To say 2020/ 2021 is challenging for schooling is an absolute understatement . However, I am pleased to say that the Talakondapally Zilla Parishad School has reopened on the 1 st of February 2021 , and full fledged classes have begun . The capital projects which were planned for the primary and the main school have not taken place due to Covid situation , and I hope as and when the prevailing conditions improve , these projects will be taken up and completed in a timely manner.
We also have been providing full bursaries for the deserving students from Talakondapally to obtain College education for the last four years . We also pay the hostel fees for these students . Till , the December of 2020 these students were having remote online learning , and for this to be facilitated the charity purchased six smart phones. I am pleased to inform that the colleges have re opened now in the last week of January and students are staying in the hostel and attending classes in person .
Oct 12, 2020
Bursaries for Higher Education
By Srikanth Mandumula - Dr.
The whole world is in turbulent times , and the students are particularly affected most by this period . The Talakondaplly Zilla Parishad School continues to be shut , but fortunately the Government of Telangana has started classes online and through the Doordarshan ( National Televsion ) . The Principal and teachers are going to the students at their homes and supervising them .
I am pleased to report that we are paying tution fees for seven deserving girl student to pursue their Graduate education in Hyderabad- four pursuing Computer sciences and three commerce degrees . We bought two new smart phones for them to have education on-line .
The Charity during the period of lockdown has been conducting English for these seven girl students online and keep up their morale in these uncertain times .
I visited Hyderabad the nearest city to the Talakondapally village for two weeks - the last week of February and first week of March. We visited the Talakondapally Zilla Parishad School on three different days and spent approximately 6- 8 hours on each visit . I along with my wife particpated in the Science Exhibition on February 28 th which has been orgainised by the Staff and the students from 5 th - 10th Class . We interacted with the children whose projects included :Global Warming , Ozone Layer , Germination of Seeds , Solar System , Simple chemical experiments . I am filled with pride the confidence with which the students presented various experiments .
We conducted a mentoring camp at home for all the students whom we sponsor for their college education in Hyderabad , along with the Principal and teachers from the Zilla Parishad School . We were able to ascertain the aims and aspirations of the students . , and accordingly advised and guided them inorder to achieve their goals. We encouraged the students to speak up without any hesitation and fear of any problems they are facing in Hyderabad, and which were addressed accordingly .
On March 4 th , I visited the school for approving the renovation and remodelling of toilet facilities at the Primary school , which unfortunately has not commenced due to the Covid -19 Pandemic
The Schools have been shut from March 7 th onwards , and as yet the starting has not been announced .
I enclose some photographs from the above activites.