Visit to Vidyarambam Trust

All,

We (me, Athi& Sargunan) have visited the ‘Vidyarambam Trust‘ on 18-Nov-2009 and had discussion with V.Ranganathan (Founder). We have discussed the following information during the meeting

About:

Vidyarabam is dedicated to providing enjoyable quality of education to all under privileged pre-primary children. They have provided training for the students upto 5th standard. Vidyarambam which is conducting only part-time support class in the last 6 years is now venturing to run a full time regular school, that too in English medium. Vidyarambam’s initial aim was to get children started on their journey through literacy but now, the Trust continues to provide support classes through the support course  programs for the children already in Class 1,  2, 3, 4 and  5 but weak in their mother tounge (Tamil) and simple arithmetic. Teaching and learning material used in the center is child friendly and age appropriate. Most of the materials are developed and provided by the vidyarambam Trust. Vidyarambam is doing the service only in the remote village area.

Programs:

KIDS – Providing literacy to pre-primary and Class I children
Support Course Junior – Improve the reading ability and doing simple arithmetic for students of class II & III
Support Course Senior – providing support classes for students of Class IV and V
Libraries – More than 250 children story books as further reading materials made available at each center
Mobile Toy Library – About 250 toys and games stored in a van that travels village to village and allows children to play with games for 2 hours
Easy Learning English – Teach rural students of Class VIII to speak English fluently, read with comprehension and write without errors.

Vidyarambam running center in 22 districts in tamilnadu and nearly they have 600 center in those districts. They have given training for the students in the following areas.

1. Academics
2. Language Skill (Tamil & English)
3.Social Skill
4.Arithmetic
5.School Syllabus

Please find the detailed program offered by vidyarambam.
Website :
http://www.vidyarambam.org/curriculum/

Training for the teacher:


Vidyarambam has given the training to the teacher in the above mentioned area and provided the materials only for the teacher. The teachers are trained periodically to develop their skills and to support them in the teaching and handling of young students. Teachers are also encouraged to developing their talents and sharing it with the other teachers e.g.talent in singing, story telling.

What we can do with Vidyarambam:

We can identify the village and setup the similar kind of the center to teach the students. They are ready to train the teacher and provide the material for them. But we need to pay the salary for the teacher in the center. They are now  paying per students Rs.20 for the teacher as a teacher salary.

Website :
http://www.vidyarambam.org/
Thanks & Regards
________________________
Karthikeyan Mani

Exnora Digital literacy program started in India Sudar Computer Training Center at Melapedu

All,

“Exnora Digital literacy program started in India Sudar Computer Training Center at Melapedu, Chennai on 21-nov-2009. The training programs are conducting with our partner organization Exnora Digital literacy Team. Arumugam and Shankar from Digital Exnora team was launched the first training program and gave the small presentation about the program to the students. The main aim of the program is to train the students in the basic computers without any teacher. We are going to give the voice based training for the students. The entire training program will be given in Tamil language. Other than our India Sudar regular course we are going to use Exnora Digital Literacry CD based training course for our students. It means we are still running our course as main program in all our Tamil Nadu Center, we are going to use this CD based program as Add on for our centers. Its won’t be a main program

The Entire Training program will cover the following topics

1.       MS Word

2.       MS Excel

3.       MS Power Point

4.       Basics of Computer

5.       Internet & Email

6.       Windows

The following India Sudar member attended for the program.

India Sudar Member:

1.       Udaya Kumar

2.       Sargunan

3.       Karthikeyan

Photos : http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/ExnoraDigitalLiteracyTrainingIntroducedInIndiaSudarComputerTrainingCenterAtMelapedu

Thanks a lot for all our support.

