LIGHTS provide scholarships to needy girl-children to prevent them from leaving school due to poor income of parents so that they can attain a minimum educational standard. Such a programme has already been initiated in the government schools of Bihar.
Miss Khushboo, a student of class X receiving scholarship from Smt. Sumitra Devi of Mahabir Singh Smarak Nyas, Madhubani. Father of the girl Shri Kamal Prasad Kunwar and Shri Mohan Singh, clerk of the School looking on. Scholarship @ 200/- Per month. She received the scholarship for 2 years from April 2006 to March 2008, till she appeared for the X Board and cleared it with 78 per cent marks.
Safia Khatun, a bright but poor girl from West Bengal had left studies after VIII in 2006 and came to Delhi with her parents. She started working as house-maid. LIGHTS chose her as a test case to support. She was admitted to National Institute of Open Schooling for X from the year 2008 to appear for her exams in 2009. The entire admission cost was borne by LIGHTS. She opted to drop out of the programme in 2009 to be married.
Miss Ranju Kumari, of Class IX (Scholarship for the year 2006-07) receiving scholarship from the Principal of the school in presence of Smt. Sumitra Devi of Mahavir Singh Smarak Nyas. Scholarship @ 200/- Per month. She received the scholarship for 2 years from April 2008 to March 2010, till she appeared for X Board.
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