Grameen Shikkha Scholarship Program provides financial support to bright underprivileged children. The scholarship winners are selected based on criteria set by the donors.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A $1,100 endowment can provide scholarship for one child per year. Each sponsor creates an endowment with Grameen Shikkha (GS) and can name the scholarship, specify the region, gender, field of studies, duration, and other particulars of the beneficiaries. Students for these scholarships are selected according to the instructions of the sponsors. Students can even be from families that are not Grameen Bank members. Sponsors receive a report on each recipient of the scholarship each year.
How will this project solve this problem?
Grameen Shikkha selects bright poor children to support with scholarships and monitors their progress throughout the year. Donors receive annual reports detailing academic successes and other information about the beneficiaries of their endowments.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project expects to keep bright children in schools where poor families, without this financial support, would otherwise have engaged them in menial labor jobs. Of the 20 scholarship winners who took the 10th grade exam in 2004, 15 scored A's.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.