Rising Above Challenges

Rising above challenges truly defines the journey of students in our Learn to Earn Program, a language and life-skills training program for disadvantaged young women, offered at ILSC-New Delhi.

The program was founded in New Delhi, India, in 2010, as part of ILSC’s mission to empower women through education. The idea began with the realization that educating young women in the developing world is one of the best ways to promote positive social change. In India, access to quality education is essential for young women to find stable employment, especially English language training. Since then, the program has helped 74 LTE participants to improve their lives. The program’s current goal is to secure 20 scholarships per year, with the help of generous donors worldwide.

And as part of ILSC’s 25th anniversary Pay it Forward campaign, $1 has been contributed to the Learn to Earn Program in New Delhi, from every registration at ILSC schools around the world. As a result, we are looking forward to fully funding 17 new scholarships!

Learn to Earn started with the goal of educating young, hard working women to finding stable employment, and promoting leadership in their communities. We are indeed happy and privileged to witness their success. We hope you enjoy learning more about these inspiring women and their stories!

"I am glad that I am part of this superb ILSC family."

“I always wanted to qualify for India`s Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) but it has some parts in English. So on the first attempt I was unable to pass it, but after learning English at ILSC, I passed the test. I am glad that I am part of this superb ILSC family.” 

– Rakhi Gautam


“After completing my English course at ILSC, I did an internship with Shine Foundation for a month. It was fun and also a great learning experience. I taught young children from first to fourth grade, it was challenging but I was able to teach them English. Soon after, I was offered a full-time job to teach at Shine school. I never thought I would get a job right after completing my internship.”

– Andleeb Saba

Check out the story of Mallika Dutta, a 2010 graduate of the program. Following her studies at ILSC, Mallika was employed at ILSC-New Delhi and now connects with and supports international students at the school every day. She is passionate about travelling and would like to explore more of her country and the world!

The minimum duration of the LTE program is 360 hours (6 months) of English classes along with life-skills workshops, including financial literacy and basic computer skills. Students also receive learning materials, a small stipend to cover transportation costs and a school lunch. In the current group (LTE Cohort 10) we have 10 students studying with us.

Learn more about the Learn to Earn Program. You can donate online to support this initiative.



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