SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education)
Five-year scholarship for disadvantaged youths to live to their full potential.
Latest News about SHE Scholarship for Higher Education
Schools in India are opening after 18 months of closure and the season of festivals brings hope of resuming business and work for many families devasted by the pandemic and lockdowns. However, hopes of returning...
SHE Scholarship students develop innovative Protection Circle to curb rape and violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. In recent article in BBC by, Geeta Pandey outlines a series of horrific...
We are excited to invite you to meet with YGB's fund recipients in India! Sat, Feb 27th@7:30 a.m. PST/ 4:30 p.m. CET/ 9 p.m. IST. Purchase tickets here. For the first time, we are hosting a live Zoom...
“Sun is Day Light, Moon is Night Light, Education is Life Light”—Meeting with YGB SHE Scholarship Students
As a Founder/Executive Director of Yoga Gives Back, I have the privilege and responsibility to visit YGB programs in India about once a year since 2007. Witnessing personal stories of our fund recipient mothers, youths...
400 Teen Students Funded in 2021
SHE scholarship program is funding 400 students with a five-year scholarship for higher education in the rural villages of West Bengal and Chamarajanagar, Karnataka so that they can aim for a college degree. These students have absolutely no other way to continue their education due to extreme poverty and related family problems, if it were not for SHE scholarship. They are determined to achieve their goals with higher education.
We are inspired to witness many students already graduating with Bachelor’s Degrees, making history in their families and communities, becoming role models for younger generation. This program seeds an opportunity for each student to become a real change maker in their communities and beyond.
Guruprasad Inspired SHE Program
“I am the seed, you are the water that grew me into a tree. Now, I can take care of thousands of people.”
Guruprasad, December, 2019
In 2007, YGB met Guruprasad when he was 15 years old, a high school student. Jayashree, his mother, was a micro financing borrower. Her dream to provide her children a better education.
In 2011, determined to make his mom’s dream come true, Guruprasad successfully enrolled in Medical Dental College in Bellary, an 8-hour drive from his home town. This was an all the more remarkable accomplishment since nobody in his family nor in his neighborhood has reached this level of high education yet.
This is when YGB decided to offer him a scholarship until he becomes a doctor.
Today, Guruprasad is an Emergency Doctor at the renowned Saga Hospital in Bangalore, working long hours as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in India.
Thank You Corporate Sponsors.
YGB’s first corporate sponsor Pure International, headquartered in Hong Kong, supported this SHE program from the first year with its Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) initiative. They have committed to empower young girls in West Bengal with $4000 per year for the total of 10 years.
Thank you these sponsors who helped grow this important program.