Karthikeyan M

NorthWest(NW) Karnataka(KA): Belgaum District Visit Report

Dear Friends,
Last weekend (13, 14 and 15 Nov) we (Me and My Father) visited Khelegaon for personal work. Finished all our personal work and had time to explore around places and visited one school in Khelegaon. Khelegaon is the last KA village after this MH state starts. Nearest Town from KA is Athini(60+ KM), Belgaum District and from MH its Jath (40+ KM), Sangli District.
We travelled from Bangalore – Miraj(MH) – Athini – Ananthpur – Belegiri – Khelegaon. Journey from Miraj(MH) to Khelegaon was in bus and I could see lot of villages where there is ZERO development. This part of the state is totally dry and most of the ppl are relying on rain for farming. Majorely people are dependent on Agriculture and some of the people travel to town for work.
On the way to Khelegaon there were 20+ Govt Schools in both KA and MH states and in one glance I could make out that these are not up to the standards of basic Govt Schools. It was Friday morning schools and most of the schools were empty not sure about the reason.
We reached destination i.e. Khelegaon around 1600 Hrs and finished all my work and I stayed over night. Next day morning 0700 Hrs went to Khelegaon Govt School. School was not opened yet so waited for 30 mins. Around 0730 Hrs Basavaraj sir, Head master came and I introducted my self and briefed about IS. It was prayer time and Basavaraj Sir told that he would continue talks with me after some time.
Later went to school office and continued the discussion. After listening to me, one question he asked “how much discount you would give for stationaries etc”. Then i explained its not the discount, but we are giving out for free to improve the eduction standards in govt. schools. By this we could make out that there is no support from any NGO’s or local people for school. Anyways.. after having the detailed discssions Basavaraj sir explained about the school performance and willing ness of the kids.
Some of points mentioned by Head master are mentioned below;
  1. 15 % Kids are willing to study at any cost and they are ready to any thing to continue there studies and are above average.
  2. 20% to 25% kids are coming from back word community and cannot afford to buy out the basic necessary things.
  3. 5% of kids are very brillient and exceptions, last year one student scored 98% marks in science and maths. List of students who have topped are written in the school office.
  4. There are less absents and class attendence is full most of time.
  5. Once in 3 months district/taluk Head master meeting is held. Next meeting is some time in Jan’10 and he said that he will invite us and requested if we could join then we will get a more inputs of the Govt schools of surrounding places.
  6. Basavaraj sir said that he has applied for Computer set up 1 year ago, but there is no response from Govt. He is hoping to get some computers next year but not sure.
  7. Students are not having any computer awareness and ZERO knowledge about computer as students never got a chance to see the computer.
Requirements:
Head master reqested :
  1. Science materials for primary and high school.
  2. There is very huge ground and there are no Sports items in schools. Requested Sports items like cricket set, vollyball, disc, football, badminton, carram board, chess etc.
  3. If possible, then stationary materials for BPL kids. He will give the list of students.
  4. If possible he asked of computers are set up then it would be really helpfull to students.
Considering all the facts this place I thing needed a great attention. This would be the starting point for us to reach out NW part of Karnataka and spread awareness about future prospects after SSLC (10th). This place is border and slowly we can start working in MH state also.
Unfortunately i did not carry Camera so could not take any photographs.
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Regards,
Vinod
KA-IS Team.
+91.98459.01658

Mughil – NGO from PONDICHEERY is our PARTNER ORGANIZATION

All,

I met Darmesh(Treaser) from NGO called Mughil. MUGHIL is a non-profit organization; we call it as “Sangam” in Tamil, which formed mainly to serve the children and poor students who are deprived of their basic educational needs.

We are happy to introduce “MUGHIL” NGO as our PARTNER ORGANIZATION and work together to reach more deserved students in PONDICHERRY, Tamil Nadu.

India Sudar will work with MUGHIL NGO for educational projects.

Name of the Organisation Mughil

Telephone 91 9880553387 (Gobu E)

E-mail executives@mughil.org

Web Address mughil.org

Registration Details 112/2004 (Registered Under Tamilnadu Societies  Registration Act 27 of 1975)

Contact person Gobu, Mr. Darmesh S

Place(s) of operation PONDICHERRY

About TRUST ME Mughil was founded in year 2004 by the then passing out students of Information Technology, Pondicherry Engineering College. Over the course of time, benevolent hearts from around the globe have joined together for this noble cause

Vision o   Provide financial support for poor school and college students by sponsoring their   tuition fees, Bus fares and delivering books/stationery free of cost.
o   Serve the physically challenged students by fulfilling their basic amenities like food, clothing and shelter.
o   Conduct competitions and cultural events for the beneficiaries.
o   Instill confidence, liveliness and delight into their lives by active volunteering and participation

Mission Enable poor children and students to achieve their goals by enlightening them through education

Thanks & Regards

Karthikeyan M

India Sudar fulfils a father’s dream – Project Report

Dear All,  

August 2009  

One of our India Sudar Action Board Members Mrs. Sumathi Ravichender informed us about a student by name Mohana, who is a bright student from a poor family. We forwarded her details to our India Sudar OCP (Open Charity Platform) group and are waiting for someone to come forward to support her financially.  

Meanwhile, we have completed the detailed verification of  her school and family background.  

Student Mohana D/o Mr. Inbarasu

Student Mohana is from Alanthur, Chennai studied in Saint Thomas School, Butt Road,Chennai and scored 1012 marks in her II PUC. Her father Mr. Inbarasu is a tailor and earns around Rs. 6000 per month. Her mother is a house wife. she has two younger sisters.

 Mr. Inbarasu encouraged his daughter Mohana to become an engineer and which was a dream for both. She went through her engineering counselling and opted for B.Tech(IT) course at  Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology, (Affiliated with Anna University Chennai), Chakkarayapuram, Kundrathur Road, Near Mangadu.Chennai- 600 069 (Tamil Nadu).

 To complete her admission process, she had to pay Rs. 60,000 within 15 days, which was indeed a shock for Mr. Inbarasu.

Fee details :

Admission+ College fee : Rs. 35000.00
Bus fee for 1 year     : Rs. 15,000
Book fee Rs. 10,000

 Seeing the  above fee structure, Mr. Inbarasu was compeletely down and he tried his best to collect some money for her first year fee, hoping that he can manage through educational loan from second year onwards.

 We posted her details to our India Sudar OCP and we could not get much response until the last day arrived. Meanwhile, Mr. Inbarasu approached us many times on phone and he lost his hope.

 Dream come True with India Sudar and Build Future India (BFI)

 Thanks a lot for Mrs. Sumathi Ravichender and our parter organization Build Future India (BFI) for their effort to arrange money and make their dream come true.  

