Vidya Poshak knowledge resource centers have been catering to the needs of Vidya Poshak as well as Non- Vidya Poshak student beneficiaries. Through the KRC a space is provided for the youth who can access academic books, Books for competitive examinations, internet and also participate in various workshops on soft skills. Counselling sessions are also held for the needy at these centers.
Access to Academic & Reference Books
Free Text/competitive books are lent to all the students through libraries and book bank centers located in different parts of area of VP’s operation. Students can take home academic text books for a year and return the same at the end of the year so that the same books are put in circulation.
Number of books issued to students : 2841
Number of students taken books for home use : 700
Number of Students utilized the library services : 3353
New books procured from various sources : 603
Computer & Internet facilities
1500+ students availed the computer and Internet facilities during the year
The students practiced various Microsoft MS programs and also leant to use the google search for accessing educational material.
12 Skill development workshops covering improving communication, facing exams, Time management, career guidance etc. were conducted with the help of experts in respective fields. More than 600+ students participated and benefitted from those programs.
Apr 22, 2019
Vidya Poshak Skill Training Programs
By Venky - Executive Director
Most of the students lack confidence and skills because of their socio-economic background, which prevents them from performing well in the selection process/interviews as well as in any public appearance.
Vidya Poshak has been organizing RBCs for the student community since 2007 to bridge the skill and knowledge gap and mold the personality of the participant students. Attending these camps addresses and corrects these shortcomings and enables the students to succeed in getting gainful employment.
So far Vidya Poshak has successfully organized 169 camps covering 9380 trainees.
The efforts continued through the year 2018 as well producing once again encouraging results. A total of 463 students, 177 boys and 286 girls, were trained through 10 RBCs.
Apart from residential bridge camp Vidya Poshak has also organized skill training programs in different education institutions. During the academic year 250+ students were trained through various skill programs.
The students were trained with the focus on the improvement following skills.
Motivation / Stimulating Creativity
Study skills and Memory Techniques
Planning and Prioritization
Apr 21, 2019
Operational Highlights of Nurture Merit 2018
By Venky - Executive Director
Financial support to continue higher education for deserving meritorious students from economically deprived segment of the society is the identity of Vidya Poshak from past 18 long years. The meritorious students coming from economically impoverished families who cannot afford to continue their post 10th education are assisted financially to peruse their collegiate education both in professional as well as non-professional courses.
In the year 2018 more than 2700 students applied for financial support from 10 districts of Karnataka. Our esteemed volunteers visited more than 1900+ student houses from about 500 villages & small towns and selected 374 deserving students based on their merit and poverty level. The short listing was done after meeting the students and family members in their home personally to understand their economic status.
As per the established norms “renewal of financial” aid has also been done during the financial year. Totally 1027 renewal students financially assisted.
Key highlights of the Financial Assistance program for the year 2018-19
100% applicants home was visited by the volunteers
62% of the students supported were girl.
80% of students supported are from rural regions of 10 Districts of Karnataka
In the 2018-19 253 students successfully completed graduation.
3 students passed Charted Accountancy examination and became a Charted Accountant.