PUNE: The Resourceful Education Foundation, (REF) an NGO based in Wakad, Pune will make its debut for the World CSR Day Congress and Awards to be held on 18th Feb. 2020 at Mumbai.
The REF will be in the nomination category of Education and Learning for the Organizational Awards. The Resourceful Education Foundation is encouraged to participate based on the outreach and achievements of the NGO within a short span of time.
The Resourceful Education Foundation, (REF) an NGO founded by Mr Amarpal Singh, Alumni of IIM, Bangalore has made landmark contributions to society within two years.
Marginalised students aspiring to continue studying after completion of 12th Std. stagnated due to financial crisis. REF rescued these brilliant underprivileged students from the clutches of poverty and uncertainty.
The Resourceful Education Foundation, NGO, was incorporated on April 23, 2018, based in Wakad, Pune. The NGO has rapidly picked up pace since then and helped underprivileged deserving students to reach their goal. The REF has tightened the grip on education for all by further supporting governments endeavour by focussing on underprivileged students and CSR funds utilization.
The REF has dared to touch the most crucial stretch in any students journey towards making his or her career. On completion of Std. XII exams most students who have no means for funding their dream career are compelled to drop out due to personal constraints.
The Resourceful Education Foundation has stepped in at this junction in a students life to uphold their dream of higher education. The whole world is moving towards modernization and globalization. The development of our country will take place only if we promote higher education for deserving students.
The REF is gaining attention as an alternative agency in promoting higher education, awareness, change and development in society. Our NGO is extensively involved in promoting further education for all underprivileged students. Today REF is in a position to provide social services to different sections of society.
The REF has an efficient and participatory service delivery systems, that has been instrumental in promoting and supporting higher education. Our NGOs inherent strengths are – willingness to work in remote areas, ability to set in motion participatory process in identification of the need, the design and implementation of programmes, the readiness to mobilize and use local resources, a non-hierarchical approach in working with people, cost-effective service delivery, freedom from red tape, freedom to innovate and progress.
The REF works on a different platform, we are focused on grey patches in the education sector and look to play the role of a catalyst in promoting higher education. We thrust to focus on underprivileged students who have completed XII Std. education but for lack of finance is forced to drop out from pursuing further studies.
REF sponsored Rs. 2614793 to support such needy students and got their admissions secured for courses like Hotel Management, Engineering, Biotechnology, Medical, Electronics and Telecommunication, BSC, Biotechnology, etc.
Today higher education is expensive and only the privileged class of society seek admission into good institutes. REF has swung into action and extended help to 150 underprivileged students. The beneficiaries since then have been on the rise.
The objective in forming REF was to help the underprivileged students by providing them financial aid for their hostel and college fees. Helping such deprived students stand on their legs is the main objective of our NGO.
The REF has helped the underprivileged students of College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) with the financial aid of Rs 1458750 (Fourteen lakhs, Fifty-eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty). These 20 students had no hopes of further education as they faced a financial crisis due to unfortunate circumstances.
We have also supported the career growth of 23 underprivileged students with the amount of Rs.4,45,254/- (Four lakhs forty-five thousand two hundred and fifty-four) from colleges all over Maharashtra in the year 2019-20.
Recently, the Resourceful Education Foundation has helped 34 underprivileged students of Prof. Ramakrishna More College, Pune with an amount of 2,86,900/- (Two lakhs eighty-six thousand nine hundred). We have embarked on an ambitious plan to support one thousand underprivileged students for the upcoming academic year.
The Resourceful Education Foundation is surging ahead winning battles for the underprivileged students in the educational field. The REF professionals are treading on a path strewn with hurdles.
The funds are essential in supporting deserving underprivileged students which is crucial for the existence of any NGO. The Resourceful Education Foundation seeks help from all responsible citizens and corporates of our country. The endeavour of the NGO is to make the underprivileged students emerge as strong pillars of our nation.