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May 7, 2014

SETU Newsletter April 2014

From Program Coordinator Desk

 

January to March 2014 was full of activities and new initiative. We sincerely thank the employees of various corporate in NCR who participated in various events and helped fulfil wishes of the children supported by us. We would like to sincerely thank the volunteers from Khushiyan who with their immense support made The 7th Annual SETU Shiksha Jyoti Kendra Inter School Painting Competition a huge success. We would also like to thank the volunteers from Birla Soft and school students from Mayoor School and Sri Ram Millennium for supporting events held at SETU

As Setu moves ahead, I would like to thank all our Volunteers for their involvement and knowledge sharing 

Thank you. 

Events At  SETU

Among the various events held at SETU the following activities were appreciated by all:

  1. New Year 2014 with Max Foundation - Volunteers from MAX Foundation with our students celebrated New Year on 3rd January 2014. A small cultural show was prepared by the students which were appreciated by all the guests. At the end of the functions students were presented with gifts.
  2. Lohri Celebration- Volunteers from Khushiyan and Birla Soft  organized a function on the occasion of Lohri at SETU school on 12th January 2014.The students and staff enjoyed the function by praying and dancing on the event.
  3. National Girl Child Day at SETU- A special assembly on” Save Girl child “was held on 24th January 2014 in our school premises on the occasion National Girl Child Day. Students specially boys participated in the event and wooed to save the girl child.

 

  1. 26th January at SETU- Students and the staff at SETU celebrated 65th Republic day in school premises. The program started by flag hoisting followed by few cultural programmes.
  2. Sports Day by Concern India- Concern India organised sports day on 1st February 2014. Out of many schools students in Noida, our students were delighted to win the trophy for maintaining discipline and neatness throughout the program.
  3. World wet Day land- Setu students with their teachers celebrated World Wet Land Day on 2ndFebruary 2014.

 

School Volunteering at SETU

  1. SETU and Mayoor School -On 21st January 2014 Mayoor school students with their English teacher interacted with our students and performed various interactive activities. Students from both sides were happy with this interactive session.
  2. SETU and Sri Ram Millennium- On 8th February 2014 Sri Ram Millennium School students with their science teacher sat across the table and discussed science projects.
  3. SETU and Sardar Patel School- SETU students participated at the interschool painting competition at Sardar Patel School in which our students grabbed three prizes.
  4. A workshop at Venkateshwara school- A workshop on traffic rules was organised for our school students at Venkateshwara School on 24th January 2014.

 

 

 

Grand Event-  The 7th SETU Annual Inter School Painting Competition

7th SETU Annual Inter School Painting Competition was held on 30th January 2014 at DPS Noida. Over 600 students from all over Noida participated and paint for their The first prize trophy was grabbed by Evergreen School, Second prize by Cambridge School and third prize by DPS Noida. Special gift hampers were also given to underprivileged schools ie. Moser bear Trust, Saksham and Noida Deaf Society

Corporate at SETU

Volunteers from Khushiyan and Birla soft were a part of The SETU Lohri celebrations. They conducted various activities with the children who had a lot of fun dancing and singing. This was followed by gifts distribution.

 

Special Initiative by our students –

 Our students won second prize and two consolation prizes in the painting competition organised by Salaam Namaste on 10th February 2014 on the topic “Paint for Radio”. Simultaneously SETU School students are honoured for being selected to form “Road Safety Club “within the school and for this our students performed a skit which was appreciated by the members of the group.

 

Health Camps at SETU

In this quarter in the month of February, two Hepatitis-B immunization camps were held at Salarpur and Nithari organised by Max Foundation.

 

Skill Development for Staff

A workshop was organised for SETU teachers on Microsoft Excel (simple calculations and making tables) at our Nithari centre.

New Projects launced at SETU

A new IT centre was set up at Pratap Vihar Ghaziabad where we offer IT Biometric Courses. This will also be one of the two Aadhar Card enrolment centres the other being at Nithari Noida .The centre commence operation on 7th January 2014.

