Higher education in India has made significant strides in recent years, with the number of students enrolled in higher education institutions increasing from 20 million to 37 million in the past decade. However, despite this progress, India still faces significant challenges in providing quality higher education to all.
The Dor Foundation has been working tirelessly to provide free higher education to underprivileged children. Over the past year, we have made significant progress towards achieving our mission. To date, we have provided free education to over 150 students, of these, 80% are first-generation learners in their families.
For us at Dor, 2023 has been a year of great pride as we not only managed to expand our community but also saw our first batch of students graduating and being hired by top recruiters. Moreover, our students have achieved an average score of 80% in their exams. This is significantly higher than the state's average pass rate of 61%.
In a short span of 3 years, we have seen Dor students excel in all aspects of college life be it debating, quiz, leadership or management and yet find time to mentor and coach each other. As a founder, it gives me immense joy to see the students help each other rise together as a family. I am confident that what we have started at Dor will create a ripple of change.
In this report, we strive to highlight the progress made by us in the past year and the impact of our work on the lives of the students we serve. We hope our efforts will inspire others to join us in our mission to create a better future for underprivileged children in Uttarakhand.