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 ...
Aug 26, 2016

Nurturing Excellence - JEE Training Updates

Avanti Classroom session
Avanti Classroom session

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak team, Now we have two batches of students undergoing training. Following are the updates for last quarter

2015-17 Batch Highlights:

  1. Major Test – 7 was completed. 
  2. Four students are in top 10 rankers list.
  3. Six students scored above 70% marks. 
  4. Top score was 211 

2016-18 Batch Highlights: 

  1. 32 students are there in the new batch. 
  2. Diagnostic Test, Baseline Test 1&2 and Bridge curriculum tests are completed.
  3. Chapter tests are going on. 
  4. Major test will happening in the next month.

AVANTI LEARNING CENTRE
Avanti aims to create a level playing field for admissions to the country’s top colleges by delivering high quality, affordable college education to millions of students across the country. In the simplest of terms, Avanti Learning Centres seeks to revolutionize affordable education in India.

At Avanti, we work to address two major areas of disarray –

The lack of quality teaching in government and low-cost schools and colleges
The lack of access to significant test preparation outside of major urban centres
Here, we create an alternate model that combines technology and knowledge to deliver through the process of collaborative learning. Students think more, practice more, learn more. Over the past years, our methodology has helped show that our students outperform even the most expensive after-school programs in the country at less than one-third the cost!

 

Aug 26, 2016

Vidya Poshak - Library Updates

Independence Day @ Library
Independence Day @ Library

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak Library Services Team, following is the updates for the last quarter.

  1. 4308 students utilized the library facilities.
  2. More than 1243 students given books of their choice including newly inducted. 
  3. 142 new students enrolled their name as library members
  4. Online application & interned facility have been catering the students
  5. 183 books received in kind of donation and 238 new books added to library collection.
  6. Conducted one day work shop on “Study Techniques for Desired Results for Class XI completed students.
  7. Independence Day ceremony was organised by youth volunteers @ central Library

Highlights of the Library Centers:

  • 20000+ students utilizing library services including the computer facility in a year
  • 20000+ books were issued for home issue
  • Conducting  workshops seminars, trainings to empower the needy students
  • Library has a collection of more than 65000 books worth 9.0 million Indian Rupees.
  • 28 Book Bank Centers managed by self less volunteers

Learning Center: Our libraries are open to all youth in the surrounding educational institutions with access to the facilities available.  For Free memberships all reference books including competitive books, personality development books , Newspapers and Periodicals are available and for paid members (a nominal amount ) a set of books is provided for home reference. 

Information Kiosk: Youths are provided free monitored access to Computer and internet facility for learning activities. The youth are provided details related to Competitive Exams, Higher Education Option, Education Loans, Interview alerts and Interview tips through our Blogs. The youth would be assisted and guided to apply for different Competitive exams, Bank Exams, Job openings etc.

Workshops & Trainings: Periodic Career related workshops & free trainings are conducted for the benefit of youth in Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Interview related skills, Life skills.

Dialogue with Industry Experts: Vidya Poshak facilitates meeting with industry experts from various sectors so that the youth would get first hand information regarding career opportunities in various industries.

Job Alerts & Interviews: The youth centers also would facilitate 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 would be maintained and shared with employers and campus interviews would be facilitated. 

Aug 26, 2016

Vidya Poshak - Skill Training Updates

Skill Training Program
Skill Training Program

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak, please find the highlights for last two months of Skill training activities

  1. In the Quarter of June-August -2016 we conducted 2 training programs for Degree 1st year students and for SSLC students
  2. In both trainings we mainly focused on the conversational English and career guidance ,for SSLC students we did motivation,Communication,career guidance along with Conversational English.
  3. Totally 120 students were attended the training programs

Background of Vidya Poshak Training Activities

Vidya Poshak is an education-focused NGO operating throughout Karnataka and some parts of Maharashtra that since 2001 has aided meritorious students from economically disadvantaged families. VP helps students continue their education past 10th standard by providing financial assistance with college and exam fees, as well as access to books and need based training and coaching.

Though VP began by providing needy students with the resources needed to successfully complete their degrees, VP’s team of staff and volunteers were also aware of the challenges facing student after graduation or those who drop out of higher education.

The environment where these rural students were born and brought up is not making them confident to face the tough job requirements or the hardships in life. The education that many students receive focuses on memorization of facts rather than critical thinking or analytical skills.

Students, particularly those from rural and economically disadvantaged backgrounds don’t have access to internet and computers. Many students lack the confidence and communication skills to succeed at interviews, much less the career guidance to know where to search for jobs and how to apply. In short, there is a wide gap between the education that students receive and the needs and expectations of industry, resulting in a decreased number of employable candidates.

There are two possible ways to tackle this problem. One is to reform the education system. However, this is a vast challenge that will have to be taken up by both the government and private educational institutions. While waiting and advocating for these changes to happen, civil society institutions can develop a model addressing the gap between skills given by formal education and industry expectations.

Since inception Vidya Poshak has been actively involved in initiating a number of training activities in the region. Thousands of training programs have been organized across entire North Karnataka, reaching thousands of needy students and teachers as well. An average of ten thousand students and one thousand teachers are targeted every year. 

 
   

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