engaged in several programs of Vidya Poshak.
  6. Social awareness programs & house visit of course completed students were

Vidya Poshak Community

  • Totally 94 VPC members contributed with more than 6.5 Lakhs during the year 2013-14 for the Nurture Merit Program. 
  • Mr.Mounesh Badiger helped Vidya Poshak to raise more than $2500 US Dollars within a days through his collegues for the Global Giving Campaign.
  • With the support of more than 200 VPC members and their friends Vidya Poshak was able to raise INR 1,50,000 from Give India Campaign in the month of October 2013. 
  • Vidya Poshak was able to reach out to CSR groups of companies like Ballys Systems & Mindtree technologies with the support of VPC Members.

Vidya Poshak's Employment Readiness Camp (ERP)

Vidya Poshak has supported thousands of students to attain their dream of graduation. More than 90% of VP Scholars are from a rural background and are financially challenged. The colleges do not equip them with Job readiness skills or they never get to face any campus recruitments.

As a step in this direction, Vidya Poshak has launched ERP program to help the final year graduating students to gain skills that would make them employable.  The program was launched with a target of 408 non-professional course students who will complete their graduation in 2014. For more Details and activities report please click the below link 

EDUCATION LOAN AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM (ELAAP)

ELAAP program directly impacted more than 5,000 professional degree aspirants & indirectly provided awareness & helpdesk support to more than 10,000 students. The program provided awareness among the rural students regarding the Indian Government’s policy of providing Education Loan and Loan for Vocation Education and. Vidya Poshak is proud to see more than 1500 students availed loans in PSU banks to continue their Professional education through the small initiative by Vidya Poshak.  For more details kindly visit our website http://vidyaposhak.org/index.php/programs/elaap

Awards

  1. Vidya Poshak is adjusted as winner of eNGO award for Organizational efficiency among 280+ contestants from south asia. http://www.engochallenge.org/vidya-poshak/ 
  2. Vidya Poshak is the winner of Manthan Social media & empowerment award for 2013. http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1309    

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Organization

Vidya Poshak

Dharwad, Karnataka, India
http://www.vidyaposhak.org

Project Leader

Venkatesan N

Dharwad, Karnataka India

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