School to College - I am the Change Scholarship
Imagine, who paid your college fees? Parents, right?
Now imagine, who will pay the college fees for students who are parentless and single parented?
Many students drop formal education once they finish their school education. They do not join a college due to lack of funds. One of the surveys says that less than 10% of the population in India become graduates. Hence, there is a serious need to help students to become graduates.
'I am the Change Scholarship' is a program for 12th pass students from govt Schools in Chennai who are parentless, single-parented, academically strong and financially weak to do their UG degree.
Apart from sponsoring their UG degree, we also conduct free employability training program on weekends for all our sponsored students through our 'First Penguin Club' initiative. The students undergo 100 hours of training every year from the first year of their UG degree.
During their final year, we also provide them job placement specific training and expose them to various job opportunities.
Students are not just beneficiaries. We at Team Everest believe that they are 'change agents' too. Hence, every student who receives the scholarship will also commit to certain number of volunteering hours each month to make a difference in the community they live in.
100 parentless & single-parented students will become graduates and will help them find a job for themselves. This will help them and their family in overcoming poverty and living a better lifestyle.