Aadhar card camp are also being organised at RWA’s, corporate, schools and colleges.

 

The second ISCD centre was launced at Behrampur , to provide skilling to over 1200 youth for  two month which helps them to get employment further.

Under guidance from SEBI and AMFI and along with our partners Tiksna Investor Awareness Programs have been launched by SETU from 30th January 2014 in the districts of Gautam Buddha Nagar and Gurgaon, we planned to conduct over 300 program appraising the audience do’s and don’ts as well as precautions to be taken at the time of investment.

Jan 31, 2014

SETU Newsletter January 2014

 

From Program Coordinator Desk

 

The quarter October to December 2013 was a period of festivals. We sincerely thanks the employees of various corporates in NCR who participated in “The Joy of Giving “ Event and helped fulfil wishes of the children supported by us. 

 

The Setu Diwali Mela involved volunteers from different Corporate like CSC, DELL, Birla Soft, HCL and Metlife and was a major hit and so were the Fundraising Diwali Stalls across NCR. Teachers and students participated with full enthusiasm and volunteers also enjoyed to the fullest. The quarter culminated with Setu Children participating in the Christmas Carnival which at Mayoor school Noida as special Invitees.

 

As Setu noves ahead, I would like to thank all our Volunteers for their involvement and knowledge sharing.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Events At  SETU

 

Among the various events held at SETU the following knowledge sessions were appreciated by all:

  1.  Wild Life Week from 1st October2013 to 7th October 2013 to create awareness among students to protect the wild animals.
  2.  Green consumer day was celebratedon 28th October 2013 to create awareness among students to save our planet and spread the slogan of "REDUSE, REUSE AND RECYCLE".
  3. Setu Staff participation at the Airtel Marathon with full enthusiasm to promote “Healthy Children Happy Children”.
  4. Immunisation camp on 17th December 2013 for students up to 12 years of age in which total of 103 students were immunised thru,Max Foundation

 

 

 

SETU with other Schools

 

-          Various workshops on Road safety, environment and meditation were organised for our students at SETU.

-          Workshop was also organised for teachers on Innovative Educational Training Methods at schools on 19th November 2013.

-          Mayoor students participated in painting competition organised by SETU on 25th October 2013 to support it in raising funds ie. Rs. 50 each for the SETU students. Another grand event organised was the Christmas Carnival on 22nd December 2013.

-          SETU students participated in Friendly Cricket Match with Millennium School on 15th October 2013.

-          The students of Nursery, KG, and class 1st visited Mayoor School on the occasion of BAL Mela on 13th October 2013.

-          Our Students also participated in debate and painting competition organised by Chetna Lioness Club at Sardar Patel School Noida.

-          Sardar Patel School also organised an awareness program on road safety.

-          SETU students also participated in Rangoli making, Mehandi and Poem Recitation competition at SOF school.

 

 

Corporate at SETU

 

On the occasion of Diwali – “The festival of Lights”

-          The SETU Diwali Mela was grand event and volunteers from Birla Soft, CSC, Met Life, HCL and DELL organised Diwali Mela on 26th October 2013.

-          John Keel of DELL invited SETU students for Diwali celebration on 30th October 2013.

-          On the occasion of Children’s Day volunteers from Birla Soft participated and appreciated the cultural program. Rations and Blankets were distributed to students and the outstanding students of 2012-2013 were rewarded.

 

Skill based Programs:

While Students continued their skill programs certification was completed for 50 students under the ISDS Project. Admissions at the second Centre under the ISDS program were launched at Berhampur during the quarter.

  

Students Corner

The students at SETU thank their donors  for supporting them in education.The girls believe that the tuition centres run by SETU are giving a sigh of relief in studies to the underprivileged girls who don’t have sufficient resources to get quality education.


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Oct 22, 2013

Setu Newsletter September 2013

Setu News Magazine - September 2013

Editorial : The Setu Academy at Village Nithari Noida was gifted a Science Lab by Secure Givings which was formally inaugurated on 16th August 2013 by Garima and Mahima Mam from Concern India Foundation. The Centre has now been equipped with A physics, Chemistry and Biology lab with all world class facilities. The lab shall enable our students across all our facilities in Noida including our Tuition Centre students to ensure practical learning and enhancement of knowledge thru experiential and activity based learning.

