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In favor of Shri Ramesh Prakash Samajik Sansthan, Vill-Pathorta, Via-Itarsi, Distt- Hoshangabad M.P Pin No. 461445

History

Organization started functioning in 2009; however it got registered as society only in 2011. The inception of the organization goes back to the internship programme of the students of Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai (2009-11 batch). With a small survey to assess the situation of higher education enrolment in Kesla tribal block of Hoshangabad district M.P. Which showed, drop out of 82% at 10th std. fortunate students continuing higher education enrolled to only local ‘B’ grade colleges Thus, started with information providing program it moved to providing complete support to rural students to make its access to prestigious universities form rural area, that includes form filling, information, guidance, coaching in summer camp and follow up. We can summarize the support was- Just like an informed parent would support his/her child higher educational dreams.

1st Phase
2009
2nd Phase 2009-10 3rd Phase 2010-11 4th Phase 2011-12 5th Phase 2012-13
  • Awareness of career options for humanities stream after 12th
  • Small Pilot to assess the need and future feasibility of the program
  • The survey showed no students getting into NAAC accreted colleges of India. Even those who were fortunate enough to continue their education were enrolled in local grade ‘C’ college.
  • 68% of students showed interest for studying further from the area
  • Increasing representation of underprivileged children from 2 Govt. Higher Secondary Schools of Hoshangabad district of M.P (which is among the poorest parts of India) in prestigious universities of the country.
  • Supported by 3 month summer camp in the school itself. With its unique and interactive approach in this phase of intervention, the program helped in dramatically improving the number of students applying and getting selected in various prestigious universities of India.
  • Total 37 students from the 25 inner most villages of three districts were selected.
  • Awarded as Best Social Venture by Rotary Club Pune and Innolab TISS Mumbai
  • In its 3rd phase, the programme restricted its area of work Tribal block of Kesla in the Hoshangabad district of M.P consisting 5 government higher secondary schools having 90% BPL, ST, SC & OBC students.
  • The programme also included class 10th students for Pre Polytechnic Test (PPT).
  • In spite of the limited engagement with the students (due to course commitments) and lack of proper funding, the programme succeeded in helping around 50 students in getting selected at various universities and Polytechnic colleges.
  • Awarded Plustrust fellowship, lifetime NSEF Fellowship and represented India in G.S.V.C at ISB Hyderabad
  • Collaboration with tribal welfare department, permission of conducting program in all 27 schools of the block
  • Undertook a defunct govt. scheme meant for coaching students for entrance examinations in summers
  • 173 students from 148 villages participated via 14 summer camps
  • 118 selections in top most universities of India in subjects refer to appendix 1 for details
  • Awarded Prerana, IDBI-TISS and DBS-TISS Fellowship
  • Expansion to whole district of Hoshangabad reaching to 130 schools
  • Replication started in Bhopal through MANIT, MITS and Excellence college Bhopal students
  • Expansion in Jhabua touching all government school there. Complete support from tribal welfare department
  • Won Education Innnovation fund for India 2012-13 by H.P, Won Manoudyami Social venture plan by TISS, Invited for Tech-Camp Mumbai and Hilary Clinton initiative