Snehapoorvam Scholarship by Kerala Social Security Mission

Scholarship

Snehapoorvam Scholarship 2019 – Kerala Social Security Mission – a charitable Society Sponsored by Social Justice Department, Government of Kerala announces the Snehapoorvam Scholarship 2019 to provide financial assistance to Orphans.

Objectives

  • To identify orphaned children in the community.
  • To assess and prioritize children in the greatest need.
  • To provide social protection to highly vulnerable groups of orphans by strengthening traditional family and community systems for protecting and absorbing orphans.
  • To improve the basic education, social integration and nutrition of the most vulnerable groups of orphans towards the levels of other children in the community.
  • To encourage families to live their children within the family set up rather than sending them to orphanages.
  • To extend a helping hand to these orphan’s families by way of providing financial assistance to the education of children.

Scheme Details

  • The statistics reveals that in Kerala, around 75,000 children below 18 years are living in orphanages.
  • Around 1500 orphanages are functioning in Kerala. Almost 80- 90% of the children in orphanages have families and relatives. Many orphans and vulnerable children slip further into poverty once the family’s main bread winner stops working or dies. There is nothing more traumatic for a child than to see a parent die. Added to this tragedy is the loss of adult guidance and protection. Children without proper adult care are more likely to be abused & exploited.
  • Children in this category include orphans, abandoned children, children who have lost their parents in war, communal riots, natural disasters, accidents, etc. They are not properly fed; they have no shelter, nutritious food, health care, education or any recreation. Most of them are facing economic and social exploitation. They are deprived of love and affection of the family and are often unwanted by the family members. 

Short Description

Children are the greatest assets of our nation. Investing in them is investing for a better future for our country & for our world. Considering all the reality of the present situation faced by some children (orphans) in our society.

Important Dates

The last date for application is 31st October 2019.

Eligibility

  • Children who have lost either father or mother or both.
  • Students from first standard to degree classes.
  • Children below 5 years.
  • Children who belong to BPL category.
  • For children belonging to APL category, annual income should be below Rs. 20,000 in rural areas (Local body / Grama Panchayat) and Rs. 22,375 in urban areas (Corporation / Municipality).

Amount of Assistance

  • Children below 5 years and class I to V @ Rs.300/pm
  • For class VI to class X @ Rs 500/pm
  • For class XI and class XII @ Rs 750/pm
  • For degree courses / professional degree @ 1000/pm

How to Apply

  • The application with the necessary documents should be submitted to the head of Aided/Govt. institutions (School and Colleges) before 31st October 2019.
  • The head of the institution will verify and submit the application through online portal to Executive Director, Kerala Social Security Mission.
  • Children below 5 yrs. can directly apply to Executive Director, Kerala Social Security Mission through the respective child welfare committees.

Last Date

The last date for application is 31st October 2019.

Contact Details

Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram,

Kerala 695012, Phone No.: 0471-2341200, 2346016 (Fax),

Email: socialsecuritymission@gmail.com,

Website socialsecuritymission.gov.in

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