It give me great pleasure in dedicating this facility to the students of Setu.

Thanking you

Jyotsna Srivastava , Program Coordinator

 

1. Knowledge sharing and Activities by Volunteers

School Volunteering : Mayoor School continued its Inter School Interaction with Setu and a large no of students visited Setu and shared their knowledge with the students of Setu.  The focus during these activities was on Maths. On 10th July 2013 from Mayoor School class 5th students along with their Maths teacher came to share their learning with our students. They participated in activity on triangles and shapes. Students worked in groups and enjoyed in working together.  The activity on 24th July 2013 was conducted by students of class 7th from Mayoor School.
According to their teacher session was very entertaining and Setu students are very intelligent and they want to learn more and more. The Class VIII students along with Maths teacher visited on 30th August 2013.

An English Activity was held on 14th August 2013 by students of class 5th who along with their English teacher conducted group events. Our students enjoyed a lot and at the same time they learnt and finally students of class

Current session onwards Cambridge School Noida changed its model of volunteering. They had supported three
beneficiaries of Setu from sewing center by providing them sewing machines. The aim is to impact their lives by supporting them in increasing their livelihood. They handed these machines on a valedictory function of their school.

Our Students were invited by Millennium school to attend Spic Macay. They had organised classical music program.
It was for the first time our students went to attend live concert. They enjoyed a lot and said it was an experience which they will remember through out their lives.

Sri Ram Millennium School invited us on their open house to put up a stall for fund raising. We went with
materials prepared by our students. It was liked by the parents and they came forward to support our mission.

Volunteers from Cummins : On 13th September volunteers from Cummins came through i volunteers to our centre to give information on save energy, recycle of waste materials and disposal of garbage. These types of workshops reinforce students to think about their environment.  

Volunteers from LFT (Leaders for Tomorrow) which comprises of College students have tied up with Setu to conduct sessions on Hygenie and Moral Values.  The students have decided to spend 8 week-end with our students at Setu starting September 2013 on a regular basis on Saturdays to educate our students on moral values. They devote around one hour with them.

 

2. Activities at Setu 

Workshop for Sewing Center This time we had organised a workshop for sewing center. Both the batches were combined and a person from out side came to teach a new garment and gave some simple tips on designs.

Convocation at IT: During convocation selected movies were shown which were made by students during the
summer camp. Students were also given title of “best Tally Student” and “Best Basic IT Student”. Rest of the students were given certificates on completing the course successfully.

Blood Donation camps : Blood donation camps were organised on 11th July at three different locations of Dell. Noida and Gurgaon were organised with Noida Rotary blood bank and at Mohali, it was organised with local Rotary
blood bank. In total 480 units were collected. Thanks to Dell employees. Another camp was organised at NIIT Gurgaon on 17th July 2013. In the month of September two BDC were organised at RMSI and Logix and 56 units were collected.

 Health Camps : On 2nd July Eye camp was organised at Salarpur for 60 students with the help of Focal point. Some of our students were identified with weak eye sight and were suggested for specs. Dell volunteers supported the event with the support of I Care hospital they had organised an Eye check up camp on 9th September at
Nithari Premises.

Activities with Lioness club : This year Lioness club is supporting Setu time to time. On 15th August they sponsored the refreshment for the students. They have also organised Taekwondo training for our 10 girls at Noida club, Sector 26, Noida. We formed a mother’s group who took responsibility to take all 10 girls to sector 26 on rotation. This training is for two months and twice a week.

On 14th September Hindi day of the club had organised a lecture on importance of Hindi for senior classes at Nithari.


Workshops on Environment and Road Safety by Setu Students: Setu students along with teachers visited a private school and an NGO School to spread awareness on environment and road safety. Through skit, songs and posters they communicated the message on protection of environment and measures to ensure Road Safety.. They were appreciated by students and teachers of both school.

