I want to become a software engineer when I grow up, I want to make my parents proud.- Renu Rising Star at Project Hope, Jodhpur
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
Project Hope is our first project in our philanthropic journey. Starting in the beautiful city of Jodhpur, India, this project aims to identify the most deserving, under-privileged children, and provide them with a great education through scholarships to attend the best schools in the city.
India has a dichotomy in its education system. There are private schools (called public schools as per the British system), and there are government schools for students who can’t afford the private schools. According to the ninth Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), three in four children of ages six to fourteen go to the government schools. Given the sheer scale of the student population the government run schools in India face unique challenges in delivering quality education to the masses.
India does have a network of for-profit private schools in every city which strive to deliver higher quality education to children. Unfortunately this quality education is only accessible to the privileged few in the country. Project Hope identifies the most talented under-privileged children, and alongside giving them scholarships to attend these private schools, supports them through outside classroom support and activities.
Journey So Far
- Project Hope
announced in Jodhpur
- Children from government schools take
Project Hope aptitude test
- In person meetings with
children and their parents
- First academic session for
2016 Singhal Scholars starts