Manoranjani studies in the 9th grade at the Cuddalore Isha Vidhya school.
Her father is mentally disabled. At first, she studied at a government school. After getting to know about Isha Vidhya’s scholarship scheme, her relatives approached the school for her admission. The village head of Manoranjani’s village also described us about her family background, and requested us to give admission for her with scholarship.
She joined in the 2nd grade with full education scholarship. When she joined, her studies were okay, but she was hesitantto mingle with other children. By providing continuous nurturing, the teachers oriented the student towards the path of progress.
Now she excels in academics. She also has a keen interest in Art and Craft activities. She participated in an exhibition, and got the First prize from the director of the Art exhibition Mr. Selvaraj. Her favorite liking is her English class.
Manoranjini is one of 2750+ girl students, who are supported by the education sponsorships of Isha Vidhya, which is provided by donors like you. Our heart-felt gratitude to all of you for making this possible, and ensuring a bright future for the girl students!
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Learning multiplication could be a tricky concept for children to grasp.
Dharmapuri Isha Vidhya Mathematics teacher Rohini planned an interesting activity to teach multiplication to 4th grade students. Students were given flashcards, symbols, and place value cards. Students were divided into groups and instructed to arrange the place value cards and asked to choose the number (multiplicand & multiplier) on their own. They were asked to do the calculation and find the answers. By this activity, students learnt how to arrange numbers in the correct place values. The students showed much more interest in the activity when compared with learning the same concept in a regular class.
We are attaching a few pictures of the activity for your attention. We hope that you appreciate the alternate methods that we employ to make education more interesting.
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"Magic Letter Story" Activity At Dharmapuri School
By Venkat Ramakrishnan - Project Leader
The fifth grade students have a story in their English curriculum called “The Magic Letter Story”. The story is about a letter written by a child to their friend. That letter would be read while keeping it under a flame.
Isha Vidhya Dharmapuri school teachers Indira and Rohini decided to explain this to the students by the way of an activity. The students were asked to write messages on papers using lemon extract and then let them dry. The messages on paper were then kept under a candle flame so that the message can be seen. The activity invoked a lot of wonder and awe in the midst of students, who were inspired to do more such activities to learn techniques.
Creative methods like these are used to teach children the concepts, by the way of self-directed activities, hands-on and activity-based learning. This gives the students a strong foundation on the concepts that they learn, and prepare them to keep concepts and practices in memory by the way of activities.