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VIDYA POSHAK

INDEX Sl.No.

Particulars

Page No.

1.

From CEO's Desk

2

2.

Executive Summary

3

3.

Glimpse of Vidyaposhak

4

4.

Volunteers

4

5.

Nurture Merit programmes

5

5.1

5

Financial Assistance 5.1.1.

For Non Professional courses

5

5.1.2.

For Professional courses

6

5.1.3.

Additional support

6

5.1.4.

Analysis of assistance

7

5.2.

Knowledge and Information support

9

5.3.

Training and capacity building

10

5.3.1 Residential bridge Camps

10

5.3.2 Graduate Finishing Schools

12

5.3.3 Centre for Development of Soft Skills

13

6.

Youth Development

16

7.

Resource Generation

18

8.

Collaborations

20

9.

Press Coverage

21

10.

Consolidated Income & Expenditure Account

22

11.

Balance Sheet

23

12.

Vidyaposhak Management

24

13.

Offices of Vidyaposhak

24

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Annual Report


VIDYA POSHAK 2. Executive Summary

From CEO's Desk‌. The year 2008-09 has brought-in a new thinking and actions in the organization. Vidyaposhak (VP) was invited to 'contest' for 'platinum partner' status with the "Deshpande Foundation, Hubli/USA". The foundation had set many parameters viz. Good Governance, Transparency, Innovations, Technology and willingness for sustained growth, etc. After several weeks of discussions and brainstorming with many renowned educationists and industrialists, we are conferred as a "Platinum Partner" of the esteemed "Deshpande Foundation". First few years i.e. from 2001-2007, we defined it, as a phase of consolidation in terms of expansion (horizontal), learning and standardizing our processes, involving people and institutions, etc. Now we have defined the next 5-7 years as the phase of Sustenance focusing on - sustained growth, consolidation of the programs/processes (vertical) and replication of our well developed processes and products. In the year 2008-09, we started with a new program- leadership program- for youth, which is being achieved through "CHANGE AMBASSADOR" and youth centers. One more new initiative was C-DOSS (Center for Development of Soft Skills) to meet the growing demand for trainings in Soft Skills especially in the field of education. We are aiming to formulate it as 'self sustainable'. There are many success stories. As has been the tradition, in the year of 2008-09 too, a 100% placement was achieved in both the Graduate Finishing Schools. One of our alumni, Mr. Ravi Channanavar, successfully passed All India Civil Service Examination and joined the rank of IPS. The VP was adjudged as "Technology for NGO" by Microsoft, USA and a video document on VP could be seen soon in the MS website. Mr. Deep Joshi, from Pradan, New Delhi, was invited to study and evaluate (social audit) the VP. The excerpts of his report convey that the volunteer programme has been the most remarkable innovation which is a unique feature of the VP's philosophy and operations. He quotes that '‌.the organization has changed from a charity disbursing funds by way of scholarships to a development organisation engaged in human and community development'. I thank all the Foundations and Trusts especially the Infosys Foundation, the advisory committee and governing body members of the VP, donors, volunteers, students, my colleagues and all other stakeholders for being supportive, and also for promoting the mission of the VP.

The year 2008-09 was a year of consolidation for

were ultimately placed in firms of repute. The success for the

Vidyaposhak as for the existing programmes with some

consecutive years inspired Vidyaposhak that culminated into

additional projects getting implemented. As for the flagship

birth of another Graduate Finishing School at Gulbarga,

financial assistance programme, there was no increase in the

which could train and place 78 students.

magnitude of support. Seven thousand students appeared Realising the need for a dedicated cell for training to harness

for the Nurture Merit test at 26 centres. While a total of 4569 students were assisted to the tune of Rs 2 crores in the

the training demand, Vidyaposhak started Centre for

previous year, 4147 students were assisted with Rs.1.75

Development of Soft Skills through which 9120 students

crores this year. This was due to the policy for the current

and 1446 teachers were trained in various schools, colleges

year to address the quality issues rather than attempting an

and institutions through revenue and social modules. Sir

increase in numbers. It was also decided to intend to

Ratan Tata Trust's support helped Vidyaposhak initiate the

consolidate the programmes vertically instead of the

Youth Development programme, through which 50 male

horizontal growth. However Vidyaposhak was open to the

and 50 female students from 50 selected colleges of six

operations in other areas out of its sandbox through capable

districts are being trained as CHANGE ambassadors and are

partner organizations. More needy students could be

being moulded to be leaders. Through the five youth centres

covered in the Hyderabad Karnataka area this year, thanks to

at Hubli, Belgaum, Sirsi, Bijapur and Haveri, several

Shri Kottala Basaveshwara Shikshana Samiti.

programmes for the benefit of the students of are being organised and already more than 1500 are trained.

During the year the library services were extended to more needy students with the opening of 7 new book banks in

On Resource Generation front, the donor base is getting

Hyderabad Karnataka area, thus increasing the total centres

widened with new institutional and individual donors

to 58. All the 5 libraries at Hubli, Haveri, Bijapur, Sirsi and

showing keen interest in getting associated. A total of Rs.

Belgaum were decided to be converted into Knowledge

350 lakhs were generated during the year apart from the

Resource Centres imparting vital information to the member

donations in kind worth Rs. 35 lakhs. Infosys Foundation

students. A pilot kiosk was opened at Halyal (North Canara

still remains the single largest institutional donor with a

district) through which the students around this area can

share of around 64%.

access computer and information that they critically need.

The volunteer number increased from 300 to 462 apart from

While targeting 10 residential bridge camps during the year,

around 300 student volunteers who in fact organise, anchor

we ended up in organizing 13 covering around 600 students

and deliver most of the programmes of Vidyaposhak in

as against 5 camps conducted during the previous year,

different places.

thanks to Infosys Foundation. Again this time too no amount was invested on infrastructure. An overwhelming

Many prominent persons paid visit to Vidyaposhak. Mr.

support from the community took care of it. The Graduate

Deep Joshi, founder of Pradan, completed social audit of

Finishing School at Dharwad that had successfully trained

Vidyaposhak and has praised the humble efforts of

and placed 75 students last year once again succeeded in

Vidyaposhak apart from offering several invaluable

achieving the target of the year of training 120 students who

suggestions.

It is remarkable for an NGO with huge financial and human resource constraints to flawlessly carry out such an elaborate and large scale operation. VP sets very high standards of integrity and transparency for itself and has managed to live up to those.

