Future Project 2022
Aim – To provide scholarships to marginalized students for college/ advanced courses/ professional courses.
Background of the Project
The project rationale originated from the need to provide scholarships to students for higher education.
After having made major strides in the area of education for marginalized children we at Gunjan Foundation wanted to expand our horizons, even more, to be able to reach out to a larger number of students and to help alter their lives for the better. Unfortunately, we cannot expand the number or size of our classrooms or increase the number of children in our school because of restrictions we must adhere to. So, we decided that another way of reaching out to and helping more students would be by way of providing scholarships for professional courses to underprivileged students many of whom are unable to afford the fees and other charges of advanced and professional courses. Many children have dreams of careers in medicine or engineering (to name a few areas) but are unable to afford the steep monetary requirements of these courses. To enable such needy students to realize their dreams we have decided to start a Chapter of the Gunjan Foundation in Jaipur with the sole intent of disbursing scholarships.
In fact, over the past 4 years, we have already aided 4 students and helped them to complete their professional courses but now we want to do this on a larger scale. We have identified Rajasthan as the state where we would like to establish ourselves and would like to operate out of Jaipur as it is close to Delhi and commuting to and fro to manage things is quite simple.
There is a need for scholarships for higher education that will arm students and help them in securing good jobs as they are unable to cope with the finances on their own. Their home environment and parents are unable to help much with financial assistance.
Project Management Section
The Foundation is planning to start a new chapter of Gunjan in Jaipur for Rajasthan students and in the future, we will expand this all over India.
Project Design and Implementation
To provide scholarships for advanced education to the neediest students who have the desire to achieve but can’t afford the expenses. We want to fulfill the dreams of such children. We have been providing scholarships for advanced education for the past four years. Jaipur Chapter is headed by Ms. Preeti Mehta.
Below mentioned are the students whom we are sponsoring for higher education:
- In 2021, we sponsored Monika Kumari Meghwal in Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women for B.Tech and now sponsoring Manijar Mandal in ICFAI University, Jharkhand.
- From the current session onwards, we have also started sponsoring education in the fields of IIT and others.
- We are also sponsoring the education of Sonakshi Meena, a medical student.
From July 2022, onwards we are planning to sponsor in the fields of Pharmacy, Computer, and many others.
Also, we are providing computer classes and spoken English courses to the girls with the help of Xaviers Vocational Training Centre. Along with this, we have also set up a library/ study center in the hostel for the students of Devnaryan Girls Hostel, Jamdoli Jaipur, through the PB Ranka Foundation.
We are also planning to provide scholarships to 8-10 students in the current session.
Counselling and Personality Development
We have collaborated with Shalini Girls who work with Government Girl Schools where they select 50-60 girls each year and support them for further education. The girls are selected on the basis of their needs and intelligence. In 2021, we have also provided career counseling and personality development classes to around 60 girls of Shalini. Ms. Harsha Rohit is conducting these classes under the aegis of the Gunjan Foundation. The classes and counseling both went well and there is a greater demand for them.
To take this project to the next level we have conducted one meeting and are planning to follow up on:
- Committee Members for the Jaipur Chapter:-
- Ms. Preeti Mehta (President)
- Justice J.K.Ranka
- Mr. S. S. Bhandari
- Ms. Madhu Kochar
- The selection committee for the selection of the students for the scholarship.
- Mr. Satish Mehta
Project location details
Demographic details – We provide scholarships to underprivileged children.
|Section||Income||No. of households|
|(Children of) Rickshaw Pullers, household help, Tea, stall owners, Security guard, Skilled worker like plumber, painter, Carpenter, Drivers etc||20,000 to 50,000 per annum||90 (Approx.)|
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