 

3. Students Corner


Meet  Ankit Kumar, 18 years, lives with her parents in Nithari.  His father works in Export Company and mother is a house wife. His father is not able to support his higher studies so he decided to work and save for his education. He wants to do hotel management course but because of financial constraints he couldn’t fulfil his dreams.

Few days back he came to know about Job placement through SETU. He got selected for Barista coffee shop. He
went through five days of training and got placed in sector 18. Now he is very satisfied with his job as he is earning 6900/- per month. He says now I want to continue with this job as this will help him in achieving what I want to do in
my life.

Honey was in class 3rd when she joined Setu. She is daughter of Ajay Sharma and Aarti Sharma. Ajay Sharma, a tailor by profession, earns Rs 7000 per month to take care of his family of 6. She has two younger sisters and one younger brother. Her mother is a housewife.

She loves to paint and watch television and she aspires of becoming a teacher. She says, “From this school I have gained a lot as I get chance to learn through different activities like theatre, workshops, interacting with students of other schools, etc gives us confidence as well as enhances our knowledge.

PVR- Soft Launch of cine arts movie on steer to safety, film made by students last year was held on 9th July 2013. The program started with theatre on road safety, song by students and students shared their experiences. Trophies was given to all schools that were part of movie making last year and the film made by Setu was also awarded.

Tiny tots of Setu - My Village School held their own activities - Coffee day  and Raince Dance.  The Young buds showed high level of participation and enjoyed both the events especially the rain dance. This was a
different experience for them.

Independence Day celebration: Independence Day celebration started with hostingof the national flag by the Chairperson Setu along with tiny tots of Setu. This was followed by National anthem and cultural program performed by students all the Setu centres including the tuition centre at Harola and Salarpur. The program was a hit with compilation of patriotic songs, dances and speech by students. They recollected the memories of freedom
fighter reminding us all of the sacrifice made by them. Refreshment for students were organised by Chetna club ladies.

 Independence Day celebration at Dell : On 13th August 2013, Setu students along with three teachers visited Dell for celebrating Independence Day with their employees. They conducted quiz competition and collage making  activity for the students. The students participated with a lot of energy and vigor in both the activities and expressed their talent during the show.

Students of Class V along with two teachers attend an English theatre workshop on 31st August class at Cambridge School Noida. This was First time experience of such a show for some of the students.

Rail museum Educational Trip: Students from Nithari and Salarpur had a picnic cum educational trip to the rail museum as educational trip. They really enjoyed the trip. For Setu School Salarpur students it was the first outing and all children enjoyed a lot.

Rakhi Celebration: Rakhi was celebrated with full enthusiasm at the center. In primary section they made Rakhi and in the senior section they had extempore. The competition was for both the sections.

The most awaited day by students as well as by teachers, Teachers Day was celebrated ON 5th September 2013 with full enthusiasm. Senior students enacted the role of their teachers and they had organised a small function for all the staff which was very well planned and organised.

 

 4. Staff corner

Dimple Vohra, In charge of My Village School, joined Setu on 18th February 2009, as junior facilitator at Salarpur center. She worked there for a year and got transferred at Nithari center, in primary wing. In the academic year 2013-14 she has been promoted and teaches social studies to the senior students.

She stays in sector 37 with her family of five members. She is a single parent and manages her family and Setu
job very well. She says, she leads a balanced and dignified life with support of Setu. According to her it’s like a family where we share our personal problems and gets support for that.

After joining Setu her confidence level has improved. Earlier she was very introvert and use to hesitate in interacting with strangers but now she has got so much of exposure with outside world (due to volunteering with different schools and corporate) that now she feels she can handle any situation.

Hemlata Shaw, is in charge of Harola Tuition center. She joined Setu in 2008 as junior facilitator and worked till  2011. After that she is continuing with tuition center. She stays in Sector 5 Noidawith her family. She is blessed with a son and daughter. She left teaching because her children are too young and she couldn’t balance between the two. She is teaching 15 girls at her place who are enrolled at our tuition center.