R N Tikot

Shri Deep Joshi

Secretary and CEO

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Founder of Pradan and Magsaysay awardee

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VIDYA POSHAK 4. Volunteers

3. Glimpse of Vidyaposhak

Thanks to the networking efforts of the existing volunteers,

Vidyaposhak is an Indian registered society, founded in 2001, primarily for handholding and empowering the needy student community.

Vidyaposhak has been doing. Almost all the programmes are

Vision

volunteers get themselves involved in serving the student

Nurturing economically disadvantaged meritorious students to be contributive citizens.

these senior volunteers, 235 student volunteers also have

more and more are getting fascinated by the work that being sphereheaded by the volunteers. At present, 462 community through Vidyaposhak. Under the guidance of been investing their free time involving in several programmes of Vidyaposhak.

Mission — To provide financial assistance to meritorious students who cannot afford to continue their higher education owing to their financial difficulties.

5. NURTURE MERIT PROGRAMMES

5.1.1 Non Professional courses

Vidyaposhak strives to empower student community basically through three programmes viz., providing financial assistance, library support and various training programmes.

During the year 2008-09, 3506 students were financially assisted for their studies in non professional streams. This includes students opting for Arts, Commerce or Science degree courses, diploma, ITI, etc. Total amount of Rs 102.45 lakhs was disbursed.

5.1 Financial Assistance During the year, almost double the number of students, confident of scoring at least 60% in their 10th class, applied and wrote the test compared to last year. A total of 8900 students applied for attending the Nurture Merit Test to be eligible for the financial assistance out of which 7000 appeared for the test at 26 centres. During 2007-08, 4000 students had appeared for the test at 11 centres.

Category

2007-08

Finally after making nearly 3000 house visits, 1583 students were financially assisted afresh to pursue post 10th class education.

— To enhance the knowledge base of the student through network of "Knowledge resource centers (KRC)". — To guide and train the students towards achieving excellence in professional and personal life. — To collaborate with institutions with similar objectives to share the best practices and expand the reach. — To network, associate and enable educational community to realize the vision.

This year, the volunteers generated 35% of total applications received from the needy students for financial assistance.

— To mobilize resources from individuals and institutions through donations and sponsorships.

Like in the previous years, the volunteers participated in the Nurture Merit Test conducted at 26 centres. Ninety percent

Major Stakeholders

of the house visits to the dwelling units of the shortlisted

— Students

students were done by the volunteers. They helped identify infrastructure for organizing camps at various places.

— Donors

Volunteers have helped raise lot of resources through

— Volunteers

While the average financial assistance for professional courses like Engineering and Medicine was Rs.20,000/-. For the non professional courses, the average assistance was Rs.3000/-. During the year, 4147 students were assisted to the tune of Rs.174.51 lakhs (including partners) which was in fact less than the corresponding figures for the previous year. This included the students who performed academically well in their respective annual examinations. The financially assisted students also update their respective donors about their academic progress on a regular basis.

2512

1583

65.33

45.84

Renewal of assistance

1417

1923

40.02

56.61

Total

3929

3506

105.35

102.45

3506 3929

1923

Renewal of assistance

1417

1583 Newly assisted

Sir Ratan Tata Trust funds Vidyaposhak's efforts in identifying and screening students for inducting them into the Nurture Merit programme, apart from the visits that the volunteers make to the dwelling units of the students for need assessment.

2512

2000

1000

0

3000

4000

Number of students 2008-09 Number of students 2007-08

kind. 120

Any person, non-prejudiced, willing to invest few hours

Geographical area

can engage themselves in activities that suit their strengths volunteers was through reference. Block level training

Salient features

programmes were organised for the volunteers to keep

80

and skills. Like last year, this year too the induction of

65.33 45.84 40.02

40

volunteers. Annual Volunteer meets were conducted at

20

different districts.

Holistic package of financial assistance, library support and integrated training programmes

56.61

60

them updated apart from orienting the newly inducted

The financial assistance is based on the need assessment through visits to the dwelling units.

105.35 102.45

100

every day / week, having strong penchant to serve society

22 districts of Karnataka and 3 districts of Maharashtra, having Main (Coordinating) office at Dharwad (Karnataka) and at Raichur (Karnataka)

Newly assisted

Total

— Parents

Amount assisted (Rs. in lakhs)

2008-09 2007-08 2008-09

individuals, institutions and banks in terms of both cash and

— Teachers

Number of students

0

Sir Ratan Tata Trust sponsors the volunteer training and

Newly assisted

Renewal of assistance

Total

meeting expenses

Community driven with involvement of huge numbers of volunteers

Amount assisted (Rs. in lakhs) 2007-08 Amount assisted (Rs. in lakhs) 2008-09

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VIDYA POSHAK Professional courses

A total of 641 students were financially assisted to the tune of Rs.72.06 lakhs to pursue their professional courses like Engineering, Medical, BBA, BCA, BSC (Agri), Nursing, MBA, MCA courses. Out of these, 810 students are Engineering students and 15 are medical students. Category

Number of students

Amount assisted (Rs. in lakhs)

5.1.1 Additional Support

5.1. 4 Analysis of assistance

For those students who perform exceedingly well academically, Vidyaposhak extends additional support apart from the college and examination fees in the form of tuition fees, special coaching, etc to ensure that such students come out with flying colours not only in their annual examinations but also succeed in clinching jobs. During the year, 16 students were given additional support to the tune of Rs.0.80 lakhs.

A survey of 467 students assisted by Vidyaposhak between 2004 and 2009 was taken up to understand the status of the students and the impact of the assistance. The findings were as follows.

2007-08 2008-09 2007-08 2008-09 Newly assisted

359

124

48.64

26.74

Renewal of assistance

411

517

45.70

45.32

Total

770

641

94.34

72.06

Analysis of performance of students in the CET for 2008-09 A total of 293 students informed their CET results and their performance in terms of rank slab is narrated in the

Out of 69 students inducted into the programme during 2004, at the end of the 5th year of assistance, 51% had completed their education, 39% still pursuing education and 10% discontinuing education for various reasons. Out of the students completing the education, 60% secured jobs, 26% awaiting jobs and the status of the rest 14% was not known.

following table.

CET ranking 0-1000

Gurunath's residence

Vinayak hails from Mansur, a village in Dharwad taluk. Being a brilliant student he wanted to study Bio-technology. He was inspired by one of our student beneficiaries, Mr. Gururaj Joshi who is doing his research in Bristol University, London. After his 12th class, Vinayak was struggling to get admission to B.Sc. Bio-technology due to acute financial difficulties. His father was working as security guard in a private company but had left the job due to his ill health. Vinayak's uncle used to take care of his education expenses till PUC-II n(12th class) but he withdrew this support. Vinayak was shocked and started looking out for assistance. He some how managed to attend the entrance test of B.Sc. His name was in the first merit list. But till the last date he was not able to take admission due to financial difficulties. He then got to know about Vidyaposhak through one of the volunteers and approached Vidya Poshak for assistance. His application was processed immediately and concerned authorities in the college were successfully convinced to get him admitted even after the last date.

