2020 mission statement
Over the last few years, with an awareness of both the need for continued education and non-medical support for children undergoing cancer treatment in recognition of our success, and in line with the mission of the Foundation, we continue to explore the theme ‘Looking Ahead’ as part of our growth strategy in 2020.
We are now into our 12th year, providing integrated educational support for children undergoing cancer treatment at the Kidwai Cancer Institute and the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Narayana Hrudalaya.
Two years ago, 15-year-old Jayanth Singh was not allowed to rejoin his old school in 9th Grade because of his grades in Math, a result of disturbance due to cancer remission and financial need. Samiksha helped facilitate his admission into MEC School and thus the continuation of his education. This highlighted the need for financial support for these surviving, thriving students, who continue to pursue their learning post-cancer with zest and rigour.
TO DATE 231 SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED - SPENDING OVER 23 LAKHS IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR YOUNG CANCER SURVIVORS CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION. 227 OF THEM THRIVERS GOING STRONG.
The criteria for selection of the student awardees are:
- The child went through cancer treatment.
- They were part of a Samiksha Learning Program or recommended by the Oncologists at one of our Learning Centres.
- They show evidence of actively pursuing higher education, into college.
SSP5 : January 2021 to view our program recording:
67 students successfully received scholarships of Rs.10,000/- each by February 2021. A simple virtual event was conducted on 29th January 2021 from our COE. This year 18 were new winners.
We urge you to support and contribute to the Samiksha Scholarships Fund to reach out to more children!
To Donate to this fund: click here.SSP
Launch: March 2018
SSP2: June 2018
Foundation (LDSG) through the Devjani Pillai Scholarship Fund (DPSF) were dispersed.
SSP3: January 2019
In January 2019, 35 scholarships were sponsored by LDSG (DPSF), Groupon India, and Individual Donors.
SSP4: January 2020
In January 2020, 63 scholarships were awarded at a well-attended event at the Kidwai Auditorium.