Education  India Project #16364

Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India

by Association of Relief Volunteers
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
Education for 300 Indigenous Children in India
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Always ready for the Camera

Machilipatnam:

The Machilipatnam Children Education Centre consists of 53 children, all of them are from very poor households and belonging to the lowest rung of the society, Children from Class 1 to Class 10 come to this centre to benefit in their education.

Firstly the Association of Relief Volunteers (ARV) team enquired about the whereabouts of the children, their education, improvement, health and results. ARV is happy to see that many of the children are getting good results. They are gaining confidence in themselves and are not only improving in their studies but also in their overall development. They are participating in extra curricular activities like sports, singing and dancing. The children coming to this centre come from different areas like Adarshnagar, Radar Centre and Arunodaya Colony, and they come by walk as they cannot afford a means of transport due to their poverty ridden circumstances. But the interest of the students to study does not waver as they showed tremendous potential and secured gifts from their teachers by achieving good marks in September, October and November.

Some of the students who excelled in this Quarter are:

1. Shaik Hussein is studying Standard 10th in St. Francis Telugu Medium High School. Hussein is a school first student and in this Quarterly Exam, he secured 467 marks out of 480 and topped the class of 90 students. Not only that, he secured the School first prize in Essay Writing competition and class first in Telugu Poetry competition. He doesn’t have a father and his mother works as day labourer and takes care of her 2 sons. Many a time the family cannot even afford a square meal per day.

2. Naga Phani is a Class 8th student in St. Francis Telugu Medium High School. He is a class first student among 80 students. This student as mentioned in last year’s report received a cash gift of Rs. 2000/- from the school management for securing school 1st in Class 7th. He secured good marks in this quarterly exams and the School once again gifted him English to Telugu Dictionary. Naga Phani’s mother works as a labourer as his father left them.

3. Raghupatamma is a Class 9 student from RCM High School. She secured class first in the Quarterly Exam and the School Management gifted her with a cash prize of Rs. 300/-. She also got first prize in school for Essay Writing Competition on Mother Teresa. She doesn’t have a father and her mother works as domestic help.

 4. D. Sharon Pradeepa is studying Class 6 in St. Francis English Medium High School. She secured good marks in the Quarterly Exams and stood second in class. She is a sportswoman and secured many prizes in various sport events like Track, sipping, shot-put and long jump. She got the first prize in 800 metres running event competing with even Class 10 boys and girls. She received prizes in other competitions like English hand writing and listening skills.

5. G. Dhanalakshmi is a Class 7 student from SKHUP School. She is a good student and secured many prizes conducted on the eve of Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November. She got first prize in Singing and frog jumping competitions.

Chevuru:

ARV team visited the Chevuru Educational Centre to find out the Quarterly progress of the students. This Centre has 68 students from Class 1 to Class 10, coming from rural background, deprived community of Schedule Caste and from very poor households mostly single-parent families. ARV met with the teacher and enquired about the conditions of each student, their academic as well as extra-curricular development. The team also tested the knowledge of the students by asking questions in their respective courses. Most of the students have improved but there still few backlog students and we found that the teacher is paying added attention on them. ARV team also requested the teacher to take personal care about these children.

These students study in Chennuru High School, Chevuru Upper Primary School and Sahaya Matha School in Mudinepalli. In a Mandal level survey the school management did a survey on August 15th to see which students secured first marks in each subject, it was found that many of the students studying in our Centre secured good marks. Among them are:

1. Medisetty Naga Jyostna from Chevuru Upper Primary School is studying in Class 7. The school management gifted this girl a cash prize of Rs. 3000/- for getting good marks at Mandal level.

2. Tantepudi Bindu is a Class 9 student from Mudinepalli Sahaya Matha English Medium School. She and her team secured the second place in State School level Kabaddi Championship. She also participated in many games organized in Nagpur and Hyderabad.

3. Andugula Lokesh Babu is a Class 10 student in Chennuru High School. He is a class first student and not only good in studies but also an all-rounder, received prizes in various Sport events like Kabaddi and shot-put.

