New Delhi, 22 November 2022.

Sitare Foundation, a not-for-profit organization aiming to “Transform fifty thousand lives through education by 2050,” announced its first batch of five talented underprivileged senior secondary school students from Rajasthan, who have secured admissions to renowned universities in the United States of America, in undergraduate Computer Sciences programs. 

To help realize this ambitious vision, Sitare partnered with Athena Education, a leading education consulting firm based in Gurugram, Haryana. Athena took up Sitare students on a pro-bono basis. 

“Athena has helped our students at each step of the way, building on their strengths by providing them with guidance for standardized tests, formulating projects, college selection and applications. Athena has been a great partner to Sitare and we couldn’t have achieved this dream without Athena’s help.” says Mrs. Shilpa Singhal, founder of Sitare Foundation

Rahul Subramaniam remarks, “We are not just college counselors, we want to leave a mark on society. After working with five Sitare students, we have become confident that these students will be the flag bearers of transformation. Post their education they will come back to India and bring newer opportunities to their families and the less privileged of the country.”

Milan Ramdhari, son of an auto-rickshaw driver, has joined Virginia Tech., Tanisha Nagori, who once escaped the clutches of child marriage, has started her undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University, Kusum Choudhary and Mahendra Kumar accepted University of Maryland and Nisha Choudhary is at University of Minnesota. All these students secured multiple admissions from various prestigious US universities before they decided to join their respective universities. They are all first-generation college students who will alter the future of their family and community.