Educational Assistance to Children of Women Headed Families

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The number of women headed families in Kerala is very high. Majority of these families are living in deplorable conditions. The scheme proposes to extend a helping hand to these families by way of providing financial assistance to the education of children. This is a one-time assistance. 

Beneficiaries:

  • Children of Women Headed Families

Benefits:

  • Children below 5 years & between 1st and 5th standard : Rs 300 per month
  • Between 6th & 10th standard: Rs 500 per month
  • Plus one, Plus two: Rs 750 per month
  • Degree and above :Rs 1000 per month

Eligibility criteria:

  • BPL Family – (HIV/AIDS affected persons, socially discriminated persons, war widows etc are eligible irrespective of their BPL status)
  • Only two children of a family are eligible
  • The child who avail any other scholarship is not eligible for the assistance. A certificate to this has to be obtained from the head of educational institution where the child studies

How to Avail:

  • The applications are collected by Child Development Project Officers through Anganwadi Workers and will be forwarded to the District Social Justice Offices

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