The Manana Merit cum Means Scholarship Program
The Manana Merit(scholarship programme) began in 1999 with the intention of supporting youth from economically challenged backgrounds, who lack the means and infrastructural support to continue higher education. The scholarship is primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students residing in Delhi.
With our network of professors and scholars from Delhi University, JNU, Jamia Millia and other reputed educational institutions, we handpick the candidates who show high potential, a sincere will to learn, and a desire to break through barriers of language, social background, and financial constraints. We not only ensure that the process of selection is transparent and personal, but we also make an effort to periodically review the progress of the students who have been awarded scholarships.
We have now expanded the Scholarship Programme to include school children as well.
We have been awarding these scholarships to students since 1999, with the help of a few private donors. In 2005, HDFC and Interglobe Enterprises Ltd., two corporate enterprises came forward to support the programme. We are grateful to our donors for their support.
Every year we receive applications from 15 to 20 deserving candidates for the Merit cum Means Scholarship. We seek your support in continuing the Scholarship programme.
The Society for Working Life, New Delhi and the University College Dublin, Ireland run a community development and awareness programme. In 2004, Manána was the venue for the orientation meeting. We also made a presentation on the Historical background of the sites that the Irish students visited.
Manana was approached by the M.A. students from the Department of Women’s Studies, from the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, for the use of its library premises in March 2004, to conduct a 20-day lecture course. For three years now, the classes have been conducted at Manana.
As part of our youth development programme, we have trained youth (under the TUFS collaboration), in skills including: interviewing, transcription, translation (Hindi, Punjabi into English), and editing transcripts. Six students from the Delhi University took part in this training programme in 2003-04
Manana also provides
English Language Classes
Career, Emotional and Vocational Counselling
Workshops on Social Sensitising and Gender Equity
Summer Projects and Field Work Training