4. Boddu Prasad and Boddu Ajay are also Class 10 students securing good results. Not only in education, they are excelling in every sport events in the Mandal level and winning prizes in Kabaddi, shot-put and volleyball.

Perikeedu:

There are 64 children in the Perikeedu Centre and like the other centres, the children are showing outstanding progress not only in academics but also in sports and other curricular activities. When the ARV team visited the Centre, it was happy to find that many of the children secured good marks in their exams. Even the parents were surprised and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity that ARV provided to their children to improve their studies.

ARV team visited the centre and enquired about the whereabouts of the children. The children were very excited as they had received their progress cards. They showed their Report Cards to the team on the improvement they made in their studies. All the children showed good improvement by securing good marks in the exams. They promised to work still harder and secure good marks. ARV was extremely happy with the progress of the children and appreciated the teachers for their valuable service.

ARV handed over the scholarship given to the 17 children by Mr. Robin from ‘No More Starving’ through ARV. They expressed their sincere gratitude to ARV and Mr. Robin for assisting their children in their education. The parents expressed their anguish in their inability to educate the children with the meager amount they earn. They responded saying that the wages they get is barely sufficient to feed the family let alone educate them.

Kandrika:

The Kandrika Education Centre has 60 students coming to the centre after school hours to facilitate them in their studies. The students come from very poor households and their parents are day labourers living and educating their children with the meager wages. ARV with the assistance of GlobalGiving and other sponsors gives an opportunity to the children to improve their studies through the tutoring facility. Many students expressed their gratitude to ARV and the sponsors for their support.

ARV team visited the centre to check the quarterly progress of the students. They enquired the teacher about the progress of the students and found there was satisfactory improvement. They are securing good marks and also developing all-round. They are showing immense interest in sports and games. They are participating in different competitions and winning prizes. Through this the students are gaining confidence in themselves. ARV team tested their academics progress by putting forward questions in the various subjects. They were satisfied with the enthusiasm and progress of the students.

Some of the students who excelled in studies and Sports are:

P. Prasanna Kumar, P. Anand Kiran, K. Rajesh and A. Venkateswara Rao from Class 9 secured good marks in their class. They also won a Gold Medal in an inter-school sports event. 

The girl students Bhavishya from Class 8, Karima and Ramya from Class 9 got class first in the Quarterly exam. Mohammad Shamima Parveen from Class 9 got good marks in Hindi and received a prize and certificate. K. Tanuja from Class 9 received a certificate and prize for securing first in an exam on Traffic Rules.

ARV is happy and proud to report that the students in all the Education Centres have progressed not only in their studies but also in extra-curricular events. The Centres are not only assisting them in their studies but also giving them confidence in themselves to go beyond education and find out their talents and strengths. The children expressed their gratitude to everyone working for their upliftment.

Answering to the teacher
Answering to the teacher
Attentively listening
Attentively listening
Hard at Studying
Hard at Studying
Reciting with Teacher
Reciting with Teacher
Teacher in the Making
Teacher in the Making
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ARVPresident interactingwith students at Perikeedu
ARVPresident interactingwith students at Perikeedu

Glad to share our report for all the supporters through Global giving. Wonderful opportunity was given by Global giving through photo contest which being spread was allowed us to approach multiple supporters to vote for us. Though our Photo was not the prize but the message was spread to many of our well wishers. Thanks for all the people who casted vote for our children picture in the contest.