 Current Status : November 2009  

 1. Mohana scored more than 75% in her 1 UNIT Test and she is busy preparing for 2nd UNIT Test. Her father is very happy to see her going to college and her mark sheets. He expressed his hearty thanks to India Sudar.  

2. Mohana would approach SBI to apply for her education loan next week.

 Attachment :

India Sudar project report is attached for your reference. As per process, the copy of receipts, mark sheets, college allotment letters are with India Sudar for reference and record purpose.

Regards 
K. Ravikumar / Athi

TRUST ME – NGO from TRICHY is our PARTNER ORGANIZATION now

Dear All,
 
I met Karthikeyan and Murali from a NGO called TRUST ME at TRICHIRAPPALLI, Tamil Nadu last on 31st October 2009.
 
There are 13 MSW Students and 1 lecturer formed this group and doing excellant service to needy people especially for those affected by HIV and their children.
 
We are happy to introduce “TRUST ME” NGO as our PARTNER ORGANIZATION and work together to reach more deserved students in TIRUCHIRAPPALI DISTRICT, Tamil Nadu.
 
India Sudar will work with TRUST ME NGO for educational projects.

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Name of the Organisation Training and Rehabilitation for Underprivileged Society Through Mutual Enlightenment – (TRUST ME)
Postal Address No.1309, Amirtha Nagar,
Thiruvalluvar Avenue,
No. 1, Tollgate, Tiruchirappalli District,
Tamilnadu State,
PIN : 621 216(Administration Office)
No. 7/2, Omsakthi Complex,
Melachinthamani, Near Anna Statue,
Tiruchirappalli District,
Tamil Nadu State.
PIN   : 620 002 
Telephone 0431 – 4544434
E-mail  contacttrustme@gmail.com
Web Address Under Construction
Registration Details 112/2004 (Registered Under Tamilnadu Societies  Registration Act 27 of 1975) 
Contact person Mr. A. Arun Prakash. Mr. M. Karthikeyan
Place(s) of operation TRICHIRAPPALLI DISTRICT
About TRUST ME TRUST ME is a Non Government Development Organisation Established in 2004, Registered under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 1956, working for the empowerment & mainstreaming of underprivileged people with emphasis on Women, Children, downtrodden, Health and environment are the major areas of attention committed to the cause of urban and rural areas in Trichy Disrict, South India. 
Emblem:  The emblem of TRUST ME symbolizes the organization in letter and spirit, reflecting its basic tenet of ‘joining hands to Serving underprivileged’. Beginning with rendering ‘service’ to the poor and needy aiming to bring sunshine (hope) in their lives. By dedication ourselves to this noble cause, we intend for a sustainable development in their lives. 
Vision TRUSTME envisages building a healthy, uplifted, sustainable and comprehensive development of society, free of deprivation and strife towards the enrichment of human life and social care.
Mission To enable the people to take responsibility for the situation of the underprivileged society thereby giving an opportunity to realize their full potential and so motivate them to confront the situation through collective action towards establishment of an equitable social order.
Objectives Ø      To facilitate empowerment, solidarity and leadership capacities of underprivileged social sections
Ø      To sensitize, act and promote basic health, education, environment and quality of living integration in mainstream society
Ø  To provide appropriate resources, trainings and develop processes for advocacy of human and child rights activities of vulnerable social categories concentrating on women rights for preventing social discrimination 
Ø      To conduct information networking, need based research, documentation and create a data base on all aspects for positive change
 
Regards
K.Ravikumar

India Sudar Partner with Exnora

Dear Friends,

We(Sargunan.T, Karthikeyan.M & Udhaya Kumar.V) had meet with K.B.Sridhar, Chairman – Digital Literacy Exnora on 31-Oct-2009 at chennai to discuss about Exnora eLearning Content. We spend one hr in K.B.Sridhar office and he demonstrated eLearning content which is already they are using in some of the chennai centers with some of the NGO’s.
We are Very happy to introduce our New Partner organization Exnora to work together under India Sudar Open Charity Platform to achieve our Common Vision.

About Digital Literacy Exnora: Digital Literacy Exnora’s vision is to empower deserving women and youth, with digital literacy skills, using self paced multimedia eLearning content in the regional Tamil language.
Address: E94, 13th West Street, Kamaraj Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041
Contact:
Dr. M.B. Nirmal; Advisor and Chief Mentor; mbnirmal@gmail.com
Rtn. K.B.Sridhar; Chairman; sridhar@indiss.co.in , 9940009990
Digital Literacy Exnora: http://www.digitalliteracyexnora.in

Exnora’s Objective: “PRESERVE the PLANET by realizing WORLDISM through UNITING & USING HUMAN RESOURCES for NATURAL RESOURCES on a WORLD SCALE”
Exnora at web: http://www.exnora.org/

Collaborative Activity:
1. We will use Digital Exnora eLearning software in Tamil Nadu India Sudar Computer centers other then our regular training.
2. Work with Exnora for “India Sudar Education Environment” projects.

India Sudar
Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile:+91.98867.33607
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education
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