Project #14569

Poverty not barrier for Education - Nurture Merit

by Vidya Poshak
Financial Support Program
Financial Support Program

Over all highlights of the Scholarship Activities:

  • We received 4200 applications from Meritorious but economically challenged students during the year. After Home visits, we could assist 338 such students under the Nurture Merit scheme.
  • Through Matching Grants Program, we partnered with 13 Degree colleges and supported 236 students for pursuing their degree course.
  • A total of 1516 students were supported to continue their post 10th class education.
  • During the year, 60% of the total student beneficiaries were girls.

Highlights of the Library Activities:

  •  In all, 9486 students utilized the library facilities through our 6 library centers. Branch wise details are as below
  •  Students were supported with the library facilities like Computer, Internet, Reprography, display of newspaper clippings carrying important articles, awareness programmes on Competitive Examinations, Career Counseling & Guidance, supply of previous years’ question papers, etc.
  • Conducted workshop on “What after Graduation” for students pursuing non-professional courses.
  • Organized session on “Study Techniques for Desired Results” for Class XI completed Students
  • ICICI-TVS training campus recruitment drive was organized at the 5 branch Libraries of Vidya Poshak. A total of 17 campus recruitment drives were organized in which 554 students participated.
  • Online application facility for various exams was offered free for Vidya Poshak scholars and for registered member students. 

Residential Bridge camp

Residential bridge camp is an important component of the training package offered to the student community by Vidya Poshak. It, in fact, is a bridge between the student and his dreams

During the year, 12 residential bridge camps and four college training programs were organized at various places covering a total of 639 students. Out of 639 students 100 were Kannada Sangha Hong Kong supported students.

Financial Assistance Program
Financial Assistance Program

Dear Well Wisher

Greetings from Vidya Poshak. Please find the key highlights of our Nurture Merit program for 2016

  • During the year INR 73.61 Lacs distributed as Financial assistance for 1386 students
  • 60% of the student beneficiaries were girls this year
  • 474  new students were inducted based on their Class 10 marks and the financial condition after physical verification. 
  • Financial assistance was renewed  for 75% of the students who were assisted last year 
  • This year  3 New colleges  joined hands with VidyaPoshak under the Matching Grant Scheme Program. Now overall 15 colleges are partnering with Vidya Poshak which benefits 200 students

Vidya Poshak is now completed 15 Years in operation. 4300 students have completed their graduation and started working. Now their families are out of Poverty forever. 

Without your support this would not be possible, Kindly support us to reach out to more needy meritorious students.

Any queries please reach me @  / Mobile 91-9845038017

Thanks & Regards

Team Vidya Poshak



Training Session
Training Session

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak, please find the highlights for the last two months 

  • In the year 2016-17 we are planning to support 2000+ students out of which 1600 are renewals and the remaining 400 are fresh applicants.
  • 3200 students applicants  had registered their name through SMS  for attending Nurture Merit Test   to be eligible for the financial assistance
  • Out of 3200 students applicants 2450 applicants appeared for the test at 15 different centres.
  • After visiting  applicants dwelling for income assessment  400 new students were Identified  for this year’s financial assistance
  • One of the vidya Poshak’s beneficiaries, Miss Kavya, has successes fully cleared   the CA final examination  and has become qualified chartered accountant 
  • More than 4000 students utilized the Library services in the last quarter

We have now completed 15 years service and following is the highlights

  • 15000+ Meritorious  economically challenged students progressed to next level of literacy through our financial assistance program
  • In all 4000+ graduates have settled through gain full employment in their life and brought their families out the clutches of economic backwardness.
  • 100,000 students and 4,866 teachers and 4,734 employees were trained through different training programs.
  • More than 1,80,000 students benefitted from our library services. .
  • Overall 230 Million Indian rupees invested in last 15 years for Empowerment of Youth. 
Vidya Poshak Students in a training program
Vidya Poshak Students in a training program

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak, We are happy to give you the highlights for the previous quarter

  • New Application process for the Nurture merit program for the students who completes their class 10th in the year 2016 started. Till date more than 3500 application received from 12  districts of Karnataka
  • Totally 452 students were studied in 11th class  in the year 2015-16,in that more than 70 students secured above 90%
  • Pooja Adi(GD-639-15-16) she secured 98%  and Santhosh Lamani (GD-660-15-16) secured 94% and they stood first in their respective college.
  • Totally 324 students completed their class 12 during this year. More than 55 students were secured above 90%.
  • 3800 students utilized our libraries during the quarter. In libraries students are provided free Internet and computer facilities.
  • Under the skill training program initiative more than 500 students were trained during the last quarter.



Students group
Students group

Dear  Well wishers ,

2015 was eventful and challenging for Vidya Poshak. We are very pleased to give you the yearly updates. Following are the highlights.

  1. 2000 students from economically challenged background from 10 districts of Karnataka were  supported to continue their Higher Education who otherwise would have dropped out of Education.
  2. Through Vidya Poshak Support 680 students completed their Graduation during the year 2015. Out of which 200 have completed their professional education. More than 75% of them got placement within 3 months of their completion of Graduation.
  3. More than 25 students who completed their Class-12 exams topped their respective PU College and more than 40 of them got above 90% marks.
  4. 500 New students have been identified and inducted to the Nurture Merit Program, These students would be supported until their completion of their Education.
  5. With  GlobalGiving Donors support 64 students were assisted to continue their Education.

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Vidya Poshak

Location: Dharwad, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Venkatesan N
Dharwad, Karnataka India
$28,803 raised of $50,000 goal
277 donations
$21,197 to go
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