Aug 19, 2020

Update on reopening of schools

Dear Patrons,


We would like to update you on the
timelines and possibilities of the
reopening of the Isha Vidhya schools
post Covid-19 pandemic.

We have got information that it is
unlikely that the schools will open
until December 2020 in Tamilnadu.
We are assessing the situation for
our one school in Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, online classes are going
on the students who are attending them.
As the students live in the rural
areas, it has been very difficult to
make them use the smartphones, as
many of them don’t have smartphones,
and the Internet connection is poor in
the rural areas. We are trying our best
to keep the children engaged by
constantly communicating with the
parents.

We thank you for all the help and
support at this juncture. We will
continue to update you on the status
of schools reopening.

Thanks & Best Regards.

 

Links:

Aug 19, 2020

Update on reopening of schools

Dear Patrons,

We would like to update you on the
timelines and possibilities of the
reopening of the Isha Vidhya schools
post Covid-19 pandemic.

We have got information that it is
unlikely that the schools will open
until December 2020 in Tamilnadu.
We are assessing the situation for
our one school in Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, online classes are going
on the students who are attending them.
As the students live in the rural
areas, it has been very difficult to
make them use the smartphones, as
many of them don’t have smartphones,
and the Internet connection is poor in
the rural areas. We are trying our best
to keep the children engaged by
constantly communicating with the
parents.

At the same time, our operational
expenses stay high, as we have to
pay salaries for the teachers, and
partial salaries for other staff. We
will be uploading our 2020-21
operational budget in our project
documentation at GlobalGiving.

We thank you for all the help and
support at this juncture. We will
continue to update you on the status
of schools reopening.

Thanks & Best Regards.

 

Links:

Aug 10, 2020

Inspiring Story: Harini of Dharmapuri School

Harini - Dharmapuri School - 08/09/2020
Harini - Dharmapuri School - 08/09/2020

Harini studies in 5th grade in Dharmapuri
Isha Vidhya school. She has been studying
in the school since her 2nd grade.

Harini had a very sorrowful past. Her home
environment was very disturbing.Her father,
as a liquor addict, abused Harini’s mother
regularly. He was detected with brain cancer,
and could not be saved despite the family
spending INR 300,000 for the treatment.
As a single parent to provide for five children,
Harini’s mother struggles to earn and save the
family. To augment the meagre earning from
a small shop that they own, she undertakes
tailoring work at home. Still, the funds fall
short for feeding them all, leaving her feeling
dejected that she can neither buy new clothes
for her kids for festivals, nor can she even feed
them properly.

While Harini’s siblings continue to study at
nearby government schools, Harini joined Isha
Vidhya when she heard of the scholarship facility
from one of our teachers. Since she has come
here, Harini has shown much promise in
Mathematics and Social science. Diligent and
meticulous with her classwork and homework,
and an active participant in class discussions,
Harini is a pleasure to have as a student.

But for the scholarship, Harini would have had
no access to what she has now. Her mother is
very happy and deeply grateful to the donors
and the school. She says, “After joining Isha
Vidhya, my daughter has learned to speak and
behave with respect. Each and every bit of
information about my daughter is conveyed
from school which was not the case with the
other school where she studied. I am very happy
that my daughter is doing well in this school.”

We thank the donors for making a difference
in Harini's life!

Links:

 
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