She encourages her students by giving them extra information on GK and involving them in different activities. On Saturdays she plans picnics at the nearby park or antakshari, dance etc. to keep them motivated. Her students are very close to her they share their problems with her.

Hemlata says she is able to do all this in her tuition center as she has learnt at Setu School while teaching. She further says, I want to give these girls more and more as their parents can’t spend time with them. At last she says, Setu is close to my heart so I’ll like to teach more and more girls in my tuition center.  

Teachers Skill Improvement Programs 

Two teachers from Setu attended the workshop on Life skills for adolescents which was organised by UNICEF on 27th July and 28th July 2013 at HCL, Noida. Mr. Jay Pal from Chennai conducted the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to identify the issues of adolescence and to understand their needs. Developmental changes
during this phase were discussed through different activities. For practical session the participants were taken to one school where they conducted the activity which was taught to them. According to teachers it was very informative.

Workshop for teachers on “Lesson Planning” on 20th July 2013 was organised by iVolunteer in Delhi. Two teachers participated in that workshop. They were given some simple tips for making their class more interactive.

On 6th July 2013  English training was conducted by Ms Renu from Pratham organisation. All our staff attended the workshop.

Staff training on 17th August 2013 on leadership qualities and situation handling was organised. It was attended by all Setu staff.  Movie “Chak De India” was used as medium to understand how to deal with typical leadership and team building  situations. 

Workshop on Power point presentation : On 21st September a workshop was conducted by our IT Incharge for School teachers. All the staff attended the workshop and learnt how to make a presentation.


 5. Invite for Setu Diwali Mela             

 All of us at Setu Invite you to the Setu Diwali Mela on 26/10/2013. The Setu Diwali is conceptualised as a learning event for our children and is arranged by the children and who are supported by their teachers. Please join us from 10.00 am to 4 .oopm at the Setu School Nithari Sector 31 Noida.

Support SETU to inspire, motivate, share, educate, skill, enrich, elevate & develop

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY DIWALI

Students and Staff of Setu

Jul 23, 2013

Setu Newsletter June 2013

Setu News Letter June 2013


A new initiative has been taken by Setu in this quarter the Integrated Skills Development Program in association with Modelama at our at Salarpur centre It is a skilling programme for youth who can get employment after completing a one month training and Certification on High-end Industrial Machines. The project started on 27th May 2013 and we have since completed two batches involving 52 students, the batches run for four hours a day.   


Environmental Activities: The Environment Club at Setu organised the earth week to mark the occasion of Earth day on 22nd April 2013. Five competitions were organised among the children who participated in:

  • Green initiative Award
  • Best slogan/ creative writing
  • Best charts/Modals
  • Best bookmark
  • Best article/ information

Students have shown tremendous response and made unusual working models like “Open solar cooker” and “electrolysis of water”. For the green initiative students had planted seasonal saplings. The winner in each categories were awarded with green slashes and a bamboo saplings.

The environment club was also involved on the “No Tobacco Day” awareness drive, they created anti-tobacco posters and a special assembly was held to create awareness of the bad effect of consuming tobacco.

On 6th of June, International Environment Day the students at Setu celebrated and created awareness of protection of their environment thru activities at the school. A bulletin board was created and explained to all student present on the occasion, apart from this the Gardening team also ensured that the green cover at the schools was maintained.

Salad Day : On 7th May 2013 Setu children celebrated Salad day. The objective of this activity was to teach students the importance of vegetables and to inculcate habit of having it in their meals. Children brought vegetables from home and with the help of teachers they prepared the salad and enjoyed in group.

Health Check-up Camp: On 14th May 2013 General health check up camp was organised with the help of HCL team and Fortis Hospital, Noida. Students of all classes were examined and some of them were advised general medicines. Medicines were also provided by them.

