The main objective is to give the students employable education through rigorous training in valuable skills
A Saudi Arabia-based NRI has joined hands with Super 30, a free coaching centre which helps children from poor families reach the prestigious IIT engineering institutes, to help talented youth from the minority community prepare for the IIT and other technical education courses.
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. “The main objective is to give the students employable education through rigorous training. This is what is lacking for the minorities. They don’t get quality technical and job-oriented education, as they find it hard to reach that level due to their poor financial condition,” said Rahman, citing various studies. The initiative of Rahman and Super 30 will help provide opportunity to talented students from the minority community to move ahead in life, say experts. According to a 2014-15 survey by the Human Resource Development Ministry, minorities continue to be at the bottom among all social groups when it comes to higher education, with just 4.4 per cent enrolment. The dropout rate among Muslims is also very high at 17.6 per cent.
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