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Their Education Our Future (Singapore)

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Their Education Our Future Team - Final presentation - CITIZEN ACT 2011

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Their Education Our Future (Singapore)

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  3. 3. In India:“ Enrolment ratio based on eligible students is 4 times higher in urban areas than in rural areas. - University Grant Commission, statutory body of the Government of India ” 3
  4. 4. 1. Local Education lacking in quality places2. Scholarships too few3. Loans require guarantee/ collateral poor not eligible4. Low-income students lose chance to gain skills for social progress 4
  5. 5. Value-Add: Core Proposition 5
  6. 6. Program Details: Academic Criteria: Amount: Place in reputable Asian/ No Bond with SG at the 50% tuition fee local universities on list endRemaining: interest-free Unrestricted course ofloan without guarantee study Target Group: Income Cap: Female Priority 30-40% average monthly income in India 6
  7. 7. Key: Passion/ talent Key: Identify Soft Skills Key: Character selection;•NGO work & Creativity Fit with SG’s culture•Personal stock portfolio •30%: online response •Further differentiation•Novel Writing •70%: judge panel 7
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  9. 9. • Direct marketing to target audience – Promote bursary program directly in Indian high schools – Collaborate with the local NGOs – Spread word through village heads 9
  10. 10. • Self-promotional video on Facebook• Screening criteria – creativity though interesting video ideas – resourcefulness through online canvassing for support for videos 10
  11. 11. • Popular among our target audience (pre‐university students)• Creative, new‐age aspect• Increase publicity at a faster and more widespread rate• Branding• Reputation Management• The Viral effect 11
  12. 12. • Average number of Facebook friends a user has is 150 (Source: BBC News, UK)• The importance of the viral effect 12
  13. 13. Outsource 13
  14. 14. Budget Projections (€) Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5Mentorship program costs Workshops 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 Networking sessions 400 400 400 400 400 Bursary expense 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000Marketing and admin costs Posters 1,000 500 500 500 500 Website setup 1,400 - - - - Website maintenance 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 Admin and Advertising fees 6,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000Video equipment costs 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000Total operating costs for this project 361,800 356,900 356,900 356,900 356,900 14
  15. 15. • If program is successful, after 5 years, SG can set up an endowment fund – Details of endowment fund: • Principal of €4 million in the fund • Principal is intended to remain untouched • Financially conservative investment strategies • Funds will grow based on an estimated conservative return of 5% • Fund will be self-sustaining for the future 15
  16. 16. Risk SolutionsReceptivity not high due to Importance of marketingsocial norms earlyTechnological constraints SG employees will help in(poor Internet access) marketingDrop-out due to familial Provide support withresponsibilities mentorship programOutsourcing: privacy risks Work with past vendors 16
  17. 17. • Identify and attract more talents – Gives SG a more diverse pool of talents – First mover advantage in talent search 17
  18. 18. • Increases company wide support for the CSR initiative and greater project buy‐in – Leads to increased employee satisfaction and motivation• To attract more customers from the large market of the emerging economies 18
  19. 19. • Branding and reputation management – Publicising our CSR initiative to the public 19
  20. 20. • Importance of CSR 20
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  22. 22. Problem DemandAsian universities RealismPilot program (KPI)Innovation Risks Why ChinaCosts Justification 22
  23. 23. • Enrolment ratio based on eligible student (ERE) is a useful estimate of the access to education by those who have completed the higher secondary stage. • EER: 51.1% (rural areas) 66% (urban areas) 23<
  24. 24. Higher income level, lower gross enrolment rate Data in 2004, taken from University Grant Commission, a statutory body of the Government of India 24<
  25. 25. • Significant male-female disparities also exist in the enrolment ratio for the eligible student (EER). • In 2003-04, the EER is 62.9% and 54.1% for male and female respectively, the female EER being lower by nine percentage points. • Unlike GER the differences in the male and female EER are visible both in rural and urban areas. 25<
  26. 26. • Loans are available but the poorest may not be credit- worthy • Indian students will find it difficult to borrow enough money to go to “Top Asian universities” overseas (Singapore, Hong Kong etc) to study – Bursary scheme allows them to live in a foreign country that they might want to work in later • India has many people; more educational support will always be welcome • For students who do not have the fantastic results that scholarships look at but have passion & talent in certain areas, this bursary will allow funding for education along with a strong support/ mentorship structure & internship opportunities at SG • Female & low-income priority will increase demand 26<
  27. 27. • What are other financial schemes/ scholarships currently available in India? How highly do you anticipate demand for your bursary will be? • Loans are available but the poorest may not be credit-worthy • Clarify “Top Asian universities” bursary will allow Indian students to go overseas (Singapore, Hong Kong etc) to study; difficult to borrow that much money – Allow them to live in a foreign country that they might want to work in later • India has many people; more educational support will always be welcome • For students who do not have the fantastic results that scholarships look at but have passion & talent in certain areas, this bursary will allow funding for education along with a strong support/ mentorship structure & internship opportunities at SG • Female & low-income priority will increase demand 27<
  28. 28. Team of 5 2 employees Approx. 50 2 (outsourced) 2 employees 2 employees 28<
  29. 29. • Poor but bright and talented high school students • Selected high schools from rural areas of India where the enrolment ratio based on eligible student (ERE) is low – ERE is an indication of the access to tertiary education by those who have completed the higher secondary stage • In the states of Tripura, Chattishgarh, Orissa and Arunachal Pradesh, the ERE ratio was found to be lower than national average* • Hence, our project will be targeted at students from these states *Source (2004): University Grant Commission, a statutory body of the Government of India 29<
  30. 30. • This project is a simple yet effective idea that will have a lot of impact in the lives of the bursary awardees in our target group. • It is easy to implement with good planning and well structured timeline. • There are also minimal barriers to its implementation. • Our initiative helps to respond to the challenges of the business world and ensure SG has a competitive advantage in terms of talent hunting and attracting investments. • It is likely that some of the bursary awardees will choose to work with SG after graduation. • Therefore, it is also a way to increase diversification in SG’s workplace by attracting talents from varied countries and training them to become skilled professionals in SG. • In addition, student applicants and the communities we reach out to will learn about Societe Generale, through the positive publicity generated about the bursary program. This will attract more customers to turn to Societe Generale for banking services. 30<
  31. 31. • Based on feedback from pilot batch of awardees, SG mentors on value of the project • Sufficiency of funding • Pressure on manpower in charge of project • Intangible benefits press, increase knowledge of SG in India etc 31<
  32. 32. • For students who do not have the fantastic results that scholarships look at but have passion & talent in certain areas (that will allow them to do well in the future in various fields where success is difficult to measure by academics alone) and results that will earn them a place in credible unis • Video submission allows display of soft skills while generating good publicity • Unlike normal bursaries, this will allow funding for education along with a strong support/ mentorship structure & internship opportunities at SG • Female priority aids women empowerment movement in more patriarchal society • Low-income priority aids upward mobility 32<
  33. 33. • An average university education in a Singapore university costs about S$40,000 for 4 years. Thus the overseas bursary awardees will be awarded approx S$20,000, which is about €12,000 • For bursary awardees going to Indian universities, the average costs of the tuition fees is about €2,000 per person 33<

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