Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2008-2009

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Total 90 students, (55 students from 24 Parganas(South) and 35 studetns from Bankura) were sponsored in this year.

Mukti has dedicated itself to changing the lives of the Sunderban inhabitants through education. The generations of tomorrow will require training in order to be prepared for an ever-changing world and to avail of the opportunities that are now cropping up in India. The low literacy rate in the area is significantly affected by the lack of sufficient income, which puts pressure on the children to work to provide for themselves and the family.

The TSS Project is a scholarship program created by Mukti through which individual students are provided with the support required to get access to a structured education. This proposal, prepared by the board of Mukti, outlines the financial support required for implementation of the project. Additionally, Mukti requests the sponsor to consider extending financial support over several years for the selected student so that the targeted student can get established in his/her life.

Selection Criteria:
The selection of students is based on both means and merit. The following criteria are used for selecting students for TSS funding:
– Past results from school exams and feedback from their respective school teachers are indicators of the student’s ability.
– Local knowledge and feedback is utilized to appraise a family’s financial situation.

The approximate annual income of the family is used an indicator to determine the family’s inability to provide adequate financial support for their child.

Budget Details:
Budget Details The assessed annual budget per student is 5,000 INR. This amount takes care of the following:
# All required textbooks will be purchased and provided to students by Mukti.
# Other required expenses like school fees, exercise books, pen, pencil etc will be provided.
# A school uniform will be provided to each student.
# A small amount is provided to each student on a monthly basis to provide for some basic necessities such as nourishment (INR 100).

Project Management & Feedback
Mukti will be gathering feedback on a routine basis through its network of volunteers. This activity will be coordinated by Mukti’s regional Education Coordinator. Performance indicators such as updated school results will be gathered; feedback from school teachers will be solicited as necessary. Mukti will track on-going needs for each student and will communicate this to sponsoring individuals/agencies to ensure that there is no interruption in a child’s’ education. Mukti will also elicit local feedback on the financial ituation of the families.

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