Milaap-Internshala initiative to support poor students
Bangalore: Milaap.org, a crowdfunding platform, in collaboration with Internshala, an internship platform, has launched an initiative titled ‘Sapno Ki Udaan’ for students aspiring for higher education. The objective is to provide financial assistance to students who desire to pursue higher education but may not have adequate resources to do so.
Indian and International students studying in India and Indian students studying abroad are eligible to apply for this scholarship. For the top 10 fundraiser submissions (based on the ‘sense of purpose’, ‘academic background’ and ‘the element of need’) Milaap will ensure a guaranteed scholarship of minimum Rs.50,000 each. Remaining entries get funds for their education through crowdfunding. Internshala will help spread the word among the student community as the outreach partner for the initiative.
Commenting on the initiative, Anoj Viswanathan, co-founder of Milaap.org said, “With the increased digital access, people from even the remotest parts of the country have access to information and knowledge of better educational opportunities. Students now are not even geographically restricted to places. The only thing that stands between these incredibly talented students and their dreams is a financial constraint. We envision a solution to this through online fundraising."
At the launch of the initiative, Sarvesh Agrawal, founder and CEO, Internshala, said “We are on a mission to create a world of opportunities for the students across India. Our focus is to up-skill the youth and help them launch their career."
If anyone has a requirement of funds for educational causes, they can easily set up campaigns through https://milaap.org/partner-pages/sapnokiudaan. Students can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance to set up a campaign.