Help us provide a monetary cushion for our learners while they focus their energies on learning, not earning.
Every HVA fellow has a possibility of becoming a sponsor once they graduate. Together, you and the graduates can fund impact for an exponential number of next generation learners.
Our community of learners, mentors and sponsors bring invaluable personal experiences in growth, learning and entrepreneurship. You can become a part of this enriching, positive experience.
Our fund utilisation and model is completely transparent and learner-oriented. All sponsors get mapped to specific fellow journeys and receive monthly progress reports.
Here are stories from some of our learners who graduated from HV Academy
If you have any questions or concerns, please take a look at these FAQs.
Several of our learners cannot afford to join our bootcamp full-time even if it is free of cost. They are typically first-generation learners who need to support their families to make a living. Many of them end up skipping college to start working to support their families. If we pay our learners a monthly stipend for the duration of the bootcamp (6 months), they can afford to give their 100% time, energy and mind space towards learning and securing a safer future for themselves and their family.
The average stipend we provide to each learner is Rs 15,000 per month, for a total of 6 months. This is derived based on a learner's monthly requirements - the amount required to take care of one's personal needs as well as the needs of the household (if they have dependent family members).
This includes a laptop monthly rental of Rs. 2500 for those who need it, and other charges like internet, Udemy courses which amount to Rs. 500 per month. At the end of 6 months, any unused amount is either refunded back to sponsors or added to HV Academy's corpus fund.
Fellows apply to us from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of them are sourced from Tier-2, Tier-3 engineering colleges, while some of them are referred to us through our partner NGOs. What is common among those selected is a sense of motivation, a thirst for knowledge and a want for change.
We evaluate applications based on a model that checks cognition, communication and emotional quotient. Interviews consist of a puzzle round to check for reasoning followed by a round that checks the background and culture fit of the fellows.
What can be achieved by the learners is only limited by their imagination. The fellows are given training in technical and soft skills so that they are work-ready at the end of 6 months. We have had fellows graduate out of HVA get placed in the tech industry as software developers, with pay packages ranging from 4LPA - 9LPA.
We would like you to be as involved in the learner's journey as possible. For the learner, you can be their role model. Do share your own journey, snapshots from your work-life, and your motivations with the learner.
We would encourage you to interact with the learner at least once every month, for 15-30 minutes where you can talk to them about their fellowship journey, their milestones, and any challenges they might be facing. However, in the end - it is entirely up to you to make the best out of your interactions with the learner. The sky is the limit - connect with them on Linkedin and Instagram, recommend interesting podcasts/Ted-talks/movies and encourage them to become the best versions of themselves.
Set up a recurring contribution on a monthly basis for convenience or donate a one-time amount to the initiative.
Click here if you'd like to sponsor an amount of your choice.
If you have more questions or would like to speak to us directly, please share your contact details, we will reach out to you!
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