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Help Our Students Get The Opportunities They Deserve!

Hi there!

We are Shyam, Nishant, Desmona, Ronita, Nishanth and Vinusha, 2017 fellows in Teach for India and we have begun our respective teaching  journeys with the government primary school and girl’s higher secondary school in Saidapet (Chennai, TN).  Together we are teaching about 300 children. ( ~145 in 8th grade and 165 in the 4th grade).

We believe our children should have access to the same education and opportunities which are enjoyed by children from affluent sections of the society. Our children come from communities where parents work for a daily wage and are able to provide for just the basic necessities.  While parents understand the importance of education, they are able to devote only limited resources towards exposure and opportunities for their children.  

We have been teaching these children for the past 2 months but they are the ones from whom we have taken a great deal of learning. They are active, eager kids deserving of every opportunity as children from privileged families and we want to ensure that we can make that happen for them.

We believe that education does not stop with teaching just one child and by equipping the children with the skills and opportunities to be independent learners and proactive change makers, we can help them  realise their potential and impact their communities and lives.

We seek your help in enabling us to give these children the best during the time that we will be with them. The funds raised will go towards the following items in the current academic year.
1. Reading resources : books, dictionaries
2. Printing and stationery : Copies of study material, worksheets, assessments and activity books
3. Field trips:  Entrance fees, transport, other logistics
4. External academic and co-curricular opportunities:  Training and coaching fees, costumes and materials, transport and related logistics
5. Board games which enable to build vocabulary
6. Classroom resources : Speaker, projector

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 vinusha.v2017@teachforindia.org or shyam.k2017@teachforindia.org . 

A pocket dictionary for them is worth just a snack for us. A little contribution can go a really really long way in making a difference in their lives. We thank you in advance for your support!
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4th November 2018
We have kickstarted our community center for term 2.
This term, kids will
- Learn how to learn! (through an online coursera course)
- dabble with theatre!
- share at durbar!
- explore career paths.

The fund withdrawal will cover the community centre rental payments for the next few months,  infrastructure and maintenance (water dispenser and cleaning) as well as games for kids at the centre. 
We have kickstarted our community center for term 2.
This term, kids will
- Learn how to learn! (through an online coursera course)
- dabble with theatre!
- share at durbar!
- explore career paths.

The fund withdrawal will cover the community centre rental payments for the next few months,  infrastructure and maintenance (water dispenser and cleaning) as well as games for kids at the centre. 
5th August 2018
In July 2018, the Saidapet team opened the doors to its community center - Project Sudar.  The center caters to both the primary and secondary children taught by Saidapet fellows and aims to bring opportunities to them towards their holistic development.

It has been a month since the Project Sudar kicked off. Here's what's been happening at our Saidapet community centre.

We have a full time volunteer and has been working with the kids since day 1, bringing her love for books and economics to the centre :)

The focus for the month was digital literacy and our kids spent their time at the centre using available devices to connect and search for information they needed in various contexts. They will continue to build this skill through all our sessions in some or the other way.

They also spent some time understanding internet safety and tried their hand at coding through 'graph paper programming' sessions.

The girls also worked on creating the Sudar center culture - coming up with norms, center chant and ideas to decorate the walls. We've also built a consistent routine of reading and meditation (during the opening and closing of the sessions).

We are currently looking for help with resources for the center,  contacts to hold sessions and more hands to volunteer!  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AOk4CUteuIZf8nYk_OiAfxqHPZkP6NKG8sQNsCl5eTQ/edit#gid=1014888823

Reach out to vinusha.v2017@teachforindia.org to find out more.


In July 2018, the Saidapet team opened the doors to its community center - Project Sudar.  The center caters to both the primary and secondary children taught by Saidapet fellows and aims to bring opportunities to them towards their holistic development.

It has been a month since the Project Sudar kicked off. Here's what's been happening at our Saidapet community centre.

We have a full time volunteer and has been working with the kids since day 1, bringing her love for books and economics to the centre :)

The focus for the month was digital literacy and our kids spent their time at the centre using available devices to connect and search for information they needed in various contexts. They will continue to build this skill through all our sessions in some or the other way.

They also spent some time understanding internet safety and tried their hand at coding through 'graph paper programming' sessions.

The girls also worked on creating the Sudar center culture - coming up with norms, center chant and ideas to decorate the walls. We've also built a consistent routine of reading and meditation (during the opening and closing of the sessions).

We are currently looking for help with resources for the center,  contacts to hold sessions and more hands to volunteer!  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AOk4CUteuIZf8nYk_OiAfxqHPZkP6NKG8sQNsCl5eTQ/edit#gid=1014888823

Reach out to vinusha.v2017@teachforindia.org to find out more.


10th June 2018
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your support! Your contributions have helped us immensely in setting up a community center and library for our children. We are extremely excited and will share more pictures as the work progresses.

Furthermore, we will be equipping another of our primary classrooms with a LCD monitor in order to aid science and social lessons. This withdrawal is in relation to that.

Thank you once again.

Best regards,
Saidapet team
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your support! Your contributions have helped us immensely in setting up a community center and library for our children. We are extremely excited and will share more pictures as the work progresses.

Furthermore, we will be equipping another of our primary classrooms with a LCD monitor in order to aid science and social lessons. This withdrawal is in relation to that.

Thank you once again.

Best regards,
Saidapet team
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Amelie donated US $200

We love you Shyam !

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Ira donated Rs.100

Proud of the good work. God bless the kids.

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Good bless all children