An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest

We Shreeya, Soumya and Ram are delighted to introduce to you our 93 rock stars of Chennai Corporation school MGR Nagar,Chennai, all set to conquer the world. Our children, a bunch of 5th graders are multifaceted and joyful kids, very eager to learn. They come from communities where parents work for a daily wage. Unequal access to resources, reduces their chances of receiving equal opportunities to learn.

Through the course of our fellowship with Teach for India in the last year, we have observed most of our kids to be visual and auditory learners.

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it from you"-B.B King
We envision our kids to grow up to be intelligent, skilled individuals with a kind heart which highlights the true value of education devoid of rote learning.

 The funds that we raised which was close to Rs.131,327 in the last academic year (2017-18) were utilized for 93 kids across three classrooms in the following areas:
Academics:
1. Reading resources and story books for each class.
2. Print outs of study material, worksheets, assessments, activity books and notebooks.
3. A  projector and sound system to encourage learning through the use of technology.
Exposure:
4. Field trips: Trip to the Egmore museum (arranged for transport and lunch as well)
5. External curricular and co-curricular opportunities:  Bought sports equipment, enrolled kids for Cricket,Karate and Bharatanatyam, bought costumes and materials for inter-school competitions, transport and related logistics for inter-school competitions, took kids for an MUN, took them to write international Olympiads (GK,English,Science and Math) organised by SOF among many more. 

Kindly look through the updates in this page for detailed information regarding every activity and split of of funds utilisation for the academic year 2017-2018.

We seek your help in enabling  our children immerse themselves in different ways of learning for the next academic year, 2018-2019. We envision for this to foster holistic development and a strong sense of community and social responsibility in the children. 

 The funds raised will go towards the following items in the current academic year for 93 kids in 3 classrooms-
Academics:
1. Reading resources and Experiment kits : books, dictionaries, reading comprehension packets.Rs. 74,400 (Rs.800 per student)
2. Student supplies : prints of  worksheets, assessments and activity books, notebooks, art material.Rs.27,900 (Rs.300 per student)
3. Classroom resources : Stationary,benches,tablets,Wifi that enables technology driven instruction. Rs. 50,000
Access and Exposure:
4. Field trips: Entrance fees, transport, other logistics Rs.93,000 (Rs.1000 per student )
5. External academic and co-curricular opportunities:  Sports equipment, Training and coaching fees(continuum of karate and Cricket coaching) costumes, materials, transport and related logistics, Board games which enable to build vocabulary Rs.1,50,000 (includes resources for whole school)
 
We welcome any kind of help we can get, be it in the form of donations, materials or knowledge, and your well wishes and blessings for our kids.

We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has contributed towards making a sustainable difference and building an environment where our children can play, learn, and grow to become independent thinking and responsible individuals

If you’d like to know more about our children, their classrooms and needs, or would like to understand more about our work at Teach for India, please reach out to us at ramalingam.n2017@teachforindia.org,soumya.ravi2017@teachforindia.org  or shreeya.r2017@teachforindia.org.

Cheers!

Math kit to learn operations
Math kit to learn operations
Cricket coaching at YMCA
Cricket coaching at YMCA
Cricket kit for the cricket lovers!
Cricket kit for the cricket lovers!
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6th August 2018
Dear supporters,

Extra curriculars have kick started at MGR Nagar and are smooth sailing. For the karate classes, the master has posed an immediate need for karate uniforms for the 45 children enrolled for tournament purposes. The tournaments commence from next month and uniforms are mandatory. We also feel it'll help build investment and enthusiasm in the kids towards the sport. We have struck a deal with a tailoring master of RS. 500 per uniform tailor made to measurements and delivered in a weeks time. It is going to cost us a round figure of RS. 22,500.
For the same we request your help and support!!! Please donate in the following link.
Thanking you,

Regards,
Team MGR NAGAR


Dear supporters,

Extra curriculars have kick started at MGR Nagar and are smooth sailing. For the karate classes, the master has posed an immediate need for karate uniforms for the 45 children enrolled for tournament purposes. The tournaments commence from next month and uniforms are mandatory. We also feel it'll help build investment and enthusiasm in the kids towards the sport. We have struck a deal with a tailoring master of RS. 500 per uniform tailor made to measurements and delivered in a weeks time. It is going to cost us a round figure of RS. 22,500.
For the same we request your help and support!!! Please donate in the following link.
Thanking you,

Regards,
Team MGR NAGAR


25th July 2018
Hey guys,

Soumya Ravis Jungle warriors are getting a makeover!! These set of kids have been sitting in the same classroom for 5 years now and are really bored. So we thought, now that they are in secindary, they deserve a change, yeah! So we're painting the class and getting in some cool new stuff for the kids over the next three weekends. If you wish to join us please contact at 9811981539/9789069195

Cheers,
TEAM MGRNAGAR
Hey guys,

Soumya Ravis Jungle warriors are getting a makeover!! These set of kids have been sitting in the same classroom for 5 years now and are really bored. So we thought, now that they are in secindary, they deserve a change, yeah! So we're painting the class and getting in some cool new stuff for the kids over the next three weekends. If you wish to join us please contact at 9811981539/9789069195

Cheers,
TEAM MGRNAGAR
14th July 2018
Dear supporters,

With all the help we have got, two extra routers have been set and all our classes our WiFi enabled now! All classes are technology enabled with projector set up! Also drums, keyboard, flute, guitar, drawing, crafts and bharatnatyam classes are kick-starting in our newly set up community centre along with the cricket and karate coaching continuing!

Also we have collaborated with Just for kicks and started footaball coaching in a nearby ground. We are hoping to see our U12 and U14 team win some tournaments soon and emerge as the future Ronaldo's and Messis!!

Thank you all for the support!
Team MGRNAGAR
Dear supporters,

With all the help we have got, two extra routers have been set and all our classes our WiFi enabled now! All classes are technology enabled with projector set up! Also drums, keyboard, flute, guitar, drawing, crafts and bharatnatyam classes are kick-starting in our newly set up community centre along with the cricket and karate coaching continuing!

Also we have collaborated with Just for kicks and started footaball coaching in a nearby ground. We are hoping to see our U12 and U14 team win some tournaments soon and emerge as the future Ronaldo's and Messis!!

Thank you all for the support!
Team MGRNAGAR
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
about 1 month ago

All the best

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Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
about 1 month ago
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Sreemanth donated Rs.2,500
about 1 month ago

Please , encourage these kind of organizations where knowledge is giving to Future.

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Anonymous donated Rs.1,500
about 1 month ago

Good luck for this humane initiative.

PN
Prakash donated US $160
about 1 month ago

SOWMYA U ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB

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Anirud donated Rs.500
about 2 months ago