  • On 12th June 2016, ARV team visited kandrika center and interacted with the children in the center. Examined their progress and motivated the dull students to study more and attend the classes regularly. The students said that they will attend regularly and study well.  
  • On 14th July 2016, ARV distributed school supplies to 64 children in Perikeedu in our children education center. All the children felt happy and expressed their happiness. On 26th July 2016, ARV team visited the student’s houses individually and interacted with the parents and the children. Given the scholarships to 17 children with the help of Robin Chow from Taiwan. The parents are very happy with the scholarship and said that ARV has reduced the burden and now we are able to buy books, bags and the necessary things for school with the scholarship.
  • On 16th July, ARV distributed school supplies in Chevuru village for 68 children in our children education center. The Mandal Education officer Mr. Subramanyam visited the center and motivated the children. He said that this center is giving very good scope for the children to clarify their doubts as well as get good marks. This type of centers should be established in other villages also so that more students will get benefitted. Previous students who passed 10th grade also attended and motivated the children to study well and thanked ARV for their good grade in 10th class and only because of this child education center they are able to join in college and learned the importance of education.
  • On 21st July 2016, ARV distributed school supplies in Machilipatnam center. Mr M.J Sudhakar, Maths Lecturer & NCC Officer from Noble college visited the center and motivated the children to study well and take the inspiration of Great leaders and become good citizens of the country. For that the children has to study well and get good marks. Children felt very inspired with his words and children expressed that they will fix a goal and study well and become great leaders in future. Distributed school supplies to 58 children. ARV teacher interacted with the parents and children who are living in slum area in Machilipatnam town. Organising children with motivation to bring them back to the school. We are putting efforts with the local government authorities to change their lives.

 Fee paid for 1 child who was dropped from going to school:  A boy named Maddela Naga Venkateswar rao, 10th class is a drop out student from Aadarsh nagar in Machilipatnam. Her father Late Ramaswamy, expired due to electrical shock, Mother Satyavathi and having a sister Raghupathamma is studying IX Class. Mother is the only person to earn money, she collects the hair and prepare local wigs and sell them. Since the boy was absent for many days to attend the tutoring center ARV teacher met her parents and noticed their financial problem. ARV counseled the child and also parent to again rejoin in the school. ARV joined the student in St Francis telugu medium high school and paid the school fees, provided bag and books to go to school. Now he is going regularly to school.

  • Student named Shaik Hussain gort cash award of Rs. 500/-  from his school St Francis Telugu medium school management for his good performance securing 574/600 marks in his studies in 9th class.
  • G.Naga Phani, student of 8th class got cash award of Rs. 2000/- for getting school first in his studies from SKHUP school.
  • Katari Dhanunjay got cash award of Rs. 200/- for getting class first in the school from RCM school.

ARV is indeed thankful to Christine Kai Ru for the support of school supplies for 250 children. We also thankful for Easyn Lyn and other volunteers  for their continuous support through Global giving.   

The print media impressed with the work of ARV and published in newspapers.

ARV teacher visiting the slum area
ARV teacher visiting the slum area
Distribution of school supplies at Chevuru
Distribution of school supplies at Chevuru
Distribution of school supplies at Machilipatnam
Distribution of school supplies at Machilipatnam
Interaction with parents at Perikeedu
Interaction with parents at Perikeedu
Interaction with the parents
Interaction with the parents
MEO with the children in Chevuru
MEO with the children in Chevuru
Maddela Naga Venkateswar Rao
Maddela Naga Venkateswar Rao
Shaik Hussain
Shaik Hussain
Naga Phani
Naga Phani
Kati Dhanunjay
Kati Dhanunjay
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expressing joy with their smile being involving
  • ARV team feels proud and joy that the children who are in the part of project is promoted / qualified to their further classes as it is time for starting the Academic year. In this quarter almost all the children studied hard and prepared to write their annual examinations. However still there are few children are waiting for their result.
  • 6 students passed Xth standard and going for junior College.
  • Parents are happy and expressed their gratitude being taking support for their children education.
  • 18 children are receiving scholarship from starving no more. These children are school dropouts and ARV interacted and did counseling, now they are back to school and getting scholarship.
  • In this summer vacation special classes are conducting on “spoken English” to improve their communication skills.
  • ARV team member visited cyclone affected village ( pedabidda) in Arakuvalley and motivated the all the children to go to local school and explained the importance of the education. Had meeting with community and all were agreed to send their children to school. They have asked school supplies for their children.
  • All the teachers given extratime to enable children to study hard and get good marks.
  • There are some parents having drinking habit and spending their meager wages. Children and mothers expressed to ARV team and the team taken challenge to have counselling with men(  children parents) who are adicted.
  • Motivated parents to send all the children in public school which is located in Pedabidda village where ARV newly constructed houses for all the families with the support of Habitat For Humanity India. This village was completed damaged during the Hudh-hud cyclone.
  • The need is more in tribal and Dalit area as they are living in remote villages with poverty. In this villages youth are active and graduated from their colleges/universities but no employmemnt opportunities. When we are motivating children in the village we are also facing challenges that most of the youth are just roaming in the village without jobs.
  • ARV team interacted with the children who are living slum area in Marchilipatnam town. Organising children with motivation to bring them back to the school.Hope we will succeed in next counselling. In same location around 15 children are going work in the city hotels and ragpicking, we are putting efforts with the local government authorities to change their lives.
Child and her mother receiving scholarship
Child and her mother receiving scholarship
Child mother is signing the register in the school
Child mother is signing the register in the school
cyclone affected children in Araku valley involed
cyclone affected children in Araku valley involed
Gathering children from the field
Gathering children from the field
spending time with children to change their minds
spending time with children to change their minds
Motivating the parents on their children education
Motivating the parents on their children education
interacting with slum dwellers to send them school
interacting with slum dwellers to send them school
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speaking ARV team member with childlabourers
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ARV Coordinator asking questions in subjects
ARV Coordinator asking questions in subjects

