• Seema Memane

    Computer Science

    Identified in 2007, Seema received a Rs. 6000 Scholarship provided by TMNP for her 11th and 12th grade each. She eventually completed her graduation in Computer Science. TMNP also provided...

  • Shushma Kathe

    Bachelor’s degree in Education

    Among the first four tribal girls to have been identified in 2002, Sushma has gone on to become the first gifted teacher in the same school where she studied, the Sevadham Tribal...

  • Somnath Bhavari

    Police Constable

    Identified in 2007, Somnath has attended four nurturing workshops since. He demonstrated good leadership qualities. With encouragement, he went on to become a Police Constable while securing very high marks...

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  • Pravin Asawale

    Diploma in Agriculture

    Pravin was identified as gifted in 2007 and he has completed his Diploma in Agriculture with financial support from TMNP. He had to go through the unfortunate event of having to witness...

  • Sarojini Pichad

    B.A. in Political Science

    Also among one of the first to be identified in 2002, Sarojini completed her D. Ed. with a scholarship of Rs. 40,000 from TMNP, and then also went on to complete her B.A. in Political Science. TMNP also provided...

  • Kiran Tupake

    Mechanical Engineering

    Identified in 2007, Kiran is a very sincere kid. He completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with support from TMNP and gathered work experience at Mahindra. He went on to complete...

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In 2002, Dr. Narayan R. Desai, member of Mensa India, started a special interest group named ‘Tribal Mensa Nurturing Program (TMNP)’. Under this initiative, young Mensans are identified from extreme remote areas or the underprivileged villages of India. These regions are incapable of providing even basic quality lifestyle, food, sanitation, good education, growth opportunities or even primary medical aid. Yet in these regions we were able to identify more than 800 gifted children with IQ similar to Mensans all over the world. We at TMNP try to help these gifted students not just by providing for their needs, but by becoming an integral part of their lives. Together we try to nurture this gifted potential that in turn will encourage them to improve their lives and that of their own community. We have a team of psychologists and Mensan Volunteers who keep coming up with innovative ideas to nurture this gifted potential. Today, from all over India, more than 11,000 tribal students have been screened for Giftedness and more than 800 gifted students have been identified so far. To save this huge Gifted potential of our country from going waste due to geographical and financial constraints, Tribal Mensa Nurturing Program team has been striving hard every year. We are proud of all the children we were able to help through our endeavours. Motivating students like KiranTupke&SarojiniPicchad to pursue quality education through educational scholarships. Being part of families like SantoshWaghmare’s by helping them get jobs and pay off their family loans. TMNP has gone all the way to extend medical help to Sushma Kate when she was hospitalized and undertook her wedding expenses to help her lead a better life. Today she is a teacher in her own village. Post nurturing, students like SeemaMemane came to the city to avail vocational training scholarships and Somnath made us proud by joining Indian Police Force. We celebrate festivals with these schools; we sometimes play, sometimes study, sometimes laugh and sometimes cry with each other. Thus, over the years many gifted students who became a part of our TMNP family have not just been able to lead better lives, but keep spreading smiles to their fellow friends and help make a difference to their communities as a whole. Our journey continues…