Geographically, we cover 41 villages in addition to Purkal Village, which lies on the outskirts of Dehradun. More recently, we have begun to focus on candidates from the extremely remote areas of Uttarakhand, as we are contemplating the building of hostel facilities.
how we select beneficiaries
Since the selection a candidate who has the potential to be a good student prepared to put in hard work is vital in the context of the ultimate mission, a lot of attention is paid to this exercise.
The primary criterion by which the Society chooses its beneficiaries is that the child should have an economically disadvantaged background. The secondary criterion is the potential and competence required to take advantage of the exceptional learning opportunity we provide to our students.
The process of admitting a student is an intricate one. We conduct a thorough examination of the prospect’s living conditions, economic background, and any other relevant aspect of the prospect’s life. Towards this end, a surveyor that the Society retains under its employ visits every prospect’s home. Apart from making photographs, he goes into details such as assets owned; the number of vessels, clothes; and responsibilities involving infants, elderly folk. Comparative poverty of prospects is established thusly. Even once selected, the status of the students is annually reaffirmed.
One other factor revolves around the parents’ ideals towards their child’s future. In the case of girls, especially, we often note that parents want little more than to marry them off at a conveniently early age. More generally, we see parents reserved or sometimes, simply unwilling, in encouraging and supporting their child in aspiring to the maximal. We do have workshops and awareness classes targeting the parents in such cases — but if this fails, we do not admit the child.
What We've Achieved
Dropout rates are insignificant.
The results of our year-end examinations keep steadily improving.
Student attendance rate is 97.7%.
The benefit of our efforts is reaped by those who are truly impoverished.