We are pleased to share the progress of needy children in their education and thankful to GlobalGiving team for giving the opportunity to support all the children under their coordination. We also extend our heartfelt gratitude for all the donors who are part of ensuring the following result.

On 28th Dec 2015, ARV team along with 2 international volunteers visited Kandrika children education center. ARV coordinator asked few questions on General knowledge, children answered well for all the questions and the volunteers taught the children mathematics and English basics.

On 29th Dec 2015, ARV team visited Polasanipalli anganwadi center and spend with the children below 5 years and also observed the food they are providing to the children and the team satisfied that the children are getting nutritious food.

On 29th Dec 2015, ARV team along with 2 volunteers visited Perikeedu children educational center. Asked some questions in their subjects and visited the houses of the dropout children. ARV interacted with the family, the parents are in very miserable conditions and they said that they can’t afford the school fees/books/uniform. ARV discussed with the parents and motivated the children by explaining the importance of education and brought the child to school.

Rakesh is studying 1st class and he is a drop out student as his father left their family and only mother is doing daily labour and maintaining the family. She is not able to afford for the education and made him stop the school. Then ARV approached Mr. Robin to give scholarship to support the children education. We are indeed grateful to him being accepted to support 15 children education.

ARV team visited Chevuru educational center and educated the children with maths, telugu and hindi subjects. ARV coordinator taught the children lessons in subjects. Distributed books, pens and pencils for the 240 children in 3 ARV children educational centers.

On 22nd January 2016, ARV team along with 10 International volunteers visited school in Polasanipalli and Perikeedu in Krishna District. The team observed the education standards in the school and the children are very happy to spend their time with the volunteers. The volunteers performed their talents in the school. The volunteers also clarified and understood the Indian educational systems particularly in rural India.

Fee paid for 3 children who were dropped from going to school:  A girl named Anjali, 4th class is a drop out student from Aadarsh nagar in Machilipatnam. Her father rambabu, Mother Durga and having a brother Praveen kumar are mentally and physically handicapped. Her mother is suffering from chronic disease and bed ridden and she can’t do her own works, her father will look after her mother and brother at home. Her grandmother is the only source for the earnings in the house. She works at nearby houses and get food sometimes from occasions/functions leftover food. Since the goirl was absent for many days to attend the tutoring center ARV teacher met her parents and noticed their financial problem. The teacher paid school fees, provided bag and books to go to school. Now she is going regularly to school.

A boy named Shahuddin, 9th class is a dropout student from St. Francis telugu medium school His father Amit Jani, mother shakila and sister Shahnaz studying 7th class. Father works as daily labour and spent the earned money for his drinking and won’t give at home. Mother due to their cultural custom not allowed going out for work. Shahnaz is working at houses and earning nearly INR 1000 per month. Due to inability of not paying fees he is not allowed for examinations then ARV paid the school fees and made the child write the examinations.

Biggest challenge we are facing in finance as many children from different villages are requesting us to support their children education. We wanted to help them but not in a position to support teachers cost and other school supplies for the children. Seeking donors to help more children so that we would create a healthy society.

