Although many Indian children are now completing school, college education has only ever been a dream for most of them. Saphara is committed to giving young people from the poorest backgrounds a chance to go to college, especially girls.
Post–16 college scholarship
After 10th Class, the students from Kaplani High school must go to nearby Mussoorie for their final two years of school. Saphara is delighted to sponsor 11 young people in college studying subjects from the sciences to English and business studies.
Saphara has the privilege of providing four students with the opportunity to study at university level. With a degree, their chances of getting a good job are massively increased, providing huge benefits for their families and community.
““We would like to see the community, especially the women, becoming empowered, the children becoming educated, going out of the slum and not living the same life that their parents have lived… being able to stand on their own two feet, earn well, live well and live a happy life away from the difficult conditions they are living in today.” ”
Dr Reeta Rao, founder of SNEHA
Kamlesh, our first university scholar, is in her second year studying Sociology, Politics and Hindi and has a job in a chai café in Mussoorie. Her success means that she has been able to support her mother, younger sisters and brother who live in the very poor village of Patrani.