To enable young women from less-privileged backgrounds to pursue their educational and professional dreams, KARM Saahachary Fellowship is launched for all the 12th pass out girls which will help them in their higher studies. Going forward, KARM Saahachary aspire to establish a cohort of their Fellows who will assist and help one another in the pursuit of their goals and enable a meaningful ripple effect in their communities.
Educating women is transformative for societies, as they use their learning to guide and nurture their families along with realizing their own professional dreams. Empowering young school graduates so that they can pursue a college education is the one permanent way to impact each family and hence, the larger community to achieve a better quality of life.
At KARM Saahachary, they wish to support these driven, resilient, and bright young girls by providing Fellowships to deserving girl students who have completed their 12th grade and are readying for college. Fellowship will include:
- Their financial support will include college fee, rent & travel (twice a year) for out stationed girls, laptops, transport to KARM workshops & mentor visits, books & exam fees
- Mentorship – Steady and consistent support will be provided to each Fellow through personalized mentoring and guidance through the three years
- Life Skill trainings will be provided to enable skill building
- Internships in both the Development and Corporate sector
- Fifty hours of Community Service per year for the duration of the Fellowship
The overarching theme for envisioning KARM Saahachary is Education-to make it valuable, accessible and empowering.
Its enablement is based on the following:
- A College Degree – This will be earned by pursuing a three-year bachelors’ course from Delhi University. KARM mandates that the course be honored by the students as per the statutes of the college. The KARM Trust is in no way connected with the administration and admission process of Delhi University colleges, including SRCC and LSR.
- Mentoring – This is a key pillar of the Fellowship-from being a guide to a role model, the designated mentor will meet with the assigned Fellow on a one-on-one basis, several times during the year, along with maintaining regular contact virtually. This will allow for the young Fellow to not only observe and learn from this association by proximity, but also to receive counseling and direction related to individual career planning, skill acquisition, and experiential challenges.
- Life Skills – Through group sessions on Communication, Leadership, Cultural Sensitivity, World Awareness to professional skilling through case studies, critical thinking, problem solving and Internships, the Fellow will build the capabilities that are necessary to enable professional fulfillment.
- Community Service – To help shape a personality that is compassionate, grounded and empathetic, the KARM Fellowship has woven community service into its very fabric. From individual efforts that may be directed towards chosen causes to group projects in the development sector, this is a critical pillar of the Fellowship.
- KARM Saahachary will nurture and financially support young girls from Government and aided schools who exhibit drive, ambition and willingness to work hard to achieve their professional aspirations, at Delhi University. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, interviews, all-round extra-curricular and leadership capability and tangible evidence of drive for such candidates. Acceptance to this Fellowship is conditional on the candidate securing admission in Delhi University. Continuance through the Fellowship is conditional. The Fellow must consistently maintain at least a second division in each semester examination in the College. They have no religious or political compulsions or affiliations.
For more information, visit https://www.karmtrust.org/KarmSaahacharyProgram.html