Mr. Gurunath's parents are agricultural labourers at Mugali village in Shiggaon taluk of Haveri district. Gurunath's younger brother was suffering from cancer. An amount of Rs. 60,000/- had been spent for his treatment. Elder sister discontinued her education and joined parents as labourer. Gurunath secured 83% in 12th class (PUC II) and secured good CET ranking. This boy secured admission for engineering on Govt. merit seat in BVB College of Engineering at Hubli. He was under terrible pressure for monetary assistance. Some well wishers and friends directed him to Vidyaposhak, to help him get the assistance.

Today he has successfully completed his degree and is a proud man having got an offer letter from IBM in his kitty that offers him a salary package of Rs.1.60 lakhs per annum

Gurunath now is poised to join his first job with Shri Renuka Sugars Ltd at Belgaum and will get Rs.2.05 lakhs per annum package. His parents are now ecstatic with the bright future for their son.

Thanks to Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai for assisting Vidyaposhak in organising the student orientation programmes at different places

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CET CET ranking ranking 5000 1000-5000 10000

8(3%)

Since 2004, a total of 8418 students were inducted into Vidyaposhak. According to our estimate, at the end of 5 years, out of these 7577 (90%) would complete their respective courses and 841 (10%) would get discontinued from our programme for various reasons. Out of the 7577 students who complete their courses, 2577 would be fully assisted by Vidyaposhak and the rest partially. A total of 4546 (60%) will secure jobs.

19(8%)

43(17%)

CET ranking Total 10000 and above 223(76%)

As of now totally 500 students have completed their courses and 300 are employed since inception.

% of First Class Students

Analysis of examination results of 12th class students from Science stream for

2004-05

82

2005-06

53

2006-07

46

2007-08

84

2008-09

61

2008 - 09: Out of a total of 409 students who appeared for the examination, 327 students (80%) informed their results. Out of these, 8 students scored 90% and above marks while 190 students (58%) scored between 60 and 80 percent marks. As for the partner organisations, Prerana, Yakshagana Kalaranga and Dhriti Foundation together, 53 students appeared for the examination and all of them informed their results. Fifteen (28%) of them scored 90% and above marks and 38 (72%) scored between 60% and 80% marks.

Other outcomes ¢ Out of the students passing out from 12th class Science, 42% scored above 70% of marks.

Performance of Science Students from 2004-05 to 2008-09

90

¢ For the year 2008-09 for all the streams together, percent of First Class studenzts of Vidyaposhak was 61% as against the State Results of (first class students) 19.50%

84

82

80 70 61

60

53

50

46

40 30 20 10 0

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07 Year

2007-08

293

Vidyaposhak Students opting Science stream

Year

% of First Class Students

5.1.2

2008-09

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VIDYA POSHAK PUC-II (12TH CLASS) ARTS,COMMERCE AND SCIENCE RESULTS ANALYSIS SINCE 2004 Arts Year

90% +

%

80% +

%

70% +

%

60% +

%

50% +

%

Below 50%

%

Total

2004-05

0

0

4

6

9

13

46

63

13

18

0

0

72

2005-06

0

0

42

38

36

33

5

5

27

24

0

0

110

2006-07

2

1

15

10

51

32

63

40

26

17

0

0

157

2007-08

1

1

28

26

56

49

20

18

6

5

1

1

112

2008-09

0

0

31

30

60

57

13

12

1

1

0

0

105

Total

3

120

212

147

73

1

556

In the last five years on an average 86% of the students have scored more than 60%

Commerce Year

5.1 Knowledge and Information support “Saraswati”, Central Library at Hubli has been a prominent visit site for visitors. It has impressed upon many funding organizations and assisted in getting resources for Vidya Poshak programs. Prominent visitors for the current year have been promoters of Supraja Foundation, Hong Kong, Executives from Microsoft CSR, ITC's E-Choupal, TDH India, Pradhan and SRTT team among the prominent ones.

Through the Central Library located at Hubli, Vidyaposhak extends knowledge and information support to the student community. Apart from the books, students also gain access to computers and take advantage of the various training programmes organised. This support is also extended to the non Vidyaposhak student beneficiaries. Compared to the previous year Vidyaposhak added 7 more book bank centres that were opened in the Hyderabad Karnataka region, thanks to the support from our partnering organisation, Shri Kottala Basaveshwara Shikshana Samiti. These centres extend service to all the students. Thus the total tally has risen to 58. While the books and computers have been supported by Infosys Foundation, the other costs at libraries at Hubli, Haveri, Belgaum, Bijapur and Sirsi are borne by Sir Ratan Tata Trust for organizing various activities at these Youth Centres.

The comparative table indicating the progress: Particular

2007-08

2008-09

No. of students

7000+

8000+

No. of Books Issued

22000+

25000+

46

58

14225

14598

Amount invested (Rs. in lakhs)

26

25

Library Members (Non Vidyaposhak beneficiaries)

600

800

Donation (In Kind)

41000+

50000+

0.18

2.50

Total no. of book Centers Books Procured during the year

On pilot basis, a KIOSK (Information Center) has been established near Halyal. The kiosk has a computer, printer and internet facility for students. Mrs. Nanda Joshi, a library volunteer is managing the kiosk from her premises .It not only offers single window facility .to the students about Vidyaposhak activities but also trains the students on the usage of computers and internet. So far more than 40 odd students have availed the facility.

90% +

%

80% +

%

70% +

%

60% +

%

50% +

%

Below 50%

%

Total

2004-05

1

1

12

18

18

26

27

40

10

15

0

0

68

2005-06

1

3

7

17

8

20

19

48

5

12

0

0

40

2006-07

1

1

18

13

29

21

48

36

37

27

2

2

135

2007-08

0

0

31

31

45

45

14

14

9

10

0

0

99

2008-09

1

2

18

28

29

44

15

23

2

3

0

0

65

Donation (Amount Rs. in lakhs)

Total

4

407

Membership Fees(Rs.)

65,750

1,15,900

Total Number of books

31546

46144

86

129

123

63

2

In the last five years on an average 86% of the students have scored more than 60%

 All book centres headed by Volunteers conducted programs on career awareness, personality development and spoken English. Vidya Poshak wishes to convert all these libraries as Knowledge Resource Centers (KRCs) in days to come.

