Thematic Domain: Vidya –
“Shiksha Saarthi Programe”, Flagship Initiative of CGPL Mundra UMPP implemented by Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT).
The Census of 2011 reveals that the literacy rate in Kutch was 70.59 % against the state’s 79.31%. In comparison with the other Districts Kutch possess a lower literacy level and have a high percentage of people without formal education. Larger population in theregion has attained only matriculation or a less level and very few percent of people possess graduate and above degree. One of the major reason for this situation is the “Drop Out” and it is believed that the major reason behind this is lack of basic facilities, infrastructure, lack of qualified teachers and poor financial conditions.
In view of the above scenario Government of Gujarat has launched a Scholarship scheme “Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana (MYSY) in the year 2017. Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana is a unique initiative for underprivileged students of Gujarat to provide grant support for higher education.
CGPL – TPCDT has been working in this region since 2007 and has taken up Education as its flagship programme. Project Shiksha Saarthi was launched by CGPL and programmes on learning achievement was implemented by the company.The MYSY announced was an opportunity for us to facilitate the children and families who do not opt for higher studies due to financial situation. Team TPCDT has played the role of catalyst and facilitated the whole process of getting the benefit under MYSY and Digital India scheme and today out of 15 children total 9 (03 female and 6 Male) children have got the financial benefit from Government of Gujarat amounting to INR 1,35,000 (Rupees One Lakh Thirty-Five Thousand). The children who are benefitted by MYSY have opted for Diploma and Nursing courses & other who were benefitted under Digital India Scheme have opted for BA,Bcom Courses.