Science internship program for Tuticorin students!
By Venkat Ramakrishnan - Project Leader
Tuticorin students who attended the Science camp
Internship programs are a great way of getting a glimpse of the real world work even before getting into the real world!
Exceptional performance by Tuticorin school students got them the opportunity to attend the 'Inspire Internship Science Camp' conducted by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.
The program was held at V. O Chidambaram College for 4 days. The students stayed in the college hostel and attended the camp.
The first day started with a Chemistry class. Later, Mr. Myilsamy Annadurai, Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore took a session on space. ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organization, has had many successes including successful launch of Mangalyan.
Mr. Annadurai shared information about the past programs at ISRO. He explained the concept "Innovation + Crazy ideas = Systematic innovation". Classes were conducted every day in subjects like physics, chemistry, botany, geology, and zoology. Lecturers from all over India taught the students.
In the afternoons, practicals and experiments were conducted. One of the days, the students were taken to the Science Centre to collect more ideas. The camp ended with a culturals on the last day.
The students had a great time, learning and working together! Certicates were issued to the students for their participation.
Earlier we had communicated about the recurring donation campaign that's happening from 21st to 27th.
We got great news from Global Giving that your donations during this campaign will betriple matched!
What it means is that if you donate $25, Global Giving will be matching it with $75, which results in Isha Vidhya getting $100! The match is subject to the following conditions:
- It has to be a recurring donation. - The recurring donations have to continue for minimum 4 months - Only the first recurring donation will be matched - The donation limit for match is $200. If you donate above $200, only $200 will be matched
(1) India: Before Sep 27th 09:30 AM (2) USA Eastern: Before Sep 27th 12:00 PM (3) London: Before Sep 27th 05:00 AM
We request you to make use of this opportunity, which will create additional benefit for creating infrastructure of Isha Vidhya schools!
If you have any questions or need clarifications about this opportunity, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More sharings related to Villupuram new school bus:
Aadhavan, 9th grade student, who uses the school bus shares: "I travel a distance of 15 kms to school from Villupuram. My father John is indisposed and my mother Latha works as a daily wager, taking care of my family. My commute starts at 7.45 am. I am a scholarship student and since my mother is unable to afford transportation, the school provides it to me free. Despite my family difficulties, I am able to access education giving me a chance of life and the opportunity to contribute towards my family when I grow up."
Caretaker Padmini shares: "I come from a nearby village called Karuvepilaipalaiyam. I was working as a housemaid in Chennai and have been with Isha Vidhya school since 4 years. Since I couldn’t bear children, my husband remarried. I feel blessed to work with so many children and in my heart I feel, they are all mine. I forget all my worries when I enter the school campus."
The Principal of Villupuram school shares: "Riding in the school bus is the safest and most reliable way for our students to come to school. Our heartfelt thanks to the kind donors for providing this blessing to our children.
When we first saw the bus turning in through the gate slowly rumbling down the campus, it was a beautiful sight. It then screeched to a halt and the doors flung open. The children stood still for a moment and one child took a step forward. Students inched toward the door. As they started boarding the bus, we could immediately see the happiness on their face. The bus driver smiled at them and the children sat back, relaxed, ready to enjoy their new bus ride!"
Again, we thank you for everything that you have done for Isha Vidhya!
A school gets a bus, and about a recurring donation campaign!
By Venkat Ramakrishnan - Project Leader
School Bus - 1
We are glad to share that the funds donated by patrons like you through Global Giving has been used to partly fund a a 50 seater school bus for the Villupuram School! We thank you from the bottom of our heart for the donations made by you to make this happen.
Utilized funds raised through Global Giving: INR 683,407 Bus Registration no. : TN 15A 2701 Driver: Mr. Akkim / Caretaker: Mrs. Padmini Villages served: Arasur (10 kms), Mamandhur (9 kms), Kanthalavadi (8 kms), Madapat (5 kms), Sirithanur (4 kms)
Boomika, a 6th grade student, who uses the bus shares: "Itravel a distance of nearly 74 kilometers every day to attend school. My father got immobilized because of an accident and my mother became the sole bread winner of the family. She works as a housekeeper in Chennai leaving me in the care of my maternal grandparents. Every morning I start from my home in Panjamadevi by government bus at 6:45am and reach Villupuram by 7.45am. From Villupuram, I board the school bus. Being in scholarship, I am able to afford the bus fees. My family feels happy and supported and considers the bus a lifeline. In my life, our school bus is the only thread for me for a bright future...."
Bus driver Mr. Akkim shares: "Both my parents passed away when I was 4 years old and my aunt brought me up. Since they were also very poor, I had to discontinue studies after grade 8. I’ve been working with Isha Vidhya as a private van driver since last year and feel really happy to see these poor children getting a good education, which I didn’t have access to in my childhood. I also get a lot of respect from people around me as I work for Isha Vidhya."
We are attaching photographs of the bus, and the photographs of Boomika, Akkim, and Padmini. We are sure you are pretty happy learning that your donations are put to great use!
Your opportunity to get involved in Isha Vidhya's work:
Recurring donations are a great way to contribute small amounts of money every month to be continuously involved in Isha Vidhya's work, and making an impact on these children's lives!
We are glad to share that Global Giving will be matching the first donation of a recurring donation made between September 21th and September 27th, if the donation was continued for 4 months. Please note that donations upto $200 will be matched dollar by dollar, and donations above $200 will be matched with $200.