Karnataka Quiz program at Kakolu, Bangalore – A brief report

Quiz program at Kakolu, Bangalore – A brief report

School visited: Government High School, Kakolu

India-Sudar members attended: Uday, Shivu, Anil, Raghavendra, Ram, Prashanth, Santhosh, Tejaswini, Vinutha, Naveen, Murali Kakolu, Tanuja, Rishikesh

Date: 20th February, 2010

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Total students benefited:

8th standard – 116

9th standard – 106

10th standard – 104

Program:

Quiz for 8th, 9th and 10th standard students

1. Preliminary round – written test, objective type – for 116 students from 8th,106 from 9th, and 104 from 10th standard

2. Top 6 students from each class are selected

3. 6 teams of 3 members each formed (2 teams from each class)

4. 5 rounds of quiz, consisting of – general questions, image identification, math puzzle, Pictionary, clue

5. Separate questions for audience

The volunteers reached the venue by 9.30am. First, the preliminary written test was conducted for all the students of all the classes (8th, 9th and 10th). Volunteers were spread across the sections and facilitated the distribution of question papers, monitoring and evaluation of the papers. The top 6 students from each class were selected for the main program (2 teams from 8th, 2 teams from 9th and 2 teams from 10th). There was a good response from the students and also tough competition between the teams, with 2 tie breaks. The 9th standard students bagged the first prize, while 10th standard students had to be content for the 2nd place. Though the 8th standard students came 3rd, their challenging comeback and talent is highly appreciated.

The quiz program was followed by prize distribution ceremony. The prizes were sponsored by Dr. B.V. Kumar from Cognizant. He also presided the event, with the participation from local agriculture officer and other leaders. The India Sudar effort in supporting the rural education was appreciated. The function followed by lunch, courtesy Mr. Murali Kakolu.

The program photos can found @ http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/KokaloreKarnataka#

Please find the report attached.

Regards,
India Sudar KA Team

Vinutha

“It does not matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going” – Anonymous

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project_report_ka_3.24_2009_10.pdf

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A brief summary of survey conducted by KA-IS team last week:

Date(s): 9-Jan
Location: Kakolu Village, Bangalore rural
Members: Murali Kakolu, Prashanth L A
Schools surveyed: 2
– Government Higher Primary School, Kakolu
– Government High School, Kakolu
The details of the survey are available in the attached spreadsheet

Remarks:

* This area is quite backward with agriculture labour being the primary occupation.
* The primary needs of the schools are the notebooks/stationeries for the next academic year
* It would also help the students in the high school if we conduct awareness programs such as quiz, science, creative classes.
* The High school has a computer lab with 10 computers, but they lack educational software. Additionally, the teachers here are not comfortable using computers. The higher primary school has two computers and surprisingly has Azim Premji Foundation software for teaching. But, the teachers in HPS also need to be trained on how to use the software as teaching aids.

What next?
– As a first step towards spreading educational awareness, a quiz program is planned in February for the high school kids.
– Considering IS experience in setting up computer centers and training teachers, a teacher training program in envisaged for the parallel with the above for the computer centers in both the higher primary and high school

Thanks to Mr. Murali Kakolu, who joined the Karnataka core team recently. He hails from the same village (Kakolu) and has supported these schools individually in the past.

Through IS, we look forward to bring in more changes in this area to achieve our vision of elevating educational standards and request your earnest support towards this cause.


Prashanth for KA-IS team

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