Projects at Padakshep
Supporting underprivileged students
Padakshep’s primary focus is to support underprivileged high school and undergraduate students from West Bengal, India. Apart from financial support, our volunteers also provide these students with career guidance and monitor their academic progress. Below are the links of the individual websites with all the financial and academic details.
Padakshep Library Project
Each year Padakshep supports several students for their educational expenses. There are many students whom we cannot support due to our limited resources. This prompted us to think a way to reach many more underprivileged students so that we can extend our mission to support education. Padakshep Library is the project which offers us that opportunity. Know more at http://library.padakshep.org.
Endowed scholarships at Padakshep
Have you thought about starting your own non-profit or NGO to support education for the underprivileged students, but didn’t get enough time? Have you thought of starting an endowment fund along with your classmates from school or college or university? Padakshep gives you that option as well. However, think very carefully before starting an endowment fund. An endowment fund requires you to take all the financial responsibility. The rest of the job will be done by Padakshep. Padakshep will keep you updated about all the expenses and progress of the projects. Know more at http://endowments.padakshep.org.
Open Teaching Project
Padakshep’s Open Teaching Project is an effort towards helping the students in their self-learning process. Students often find it difficult to get help outside classrooms. While some can afford private tuitions, many students do not find any other resources accessible to them. Padakshep volunteers have stepped in to fill this gap. We believe that with more students joining this project, we will be able to help those needy students. Those who cannot afford internet, we are there to help. Students who are shy and cannot approach their teachers at schools can also get help here. Know more at http://padakshep.org/otp.
West Bengal Education Guide
We at Padakshep feel that the information about schools, colleges and universities should be easily accessible and put in one place for everyone to know. The main target readers are the students from West Bengal in India. Over the years we have realized that many students do not know why, where and what they should study. They often asked us how to get a job in a particular area of study. We felt this is the time we should keep all the information of schools/colleges/universities/job opportunities in one place. This website will hopefully be a step in that direction.
Question Time at Padakshep
“Question time at Padakshep” is a series of interviews conducted by Padakshep on Google+ Hangout on Air. These interviews are informal and highly interactive which involves Padakshep beneficiaries, members and general public. Our past events and upcoming events are given below. Please contact us with any questions.