Founder’s day : On 9th April Setu celebrated its 6th founder’s day function at IMA Auditorium, Sector 31, Noida. Ms. Madhok, Principal, Mayoor  School and Ms. Vimlesh Sharma, Nithari Pradhan were the guest of honour. Teachers and students from Global International School and Mayoor School also attended the function. Program started by lightening of the lamp by the guest of honours. Students performed different cultural events and the parent cheered and applauded the performances. The excitement of the parents to see their children performing on stage did not go un-noticed. This was the first time when the students of Setu performed on the Founders. Not only students but
teachers and staff were equally participated in it with full enthusiasm.

Awards were presented to outstanding students during the last year and Best student of the year was given to Ishrat amongst the girls and Akash amongst the boys. Neha student from J J Colony tuition centre was acknowledged on passing class X Board Examination.

HCL T Spring Fest: HCL T organized a cultural program for NGOs on 20th April 2013. Our school also participated in the event and presented four different cultural program before the audience. Students participated with full
enthusiasm and their performance was lauded by the audience present. The occasion was great learning opportunity for our children and they were presented gifts and certificates for their performance.

Students of Setu also participated in the “I CAN” a function organised by Vidya and Child.  A short movie on child labour and animation films photography ‘kabad se jugad” were part of the fest. Our students interacted with other children, it was a great learning opportunity for our children and they also participated in events and won prizes, apart from enjoying the show.

IT Convocation and Certification: On 27th April 2013, students at the IT centre were awarded certificates on the completion of the first batch of Tally as well as the Basic IT Course.  It was a day to remember because we had
successfully completed our first batch of Tally.

Two months later on 27th June 2013, The students of IT who completed the short course in Movie maker and Office Publisher as part of a summer camp In June were awarded certificates. The student enjoyed this course which was held in three weekend of June 2013.

Kudos to the IT team lead by Geetanjali – GREAT JOB DONE.

Student Volunteering: On 3rd May 2013, students of Class 8 Mayoor School Noida students visited our School and performed a joint activity on physics and biology. The theme was "Reflection of light". Experiments were conducted using prism, concave, convex mirror & lenses. The Newton’s disc was also used to display rainbow colours and dispersion of light with that disc. The biology exercise was on the human eye and this was shared thru well labelled diagram in chart. They also discussed about the compost pit along with micro-organism and their merits & demerits. A quiz was organised among students, in which our students gave good response.

Setu students performed remarkable and were appreciated with good remarks to them. They also enjoyed a lot with our students.

As part of their association with Setu during the academic year 2013 -2014, On 17th May 2013 Students of Sri Ram
Millennium School Noida participated in a volunteering activity with our school. They taught Madhubani art painting to our students. Their class VIII students along with art teacher conducted the activity and we happy with the talents displayed of our students.

Volunteers at Setu: Students from VIT Vellore participated in a month long volunteering program as part of their summer training at SETU. They conducted field visits, Held camps for the promotion of IT and other vocation courses, attended Blood donation camp, arranged and dispatched clothes for Rehabilitation of people who were affected by the Uttarakhand Calamity. They also helped in office administration as well. They did a wonderful job with full dedication and enthusiasm and were also e very open for feed back. At the end of the month they were given volunteering certificates. 

Some other students from different schools of Noida like Sun Rise, APJ and Vishwa Bharti participated also
participated in a summer camp. They helped in creating of artefacts for fund raising.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Summer Camp at SETU : The annual Setu summer Camp was held from 10th May 2013 to 29th May 2013 , This year, While one set of students were taught to create best out of waste, glass painting, flower making, embroidery, another one participated in learning to dance. A set of students were trained on how to create Madhubani painting by an expert. Students made few paintings. Apart from this the students also created artefacts which shall be sold for fund raising during the year. On the last day the students put up an exhibition of the items created at the summer camp.

 Teachers Skill Updation

  1. Visit at Mayoor School and Millennium School: During the quarter a number of interschool visits were made by our teachers. The teachers of Setu visited Mayoor School pre primary section and Primary section to observation the teaching methodology followed there and how to enhance their teaching practices and to learn teaching aids. A similar visit was made to Millennium school to understand the setup of a science lab and thereafter to the Science and EVS teacher visited Cambridge School Noida to see learning presented thru a play by their class VII students.