Science Year

90% +

%

80% +

%

70% +

%

60% +

%

50% +

%

Below 50%

%

Total

2004-05

2

2

20

24

15

18

31

38

7

8

8

10

83

2005-06

6

5

16

13

30

25

12

10

48

39

10

8

122

2006-07

3

1

25

8

36

12

78

25

58

19

110

35

310

2007-08

2

1

53

16

110

33

118

34

12

4

39

12

334

2008-09

8

2

42

13

67

21

81

25

76

23

52

16

326

Total

21

156

258

320

201

219

In the last five years on an average 64% of the students have scored more than 60%

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Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation in Vidyaposhak central library, Hubli

 The libraries today have all the teaching aids for organizing student/youth related activities.  The central library at Hubli also conducts “Value Education Class” for slum children from nearby place. Mrs. Aruna Shrikant, senior volunteer of Vidyaposhak coordinates this programme.

1175

Vidyaposhak expresses sincere gratitudes to Shri Prabhakar Rao Mangalore of Haveri and Shri Ajit K. Doddanavar of Belgaum for their kind support.

Shri Deep Joshi(Magsaysay award winner) from New Delhi

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VIDYA POSHAK ¡ All the 100% of the students enrolled have successfully passed out from the camp. No dropouts during the camps.

5.1 Training and capacity building Vidyaposhak has been organising various training programmes for the benefit of the student community, the teachers, the volunteers and the staff. 5.1.1

Camp Photo gallery

¡ Local community is so much impressed by the change that happens in the students in nine days, they are demanding to host camps in their places.

Residential bridge camps

For the year 2008-09, we had planned for 10 bridge camps to cover 500 students with the support of Infosys Foundation for Vidya Poshak supported students. At the end, we could conduct 13 bridge camps covering around 590 students. Due to the impact it was creating on the students, we got overwhelming response from the local community and local donors provided the food in four camps at free of cost. The same cost we used to conduct three more camps. The one interesting and important thing in community participation is that wherever we have conducted the camps, they are ready to host at least 1-2 camps every year. Thanks to the donor for supporting us in initiating this project, which is bringing permanent smiles on the faces of many students and also did create impact on the local community to participate and contribute for social cause.

Students Covered PUC I year Arts, commerce and Science PUC II year Arts, Commerce and Science Degree Arts and Commerce students 100% of PUC I year Arts and Commerce students of Vidyaposhak are trained through Camps. Future plans For next year 2009-10, we have planned to conduct 25 camps to train 1250 students. While most of the above venues will continued and will add some more places with the support of local community and volunteers.

The year finished with lot of interesting things to note in the bridge camps. Some of the highlights of the camps are as follows. ¡ Many students touched the computers for the first time in their life.

- Prasad PUC II year Science Bagalkot camp student

¡ Every student shared that it was unique kind of learning method i.e. highly interactive and student centric, that they never experienced in their life.

“In eight days if we can learn so many new things, if Vidya Poshak opens a college for us, I wonder what all we can achieve. Thanks to Infosys foundation for supporting”.

¡ Students knew very little about the different career opportunities and thought that only Science students have plenty of opportunities and they don't have any opportunities other than teaching profession and some government jobs. After the camps they were exposed to various career opportunities. ¡ There was drastic improvement in the spoken English of the students by the end of the every camp. Many times students wondered about their English speaking ability. In the Indian context, knowing English gives lots of confidence.

-Divya Hegde B.Sc. II year Haliyal Camp Student

¡ Camps have boosted their confidence to achieve higher goals in their life as they all come from vulnerable family conditions. ¡ In this year around 17 students of BA and B.Com 1st year have shifted to English medium, who studied in vernacular medium till PUC II year.

“Initially I had no courage to participate in any activity but know I have developed that courage to participate in any activity”

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VIDYA POSHAK He was even struggling with his economic needs and felt very difficult to meet out his day to day expenses at Dharwad. At that time he even thought of discontinuing the course. But the alumnus of GFS contributed monetarily and encouraged him to continue the course.

5.1.1 Vidya Poshak Graduate Finishing School, Dharwad , empowering Graduates Vidya Poshak's Graduate Finishing School is a unique social initiative training program to empower the graduates (like BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA etc,). During the three months' training program, the students are trained in areas like English Language, Communication Skills, Basic Computer Knowledge, Analytical Skills, Personality Development etc. On successful completion of the training, they are assisted with placements as well. This initiative is generously supported by Sarojini Damodaran Charitable Trust, Bangalore.

The students of GFS who are now working in different companies have proved that they are hard working and eager to learn new things. In the new academic year, Vidya Poshak Graduate Finishing School has come up with new admission policies and new fee structure. The team is hopeful of greater quality output who can herald the flags of Vidya Poshak.

Mr. Manjunath completed the course with lot of determination to excel in life. At the end of two and half months only he faced the interview of EMRI, Bangalore and immediately got selected as the Communication Office. He was ecstatic with the offer and new he is even helping his mother (widow) who is in his village.

Vidya Poshak Graduate Finishing School, Dharwad completed the first year with a winning note of placing all 75 students in various industries with an average salary of more than Rs. 10,000/-. This success story made us open another centre at Gulburga. The journey of one year made us to know many new facets of strengths, limitations and challenges faced by the rural students of vernacular media.

Limitations Though, nearly 1000 students attended the selection process, only around 300 were trainable graduates. At our centre we could train only 40 students at a time. Among external factors, the slowdown in Indian Economy, created some humps in the path of recruitment. There were lesser number of jobs which created more competition. The fresh graduates had to compete with the experienced MBA and engineering graduates. The salary package was reduced to great extent. These factors made even 'A' grade students to go for the jobs of Rs. 6,000 to 8,000/- per month.

Targets The second year for Graduate Finishing School, Dharwad began with a new target of training 120 students a year. The first, second and third batches with 48,42 and 30 students respectively from Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Uttara Kannada, Shimoga districts were admitted in to the course after the entrance examination conducted at all district headquarters. Nearly 1000 students attended entrance examination.

Graduate Finishing School at Gulbarga: During its maiden year, 78 graduates got trained and placed from Gulbarga, the largest district of the Hyderabad Karnataka region. This school is poised to change the overall employment scenario in this region which badly needs such initiatives.

