2021-2023 Scholarship Awardees through the Voice of Children
Siya Bisht belongs to a marginalized family who lives in Khurpatal village and is continuously facing pathetic economic conditions. She has 2 sisters and her father works as a daily laborer who rarely earns enough to fulfil their hunger.
Siya is the eldest daughter of the family and has recently passed her class 12th examinations with good grades and wants to continue her higher education in clinical nursing. She also has cracked her GNM entrance examinations and received admission in the recognized Shri Ram Murti Nursing School Bareilly College, but due to her economic crisis she was facing difficulties in paying her college fees and barely surviving, so she had applied for a VOC scholarship. Now with the support of the VOC Scholarship she dreams of completing her course and becoming a nurse.
Chitra’s family is living in the verge of poverty line. She resides in Adhoda village of Nainital District. She has 3 siblings, her father works as a daily laborer and her mother is a thyroid patient and faces medial issues. There are seven members in her family, and it has become quite difficult for her parents to afford their livelihood, so they sent Chitra to their relative’s home to continue her studies. She is a very bright student, and had passed grade 12th with first division in art stream. Chitra came in the contact with VOC scholarship program from the recommendation of the head of local self-governance of Adhoda village. She was selected in the interview organized by VIMARSH for selection of VOC scholars. With the support of the VOC Scholarship she is studying a diploma course of Modern Office Management at the Government Polytechnic College in Nainital and is thankful to the organization as she is now able to complete her education.
Harshita Joshi lives in Almora and is a single parent child. She lost her father when she was very young. She had a brother, and he was a very bright and ambitious student. But he committed suicide in 2019 due to economic crisis. Her mother and the entire family suffered a lot due to the death of their brilliant son’s death.
Harshita is a brilliant student and completed her higher secondary education from Jawahar Navodya Vidhyalaya Tarikhet in science stream with 79% (Jawaar Navodaya are residential schools that were mainly introduced for rural/poor population of India who cannot afford the high fee of convent/international schools).
She knew about VOC scholarship and applied for it, and is honored to be awarded the VOC Scholarship by the selection committee. Now she is pursuing B.Sc with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths at the Soban Singh Jeen University, Almora.
According to Harshita she feels internal joy in reading books and writing. She even takes an interest in social topics and her future goals depend on her performance in B.Sc. Till now she has selected some options like DRDO, SSC, Banking and MSC for her further studies. The scholarship will play a significant role in making and deciding her future.
TRAS is very proud to announce that all three students have been fully funded for their 3 year term by an anonymous donor.