National Means cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS) examination is organized by Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Government of India. It is a centrally sponsored scheme with an objective to stop the dropping out of students after class 8th. This is achieved by awarding scholarship to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections so they can study at secondary stage without any financial problems.
Under this scheme scholarship of ₹6000 per annum(₹500 per month) is awarded up to standard XII to each student selected at the end of class VIII. 8 students of Bachhpan cleared the NMMS 2016.
This was a great milestone in Bachhpan’s journey. Success stories of these students still continue to inspire their juniors to fare better in every sphere of life.
Bachhpan successfully completed 5 years in 2016 which would not have been possible without the dedication of volunteers and always ready to support donors.
The entire month was nothing short of a celebration. On May 21, 2016, Bachhpan launched its official 4-monthly newsletter, ‘Bachhpan Footsteps’.
Dadhichi Paathshala was opened up in Navrangpura,Ahmedabad. Currently, it stands tall with the strength of 44 students.
Bachhpan came up with with an innovative initiative for targeting those children who wish to study further and explore different subjects.
JNV (Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya) is an exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under which 5th grade students appear for an exam and those students who successfully clear this exam, qualify for ‘free education’ from 6th to 12th. Out of 25 students, Daksha Vasava cracked the exam in 2015.
Bachhpan always strives towards bringing a change to society, however small it may
be, by supporting the future of our nation through education.
The zeal and passion in 2014 was no different.
ABCD(Any Body Can Dream), Under this project, the children are provided with a wide variety of books to make them familiar with different topics. The setup was made similar to the working of a real library.
Vishwamitra Paathshala : Vishwamitra Paathshala was set up nearby a Temple in Bakrol village. Currently, it educates 75 Students under its umbrella.
Agatsya Paathshala : Agatsya Paathshala was set up in Nadiad. 50 students fall under this hood at present.
No. of students sponsored in Aadhaar : 47
Bachhpan continues to grow its wings every year with active involvement of dedicated volunteers. In 2013, our strength of volunteers grew to 200 as compared to 50 in 2011. Saraswati Paathshala and Sandipani Paathshala were made a part of the family in 2013.
Saraswati Paathshala : 75 students continue to benefit from this setup.
In 2013, Bachhpan formed an establishment in Ahmedabad. Saptarshi Paathshala in Chandkheda was set up to take the initiative ahead.
Saptarshi Paathshala : 70 students in Chandkheda region are getting education under this Paathshala till date.
No. of students sponsored in Aadhaar in 2013 : 33
We see every year as a door to new opportunity. As a team, we strive towards taking up new challenges for the betterment of children and society as a whole.
Two more Paathshalas were introduced in 2012.
Chanakaya Paathshala : 45 Students from Vithal Udyognagar area are benefiting from this project under Chanakya Paathshala at present.
Valmiki Paathshala : About 100 students are being educated at Valmiki Paathshala by our volunteers.
Our donors have always backed us up with financial support in making Aadhaar a successful project.
No. of students sponsored in Aadhaar in 2012 : 14
Bachhpan initiated its journey with the establishment of two projects: Paathshala and Aadhaar.
Two Paathshalas were setup in the year 2011. The main motive behind starting them was to make education freely accessible to all irrespective of their financial statuses.
Ramkrishna Paathshala : 85 Students are getting free education under this Paathshala currently
Vashishtha Paathshala : 125 Students from nearby areas have joined Vashishtha Paathshala till now
Aadhaar is an initiative under which the students are enrolled in public/private schools with an aim to give them equal opportunity to grow as all other children.
No. of students sponsored in AADHAAR in 2011 : 9