After a highly successfull ( what does that mean, you ask - starting from never schooled kids from different cultural, language background, kids of different age groups were given to us and at then at the end of the year, several kids now are able to read and write english, speak simple sentences, awesome), here is now the 2nd school such unit opened in Bangalore and 3rd is ready to open in North of India at Gurgaon.
Number of Admissions in Unit 1 - 22 in LKG and 22 in UKG. Admissions in Unit 2 is underway, 10 kids admitted already. 3rd Unit is now closed for summer vacation and it opens in July 2019. Stay tuned for details in next report.
Mar 5, 2019
Getting Dressed To Welcome Kids
By Anand Chaturvedi - Project Leader
We are excited, just like kids getting excited about their new toys or trying a new pair of dress, to welcome the tiny tots to our 2nd preschool coming up soon off Whitefield in Bangalore, India.
Earlier this quarter, the team reviewed the working of our pilot preschoo, conducted a parents meeting and assessed the progress and transformation of kids during the last 10 months or so. Results are exceeding our expectations; "Why", you may ask - t he reason is that when we started the preschool, the challenges were very tall - kids from different socio culutural backgrounds, different mother tongue at home, never schooled or taught before. And now, after 10 months they are speaking, that too in English ! Some parents infact asked us if we could accomodate some of the kdis for the next year too, even though they were now age ready to step into Grade 1 ! We had to politely refuse.
No drop outs, no loss of teaching or support staff and continuing cooperation from administration are all indicators of , 'the force' being with us.
We are excited for the 2nd school now. Interior work is partially completed, due for completion next week. Admission Flyers are out, admissions will begin soon.
Our next report will be with the inauguration ceremony report. So stay tuned,
Dec 12, 2018
Poverty Cycle Broken
By Anand Chaturvedi - Project Director
'Breakikng the Cycle of Poverty' is the terminal goal of Avasar Foundation Scholarship. Way back in June 2013, we began enrolling vulnerable girls into the education support program.
Wards of gardener, a home maid, single working mother and a driver of public utility vehicle, these young girls were producing excellent academic results inspite of challening circumstances under which they were studying. Not that only Avasar Foundation Scholarship helped them continue their study but the program significantly reduced the financial burden of the family.
Cutting the long story short, the 4 girls out of 7 we had enrolled in 2013, compelted their graduation and have successfully secured jobs at a Fortune 500 company and they are firmly and they just broke the cycle of poverty.
Thanks to our donors and supporters like GlobalGiving in makikng this happen.