Unforgettable experience of Mr. Manjunath Kambli Mr. Manjunath Kambli, after completing three months of training in GFS, joined EMRI as a communication officer. EMRI started the first day of service on the 1st Nov. 2008. There were many dignitaries who had come to inaugurate the 'Emergency 108 service'. Manjunath kambli was at the desk of office to receive the calls. The phone rang. Manjunath lifted the phone. He was ecstatic at the end of the call because the person who spoke on the other side was none other than state Panchayat minister, Mr. K. Subramanya Naidu.

FROM BIDAR DIST Name: Vaishali Kallappa B.Sc Company: EMRI Bangalore Salary: Rs. 8400 + Incentive “I didn't think about my future but you thought about our future”

FROM RAICHUR DIST Name: Pavan Kumar BBM Company: Deutsche Bank Salary: Rs. 15,000 per month

Unique Features ˜ Only meritorious, economically disadvantaged students are admitted to the program.

Processes After the selection of students in the entrance examination, house visits were made and students who qualify in the need assessment were given the admission.

“Graduate Finishing School gives lot of motivation and confidence to the students.”

Analysis

˜ In order to give maximum individual attention, the teacher student ratio is 1:8 ˜ Training is for 3-months (10 hours a day) which aims to bring about significant changes in student's skills, lifestyle and thinking.

The students were trained on English Communication, Computer Skills, Personality Development, Analytical skills etc. The students were also given intensive training on the sectors like Insurance, BPO, Retail Management, Sales, Accounting and so on.

˜ One Computer for every student and Computer lab works for 12 hours a day

5.1.1 Centre for Development of Soft Skills (C DOSS), training cell Shri Gururaj Deshpande and Smt. Jayashree Deshpande interacting with GFS students BATCH

˜ 100% placement has been provided to the students all five batches.

After the training, the students attended interviews by the well known companies and they were recruited. Many new companies were added to the list of recruiters viz., Cambridge Solutions, First Source, Indicom Global, EMRI, Navya Biotech etc.

Success Stories The interesting story of Mr. Manjunath M.S. Mr. Manjunath, being a fatherless son grew up in a remote village of Shimoga District. His mother continued the education of her son by working in the houses of neighbourhood. With great difficulty, he completed his degree in Commerce. He remained idle for nearly a year and then appeared for GFS entrance and finally the admission in GFS. He entered GFS with lots of hopes, dreams and aspirations.

New staff was recruited and the staff was also sent to several workshops to upgrade their knowledge and skill sets. Reach: Created 120 smiling faces.

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No. of Students Boys & Applications Selected Girls Received

Vidya Poshak during its endeavor to empower the student community realized that the students are facing difficulty in accepting the challenges of the present day fast track developments owing to lack of adequate soft skills. Many students also face problem in choosing proper career due to lack of awareness, lack of planning and improper goal setting. The students, particularly from small towns, do very well in their academics but face problem in cracking the competitive exams/ recruitment tests and interviews. Vidya Poshak realized that empowering students with soft skills and language abilities would enhance their performance and also their employability. Right from the beginning Vidya Poshak has been organizing and facilitating many training programs. Centre for Development of Soft Skills (CDOSS) is an initiative towards institutionalizing all such training activities.

Job Offer made

ONE

220

25

14 & 11

23*

TWO

330

25

12 & 13

25

THREE

375

24

15 & 9

24

FOUR (July 08-Nov 08)

510

48

29 &19

48

FIVE (Dec 08-Mar 09)

225

41

18 & 23

41

SIX (Apr 09-July 09)

150

30

18 & 12

30

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VIDYA POSHAK C-DOSS visualises to evolve as a self sustainable centre of excellence in the region to cater for the soft skills training requirements and to develop a pool of resource persons.

University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) C-DOSS in association with Dr S.W.Mensinkai Foundation, conducted training programs in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and Agricultural Science Colleges at Bijapur and Raichur, for 230 students. The training was focussed on Life Skills, Interview Techniques and Group Discussions. Mock interviews and group Discussions were also conducted during the training program.

Process The training programs conducted under C-DOSS during the year can be grouped into three major categories. Empowering the Colleges Program Vidya Poshak conceived a project to empower college teachers and degree students from rural areas in North Karnataka, with focus on Bagalkot, Bijapur, and Hyderabad Karnataka region. The entire project was executed by CDOSS. The program was sponsored by Infosys Foundation Bangalore. Academic support was provided by Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore.

Karnatak University, Dharwad In association with Karnatak University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, C-DOSS conducted workshops for PG students on Communication Skills, Interview Techniques and Group Discussions. Nitish Lahari Education Society (NLES), Hubli Twenty days exhaustive training program was designed and delivered for the teachers and students of this organization. The teachers were trained on Creative Teaching Techniques, Counselling Techniques, Classroom Management and Emotion management. The students were trained on Study Skills, Goal Setting and Career Planning. The training was well received by the teachers and students.

Social Modules Social module was developed to cater the requirement of deprived groups including Vidya Poshak students. Vidya Poshak beneficiaries 706 Vidya Poshak beneficiaries were trained on Soft Skills under various in house training programs. The aim was to enhance the confidence level of students and increase the awareness about different career opportunities.

Chanakya Career Academy, Bijapur Chanakya Career Academy is a well known competitive examination training centre in North Karnataka. C-DOSS conducted Life Skills training program for more than 2500 B.Ed. and D.Ed. students in Chanakya Career Academy.

Akshara Foundation C-DOSS facilitated various training programs under project Utthana launched by Akshara Foundation and trained 218 School teachers on Classroom management, Creative Teaching Techniques and Communication/Presentation Skills.

Model Education Society, Sirsi C-DOSS is engaged in training the students, teaching as well as non teaching of this institute.

Samadani Samadani is a group of passionate people working for empowering rural students. C-DOSS trained 885 students in Life Skills, Career Planning/Career Guidance and Study Skills.

Akshara Foundation-Finishing School for Teachers C-DOSS successfully designed and delivered soft skills training component for Akshara-FST.

Programs conducted in other schools and institutes: C-DOSS also trained 306 students and 225 teachers in several other organizations which are committed for the betterment of student community.

136 Training Programs. Modules

confidence level, brings and develops rational belief system.

No. of Training Programs Conducted

Business Modules

54

Social Modules

19

Empowering Colleges Training program Total

Elementary Counselling Techniques: A training program developed by C-DOSS which enables the teachers to understand adolescents and help them to cope up with emotions and stress. Career Planning and Career Guidance: A two days training program which brings awareness among students about different career opportunities and planning their career.

63 136

Achievements • Successfully executed Empowering the Colleges Program.

