Frequently Asked Questions
What is Shikshya Dikshya?
Shikshya-Dikshya, with the motto “Every child deserves an education without a financial burden”, is an education assistance program run by Krinjal that provides financial assistance to poor students so that they can continue their education without the need to worry about their financial situation.
Why this name?
‘Shikshya’ means education and ‘Dikshya’ means enlightening someone. This project is a tribute to someone who uplifted Kshitij (founder) during the hard phase of his life and helped to gain the confidence back.
How the program works?
Krinjal works with various communities, organizations, individuals to collect the list of students who need financial assistance to complete their education.
Krinjal then approaches individual donors to sponsor one child’s educational fee for a year. Once the donor agrees to sponsor the students, Krinjal will work with the school authority to get more information about the student. After the verification is complete, Krinjal will pay the educational fee of the student directly to the accounting department of the respective school.
Krinjal will then need two items from the receivers/focal person/school authority; first, a video message from the receiver student thanking the donor, and second, receipt of the payment.
How school is selected?
Krinjal will select a school in various parts of the country by collecting data through sources like a referral, progress data, social media news, and through its own network all across Nepal with schools and with the local government.
At first, we will try to limit 10 students from each school for scholarship so that we can cover many locations.
The continuity of the program will be evaluated yearly after analyzing the progress.
What's the format?
At least a month before the show date, a communication is started with donors to find what kind of person they would like to help and what kind of help. Then, we search for the people who need help (and match the profile as requested by donors). Now, we forward the receivers profile to donors and get their confirmation. Once, we receive the confirmation; BOOM – we shoot video, provide help to receiver, release the video and update every detail about the process in website. But it does not end here, receivers are required to provide update for a year (in 3 months interval). This is to ensure, the ‘help’ received is used for the right purpose.
Selection of student
Krinjal receives student nomination through our website, network and school management.
Once Krinjal gets the list of nominated students, their financial condition will be evaluated along with their family’s source of income, parental support, etc. before giving out the scholarship.
Student grade level
Since the majority of our sponsors are students themselves we do not have a huge fund. Thus our target group is students studying in grade 10 or less.
However, whenever we get a nomination for students who study in grades above 10, we will try to circulate among sponsors and see if anyone will be interested.
Unfortunately, the short answer here is “we provide scholarship for students studying in grade 10 or less”
Scholarship amount and payment
- There is no fixed amount. Krinjal will work with each student independently to understand the need.
- Money is not handed to the student or the family member. Tuition will be paid directly to the account section and the non-tuition portion will be managed by the focal person.
- Every transaction should be accompanied by a valid receipt.
Almost in all cases, Krinjal provides a scholarship for a year in the beginning. The total amount of money needed for a student determines the scholarship period.
After the completion of the one year tenure, Krinjal will analyze the financial part, donor availability, academic report of a student in the year, and relation with the school to determine whether the scholarship will be renewed or not.
Responsibilities of School
- Nominate the students who have a financial hardship to complete their education. The nominated students should not have any direct family relation with the teaching and administrative staff of the school.
- Provide quarterly progress reports of the nominated and awarded students.