National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship scheme (NMMS) is a centrally sponsored scheme, to award scholarships to meritorious students hailing from low income backgrounds. The motive behind this scheme is to encourage students to continue their education and thus minimize secondary school drop outs. This initiative was launched in May 2008 and a scholarship of Rs.6,000/- is awarded for four years i.e from class IX to XII, to the students who clear the examination.
In this aspect, Youth for Seva has marked its prominence in mentoring students and help them in achieving the scholarship. The success rate has been progressive from the past three years. YFS is grateful to all the volunteers who put in their efforts in shaping the path of many kids. The figures have significantly increased from36 students in 2014 to 121 students in 2015, from 25 govt. schools.
|25 Government Schools||121 Achievements||75 Volunteers|
“It is definitely an awesome experience to teach kids who are very talented and curious. It is really thoughtful of YFS to focus on a productive and promising aspect that’s been provided by the central government. Daily classes were taken covering, each topic of every subject and its appreciable that children sat after the school and studied for 1 to 2 hours. Even mock exams were conducted. The faculty and the principal were very cooperative and have always been quite supportive. I am overwhelmed by this year’s results and I am eagerly waiting to kickstart this year’s training”
– Sindhu, Volunteer at Saroornagar ZPHS, HYD
“I have trained 8th grade kids for the NMMS exam, along with 4 other co-volunteers. I am glad that 11 of our students came out with flying colours which will aid them financially for the next 4 years. We have started off teaching mathematics with some strong basics which indeed has helped them in their academics.”
– Sanotsh, Volunteer at Erramanzil ZPHS, HYD
“ I along with a co-volunteer have trained 35 students for 3 – 4 months at weekends. Initial response from kids was good but it decreased with time, the reason as I understand is kids are very much poor at basics. Kids are good at Mental aptitude but the SAT part was the tough bet. We have advised the children who wrote this exam to share their experience with juniors. In a nutshell it has been a wonderful experience and the result speaks for itself.”
– Phanidhar, Volunteer at Dharga ZPHS, HYD