Think about every problem, every challenge we face. The solution to each starts with education.”, said US President George W. Bush.
MMNA has been actively promoting and pursuing the cause of supporting needy students by providing educational loan scholarships and assisting students in different ways – such as networking within the community, mentoring, internships, job searches, etc. Since its inception in April 1987, MMNA has granted loan scholarships of over $100,000 supporting 100+ Rajasthani students for their higher education. In addition, it has supported educational needs of several students in India through partnerships / matching grants with some of the local ABMM (Akhil Bharatiya Maheshwari Mahasabha) chapters and with Shrikrishnadas Jajoo Trust in India.
Several of the students that MMNA has helped over the years are now well settled and established in US and elsewhere. Most of them have also repaid their loans and also contributed additional money towards the fund. The program is funded by donations received from several of our members and the refunds from the past recipients.
Over the last few years, we have been able to make significant strides in our educational pursuits:
- Over 125 students have received educational loans amounting to $225,000
- In the last 2 years, 31 students have received $93,000 in disbursements
“Education is not preparation of life, education is life itself”
- Provide educational assistance loans to needy and qualified Rajasthani students for graduate studies in US & Canada
- Help students network and leverage resources within the community for mentoring / internships / jobs
- Raise funds through donations
- Work on recoveries of loans
- Stay connected with the students
MMNA Education Committee Members and Contact Info
The MMNA Education Committee members are all volunteers and provide these services as a service to the community. These members believe in the noble cause of education. The Committee is managed by MMNA Education Committee Chairperson.
If you would like to volunteer your time, please reach out to the MMNA Education Chair. Below is a list of the current MMNA Education Committee members along with their contact information:
· Rajesh Bihani, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org +1-248-553-6796 (Home) / +1-248-470-7511 (Cell)
· Rajesh Kabra, Lead Support email@example.com —-(Cell)
· Rohan Karwa, member firstname.lastname@example.org +1-601-954-2660 (Cell)
Student Beneficiaries: July 1, 2014 thru April 30, 2016
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