9102 Students Modules

• Attended in house training requirements on need basis. No. of Students trained

Business Modules

6812

Social Modules

1468

Empowering Colleges Training program

840

Total

• Reached nearly Ten Thousand students, more than thousand teachers/trainers • Resource generated could meet nearly 25% of the expenditure occurred. A strong step towards self sustainability, without involving any publicity exercises.

9120

1446 teachers/trainers Modules Business Modules

No. of Teachers trained 26

Social Modules

1299

Empowering Colleges Training program

121

Total

1446

• 165 Parents. • 235 Training Days

Reach: 61 Institutions

• Rs.1, 33,276/- resources generated. Unique Features

Business Module Business module was developed to cater for the institutions and organizations which can afford to bear the training costs. The objective was to mobilize funds for the social module as well as for self sustenance. Some of the important institutions which supported these business modules are:

Modules

14

No. of Institutions

Business Modules

29

Social Modules

11

Empowering Colleges Training program

21

Total

61

• C-DOSS provides cost effective and quality training programs to Students, Teachers, Parents and Employees. • Some very unique training modules were developed by CDOSS, which were highly appreciated by the students, teachers and parents. Life Skills Training: A unique two days training program, based on WHO recommended module, which boosts the 15

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VIDYA POSHAK From Students

Sample Feedbacks From Institution C-DOSS conducted workshop on 23rd Dec 2008 at Sahyadri College, Shimoga. This program was conducted under Pathways Program. The session was treated the best vis a vis those delivered by industrialists, retired vice chancellors and academicians including a Professor from Japan University. Pathaways Project, Sahyadri College, Shimoga.

Conclusion

whatever quantum that is possible. These ambassadors utilizing the team building skills that are taught during their training, build teams at their respective colleges and take up social action projects that either help the college or society at large. Apart from the projects these ambassadors also organise several programmes for the college students including their team members. These ambassadors' tenure will be one year after which new ambassadors will be selected.

So far, activities such as Lectures, Group discussions, Competitions, have been organised at these youth centres. These youth centres also have information desk and career counseling facilities. During the year, in all 2200 students participated in various activities at these youth centres. Staff and Volunteer Capacity Building For the staff and volunteers, this project will be a real challenge. In order to equip the staff and volunteers to manage the ambassadors and their team members, a capacity building workshop was organised at Surashettykoppa. Expert resource persons having experience of working with the youth were invited.

All these ambassadors have undergone first round of training for 5 days on several soft skills. They will attend one more round of training during July,2009. Towards the end of the year, these ambassadors will be deputed to organisations of repute in the development sector for 15 days to gain a first hand practical experience of the development sector.

The sessions were interactive and included role plays for gaining a clear understanding of the project.

The first year was a great learning experience. C-DOSS not only executed the responsibility of executing the sponsored programs and in house training requirements, but also manifested the ability to develop business modules. The experience has revealed the tremendous training demand in the region. Encouraged by this C-DOSS envisages laying more thrust on business modules and cruising towards self sustainability. We look towards all the well wishers of Vidya Poshak, the strong volunteer force and the entire team for propping up this vision.

From Teachers

6. Youth Development

Sessions on Leadership and team building - Youth Centre activities at Sirsi and Hubli

(Sponsored by Sir Ratan Tata Trust) Supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), Vidyaposhak has taken up a novel Youth Development project that encompasses basically two components viz. CHANGE (Change Agents for Nation's Growth and Education) Ambassadors and Youth Centres. One male and one female student from 50 selected colleges of six districts Belgaum, Bijapur, Bagalkot, North Canara, Dharwad and Haveri have been selected after two rounds of rigorous selection process as CHANGE Ambassadors. These ambassadors are pursuing their 1st or 2nd year degree courses. The committees constituted in the respective colleges also were involved in the selection process. These ambassadors are being trained in leadership and other soft skills so that they realize their own potential, acquire skills that bring about CHANGE in them and this change will enable them bring change in the society in

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Youth Centres The Vidyaposhak offices at Belgaum, Bijapur, Hubli, Sirsi and Haveri have been converted into Youth Centres where several activities happen for the benefit of the students of these respective areas. The ambassadors will also utilize these centres for their programmes.

Thanks to Deshpande foundation for sponsoring a fellow Ms Liz - who participated and contributed to the Youth Development programme apart from Graduate Finishing School, Gulbarga and Camps.

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VIDYA POSHAK Special Thanks to

7. Resource Generation ¡ Experienced people from the field have felt greater scope in increasing donor base both in individual and institutional sponsorships.

Any help small or big makes a difference. Thank you and please continue to support is what people in Vidya Poshak has started saying, for an organization which is so passionate about its work and program was not easy to say this before.

¡ Has the statutory requirement in place. All donations given to VP are tax exempted under 80(G) income tax act, India and 501© in USA. Vidya Poshak also has FCRA clearance to receive foreign contributions.

1.

Major Programs and Funding 2008-09

CAF India: Raising sponsorship under employee giving campaign from Microsoft and inviting R.N. Tikot, CEO

Sr.No Program

& Founder for the CAF-UBS seminar held in Hyderabad 2.

1

ASTI (American Services to India) a volunteer organization USA for supporting Vidya Poshak and

Nurture Merit Financial assistance

sending donations of NRI's marked for Vidya Poshak program. 3.

Graphical representation of Revenue in-flow for last 2-years

The Soften Trust, Infosys DC, Mysore for raising complete sponsorship for all Mysore beneficiaries and joining hands with our partner Pratham, Mysore.

Category

2007-08

4. Infosys foundation

208.45

226.94

Other foundations and corporate

49.88

72.72

Vidya Poshak kiosk/stall at Microsoft campus in Bangalore.

Individuals & Institutes

24.72

33.51

The year saw moderate response for the focused effort on fund raising with an overall approx. 20% increase in the revenue compared to last year. The cell hope to achieve more in coming years by consolidating the fund raising effort in more formal and structured way. It has also decided to recruit a team of marketing professionals to bring more experience and expertise to the work.

Linked/connected

11.62

12.50

Raised through partners

42.39

53.00

Resource Mobilization, Technology & Organization development

— The Deshpande Foundation, USA / Hubli

3

Youth Development Program

— Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumabi

4

Graduate Finishing School

— Sarojini Damodaran

5

Scholarships connected

— Sir Ratan Tata trust, Mumabi —Foundation for Excellence, USA —Mysis Software, Bangalore

6

Matching Grant scheme

— BVB CET and Alumni, Hubli — SDM CET Alumni, Dharwad — RVCE Alumni, Bangalore. — RPD college, Belgaum

7

Through Gateways

— ASTI, USA — Give to Asia (Deshpande

Sir Ratan Tata Trust for awarding 20-scholorships to

Canara Bank for their support in banking transactions and special offers like free DD's, Zero balance account

398.67

* Figures not from audit report and rounded.

