Education is the foundation for a vibrant democracy, growth of productivity & income and employment opportunities. Our vision is to support the ongoing efforts of the government to uplift the marginalized sections of the tribal community with the end goal of guaranteeing social justice.
Our program is an educational empowerment program that provides financial aid and mentoring support to eligible, academically brilliant and underprivileged students in graduate level courses from tribal communities in Kerala.
ALA Scholarships aspires to
Promote the tribal children to the front row of society through education.
Enable the tribal children to go for higher education.
Drop-out rates are high across tribal communities and through the different stages of the educational system from primary school to college.
Various areas of need during their education are stable accommodation, training & mentoring, coaching students to level with peers from mainstream communities, providing supplementary reading materials, library, internet , laptops etc
We are aiming to support 100 students from the tribal communities in Kerala pursuing graduate level education by providing them a monthly stipend of 1500 Rs per month. We expect this will help the students' education and life expenses. We are also planning to develop mentoring programs for these students to assist them in their career development.
What is the selection criteria for ALA scholarships ?
Students are eligible for this scholarship based on
Recommended by the tribal development officers in Kerala
Preference to students belonging to particularly vulnerable tribes (PVTG)
Who will be the recipients for this program ?
ALA scholarship students are studying to be doctors, engineers, civil servants, lawyers, teachers, and leaders from underserved communities and are a beacon of hope for the future.
How does my donation reach the students ?
100% of the money you donate goes directly to the students.
How do you ensure the success of the program ?
Periodic progress evaluations are conducted by requesting reviews from institutional heads which is confirmed by the supporting tribal development officers of our program.