Online fund raising: giving poor youth a LEAP of trust in skills training

KOLKATA, (C.M. Paul) – Director of SIGA (Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts) Chennai, Engineer Fr P.T. Joseph has launched an on-line fund raising towards his new concept in educational scholarship. Christened “LEaP Scheme” it is directed to raise about rupees 7 lakhs (approx Euro 10,000) for the new scholastic year 2012-2013.

“Do not worry about  paying the fees! Get admitted under LEaP Scheme at SIGA. LEARN a trade first, begin to EARN through stipends and then PAY your 3-year fees,” says Fr PT Joseph explaining how the scheme works for poor youth.

“Even the smallest help I will highly esteem,” says Fr Joseph inviting potential donors to visit and pledge their support.

Applications to 3-year non-formal training programme at SIGA, 49 Taylors Road are invited towards skill training for non-formal poor students (SDC) and to give them Govt. Certificate through CIICP.

Last date to submit applications to Diploma in Printing, Packaging design and Indian Arts and Crafts is 30 April 2012.

Economically backward students can avail admission through LEaP Scheme at

Students have begun to enroll at SIGA under LEAP Scheme for the academic year 2012-13. Out of Rs.30,000 ( Euro 520) required per student for the entire three-year diploma programme, our students are able to pay only Rs.12,000 (Euro 205). The rest of the fund required for college is utilized from the LEAP fund raised from family and friends.

Contributions in INR, can be deposited in:
Account Name: LEAP Don Bosco
Bank Name: South Indian Bank, Kellys, Chennai
Bank Account Number: 0138053000017007
IFSC Code: SIBL0000138

LEaP Scheme Fact Sheet:
2009-10 : 81 students benefited
2010-11 : 301 students benefited
2011-12 : 354 students benefited
2012-13 : 400 students [ PROPOSED ]

These students were given government certificates for short time courses conducted under CIICP. Colleges pays to CIICP, a unit of SIGA Polytechnic College and CIICP pays 10% of the fees to SPCU-DoTE for certification and Goverment Support.
Students come back to pay to SIGA when they begin to earn, taking the Scheme FORWARD.


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One response to “Online fund raising: giving poor youth a LEAP of trust in skills training

  1. K.P. Paulson

    iNDEED A VERY NOBLE IDEA! And brilliant concept. I wish many people login and make their pledge.

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