2

engineering students from Nurture Merit program. 7.

opening for all our beneficiaries. 8.

Sudhee Networks, Bangalore for making video film for Vidya Poshak

The organization has created all the instruments required to mobilize resource effectively. It also has a corporate film made in both kannada and English, a web enabled software to bring quick and effectiveness to this work. Along with a good donor-sponsor relation mechanism in place the organization hope to expand its donor base both in India and outside along with its partner organization PRERANA.

Resource Mobilization Chart

9.

Shri A S Patil (Nadahalli) for supporting all the students from Muddebihal taluk of Bijapur district since last

250

three years

226.94 208.45

2007-08

200

2008-09 IN R in Lakhs

Analysis of Fund raising activities ¡ Infosys foundation still remains to be the largest contributor.

donation like space, food for camps, books and

Foundation grants)

100 53

49.88 50 24.72 0

Infosys foundation

WE THANK ALL THE ABOVE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO VIDYA POSHAK AND THEIR BENEFICIARIES

Let's all join the effort and continue one simple thing: “ASK”.

72.72

¡ The focus from volunteers is more on identification of beneficiaries and only few volunteers contribute their time to resource generation.

discounts on books purchased for libraries.

Charitable Trust, Bangalore

infrastructure for VP offices.

¡ The year saw some 300 individual sponsorers. The retention of individual donor is about 50%. ¡ Conversion with references and people from wish list is very high. However the effort and professional approach in cold calling is poor.

10. All book vendors for extending continued big (20-25%)

11. To all those individuals, institutes who have given kind

150

Bangalore — Infosys Foundation, Bangalore — Sir Dorbjee Tata Trust, Mumbai

All the IIM-A batch mates of Mr. Pramod Kulkarni for in particular from Hema and Ravichandar.

— Infosys Foundation, Bangalore — Supraja Foundation, Hong Kong — CAF India, Delhi — Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai — Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai — Microsoft Employees, India — Through Prerana, Bangalore — Many other institutes and Individuals — Infosys Foundation,

Training through Bridge camps

the propagation and contribution in raising resources

6.

337.06

Mr. RaJ Melgiri family and friend for raising donations for Vidya Poshak new vehicle.

5.

Total INR in lakhs

Books and Libraries

2008-09

Name of the funding organization

42.39

33.51

Individuals Other foundations & Institutes and corporate

This is how we also started and in 8-years reached from thousands to crores, still short and wanting more!

Note: The quantum of support from major funding organization has been shown in the audited statement for 2008-09

11.62 12.5

linked / Raised through partners connected

Category

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8. Collaborations Vidyaposhak, like last year, operates in districts of Karnataka and 3 in Maharashtra through like minded partner organisations. These organisations have been implementing the programmes of Vidyaposhak in their respective areas of operation and the details are furnished below.

Particulars

No. of Students

Amount (Rs.)

33

80,000

Professionals

56

2,86,500

New

46

59,000

10

48,500

145

4,74,000

Renewals Non-Professionals

8.1 Prerana : Prerana which is operating in Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Tumkur, Kolar and Chikmagalur districts has disbursed financial assistance to the needy students for the year 2008-09 as follows. Prerana also has undertaken several training programmes for the benefit of the student community. No of students

Non Professionals

Amount (Rs. in lakhs)

Professional courses

172

15.26

Non Professional courses

355

12.15

Total

527

27.41

Professionals Total

The employees of Infosys, Mangalore have formed a support groups. This year they distributed scholarships to 180 students from Udupi district amounting Rs. 3, 29,000 in a one day function at Mangalore on 31-08-2008. There was a session on “sharing Experiences”. They were also successful in raising funds from the local math.

8.2 Friends Of Children (FoC): Friends Of Children (FoC) the Pune based organisation has been implementing Vidyaposhak programmes in Sangli, Pune and Ahmednagar districts of Maharashtra state. The details of their work till 2008-09 are briefed below. Year No. of Students Supported Amount Assisted (In Lakhs)

8.3 RAPID: RAPID is an organisation involved in giving educational assistance to the children of women in distress 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 through small grants given by Vidyaposhak. During the year, Vidyaposhak offered grant of Rs 95,000/- to RAPID for assisting the distressed families. 26

1.2

48

2.3

65

4.5

235

10.50

400

15.00

355

8.6 Pratham Mysore: For Pratham Mysore, it was the first year of partnership with Vidyaposhak. Their popular slogan being “Every Child in School and Learning well”, they also ventured into serving college students from 2008-09 with the help of strong team of volunteers.

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8.1 Dhriti Foundation: Dhriti Foundation has been implementing Vidyaposhak programmes in South Canara district in Karnataka since last three years. The details of their contribution are mentioned below.

As decided, during the year, the students of Mysore city were assisted. Out of those who cracked the Nurture Merit test and whose financial need was established after house visits, 55 students were assisted finally to a sum of Rs. 1.20 lakhs.

During 2008-09, Dhriti assisted 189 students to the tune of Rs.4.60 lakhs. Among these, 30 students have opted for professional courses. So far Dhriti has assisted more than 300 students of South Canara. Dhriti has organised a residential camp and a capacity building training programme for the students. They also organised a training and capacity building programme for the volunteers of South Canara district during November,2008. Dhriti Foundation has also conducted a workshop on Effective Teaching at Pompei College, Aikala on Sep. 6, 2008.

8.7 Shri Kottala Basaveshwara Bharateeya Shikshana Samiti, (SKBBSS) Sedam: Under the able leadership of Shri Basavaraj Patil of Sedam, SKBBSS has been rendering yeoman service to the Hyderabad Karnataka region addressing a spectrum of social issues. The organisation has been supporting Vidyaposhak's endeavours by providing huge network of volunteers who have been involved in implementation of several programmes in that region. 8.8 Academy for Creative Teaching, (ACT) Bangalore: Founded by Dr Gururaj Karajagi, renowned educationist of international repute, ACT has been supporting Vidyaposhak through its expertise in terms of curriculum development, providing resource persons for various training programmes and so on.

