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The Open Career Academy: Empowering Rural Students

The Open Career Academy, established in 2017 under the umbrella of Noble Navodaya Charitable Trust (NNCT), is a non-profit educational institution located in Sakoli, Bhandara (Maharashtra). It was established to provide rural students with a dignified and safe space for studying and competitive examination preparation. Recognizing the scarcity of libraries, reading rooms, and guidance centers in rural areas, the academy aims to bridge this gap and support students in their educational pursuits.

Approach and Philosophy

The Open Career Academy operates with a no-loss, no-profit approach. Its primary focus is to empower and uplift rural students by providing them with an encouraging learning environment, resources, and guidance. The academy believes that every student, regardless of their background, should have equal opportunities to succeed in their educational and career endeavors.

Early Beginnings and Growth

The academy started its journey in 2017 with just five students who sought guidance and preparation for their competitive examinations. Since then, it has grown steadily, and over the years, it has successfully facilitated the educational guidance and competitive examination preparation of around 550 students. The academy takes pride in the accomplishments and successes of its students.

The Open Career Academy has two rooms, but it is a quiet and encouraging space for students to study. It provides study space, a library, reading materials, and other essential resources like computers. The academy also offers guidance and counseling services to help students navigate their educational and career paths effectively.

Competitive Examination Preparation

Recognizing the significance of competitive examinations in securing government jobs and higher education opportunities, the Open Career Academy provides specialized support for such exams. The academy offers focused guidance, study materials, and mock tests on computer to prepare students for various competitive examinations. The academy empowers students to excel in these exams and pursue their desired career paths by refining their knowledge and test-taking skills.

Success Stories

The academy's dedication and commitment to empowering rural students have borne fruit, with many students achieving notable success in their academic and job pursuits. The Open Career Academy takes pride in the accomplishments of its students and celebrates their achievements as a testament to the academy's impact and effectiveness.

Community Engagement

Beyond its core activities, the Open Career Academy actively engages with the local community, collaborating with various stakeholders such as parents, educational institutions, and community organizations. This collaborative approach aims to create a holistic ecosystem of support for rural students, focusing on both education and employment opportunities. By fostering community involvement, the academy endeavors to make a lasting and sustainable impact on education and job prospects in the region.

Joining the Open Career Academy

The academy welcomes aspiring students, volunteers, and individuals who share their vision and are passionate about empowering rural students. Those interested can visit the academy's website for more information on enrolment, volunteering opportunities, and ways to contribute to their noble cause.

About NNCT

The Noble Navodaya Charitable Trust (NNCT) was founded in 2015 as a result of the collective vision of a group of former students from 1988 admitted to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Bhandara /Gondia batch. The trust was established to give back to society and positively impact various sectors, including education, agriculture, health, industrial development, and social welfare.

Registration and Area of Operation

NNCT is a registered charitable trust located in Bhandara district, India. While its roots lie in Bhandara, the trust's operations extend to pan India. NNCT is committed to implementing projects and initiatives across different regions of the country, focusing on education, agriculture, health, industrial development, and community welfare.

Mission and Vision

NNCT's mission is to bring about holistic development by addressing critical areas such as education, agriculture, health, industrial development, and social welfare. The trust envisions a society where individuals have access to quality education, sustainable agricultural practices, improved healthcare, industrial growth opportunities, and overall enhanced quality of life.

Focus Areas

Education: NNCT believes in the transformative power of education and is dedicated to promoting access to quality education for underprivileged children and youth. The trust aims to establish and support educational institutions, scholarships, vocational training programs, and initiatives that enable individuals to acquire the necessary skills for a better future.

Agriculture: Recognizing the significance of agriculture in India's economy, NNCT focuses on agricultural development initiatives. The trust promotes sustainable farming practices, modern agricultural techniques, farmer training programs, and the adoption of innovative technologies to improve agricultural productivity, income generation, and rural livelihoods.

Health: NNCT is committed to improving healthcare services and addressing health-related challenges faced by communities. The trust supports initiatives promoting access to healthcare facilities, awareness campaigns on preventive healthcare, infrastructure development, and partnerships with healthcare providers to ensure quality medical services reach the underprivileged sections of society.

Industrial Development: NNCT acknowledges the role of industrial development in economic growth and job creation. The trust supports initiatives encouraging entrepreneurship, skill development, and industrial growth in rural and underdeveloped areas. By promoting industrialization, NNCT aims to create employment opportunities, enhance income levels, and contribute to the overall economic development of communities.

Collaborations and Partnerships

NNCT actively collaborates with organizations, institutions, and individuals who share their vision and are passionate about driving positive change. By forging partnerships, the trust leverages collective resources, expertise, and networks to achieve greater project impact and sustainability.

Vinay Barsha Lautre
FounderThe Open Career Academy, Sakoli&Secretary, Noble Navodaya Charitable Trust, Bhandara