23/05/2024

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Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) awards Merit – cum- Need based Scholarships to School girls

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Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) awarded Merit- cum- Need Based Scholarships to a new batch of 263 meritorious and financially challenged school girls from LPF’s School Project for the academic year 2023-2024 in Pune. These girls are pursuing 7th grade in city and rural schools and will continue their education until graduation. LPF’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships for the new batch would be followed soon.
 
The girls were felicitated with the scholarship awards at the hands of Chief Guest – Mr. Kushal Hegde, President Kannada Sangh, Pune, and Guest of Honour – Ms. Neelam Ahir, Principal, CES Viloo Poonawalla English Medium School, Special Guest – Mr. Narendra  Pal Singh Bakshi- 88th President of Rotary club of Pune, LPF’s Chairperson- Mrs. Lila Poonawalla, Founder Trustee- Mr. Firoz Poonawalla, LPF’s Board of Trustee – Ms. Roda Mehta, LPF’s CEO- Ms. Priti Khare, senior Leaders from LPF’s Corporate Partners, Donors, School Principals, Scholarship Selection Committee Members and Well-wishers.


Under this scholarship project, school girls are supported financially towards their fees and school aids. This scholarship goes beyond the monetary assistance, and these girls are given life skills training, academic counselling, exposure visits and career guidance, which groom them to become independent and confident young women.
 
On this occasion, the Chief Guest, Mr. Hegde said, “Team LPF has been doing an outstanding work by choosing these young girls from 7th grade and educating and grooming them over 10 years till they graduate, so that these girls turn into financially independent, cultured and responsible youth of the society.”
 
Mr. Firoz Poonawalla said, “2morrow2gether – LPF School Project is very close to our hearts. Since the past 13 years, we have witnessed a transformation in the lives of over 2,800 girls from this project, who at one time were little girls from 7th grade having lots of hope and commitment. Today we feel proud to see the pass out girls gainfully employed.”