Grameen Shikkha Scholarship Program

by Grameen Shikkha

Summary

Grameen Shikkha Scholarship Program provides financial support to bright underprivileged children. The scholarship winners are selected based on criteria set by the donors.
$40,000
total goal
$33,608
remaining
18
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.grameen-info.org/​grameen/​gshikkha/​index.html
Grameen Shikkha Homepage

Organization Information

Grameen Shikkha

Grameen Shikkha
Project Leader:
Nurjahan Begum
Honorary Managing Director
Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh

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