Launched by Sri Aurobindo Society in 2019, Auro Scholar is the world’s 1st Micro-scholarship program, incentivizing millions of Indian students to improve their learning. Learning Outcomes of Indian students are constantly on the decline for many years, despite huge Governmental and Non-Governmental spend on Education. The most overlooked reason is lack of student motivation to learn and adequate parental involvement in the child’s daily learning activities.
At Auro Scholar, if students achieve a benchmark performance of 80% in Mobile based curriculum aligned Quizzes, they receive micro-scholarships of INR 50 each in their parent’s mobile wallet. Across 5 subjects and 20 Quizzes in all, a family can get a monthly Conditional Cash Transfer of up to INR 1000. Students failing to achieve the benchmark performance are therefore incentivized to improve their learning by studying at home or using online learning resources. These students can retake the Quiz to claim the Micro-scholarship again.
Auro Scholar is partnering with governments, family foundations, companies as well as private donors to redistribute their wealth as Micro-scholarships to millions of Indian students.
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