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Educating Rural India March 2015
Making Lives - Ford Employees
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston S. Churchill

On 26th March 2015 over 75 Ford employees from Coimbatore came together to create learning material for Isha Vidhya schools and schools adopted under the Government School Adoption Program (GSAP).

Learning Material kits used at Isha Vidhya and GSAP schools help children learn subjects in an interactive fashion. These kits help students understand the topics quickly, retain knowledge longer and achieve better results.

It was a wonderful show by Ford employees. The raw material for creating these kits was sponsored by the Company and the dedication of the volunteers was amazing. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the volunteers and the management team who supported this event.

Note: The learning material kits created by volunteers is cheaper by almost 50%. If you are interested in partnerning with us, please contact Prabhu Loganathan at prabhu.loganathan@ishavidhya.org or call at +91 94890-45045 for details.
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7th Std students of Tuticorin School went on a trek to Mundathurai. They saw the water dam, swam in the canal and trekked as rain played peek-a-boo.
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Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, conducted a Medical Camp at Cuddalore school.
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Tuticorin school students won several medals in Sports Development Authority aorganized Regional Level Athletic Meet.
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Event News and updates
Bangalore Marathon

Bangalore volunteers are preparing for TCS Bangalore 10K Run, to be held of 17th May 2015. Come and join us for some fun and training. Read more
Sevathon 2015

Join us for Sevathon 2015 by running in 5K/10K/Half marathon or even doing Surya Namaskar! The event takes place on 12th of July, 2015. Read more
Get Involved
Leads to Corporate CSR teams

Several companies are looking to partner with organizations engaged in socially productive activities. Please help us connect to such corporates. Read more
Help Them Continue Their Education

Thousands of rural kids are looking for sponsors so that they can continue their education. Your support has taken them this far but we need you to renew your sponsorship. Read more
Trek to Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
7th Std students of Tuticorin School went on a trek to Mundathurai. They started early in the morning, picking up students from various meeting points. In total 60 students, 24 teachers and 6 parents went on the trek.

While travelling to Mundathurai, they sang songs and even danced in the bus. Soon after de-boarding at 10.30 am, they had breakfast at the beautiful dam. They met Mr. Elango, a forest officer, who spoke about the importance of forests and about Mundanthurai. He also asked some questions and gave prizes to those who answered correctly.

Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) is located in Tamilnadu at the southern tip of the Western Ghats. Mundanthurai is hilly and quite steep in places. At the start of their journey they crossed a dry lake. The weather was pleasant, with a slight drizzle at times. They were lucky to see many animals, including a slender loris (Thevaangu). They also saw monkeys including naughty ones who grabbed food from students.

The group had their lunch up on the hill and then played for a while before making their way down, collecting several things on the way, things they had learnt about in classes - a stone full of Bryophytes, a stick full of flowers which looked like mushroom, forest centipedes etc. Even though kids were not allowed to bathe in the river due to the increased level of water, they took a dip in the canal.

Finally the party returned home.
JIPMER conducts Medical Camp at Cuddalore School
JIPMER, Pondicherry conducted a comprehensive Medical Camp at Cuddalore school. Several specialists including those from the community medicine dept, ENT, paediatrics, dermatology, ophthalmology and dentists participated in the camp.

A large contingent of 30 doctors, 20 nursing assistants and 5 technicians put the students through an extensive medical check up.

Blood count levels of students were tested and those who were found to be anemic were given medicines. Students were taught about proper hand-washing and brushing techniques after a discussion on the importance of personal hygiene.

Students also underwent dental checkup and those with cavities were advised to visit JIPMER or Annamalai Univ for further treatment. Some students were prescribed spectacles after tests revealed eye weakness. No major health issue was identified in our students.
Regional Level Athletic Meet
Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu organized the 'Regional Level Athletic Meet 2014-15' at Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli District. Seven students from the Isha Vidhya Tuticorin competed with 200 other students. These participating students were from 6th to 8th Std.

Our students put up a fabulous performance, winning several prizes. A. Sooraj (7th Std) won the 3rd prize in Shotput, S.Thanga Jebin (7th Std) won the 3rd prize in High Jump, S. Pravin (8th Std) also won the 3rd prize in High Jump and P. Aravinth (7th Std) came 2nd in the 100 m Race. S. Sathish Kumar (6th Std) came 5th in the 100 m Race while T.Chitravel (6th Std) came 10th in High Jump.

All the students competed in the under-14 years category.
TCS Bangalore 10K Run
Bangalore volunteers are preparing for TCS Bangalore 10K Run, to be held of 17th May 2015. Come and join us for some fun and training.

Registrations are closed but you can still opt for Charity Bib by applying to India Cares Foundation. Contact them at tcsworld10k@icfn.in or call at +91 80 2222 2571. You need to choose "Isha Education" as the benefiting charity.

Join us in raising funds for Isha Vidhya schools. You can donate and even create your own fundraising page here .

For suggestions or information please contact us at blore.run@ishavidhya.org / +91 98459 49045.
Sevathon 2015
Isha Vidhya has partnered with India Community Center for Sevathon 2015. Sevathon is a yearly event with 5K/10K/Half-Marathon run/walk in San Francisco Bay Area. This year they are also holding a Surya Namaskar event where participants can choose to do 27/54/108 Surya Namaskars!

To walk/run or do Surya Namaskar and raise funds for Isha Vidhya, register at this page (choose Isha Vidhya as your cause).

To support Isha Vidhya, pledge your donation to registered runners at this page .
Leads to Corporate CSR teams
Many companies are willing to contribute towards socially productive activities. Rather than investing their manpower, they are looking to partner with organizations which not only work at ground level but also provide regular reports from the field.

Isha Vidhya is keen to be the connecting factor between benefactors and beneficiaries. We have an exemplary track record of providing quality education to rural underprivileged kids. Our students are performing well in State and National Level competitions. The program where we are adopting government schools to improve quality of education and enhance students' performance levels has become a success. Other districts and states are also approaching us to adopt more government schools!

To expand the program to more schools we need funds.

You can help by connecting us with CSR teams. We have several projects that are awaiting funds for implementation. To know more or share contact details, please mail Mr. Prabhu Loganathan at prabhu.loganathan@ishavidhya.org or call at +94890 45045.

We have several other volunteering opportunities. To know about them, please register* as a Friend of Isha Vidhya .

*The registration process will take less than a minute.
Critical Requirement - Sponsorship for students
With your encouragement and support we at Isha Vidhya have started a mini revolution in rural Tamil Nadu. When they said it can't be done, we responded by doing it. Rural kids are not only learning and competing with students from best of city schools, they are also enjoying the process of learning.

Faces of students glow with excitement as they troop into school. They look forward to learning! Our teachers are also learning continuously to deliver results that they never imagined

This has been possible because so many of you came forward to sponsor education for rural kids. We request you to renew your sponsorship. It will remove the worry of generating funds so that we can concentrate on developing teachers and teaching material.

Help us reach out to a larger number of donors. You might need more information to convince others to support us. Please check our facebook page. to know about the school activities. You can write to us at info@ishavidhya.org for more information.

For inquiries or more information about donations, email at donations@ishavidhya.org. To donate online please visit here.

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