Like many other NGOs and Government Schemes, we also help students from economically backward families. The uniqueness of ASCENSION EDUCATIONAL TRUST is that we give importance to the geograhpical location and the educational status of the student's village during our selection process. We select 80% of our students from villages which haven't produced a doctor/ an engineer/ a high ranking civil service officer and also haven't produced even a student who is studying MBBS/ BE/ B Tech.
Therefore, our students are going to be the first doctor/ engineer/ gazetted civil services officer from their respective villages. To ensure this, we do strict background check of the student's village. This way we aim to create near equal distribution of the benefits of education and hence near equal development of all villages.
To our knowledge, we haven't come across any NGO or Government educational program that considers village level background check. They just help any poor student without considering the geographical location and the background of the student's village. That is why, students from certain villages continue to get benefits but students from many other villages are totally left behind thereby creating huge differences.
We believe that our unique approach will not only bring a huge positive change but also reduce the urban-rural, district-district and village-village gaps/differences.