EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE NEEDY : One of the main objective of the Trust is to provide financial assistance to the needy underprivileged to enable them to pursue and complete their studies. Having a basic qualification should help these students to stand on their own legs. Our Trust offers you the opportunity to be a part of this building process by contributing your might as you deem it. https://www.facebook.com/radhakrishnan.ramaswami.5/media_set?set=a.2310074452407954&type=3 ( Album with all photographs of the 6th Annual Educational Financial Assistance Award Function).
This academic year (2020-2021) the number of needy students we will need to financially support will be more than 260 requiring funds of around 22 lakhs.
Going through the majority of requests for financial assistance and the family details would make all of us almost cry.
The unfortunate ones always have to struggle to meet ends. If someone comes along and provides some sort of succor, in any form, believe me, they will be grateful all through their lives. This healing balm can come in the form of financial assistance to help them to tide over the problem of paying their yearly fees. Our Trust is doing precisely that. Obviously we cannot meet the complete requirement. We are trying our best. In the process we can only, at present, pay part of their fees requirement.
For the last six years we have reached out to a large number of students — students who otherwise may have dropped out of schools and colleges and provided them financial assistance to pursue their studies. Our assistance has made a difference based on the feedbacks from the parents and the students.
In the first year we financially supported 25 student’s education and this kept increasing year after year and will reach to more than 260 students this academic year( 2019-2020).
The students supported ranged from the 1st standard to the final year Engineering. The parents of the students can be categorised into:
a) Some of the students are orphans.
b) Around 25% don’t have father and the mother is normally a rag picker or a housemaid.
b) In around 10% of the cases the father has left home or is a drunkard.
c) Around 40% of them are Rag Pickers or work in the dumping ground.
d) 15% of the parents have menial jobs… The father lifts loads or works on contract basis on a low paying job.
e) Remaining 10% : Some are Watchmen, Postmen, Drivers or people having not so good jobs.
The links below give the details of the assistance provided in the past few years.
2019-2020…Last academic year we handed over financial assistance cheques to 251 students.
2018-2019 …. We provided Educational Financial Assistance to 238 Needy Students during academic year 2018-2019.
2017-2018 ………Educational Financial Assistance to 125 Needy Students during academic year 2017-2018.
Before 2017…… Educational Financial Assistance to Needy Students during academic years before 2017.