  2. Workshop for teachers: On 28th June 2013, Pratham organisation supported Setu in      conducting teacher’s workshop at Nithari Campus on “Today’s scenario on education system and learning skills”. Mr. Faiyaz and Mr. Ashutosh Upadhyay conducted the workshop. They teachers were apprised of how they can adopt activity based learning in all subjects.

Students Corner
 
Rani was 12 years old in Class 7th in Government  School when she joined Setu tuition center. Her Father Dinesh Ravi Das is driver and mother Ms. Sunita Devi is house wife. She has one sister and two brothers, one is in class 8th
and other is in class 4th of Government  School.  She helps her mother in household work. She likes to study but when asked what her aim she said not yet decided. Her Favourite food is Dal – Chawal. She prefers to be at home when others are playing. Rani is very calm and quiet child. In the academic year 2013-14 Rani is in class 8th. She is a mediocre student. This year she has attended general health check up camp, Dental camp and eye camp. Her reports were fine in all the checkups. 


When she joined Setu Rinki was 12 years old studies in class 5th in a government school. Her mother works in a
company. She has one elder brother and younger sister who is studying in class III. Her mother Urmila Devi is the only earning member in the family. She does all household work and she enjoys cooking. She hardly gets time to watch TV. She likes to play with her peer group. She sings well and said she wants to be a Doctor. In the year 2013 she has been promoted to class 7th. She has shown improvement in English reading and writing. Apart from studies she takes interest in stitching. She takes interest in all the activities conducted at the centre. She says she has benefited from Setu tuition center.


Shalini was in class IV when she joined SETU. Her father Ram Nath is a raj mistri and mother is a cook. She has
one elder sister and one elder brother studying in other schools. She likes studying, playing and at times she helps her mother in kitchen work. She does cleaning at home on daily basis. Along with studies she is good at drawing and other activities. She won 1st prize in quiz competition conducted by Dell. In the academic year 2012-13 she scored 92% and stood 1st in her class. According to her class teacher she is obedient and an excellent girl. She participated in all the competitions and won prizes in many of them. Her family says Setu has given a new hope to our
daughter. 

 

Meet our Facilitators

Pooja, young and most energetic teacher of class 1st is resident of Nithari.  She stays with her family. She joined Setu in March 2012. Since then she is working with complete dedication and sincerity. According to her students
grasping power is very high, they are eager to learn new things and gets excited while participating activities. She further says that introduction of different clubs during assembly is very innovative idea. Clubs like Moral education, Science, Hindi, English, and Environment etc gives more information about the subject.   

Pooja says she has learnt new things from children like making paper bags, flower making etc. Her confidence
level has improved at Setu. As this is her first job so she also learnt how to be a part of group not only that there is a change in her nature also like, she is more polite than before and her tone has gone down. Training conducted at Setu has improved her professionally. She liked training on English communication, Education relation to nature, and many more that has impacted her lot.

Distribution of class according to theme at Setu School attracts her the most. Each class is given a theme and teachers and students are expected to decorate the class accordingly for the whole year. She wants to be  associated with Setu for long time.


Ragini, our Senior Hindi teacher is associated with Setu since last five years. She stays in Sector 82 with her
family. Her husband is a businessman and they are blessed with two daughters.She has a passion for teaching
students of Setu School travels more than 10 kms one way to spend time with the children. She says, Setu is taking care of these children so well and no other organisation can do. Over the years there has been improvement in the children they come neat and clean and most of them can now understand English and many of them can speak also. Their lifestyle has been changed after joining Setu. 

Her own confidence level has improved. Now she feels confident in taking all primary subjects along with art and craft, Music etc. She takes care of cultural programs. She is discipline in-charge of whole School.

 According to her “Setu is her second home”.

