Why We Do What We Do

Gyanada Map 2015

The Gyanada Scholarship

Since 2013, we have been offering scholarships for disadvantaged girls across India to attend low-cost private schools near their homes (why private schools?).

This takes the form of a fully funded scholarships which cover the cost of tuition for a year. As the cost of fees varies at a state-by-state level, the scholarship includes uniforms, admissions and stationery in some states but not in others. From time to time, we also extend additional support for other academic-related requirements on a case-by-case basis to the families.

The goal of the scholarship is to reduce the economic burden on low-income parents who may not be able to afford low-cost private school fees for all of their children, who may drop out from school (both government and private) entirely. Four out of five girls drop out from school in India before age 15: the scholarship is a small step towards addressing this national tragedy.

Gyanada All-Stars

From 2015, we will offer additional training to our students through our All-Stars program. The program covers English, computer skills training, and later on, access to psychological counselling.

We are excited to have the opportunity to provide additional support to Gyanada students which can positively contribute to their development as learners.