Education  India Project #24998

Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education

by Bhagavatula Charitable Trust
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Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education

BCT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS SHINE AT DISTRICT LEVEL

Two students from the BCT Residential High School stood among the 3863 selected for the state’s ‘Science Inspire’ program. Chosen out of 100000 projects in 2020-21, 252were selected in Visakhapatnam district.

Among these names were those of Ashok and Vishnu. They had submitted projects on recycling of CFL lamps and regenerating power through riding a bike respectively. We wish them the best for future rounds of the contest.

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BCT STUDENT SELECTED AT IIIT

Ushaof BCT Residential High School (2020 batchemerged as the first student from BCT school to appear get  selected  for  IIIT  exam.  This  is  the  1st  time  RGUKT  cet (Rajiv Gandhi University Knowledge Technologywas made accessible to private school studentsUsha scored 83 out of 100 marks in the exam.

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STUDENTS GET THEIR CERTIFICATES

Students of class tenthwho passed out from the school in 2020received their certificates from BCT Secretary. In a small gathering that included students of the batchtheir parentsteachers and Principalthe students expressed their thoughtsThey shared about the tough period of the pandemicand the wonderful support of teachers during the uncertain phase.

They also shared their future plans and a few memorable experiences. BCT Secretary, offered them career guidanceand requested parents to encourage their children who wanted to study further.

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Classwork Begins
Classwork Begins

Classes at school begin

While online classes for students of BCT Residential school were being conducted via YouTube, classes for students of 9th  and 10th began at the school premises from September 21. As permissions for opening the hostels for students has not yet been granted, only students from nearby villages, staying close to the school are able to come. After attending classes, these students head back to their homes. All precautions are being taken by students and staff at the school premises, and children are allowed into classes after their temperatures are checked. Also, they are being made to sit at a distance from each other, and masks have been made compulsory.

Phone donation campaign

 

With school safety aspects and learning in place, there are still many students who are unable to attend  classes,  as  they  stay  far from the campus. Many  of  them do not have smartphones to be  able  to  join the  online  classes too. While doubts  are  being cleared for them via phones at a timing convenient to them,  the need for providing  online  access  to such students is being felt.

A phone donation campaign  was  thus held with the support of the young team from Trendsetters Charitable Trust. A few phones, tablet and some  laptops  have  been collected  through this mode. These will now be checked, repaired,  formatted and  sent  to the most needy students, especially from 9th and 10th grades.

Phone Campaign
Phone Campaign
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Life hasn’t been the same since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, and rural areas have been badly affected as well. With schools shut down in rural Visakhapatnam, our school children have been at their homes as well. And while they’re safe from Covid-19 as we speak, the future is as unsure, as for everyone else. As plenty of city based schools are looking at online teaching methodologies, adapting them for rural Andhra is posing its set of challenges. Low connectivity and lack of smartphones, make it difficult for us to keep in touch with all the students. However our teachers are doing their best in checking with children about their welfare and communicating about health and safety measures.

Till a week ago, our students were also preparing for the Xth state board examinations. Support during lockdown was offered to them through Whatsapp groups and phone calls. Even the relatively technology unsavvy teachers, quickly adapted to this change, so they could reach out to the maximum number of students. The board exams now stand cancelled, as all students have been promoted, owing to the rising number of cases.

As Covid-19 spreads stealthily, looking after health poses a major challenge. Education, and how we take the classes for other students forward, is a question that only time will answer. While the state government did provide support to students through classes on TV, we hope that relevant solutions will present themselves, soon.

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Republic Day at RHS
Republic Day at RHS

The 71st Republic Day was celebrated at the BCT Residential High School in a grand manner. Putting their immense creativity and skill on display, the school students decorated the stage and the surroundings in National colours. BCT Secretary, B. Sri Ram Murthy presided as the Chief Guest and hoisted the flag. He then addressed the students and the gathering. School principal Smt Renuka and Joint Secretary Somayajulu spoke on the importance of Republic Day. Three of the studentss have come forward to talk about the Republic Day in Telugu, Hindi and English. Followed by a cultural show, the students have put forth their talents in singing and dancing. With games, sports and events conducted prior to the Republc Day, the winners were announced and prizes were distributed. The children presented a skit on "Say no to Plastic". With such occassions, students get to learn about the importance of Indian Republic.

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Global Hand-washing Day was organized by BCT at Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools in 22 villages across 6 mandals of Visakhapatnam district.

The event that was held on October 15, featured a hand-washing demo and students were told about the importance of personal hygiene and clean surroundings.

They were told that 80% of diseases can be avoided by consuming safe drinking water, stopping water stagnation, proper treatment of solid waste, arresting open defecation and washing hands at critical times. The students were also motivated to not only inculcate these habits but also share the learnings with their parents and families.

A rally was held with students from each of the villages as well. The program was attended by Secretary Sri B Sri Ram Murty, Joint Secretary Sri N Somayajulu, and Community Coordinator Mrs. K Prabhavati. Community Organizers, Villagers and Common Action Group members participated in this event along with the students. Slogans like ‘Clean hands, healthy life’,  ‘Your health is in your hands’, ‘Chetulu    Subram, Aarogyam Bhadram’ (health is protected with clean hands) were raised at the villages during the rally.

Following this, a small get together was organized at school premises. The event was also held at the BCT Residential High School. ANM's and Asha workers gave demonstrations on handwashing, while the school staff and students participated enthusiastically.

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Bhagavatula Charitable Trust

Location: Visakhapatnam - India
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Sri Ram M Bhagavatula
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh India
$23,216 raised of $80,000 goal
 
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