Deserving Students from the classes 8 to 12 are carefully selected based on the twin criteria of Good Academic Performance and Weak Financial background.
We reach out to them through personal visits to schools and announcements in social media. The children as well as the parents / guardian are interviewed to make sure that the beneficiaries are truly deserving and in a position to significantly benefit from Pragati’s support.
Pragati scholars are generally among the top performers in their class. In addition, some of them do well in sports while others participate in extra curricular activities. Like other children of their age, they too harbor ambitions to grow up and become doctors, engineers, economists, scientists, IAS officers, professors, chartered accountants, etc,.
They come from families managing on extremely meager and often uncertain incomes. Generally, the fathers are street hawkers, casual laborers, technicians or low paid clerical workers and mothers are housewives. In some cases, a single parent is handling all the responsibilities. Some of these children have lost one or both parents and are being supported by relatives who themselves are in straitened circumstances.