LEAP stands for ‘Learn, Earn and Pay’. This is a noble scheme started in 2008 for the SIGA students who cannot afford to pay fees for their training. The students who are admitted to the diploma in printing technology under the LEAP scheme learn the trade first and then pay the fees when they begin to earn some stipend. They are allowed to pay in installments as and when it is possible, within 3 years. Moreover, many of them opt to work part-time in printing and related industry to earn a pocket money for food and clothing.
In fact, this scheme has reduced the financial burden of their parents. It has encouraged self-reliance among students and has built confidence. Thanks to the friends and past pupils of SIGA who have supported this LEAP Scheme with their donations in the past. When the well runs dry, this fund has helped the college to meet their regular expenditure. However, when the college collects the fees, the fund returns to the LEAP account to replenish the resource for the next academic year to welcome the refreshers.
For us, education is of the heart. We trust our students even when they delay to pay. After all, now they belong to a big SIGA family.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We need your support to take the LEAP Scheme forward. Your contribution to this fund will help about 50 students. We admit orphans and semi-orphans, boys from homes managed by various trusts and societies, including Don Bosco Anbu Illam. If you are looking for the privileges of 80G for your donation, please contact us before transferring your fund. Be assured that your hard earned money is put to best use to uplift not just a student, but an entire family.
For those of you who have benefited from SIGA, it is your time now to give back for a noble cause. Every bit of your gratitude and generosity counts to run this scheme! Let us see it this way. When you needed it most, someone helped you. Now you are in a better position to help someone in need. As you know we train 400+ students every academic year. Our target is to help at least 50. With your donation as many as possible. May God bless you and your family.
We thank our Family, Friends and Sponsors
(2020-21) Dixon Family Scholarship, total 1 Lakh rupees. 5 students (Rs.20,000/- each) – https://www.dominicdixon.net/scholarships
(2022-23) RKM Family USA, about 10 Lakh.
Contributions in INR, please deposit only in:
Account Name: LEAP Don Bosco
Bank Name: South Indian Bank, Kellys, Chennai
Bank Account Number: 0138053000017007
IFSC Code: SIBL0000138
For Foreign Donations
Name of the Account : THE SIGA SOCIETY
Account No : 40036012268
Bank : State Bank of India
Branch : New Delhi Main Branch
Fr. P.T. JOSEPH, sdb
Principal and Vice Rector
49, Taylors Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010, INDIA