The Saraswati Scholarship Fund

Donate towards a brighter future

Enabling young women to pursue further science skills in order to have a career in medicine

About Us

Our Beliefs

Inspiration for this charity comes from the success of two young girls from Tamil Nadu, South India who have recently qualified as midwives.   Sisters Annaparvathi and Vijay have overcome extreme childhood difficulties (their truck driving father was killed in a building site accident over 20 years ago).   Their mother struggled to feed her 3 daughters.   They were cared for and educated by a local charity, The Kings World Trust for Children.   Throughout her secondary education Annaparvathi expressed a desire to study nursing.   Government support for training is only given to a few students with tip top marks in the three sciences with Maths.   Admission is possible with decent grades but only with financial support.    Annaparvathi qualified for the latter but almost slipped through the net.   Her mother’s situation was so dire she persuaded her eldest daughter to start earning as soon as her education was complete.   She took a job working on the factory line of a local rubber glove manufacturing company, checking for defects and pairing up good stock.   The hours were long, the task repetitive and the pay, minimal.

How You Can Help

Send Donation

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations at all of our locations.

Give A Scholarship

Your gift will help equip young women in need with necessary resources, training and education while offering the promise of a brighter future. You can make a difference today by signing up.

Testimonials

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The generosity of this organization makes it possible for me to continue having education opportunities in this difficult area.

Jane Doe

Wonderful job with those kids that need us and people from various places all over the world. I will definitely join your group as a volunteer.

John Doe

News

Recent Causes

Our current Kolkata recipients, Jhili and Sushma, would have been unable to study without the fund’s support as one lost her mother in a domestic fire and the other lives in a cramped city slum dwelling where ten families share one toilet.

Needs vary but in Kolkata a year’s tuition in the three sciences cost approx £500.   A 3 year MBBS course in nursing and midwifery costs £7,500.   A 5 year MBBS course in medicine costs between £10,000 and £19,000.

Please donate to this worthwhile cause.   This financial support is extremely effective as proven by the success of the Tamil Nadu sisters hitherto referred to.

Patron

We are thrilled that Zoe Wanamaker has become our patron.