Super 30, a free coaching centre which helps children of the poorest of the poor get into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has joined hands with Obaidur Rahman, a non-resident Indian, for financial help.
Obaidur Rahman, a businessman who is also chairman of the Bihar foundation in Saudi Arabia, has formed an organisation called Rahman 30, which will select 30 talented students from the minority community through screening tests. These students will be provided free coaching by Super 30 founder director Anand Kumar.
“Education is the only way one can make meaningful contribution to society as it has the power to change generations,” said Rahman.
Super 30 is an organisation that works towards the goal of shaping unprivileged students from various sections of the society to face the world out there with more confidence. IANS further quoted Rahman saying, “When I see successful students like Arbaz Alam, who got into an IIT despite coming from a very humble background, it inspires me to do more in the field of education for the needy. It is quite refreshing to see professors and students from other countries coming to see Super 30 and understand how it shapes students from underprivileged sections of society. We will also look for needy, passionate and talented students.”
According to a survey by the Ministry of Human Resource Development:
- Minorities continued to be at the bottom among all social groups when it comes to getting higher education, with just 4.4 per cent enrolment
- The dropout rate among Muslims was also high at 17.6 per cent which is why this organisation is free of cost
About Super 30:
Established in 2002, Super 30 is a pioneering initiative that has ushered in a silent social revolution through mainstreaming of children belonging to the economically backward sections of society by empowering them with quality education to help clear IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for IITs.
So far, more than 400 Super 30 students — from the poorest sections of society and indifferent[Source”cnbc”]