Apr 26, 2013

Setu Annual Report

9th April 2013


Dear Friends,

SETU shall concluded its 6th year of operations today 31st March 2013, during the last one year thanks to the
support from all of you
and the trust you had in us we have successfully been able to facilitate the following:

We started three new projects:

- 68 young Challenged (Disabled) Women were provided resources and training in trades with a ready
market and some buy back facility that promises financial returns at our Project in Pondicherry.

- 50 Young HIV Positive Women were provided entrepreneurial skills at a Industrial Hand Gloves Making
Training and Production Unit and rehabilitated at our project in Trichy.

- Regular free medical camps once in a month (4th Sunday) catering to about 2000 patients in a day in a semi-rural/rural population to Raising Awareness and providing screening for Cervical cancer around Bangalore.

As far as the existing projects are concerned:

- SETU School at Village Nithari Noida completed its fifth year of operation. One hundred and sixty nine (169) children out of which Ninety (90) are girls are being provided education. This included 38 new children admitted this year- academic session 2013-2014. The school has since been upgraded to class 9 from the session 2013-2014. The focus was on the holistic development of the child.

- SETU as part of its mission to promote education among children, especially the Girl child has granted scholarship to forty five (45) Girl children studying in Noida under the SETU Girl Child Scholarship Scheme 2007 onwards. SETU shall sponsor the complete education of these children which includes school fees, books and note books, uniform and coaching class fees.

- The session 2012-2013 also concluded with thirty (30) children going thru formal education in classes 1st and 2nd at the SSJK Salarpur which was upgraded from a transit facility in 2010-2011 to a formal school as a spoke to SSJK Nithari. This facility has also been upgraded now and shall cater to 60 students from the session 2013-2014.

- A new feature at the School was the Introduction of Smart Class Curriculum.

- SETU under the Health project has made an effort to create awareness towards Aids and Cancer which
covered almost 25000 employees across 16 companies across NCR in the last 5 years. Apart from this 15 Blood Donation Camps were also organised during the year yielding around 1500 units of blood.

- Setu IT learning Centre at Nithari launched Feb 2012 provided professional education to 138 youth who have undergone/undergoing Basic IT Skills Program accredited by NIIT Foundation and the Tally Programs.

- As part of the Women Empowerment Program, a Mahila Prashikshan Kendra opened at Nithari in March 2012, provided Skills in Fashion Design to 124 women.

- Volunteering was at an all time high at 109 days in the year involving over 2200 Volunteers from various organisations, schools and colleges who participated in various events across the year.

During this period, the students impacted where 649 Comprising of 471 girls and women and 178 boys, involving over 63408 learning hours. This also covered 50 women with special needs and 191 out of school
beneficiaries.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our associates and the employees of SETU since without their contribution all this would not have been possible.

Thanking You

Cordially Yours

Ravinder Kaul

Mentor and Chief Trustee

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Volunteering at Setu:  Since we have facilities in NCR India, you can get involved and volunteer to:

1. Deliver Guest Lectures for Basic IT Students.

2. Teach English Communication to all Classes 

3. Take remedial classes for slow learners.

4.  Help students with Sports Activities and Indoor games 

6. Help to prepare children for Function (Dance/Music/ Skits) - Children's day / Independence day/Republic day/ School Annual day/ Inter school competition.

7. Help at Setu Health Projects - Blood Donation / Cancer Awareness Camps/ Aids Awareness Camps/ Health / Dental  / Eye Check up and  Immunisation Camps

8. Volunteer and facilitate children visits to Nature parks/Historical places/ Museums etc. and to accompany and ferry students to Cultural/interschool shows and competition  

10. Volunteer to deliver Adult Literacy Program 

11. Help Paint and decorate the school 

12. Help in Fund raising and Fund raising events.

13. Help Organise Utility Items like  Genset, UPS, LCD ,Projector, Benches , Musical Instruments etc and   Stationery items, Books, Uniform as the requirement of school ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Organization

SETU

New Delhi, Delhi, India
http://mysetu.org

Project Leader

Ravi Kaul

Delhi, Delhi India

Where is this project located?

Map of Setu Shiksha Jyoti Kendra - ( Formal School)