Transform

Without my education in SNEHA I could have easily given up and not achieved anything in life.

Ashish, SNEHA student
Donate & Sponsor

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. 

Post–16 college scholarship
Post–16 college scholarship

University scholarship

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. 

University scholarship
University scholarship

Profile: Akash

In his final year at SNEHA school supported by Saphara, Akash tells his story. Raised in the marginalised community, he became involved with ‘the wrong crowd’ and was very close to not dropping out of school. The turning point for him was the day he received a particular set of exam results: 

I had five friends and none of us were doing well in our studies…so when I saw my results, I couldn’t believe my eyes because I had passed with a very good mark. From then on I realised that I had to forget about the past and go ahead with my life. For the first time, I was convinced that I could study well and be successful in the future. Now in final exams, I want to score 99%! But it is all because of SNEHA and their help that I am standing in front of you today.” 

 

Akash
Akash

Reflection

““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

Fact File

  • 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.

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