In addition to financial support to pay for the academic fees of the Scholars, we have added 8 additional services for the Scholars, each aimed at increasing Scholars’ exposure and skill-set beyond books. This extensive program has ensured that once Scholars graduate with a job in hand, they are well equipped to deal with the real world too.
Allow us to present 4 Role Models with dreams of specializing in cancer research, become an IFS Officer, an engineer who wants to use technology for sustainable development and a doctor who wants to serve the community and give back to the project. We are nurturing 28 such dreams this year.
We are looking forward to your support this year too friends. Please do contribute and share our appeal for funds in your network.
Let us JOIN HANDS to create a better future.
Who benefits from your donation?
Case Study 1: Our Sanjay is a shy and soft-spoken but incredibly sharp young boy. He has been an all-rounder since school. He stood first in academics, won declamation contests, participated in painting competitions and he wanted to be a doctor. With a carpenter father and a housewife mother supporting his family of 7, possibilities were tough despite the grades. With full support from the program, after graduating from a leading medical college from Chandigarh, he joined a leading hospital in NCR. He is paying back to the project to support fresh batch of scholars.
Case Study 2: In the face of blatant gender discrimination at home with parents against paying for the education of ‘praaya dhan’, eduCATe Scholarship secured a seat in pharmacy for our ever smiling Radha. She took tuitions outside of college hours to start paying back, still topped the class and was awarded with full fee concession by the college.
Case Study 3: Despite facing terrible domestic turbulence, a very determined Rajinder remained focused on studies and scored 87% in non-medical stream in Class +2. However, with a truant father and housewife mother, there was little hope of paying for his engineering seat. Thanks to timely intervention by the Trustees of Can & Will Foundation, he is an engineering in the making today and can dream of supporting his family in a dignified manner soon.
* Names have been changed to protect the dignity of our Scholars. Factual information stands verified and correct.
Who is seeking donations?
Can & Will Foundation is a registered charity and we been actively promoting sustainable livelihoods through education since 2008. Under our eduCATe Scholars program, thus far we have monetarily supported, mentored and guided 154 intelligent students facing financial challenges since 2008.
Our graduates include Doctors, Radiotherapy technologists, Commerce graduates, Landscapists, Stenographers, Chartered Accountancy interns. Depending upon their career paths and family responsibilities, some of these scholars have started contributing back to the project also, to create opportunities for others facing such unfortunate circumstances.
Why are we asking for Rs. 10 lakhs?
Our budget for 22 eduCATe Scholars in year 2017-18 was Rs 9.25 lakhs. With few more applications already submitted for academic year 2018-19, we expect our budget to cross Rs. 10 lakhs. Hence we are raising this appeal to avoid the loss of an academic year for any deserving student who has stars in the eyes but not enough pennies in the pocket.
NOTE: Apart from government-approved schemes such as BPL/income linked, or SC/ST concessions for our Scholars, we do not receive any government funding.
|No||Cat||Father/Main Bread Winner’s Profession||12th result %||Stream||App. Monthly Income (per month)||Admission (College & Course)||TOTAL|
|1||SC||Daily Wager||95||non medical||10,000||PEC Chd (Electronics & Communications)||1,40,250|
|2||GEN||Farmer||72.6||comm||7,000||Khalsa College Chd (Bcom)||20,500|
|3||GEN||Cash Clerk||94.4||Non medical||12,000||CCET, Chandigarh (BE)||77,400|
|4||GEN||Security guard||72||non medical||9,000||SD College Chd (BCA)||26,390|
|5||GEN||sales man at shop||87||non medical||9,000||CSIO (Indo-Swiss)||46,000|
|6||GEN||Security guard||94.4||non medical||8,000||GCM-11 (BCA)||52,900|
|7||GEN||worker||82||comm||10,000||GCG 42 (Bcom)||20,135|
|8||GEN||Momo Hawker||74||arts||9,000||GC-46 (BA Music)||21,055|
|9||GEN||Deceased||71||medical||9,000||SD College (BSc)||23,890|
|10||SC||Labourer||87||non medical||5,000||Govt College- Mohali (BSc)||70,675|
|11||Gen||Kiryana Store||87||medical||8,000||PIMS, Jalandhar (MBBS)||2,25,000|
|12||SC||Daily Wager||72||medical||12,000||Govt College- Mohali (BSc)||3,275|
|13||SC||Auto Driver||84||medical||15,000||Govt Polytech - Chd (D.Pharma)||3,275|
|14||Gen||Security guard||92||non medical||10,000||Guru Nanak Eng College Ludhiana (BE)||43,000|
|15||Gen||Social Worker||87||medical||7,500||Chennai School for +2 (Wants to be Agri Scientist)||30,000|
|16-20||Gen||All above 65%||All below 10,000||Dev Samaj College - 5xB.Ed students||1,00,000|
|21||Gen||Office Boy||78||n/a||8,000||St Ishar Singh Public School, Class 8||12,000|
|22||Gen||Office Boy||85||n/a||8,000||St Ishar Singh Public School, Class 4||10,000|
|Annual Budget for Academic Year 2017-18||9,25,745|