Pune: Avasara Academy, dedicated to empowering girls through education, is inaugurating a hostel facility that will be operational for its students effective immediately. This hostel, funded by BNP Paribas, is aimed at increasing access to education for underprivileged girls and creating a safe, inclusive, and empowering learning environment for them.
Avasara Academy is a secondary school that started in August 2015. The school believes that a student’s ability to pay fees should not affect their chances to experience this unique and holistic educational opportunity. Avasara Academy is a residential school that provides food, sports education and development programmes for the girl students and supports them with their application process for undergraduate studies at reputed universities in India and overseas.
BNP Paribas, through CSR grants, ensures girls with economically disadvantaged backgrounds are educated through the IGCSE curriculum. Through its partnership with Avasara Academy, BNP Paribas is attempting to provide a quantum step change for these girl students in a global world by providing holistic education and enabling the girl students to become women who can assert their rights as equal members of the society and yet challenge established gender norms in their social contexts. The girls come from families in which parents work in the informal sector and are at the poverty line.