Mr. Yajuvendra Mahajan

Organisation:

Deepstambh foundation

Location:

Jalgaon

Problem:

Society has tended to underestimate students with disabilities including the blind & the handicapped. Students from rural & tribal area, from poor families and even orphans face the same problems. Many of them are intelligent and capable and all they need is a chance to excel.

Solution:

To create a balance in the social fabric, the organisation, in a first of its kind of initiative in the country, gives such students guidance and the confidence to prepare for competitive exams such as UPSC without charging any fess or at very concessional charges with the help of donors & assistance from past students.

Scalability and Impact:

The organisation started in 2005 with 27 students and in ten years, more than 450 students from tribal & rural areas, especially from agrarian background are now government officers. More than 1500 students have also been placed in other jobs in the government. The organisation hopes to help 100 students by 2018. The organisation plans to scale up with the help of video conferencing. They also aim to start 3 more centers in the next 6 years.

Requirements:

NA

Awards and Recognition:

Girana Gourav Puraskar, Lokseva Puraskar, Shahid Kranti Puraskar
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