Children are happy with new books
Children are happy with new books
Children with books
Children with books
Volunteers at Polasanipalli school
Volunteers at Polasanipalli school
Children performing with volunteers
Children performing with volunteers
Kandrika children singing a song
Kandrika children singing a song
Volunteers teaching English and Maths
Volunteers teaching English and Maths
Extraordinary performance by the child
Extraordinary performance by the child
Interacting with the family of drop out child
Interacting with the family of drop out child
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Asking questions in their subjects
Fees paid to the drop out children
Fees paid to the drop out children
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Children playing at Perikeedu center
Children playing at Perikeedu center

Glad to share that in our recent survey on 300 children education, 210 children are in between A and B grades in all their examinations. However the team has given findings and recommendations how to improve rest of children education levels. The tutoring teachers were asked to prepare an action plan by giving priority for these below average students.

Apart from their school curriculum ARV has been encouraging all the children in playing games, speaking English and improving general knowledge. Children joined in NCC (National Cadet Corps) a defense program parallely running by the school to the students who are interested which helps the student Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service. From our tutoring centers the teacher motivated 18 children to take part in NCC Course. ARV staff and Board members visited 4 times to monitor the child chance centers, and interacting with the local communities and also took moral classes.

8 children from kandrika tutoring center were participated in the sports (Kabaddi, Volleyball and running) organized by Government of Andhra Pradesh at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, Vijayawada. 3 children were participated in essay writing competition and got 3rd prize.

Case Study 1:

Student name Lalitha, 14 years old hails from Aaseervadapuram, Machilipatnam. She was forced to dropout as her father and mother both goes for domestic work and their wages are not sufficient and wanted to send her also to work. Because of this she was not only excluded from schooling but also pushed into work as a Domestic Worker to support her family. 
She says “My father goes to domestic work that doesn't bring us anything when he comes over. I'd like to go to school, but I have to work”. One day while working– washing dishes, sweeping and mopping the floors, she met Latha (ARV tutoring teacher). Latha counseled the child and parents and joined her in VII class in RCM School at Machilipatnam. Now she is going regularly to school and also coming to our tutoring center regularly with much happiness that she is again back to school.

Case Study 2:

Nagaphani a student of VII class is having a dream to become Police Officer. But, due to his poverty he is not able to have good education. His father long back left his mother and children leaving all the burdens on his mother alone. Her mother and grandmother are looking after them by doing some domestic works in houses. He is having a sister with mental illness (Down syndrome disease) even though she is 15 she can’t do her works by herself. Phani also goes to work to help her mother. Collect all the dry stems and sell in the market and make some money. He is having a passion to study well but due to his poverty he is not able to study neither well nor affordable to join in tuitions. Through his friend (student of our tutoring center) came to know about ARV and he started to come to our education center. He is a telugu medium student but he was very eager to learn English. ARV is teaching him English and all the subjects. Now he is able to say a few sentences in English and also improving in his studies and very happy that he is improving in his studies and able to get good marks. He is very intelligent and he can say 15 poems at a stretch in local language. His mother and grandmother are now so happy being Phani improving in his studies.

 

ARV team thanking all the supporters who have been involved in changing lives of children and giving future. Donors are free to ask any information with regard project so that we could respond and give more information. Since, we are struggling to mobilize funds to provide quality education for 300 children. Requesting all of you to share this information to all of your friends in this Christmas season.

Student teaching maths - self learning
Student teaching maths - self learning
Children with the tutor feeling happy
Children with the tutor feeling happy
Students asking doubts
Students asking doubts
Parent getting their children to tutoring center
Parent getting their children to tutoring center
Students writing their notes
Students writing their notes
Students at NCC
Students at NCC
Tutor asking questions in subjects
Tutor asking questions in subjects
Teacher clarifying the doubts of students
Teacher clarifying the doubts of students
Children at our tutoring center
Children at our tutoring center
Tutor teaching Telugu at Chevuru
Tutor teaching Telugu at Chevuru
Lalitha- drop out girl back to school
Lalitha- drop out girl back to school
Nagaphani- Dreams come true
Nagaphani- Dreams come true
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Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - India
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