The student comes from a socially and economically disadvantaged background. Despite that, with his diligence, determination, and dreams and with support from community, teachers, and well -wishers, he was able to complete college education to become the first science graduate in his community. He supported his family, by working alongside his education during summer and in spare time as an agricultural hand. His dreams of continuing his education to pursue a research career in Chemistry was in jeopardy due to his dire financial situation. Pratibodh Foundation stepped in to sponsor and support his post graduate education.
The sponsorship besides funding the college and hostel fees, also provides digital aids like mobile phone, laptop, books, data charges, stipend for basic travel, photocopying and printing. A highly qualified English teacher works as a coach and mentor for training on basic English communication - spoken and written.
The Foundation’s support to deserving students, is based on the premise that unless end-to-end support and aid is provided, it will be exceedingly difficult for students to succeed in a highly competitive and resource intensive education in a good institution. Therefore, the attempt is to identify all the needs of the student and provide help both financial and others including mentorship and guidance. Based on the success of this experience, the foundation will prepare detailed plans on how to scale this approach for sustainable support.