"Ashraya" meaning 'shelter', was founded and registered in 1982 and has since then brought hope and love into the lives of many children and adults. Ashraya is committed to alleviate the sufferings of women and children in distress through our various programs.
Jan 4, 2016

Festival Celebration and Meeting the Parents

Report for the quarter October 2015  to December 2015.

In this quarter the children have settled into a routine and are now  able  to read and write numbers. They have also started reading two letter words.

October is a month of  festivals and celebration in India .Apart from Dussehra   the festival of Lights  Deepavali  is also celebrated all over India.  This is the  time for  the children to enjoy lighting lamps, wearing new clothes and  bursting crackers. The teacher  took the opportunity and educated  the children about bursting crackers safely and  with the  supervision of the elders.   

Ashraya also  celebrated Diwali with all the crèche and admin staff. They  were all invited  to the office  for tea and snacks; each teacher showcased her talent by either singing or reciting a poem. They were all given Diwali gifts.

November- Due to the severe cyclonic weather in South India  Bangalore also experienced inclement weather and this affected the children as well .  It was very cold and  the parents were encouraged  to dress  the children with warm clothes. Regular doctor’s visit was done  to ensure that children were not following sick .

December:- This quarter the Parents Teachers meeting was arranged in all the crèches. The meeting went on very well.

  1. The  children’s activities and performance was shared with the parents.
  2. Their progress in height and weight were informed to the parents.
  3. The parents were educated about the RTE quota they can avail for their child’s education.
  4.  Admissions to formal schools and the process and application s etc were discussed with the parents .

The parents in turn shared  how the crèche has helped them and their children and said their were happy to see the young ones learning and following a routine. They all thanked the teacher and staff of Ashraya for supporting them and giving their children an opportunity. .

Oct 7, 2015

Report for July, August and September 2015

The students have settled into the new academic year and classes have begun in earnest. Along with the academics the students have also participated in the various Sports and cultural programs.


In July  Kabaddi competition was organized for the boys and throw ball for the girls. Students from different houses won prizes.

The students also participated in the Hobli level games competitions and both primary and high school students qualified to participate in the Taluk level games in the following events- 100 mts, 200mts., 400 mts. relay; shuttle cock; cricket, basketball and yoga.

In August the students participated in the Taluk level sports competitions and both boys and girls qualified to participate at the District level  games in the following events 100 mts, 200mts., and 400mts., shuttle cock and Yoga.


Annual day:

In the month of August traditionally Annual Day is celebrated at Neelbagh. On this occasion visitors, students and parents are present and prizes for academics, sports and other achievements are distributed; an exhibition of all the talent of the students is showcased through the cultural program and the exhibition.  On display are various science and math models; hand craft from the vocational training- carpentry, embroidery, and craft  are also displayed. This is an opportunity for the parents and visitors to see first hand  the variety of activities the students are exposed to. 

This year Mr. K. K. Lakhani, the Executive Leader of AXA Technologies was the Chief Guest . The program was a great success.

Independence Day was also celebrated . After the flag hoisting by the students and staff the children had a cultural program and sweets were distributed. The local Panchayat President – Mr. Amarayana  was the Chief Guest.

Teachers’ Day was celebrated on the 5th of September. The students entertained both the teaching and non teaching staff with a variety entertainment program.

Neelbagh Students participated in a Science Fair hosted by GE volunteers of the Bangalore Chapter ; they organized  Prabodhana- 14th Annual Science Fair at GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore. Over 500 students from 17 Govt. and 12 NGO funded schools displayed their working models on “ Vision 2020- tribute to Dr. A Kalam” Neelbagh School received the 2nd prize for their  project  “Education and Healthcare directed towards illiteracy, social security and overall health for the population”. The prize was a projector. 


In the month of July both teachers and students of Class X attended a workshop conducted by Poornaprajna Institute of Faculty Improvement -  Applying English Language various modules were introduced on how to improve communication, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading etc .

In August the teachers had a workshop conducted by the same Institute on “Applying theory of multiple Intelligence to teaching and learning and Disciplining with dignity.

Water Crisis :

The challenges with  water  mentioned during the last quarter was addressed by the local district administration who funded the digging of a new bore well. We are very grateful for the continuing support.

The students are looking forward to the Dusehra holidays after the first semester exams.

The students staff and all at Neelbagh School- Ashraya thank you all for your continuing support. 

Oct 7, 2015

Workshop for Teachers


July is usually a busy month for all  the crèche  teachers. All the new children take time to settle down.  The teachers have been giving individual attention to the new children and  training them regularly on neat eating habits, toilet training etc.

 Once the children have settled into a routine and are comfortable in the crèche  the various activities are started.

The children have been introduced to alphabets, numbers, names of different types of fruits, vegetables, animals, birds and shapes. The younger children are engaged in  activities like playing and coordinating with beads, legos, drawing and colouring using chalk piece which helps develop fine motor skills and eye-coordination.

Children enjoy drawing and colouring and also have lot of fun singing rhymes.


On August 29th 2015 Ashraya  organized a  Teachers Workshop for all the crèche teachers. This year Ms. Nitya one of the Committee members   assessed the needs of the teachers and designed a workshop with the resource persons. The resource people Ms. Shana and Ms. Aruna  are  trained Montessori teachers from Gurukul School. They did a fantastic job. They made the workshop very interactive and all the teachers showed lot of interest and  their suggestions  was also taken into consideration.

 A total of 12 creches teachers and teachers’  assistants including the primary school teachers from Neelbagh School attended the workshop m.

This year we have introduced the teachers to Phonetics. The teachers found it very interesting and knew that this method would make their teaching simple, easy and fun for children to understand. Also the teachers were taught new English and Kannada rhymes and methods of story telling


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