As the Head of a Women's College, I was shocked to see my students not planning to continue their studies and preferring to drop out of their undergraduate and post graduate programme for this year. Most of the students were unable to pay their fees because their parents had lost jobs or their small businesses had collapsed due to thenCOVID 19 pandemic.
Personally it affected me a lot. I called almost 200 parents to find out the situation. Most of them responded that they would allow their daughters to continue their studies if someone pays the first installment of their fees.
With the help of the administrative staff, I prepared a fee waivershop form asking for their contact number, parents contact numbers, parents' employers contact numbers and the other details.
The forms were sent to students by WhatsApp messages - those students who had not paid their fees and were silent about it.
We prepared a mega excel sheet wherein we put all this information on one page.
We worked on the total amount of liability.
Thereafter, I started contacting philanthropists, donors, ngos and shared the list of names, phone numbers, parents details, parents' employer details with the prospective donors.
We could save more than 200 students from dropping out. Currently they are attending their online classes.