Contribute Towards Equitable Higher-education


All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20, by the Union Ministry of Education, notes: "Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher education in India is 27.1, which is calculated for 18-23 years of age group. "Paraphrasing, only about a fourth of our youth population makes it to higher education. Regional and socioeconomic differences pile on over and above this. This is distressing news. It is also a cause for stirring action. And there's some hope: research suggests that a 1% increase in access to higher education has the same positive effect on growth as a 13% increase in adult literacy levels.100% of the funds you donate here will go towards sponsoring the education of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Moreover, the selected scholars will also have access to personalised coaching, counselling and networking. Please donate here to our Scholar Support Fund.

Organiser's Details

Youth Dreamer's Foundation (YDF) is a non-profit aiming to provide equitable access to higher education to socioeconomically weak sections of society. Since our humble beginnings in 2015, we have supported more than 18,000 students to pursue their higher education and access scholarships worth ₹ 110 million. We currently work in Bihar, Rajasthan (Behror), Maharashtra (Nashik) & Punjab (Derabassi).

Our work to date has been two-fold- (i) helping CSRs, HNIs and interested organisations to design, launch and run new scholarship schemes in their catchment areas, and (ii) facilitating access to government scholarships to students & educational institutions across the digital divide and connecting scholarship providers with talented youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also support our scholar alumni to make their higher education journey more relevant to their aspirations. Our current and past partners include Govt. of Maharashtra and companies like HCL, Sattva, TATA Trent, Pernod Ricard India Foundation, and Nalanda Charitable Foundation.

80G Tax exemption details

Section 8 company (non-profit company).

All donations made to us are eligible for tax exemption under 80G of the Income Tax Act: Certificate Approval number CIT(EXEMPTION), DELHI/80G/2016-17835.

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