- The Sitare Foundation expresses its gratitude to Athena Education for guiding five talented underprivileged students in gaining admission to leading American universities.
Sitare Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims “Transform 50,000 lives through education by 2050.” announced the first group of five talented underprivileged high school students from Rajasthan, who have been offered admission to renowned universities in the United States of America, in computer science undergraduate programs.
To help realize this ambitious vision, Sitare partnered with Athena Education, a leading education consultancy based in Gurugram, Haryana. Athena took on Sitare students on a pro bono basis.
“Athena has helped our students every step of the way, building on their strengths by guiding them through standardized testing, project formulation, university selection and applications. Athena has been a great partner for Sitare and we couldn’t have made this dream a reality without Athena’s help.” say Mrs. Shilpa Singhal, founder Sitare Foundation.
Rahul Subramaniam comments, “We are not just study advisors, we want to leave a mark on society. After working with five Sitare students, we have gained confidence that these students will be the standard bearers of transformation. After their education, they will return to India and bring new opportunities to their families and the underprivileged of the country.
Milan Ramdhari, son of an auto rickshaw driver, has joined Virginia Tech., Tanisha Nagori, who once escaped the clutches of child marriage, has begun her undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University, Kusum Choudhary and Mahendra Kumar accepted University of Maryland and Nisha Choudhary is a student at the University of Minnesota. All these students have received multiple admissions from various prestigious US universities before deciding to join their respective universities. They are all first-generation students who will change the future of their families and communities.
About the Sitare Foundation
Sitare Foundation is a national level educational NGO based in India. Founded in 2016 by philanthropist couple Shilpa and Amit Singhal, the Foundation believes in the power of education as a weapon that can change the world. Taking a scientific, step-by-step approach to impacting lives and societies through education The Sitare Foundation has over 400 children in its program and aims to educate 50,000 students by 2050. The Foundation helps underprivileged children enter secondary school (through an aptitude test and interview for admission to class VI) and provide them with a quality education for seven years. Five students from the first class of the foundation have obtained multiple admissions to prestigious American universities this year. In this year’s entrance exams announced a few days ago, the Foundation has selected about 100 students from the 73,000 applications received during the entrance exams to be held in Jaipur. Jodhpur, Bhopal and Indore.
About Athens Education
Founded nine years ago by two Princeton graduates, Rahul Subramaniyam and Poshak Agarwal, Athena Education is the Indian leader in coaching for admissions to top universities in the United States and around the world. Athena has students in fifteen countries who are currently pursuing their undergraduate degrees. The organization, along with their well-informed team of experts, works closely with students to guide them through complicated college application procedures, prepare them to achieve top scores in the standardized tests, and most importantly, familiarize them with life skills that are necessary to succeed when these students go abroad. Their warm and cordial team relieves stress and anxiety for the students and their families going through the college application process and making their journey smooth.