8.2 Yakshagana Kalaranga: This organisation, dedicated for development of Arts and Culture also implements programmes of Vidyaposhak in Udupi district. The accomplishments of Yakshagana Kalaranga for the year 2008-09 is as follows. 20

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To Program and Post Finance Support

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TOTAL

2,723,437.00

To Donation in Kind transferred to Capatal fund Capital Fund

TOTAL 39,625,417.41

By Miscellaneous Receipts

By Bank Interest

Fees & Reimbursements

Grant from S.D.C.T

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15,64,370.00 1,72,244.00 27,23,437.00

As Per our Report of even date For Vijay Panchappa & Co. Chartered Accountants

3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00

Sd/R.K. KURTKOTI (Partner)

TOTAL

31,67,382.37 26,53,545.38 CURRENT LIABILITIES Advance from Sarojini Damodar Charitable Trust Advance Grant from Infosys Foundation

INCOME & EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT As per last B/s Add:Surplus during the year

PERPETUAL FUND Op. Balance Transfer during the year

CAPITAL FUND (CORPUS) As per last B/s Add: Scholarship Refunded Donation in Kind

28,637,103.75

1,150,000.00 16,580,000.00

13,856.00

600,000.00

4,460,051.00

TOTAL

FD With Banks (General) FD With Banks (GFS) Earmarked FDs

CASH & BANK BALANCES Cash on hand SB A/c with Banks

ADVANCE AND DEPOSITS Tax Deducted at Source

REVOLVING FUND As per last B/s Paid during the year

As per Schedule ‘A’

26,125.00

As per last B/s

Assts

FIXED ASSETS

Amount Rs.

1,17,625.00 39,000.00

Sd/Secretary Vidyaposhak

By Graduate Finishing School

By Scholarship Returned

By Consultancy & Training

Sd/Secretary Vidyaposhak

28,637,103.75

21,351,855.00 1,697,439.00 600,000.00

5,820,927.75 1,189,480.00

275,276.00 88,578.00

156,625.00

3,263,994.75

Amount Rs.

118,384.00

1,075,619.00

2,499,000.00

1,745,000.00

172,244.00

123,416.00

300,000.00 2,723,437.00

By Donation in Kind

1,747,000.00

29,121,317.41

Amount Rs.

C. Donation for Perpetual Deposits

Deshpande Foundation (throgh Give2Asia)

VIDYA POSHAK, DHARWAD Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2009

39,625,417.41

2,653,545.38

300,000.00

14,14,414.41

16,37,183.00

B. Resource Mobilisation & Techonology Development

Individuals

Other Institutions

8,80,000.00

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Funds & Liabilities

Sd/R.K.KURTKOTI For Vijay Panchappa & Co. Chartered Accountants

To Surplus transferred to Balance Sheet

To Donations transferred to Perpetual Fund

172,244.00

2,432,632.00

To Depreciation To Scholarships Returned transferred to

3,587,006.50

To Graduate Finishing School Exp.

225,000.00

1,220,163.00

To Resource Mobilisation & Tech.Development To Fellowship for Educational Activities

1,792,839.00

71,327.00

573,311.00

2,116,598.83

231,774.00

1,676,450.70

To Teachers’ Training Program

To English Language Improvement Program

30,253.00 49,235.00

Capacity Building to Staff

4,93,823.00

Youth Centre

Campus Ambassadors

To Youth Developmrnt Program

To Administration Exp.

To Volunteer Development

20,00,000.00

4,95,000.00

2,26,94,720.00

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

Supraja Foundation 19,849,089.00

11,16,389.00 10,33,109.00

Library Bridge Camps

A. Nurture Merit Program

By Grants/Donation

Particulars

Infosys Foundation

1,59,54,776.00

Amount Rs.

17,44,815.00

Fin. Assistance through other NGOs

Financial Assistance to Students

To Nurture Merit Program

Particulars

VIDYA POSHAK. DHARWAD Consolidated Income & Expenditure Account for the year ended 31st March 2009

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11. OUR OFFICES

10. VIDYAPOSHAK MANAGEMENT Advisory Committee

Vidya Poshak Co-ordinating Office 1st floor, Yashoda Sadana, Vidyagiri, DHARWAD - 580 004. Ph: 0836 - 2747356 / 2747357 E-mail: vidyaposhak.india@gmail.com Website: www.vidyaposhak.org

Dr. Gururaj Karajagi Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), Bangalore Dr. Prabhu MSS Retd Sr. Executive (IT), Bangalore

Hubli Central Library Shanti Colony(North), Vishweshwar Nagar Last Bus Stop, HUBLI - 580 032 Ph: 0836 - 2358341 E-mail: vidyaposhak_library@yahoo.co.in Hon. Co-ordinator: Dr. C.S. Hasabi

Dr. Ashok Shettar Principal, B. V. Bhoomareddy College of Engineering and Technology, Vidyanagar, Hubli -6

Upstairs Krishna Agencies Opp. Dr. Pandit's Hospital, P.B. Road Near Bus Stand, HAVERI - 10. Ph: 08375 - 235679 E-mail: vidyaposhak_haveri@yahoo.co.in Hon. Co-ordinator: Shri Nagaraj Gadagi

Ms. Sheila Hooda Sr. Managing Director,TIAA-CREF, New York Mr. V. Ravichander Chairman, Feedback Consulting Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore

1st Floor, Doddanavar Trade Center Old P.B. Road, BELGAUM - 580 001. Ph: 0831 - 2462128 E-mail: vidyaposhak_belgaum@yahoo.co.in Hon. Co-ordinator: Prof. M.V. Bagi

Dr. Ajit Prasad Principal JSS College, Dharwad Office Bearers

Profession

Dr. F. M. Sanningannavar Dharwad, Hon. President

Researcher and Educationist

Mr. G.B. Meti Hon. Vice-President

Professional in Health Education

Mr. R.N. Tikot, Dharwad Hon. Secretary

Opp. Umashankar Karyalaya Uppli Burj Road, BIJAPUR - 586 101 Ph: 08352 - 224210 E-mail: vidyaposhak_bijapur@yahoo.co.in Hon. Co-ordinator: Shri G G Doddamani

Educationist

Mr. A N Nadgir, Dharwad Hon. Treasurer

Sr. Medical Rep. (Rtd.)

Mr. Pramod Kulkarni Member

Development professional

Mr. Vijay Kulkarni Member

Professional in education and Micro finance

Mrs. Shobha N.Kulkarni Member

“Prashanti” Hospital Yellapur Road, SIRSI - 581 402. Ph: 08384 - 233258. E-mail: vidyaposhak_sirsi@yahoo.co.in Hon. Co-ordinator: Shri S.G. Hegde

H No. 1-1-158, Opposite Uma Hotel Behind Pragati Grameena Bank Beside Old Employment Office, Railway station area Udayanagar, RAICHUR - 584 101 Ph: 08532 - 225222 E-mail: vidyaposhak.raichur@vidyaposhak.org

Educationist

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