NGO: Gyan Jyoti

Background:

Gyan Jyoti is a public charitable trust dedicated to providing financial support to high achieving students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The organization provide these children, who otherwise would not have the opportunity, to pursue higher education.

IDRF Partner Since: 2011

Focus Area: Education

Location: Haryana

Project Title: Scholarships to Students

Details:

IDRF supported nearly 20 high-achieving students from Haryana state through Gyan Jyoti in 2014. The organization provides tuition, as well as books and other necessary supplies.IDRF had played a critical role in enabling Gyan Jyoti to receive funds from USA, thus, fulfilling the aspirations of a philanthropist couple from California, by helping the NGO in acquiring FCRA ‘Prior Permission’.

IDRF has supported Gyan Jyoti in buying and donating books to Shrimad Dayanand Gurukal Vidyapeeth. In order to promote sports activities among the students, grant has been sent to purchase and donate sports goods to the school. In 2014 IDRF supported nearly 20 high-achieving students belonging to underprivileged background from Haryana through Gyan Jyoti. The organization provides tuition, as well as books and other necessary supplies for the meritorious students who have a promising future, but come from economically weaker sections of society. Gyan Jyoti has also been able to pay the fees of a few girl students to pursue vocational training at the Polytechnic for Women in New Delhi.