Bright students are found in all the strata of society, but we lose a lot of talent as these students can not apply for higher studies due to lack of resources. Gender bias also plays a role in the education of female students. India’s literacy rate shows the gap between the rates of female literacy and male literacy, and this gap is also reflected in the enrolment for higher education.    

Prayatna initiated this programme specifically to support such girl children who have the talent and ambition but lack resources to pursue their dreams. Prayatna is currently supporting 34 girls from across India by providing them with scholarships and mentorship support to cover tuition fees and other expenses to pursue professional courses. The aim of the mentorship is to support these girls to be with work ready and to address any issues that they might be facing studying these professional courses.  

Prayatna aims to expand on this programme, and for this we are building an online platform, where girls from marginalized communities and backgrounds can apply for scholarship while we will match these with the donor community wishes to support such girl students.  We are also expanding the scope of the programme by including other streams of education, and we hope that we reach to students from every corner of the country so that as many as girl students can pursue the career that they want to in their choice of education centres.