The Hans Foundation (THF), a charitable trust fund, announces a scholarship program for 200 underprivileged children in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The scholarship program has been announced in partnership with HEAL Paradise village, a residential School for orphans and children from disadvantage communities in Thotapalli in Andhra Pradesh.
Under the program, 200 children between the age group of 5 to 16 years, who are either orphaned or raised by a single parent without any support, will be eligible for the scholarship; children from vulnerable families (who are suffering from abuse or serious neglect in the family) will also be awarded a scholarship.
The program has been designed for children to get access to quality education, healthcare and residential facility for the next three years at HEAL Paradise village. After the scholarship period is over, HEAL Paradise will continue the support to the children.
Making the announcement, Lt. Gen S M Mehta, CEO, The Hans Foundation said, “Our constant endeavor is to reach out to various economically weaker children who would play a vital part in the upliftment of the society.
The scholarship program will enable young children to take the first step towards a strong foundation for a bright future so that they can ultimately achieve positive economic outcomes for themselves, their families and communities.”
On the announcement, Mr K. Ajay Kumar, CEO , HEAL said, “We are grateful for the tremendous support of The Hans Foundation which allows HEAL an opportunity to provide scholarships to deserving students. They have consistently supported us and our children by providing the means to quality education and holistic growth towards achieving a better future.”
This is the second scholarship program of The Hans Foundation with HEAL. The first program was started in October 2015 to support 110 children for their education, health and residential care.
The partnership between The Hans Foundation and HEAL Paradise goes back to October 2015 when the association was formed primarily to facilitate the construction of two separate dormitories for girls and boys, respectively, with a capacity to accommodate 1000 children.