There’s a proverb which goes like “If you educate a man you educate an individual but if you educate a woman you educate an entire nation” and this is the single most important thing that our country needs to understand at this moment.
In 2015 3.7 million eligible girls were out of school in India and in rural areas girls receive an average of fewer than four years of education. In a country where 21.9% of the population is below its official poverty limit, it does not come as a surprise that poverty is the major obstacle that limits education for girls.
Avasar Scholarship Program began in 2013, to support education of meritorious underprivileged girls, after X upto Graduation. Upto X, there is free education for girls in India.
Estimated expenses for supporting one girl child comes to about INR 30,000/- (~$ 500) at PUC level, enrolled into a Government College in Bangalore. This includes costs incurred towards admission fee, tuition fee, prescribed books, stationery, examination fee, bus pass, 4 sets of clothes for the year and daily allowance for about 250 days a year. You can make any contribution, either one time or on periodical basis, any amounts upwards of Rs. 500/- All donations are eligible for tax deduction under Sec.80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 for Donors in India.