OneKidOneFifty project -Independence Day Celebrations

Hello friends,

Please find below the particulars of the Independence Day celebration in AmberPet Govt. Girls High School & MachaBollarum govt. primary school conducted by AP-IS team members.

Date: 15th Aug, 2011

School visited: Government Girls High School, Amber Pet & Govt. primary school at MachaBollarum

Members Involved: Ravi, Vinay, Girish, Arun, Sai Ajit, Aravind, Harish, Nivali, Venkatesh, Pradeep, Nageshwar Rao, Geethanjali, Naresh, ChandraSekhar, RamaKrishna

Duration of the Event: 08:45am – 11:15am

Number of Students participated: 220+

Number of Teachers participated: 45+

About Program: This event being kick event for AP-IS Team, success was very important. We had many ups and downs in organizing, Coordinating and conducting. Thanks to all those who have directly and indirectly helped us to make it a successful event.

About Amberpet School: It was more than a normal Govt. School. It was an old building which had no proper roof, class rooms or an office and staff rooms.  More than 200 students were registered on paper from both Telugu and Urdu medium. Most of the students are from below poverty line, they carried books in plastic covers.

About MachaBollarm School: This school is located in a slum called Erukula Basti or Ekalavya Gopalanagar, Macha Bollaram. 100% of the students are from Below poverty line. The school doesn’t have compound wall.  By afternoon Pigs get in to the school compound. The flooring in the class rooms is not suitable to accommodate the students.   They do not have any benches or mats to sit. They do not have fans in the class rooms. More than 170 students were registered out of which 120 students used to come to the school.

Sequence of Events:

1)  Amberpet school:

100+ Students from both Telugu and Urdu medium students were assembled in the school. Enthusiasm was clearly evident on both – teachers as well as students faces.

Flag was hosted by Head Mistress of the school @ 8:45am followed by National Anthem and then powerful and motivational speech from HM to students, Teachers and other staff members. HM motivated students by referring that school as Shantinektan (Ravindra Nath Tagore’s concept of conducting classes under trees). Students from different age group sang song in the remembrance of freedom fighters and the freedom movement. Motivational and encouragement speech from one of the science teacher, she stressed on Unity and hard work. Students were very studious and patiently hearing to her.

Ravi represented AP-IS Team, He gave few tips on how to crack prepare for exams with a time table to study. He stressed on importance of education and what education can do in their life. Arun another volunteer spoke about IS and its programs and gave few highlights of OneKidOneFifty Program. By end of this sun was on the top of us.

Finally it was time for sweets and gifts to students. Teachers sent the students class-wise to collect the gifts from HM and followed by other senior teachers, AP-IS volunteers.

By this time, all of us were very hungry and we treated ourselves with some sweet and hot; chocolates and tea in the school. We socialized ourselves and discussed ups and downs of the event.

India Sudar thanks School Headmistress of Amber Pet, Helen – Physical Trainer, and again the Volunteers involved for taking special interest in making this event successful.

Below is feedback from school:
1. Students & Teachers are very happy with the quality of bags and stationary.
2. Head mistress, teachers and students are thankful to each and every person who are directly or indirectly involved in this project.
3. Students drop outs are more. Need parents counseling.

We have received below request from School and planning to cover in next event:

Teachers: One teacher for Hindi and Telugu Teachers for Sixth to tenth class, Two computer instructors for sixth to tenth class.
Educational materials: For sixth to tenth class students.
Games: a. Volley balls – 10, Chess boards-2, tennikoit (Rings)-10, Skipping -50,  Shuttle bats, Corks – 5 pairs, Carrom board-2
Books: Royal Atlas Telugu-10, English-20
Other items: Water Filter
You can also contribute used items if you have any.

This was followed by a small photo session, the photos of which and the above mentioned events can be found at

2) MachaBollarum School:

The event was successful and the India Sudar’s member’s effort in making the event successful was highly appreciated.

Thank You,


Visit to Vivekananda School for Underpriveledged – Hyderabad – AP

Hello Team


I am sharing the visit report of Vivekananda public school in Banjara hills.

Date of Visit: 9th August 2009


Members Visited: Rashmi, Jayasree

Purpose of visit:

  1. To visit and identify an organisation that can partner with IS in hyd.
  2. To provide support in terms of note books and fill other functional gaps


Key points observed during the visit:

  1. A 26 yr old organisation started by Mr.Murthy (whom we met) and is been run very successfully.
  2. It is a school for slum children, orphans and for people who cannot afford education by any means.
  3. It is an English medium school and has classes from LKG to 10th with 340 students.
  4. They are 16 paid teachers and on an average they are paid from rs.2000-6000 a month.



  1. This organisation is supported on need basis now and then by some philanthropist and some organisations.
  2. Delloite has contributed one computer lab with 8 computers however there is no ongoing financial support.
  3. The corporate support was not possible so far because they did not have 80G, however they have obtained it this month and we have a copy for proof.
  4. There is no fixed or a complete corporate support by any organisation on a consistent basis.


What can we do?

  1. To begin with we can ask some of volunteers of IS from hyd to visit this place.  
  2. We can provide the notebooks that we have for this academic year with our hyd voluteers. It will be good kick start in AP.


For long term:

  1. The premises is too small and the class rooms are congested with just a small partition between (Ref to pics) (It is a rented space)
  2. The Founder said they had to turn out 200 children because of lack of space to accommodate more children.
  3. The ceiling is asbestos roof and the children find it too hot during summer.
  4. There is no flooring (too rough) done in the first floor.
  5. To pay the teachers is the toughest part and they don’t get any support for this.
  6. There monthly budget is Rs.1,40,000 including food, rent salary and everything , they manage to get 50% funds and they struggle for rest 50%.
  7. They have only one teacher to teach computer one more teacher will help to make this reach all the students.
  8. Uniforms shoes stationeries etc are also to be provided on year-on-year basis.



  1. I think that this organisation is one of most suitable organisation for us to adapt for the following reasons.
  2. It is accessible from office as it is in Banjara hills road no. 2 and local volunteer involvement seems to be possible.(as most of them will be in hitech city)
  3. This is been running from a long time and they shown results by ensuring employment to their students.
  4. The founder is a single man is dedicated towards this noble service.
  5. Though they are receiving some sort of help in terms of food (enough for 220 out of 340) there is a scope for us to do much more.


Contact Details:


Vivekandanda Public School

Plot. 38 Journalists Colony Road no.3 Banjara Hills

Hyderabad – 500034


Phone Number: 040-2335-5996

 For more pics



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