India's leading competitive test preparation platform Edukemy has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood’s Sood Charity Foundation to offer 100% scholarships to economically weaker section students preparing for the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam.
SSC conducts the examination to recruit staff for various Group B and C positions in multiple ministries, departments, and organizations under the Government of India.
Founded by Chandrahas Panigrahi, Shabbir A Bashir, and Deb Tripathi, Edukemy aims to scale the learning experience for every individual by offering an insightful and enriching environment for students, focusing on live classes, handwritten notes, and an interactive platform.
The idea behind the partnership is to provide financial assistance to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students. Edukemy, in collaboration with Sood Charity Foundation, will offer 100% scholarships on Foundation course for SSC exams that would cover 6 months of end-to-end preparation with 300+ live classes.
Sood Charity Foundation helps the underprivileged by providing them access to better quality education, career opportunities, and healthcare. The initiative is already live on the websites of both Edukemy and Sood Charity Foundation.
Talking about the initiative, Chandrahas Panigrahi, Co-founder of Edukemy, said,
"We, at Edukemy, aim to work for a more significant cause of nation-building through youth empowerment. Every year lakhs of students from the economically weaker section cannot qualify for these exams due to a lack of proper coaching. We want to make a social impact by providing free coaching and mentorship support and holistic personality development. We are glad to partner with Sood Charity Foundation in this regard."
Panigrahi further added that Edukemy believes that education should be affordable and runs various offers under all its courses. At present, Edukemy is providing a 20% discount to EWS candidates on courses for the UPSC exams. The foundation courses are free for SSC examinations with the best of faculties.
Talking about the partnership, Sonu Sood stated,
"Sood Charity Foundation was started with the purpose of helping the needy across segments covering education, medical, healthcare, career opportunities. Our diligent focus is to empower the underprivileged to gain access to the best facilities and resources. Education being the enabling factor is the best way to help and enable the marginalized sections of our society. We at Sood Charity Foundation are happy to collaborate with Edukemy and further our cause of helping EWS candidates gain access to quality education for exam preparation. Hope our association becomes the light for numerous students who are trying their best to uplift their lives and join the mainstream of society."
Edukemy has appointed Neetu Singh, a well-known academician and faculty of English with a large fan following comprising lakhs of young aspirants, to help the SSC applicants in their preparation. It has also appointed Vikash Parashar for Quantitative Aptitude having 19+ years of experience in teaching.