Batting for Brilliance

Koyambedu always hogs the limelight for its CMBT Bus Stop and Market, but many have not realized there is a huge population whose livelihood depends on the same. Hailing from different parts of Tamil Nadu and struggling to make ends meet, education is yet another distant dream for these families. Some of us have been working with these kids for quite some time .Looking at what they are capable of is nothing short of brilliance. Their roots hails from troubled families and most of them have not seen the world past their street. It is not fair to blame fate for their misfortunes.
We are pursuing our fellowship in Teach for India at Corporation High Secondary School Koyembedu and we are not ready to leave things to fate. We are here to fight it out at our terms. We believe “It’s not the cards you’re dealt, its how you play the game” that matters. A class room and a teaching space nothing short of brilliance is what we envision for these kids. “Batting for Brilliance” is an effort aimed to ensure children don’t limit themselves and leave their destiny to their fate. It would be great if you all out there give us your helping hand in it; help us in making our Vision a reality.
The following are the things I have planned for this and subsequent academic year, for which we need the monetary support.
  • Stationery – Pencils, erasers, notebooks, bags, learning resources (Other than school textbooks)
  • Activity books, learning aid, dictionary, assessment banks, and alternate curriculum textbooks.
  • Entry into various academic and extra-curricular events.
  • Field trips in and around Chennai for interactive learning and help kids understand the outside world better.
  • Assemble a mini-library in Class.
Appreciate your time, care and concern for our campaign. We would be delighted if you could do your fair share in helping us spreading the word and keep the lights go on …
Please get in touch with us in case you could get us any of the resources, materials or access to places that would be wonderful for kids.
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Mobile number: +91 8807263874
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8th February 2017
Dear Supporters,

The Battling for Brilliance team would like to express their gratitude for the support. The team is extremely focused on building English language skills and giving different exposure to the students.

The progress of the students is being evident as they’ve started participating in Science and Maths Olympiads across the city. “Teaching has always been my inspiration and we’re experimenting with story books and comics to identify the skills of our students” says Sreejith Mohan.

In a recent attempt, they’ve been exploring comics and trying to bring out the art skills of their students. The satisfaction in identifying their talents and seeing the progress of these students everyday has been made possible with the help of your contributions.

Here’s a recent picture of a student with his art,
Thank You!

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raised of Rs.150,000 goal

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Supporters (42)

ANU donated Rs.1,000
11 months ago


Anonymous donated US $25
12 months ago
Esakkiammal donated Rs.500
12 months ago

vazhga valamudan, small help with a smile

Manimaran donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela

Gouthamraj donated Rs.2,500
almost 2 years ago
Arumugham donated Rs.1,000
almost 2 years ago

All the best