Support Us In Shaping The Career Of 70+ Students Who Are Change Agents

Aakanksha VFABS is an NGO which is providing sponsorship for 70 students across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and jharkhand. We provide these students with the fees, books, uniform and food. 


Pic - we provide our students books and provide them with protective covers as well.


Pic - we provide our students with uniforms. 


For all these expenses we raise funds from the public. We are a registered society and we provide 80G benefit for our donors. All the students we sponsor are from the poor background ranging from kids who don't have both parents to families where kid's education has been neglected for years.

It was an initiative by my friends Ms. Madhavi Bandreddy, Ms. Anita Madhuri, Ms. Parvati Sridevi who were my colleagues in TCS in 2011 and me. My another friend Mr. Rajesh Battula joined us very soon. It was started by a common motive we had then - to give back to the society from which we have received a lot and are settled well in our lives (barring few personal problems that few of us are still facing).
The women behind this initiative are so resilient that they never took a back step despite facing harsh difficulties in their life and one girl is still facing the most difficult times that a person can face. But those difficulties didn't deter their conviction to sustain this organization.

We knew that students with financial difficulties may not concentrate on their studies and so we wanted to be their second set of parents who can support them when they need us the most. We provide not just financial support but also love and moral support. We mentor them, we guide them and we stand by them when they face any failures.

We started with one student of warangal District of Telangana and only five donors. But now we are supporting around 70 students under our sponsorship program and 300+ students in Rural government schools through our Digital AaSha project.


Pic - Digital lab in ZPHS THIMMANAYUNIPETA.


Pic - Digital lab in ZPHS Chintalayapalle


Pic - gratitude from the students for setting up the Digital lab. 

All in all we are impacting around 400 students and the same number of families so that they can have a bright future ahead.

Media coverage -


Pic - motivation class and career guidance by a civils ranker


Pic - A center spread story in Eenadu on 12.11.2061



Pic - ArtBeat 2017, the Mandal level drawing competition. 


Pic - An effort to bring forward the artistic talent among the rural students. In fact we noticed very good artists in those rural schools.



Pic - Our anniversary event and an IFS and IPS being our chief guests.




Pic - Our plan for the next academic year.


Pic - we encourage swachatha behavior among our students and make them keep their surroundings clean and green.


Pictures - taking our students on educational and recreational tours.  


Pic - Inside the world famous Belum Caves.



Pic -  students and our volunteer Mr. Rajesh Battula in a science fair.





Pic - students wishing Happy Republic Day.


Pic -  students in morning yoga and physical classes.


Pic - A digital lab setup under our Digital AaSha project in a rural government school.



Pic - Our scholars whose father committed suicide due to debt. They are from Sangareddy District of telangana.


Pic - Asif bagging international silver medal in Karate championship held in Nepal.


Pic -  Asifa with bronze medal in the same international championship.

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80G permission to grant tax exemption for our donors
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Aakanksha VFABS has 12A permission where donations are tax exempted
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24th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update for you all.

Summer Camp
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The concept of summer camp has been urban centric for a very long period. Lack of public spaces and busy dual working families led to mushrooming of organizations running summer camps based on certain amount of fee per student.

Off late, some charity organizations started running free summer camps with the support of some media houses.

Whatever be the way, they have been helpful for students to involve in extra academic activities in the summer. They are helping students come together and bring our their extra hidden talents.

Trained teachers in art, calligraphy, crafts, music, dance etc are helping urban kids hone their talents and keeping these urban based students a step ahead.

This has been a privilege that many rural students could not afford. They have been spending their summer vacation in their own ways like swimming in ponds, Wells, visiting relatives etc in olden days. But now a days it's the mobile gadgets and TV that has occupied the time of the rural  students in their summer holidays. Extreme summers, dried up wells and distress migration of rural communities are making the students loose an opportunity to effectively use their summer vacation.

So, for the second time in a row, AaKanKsha is conducting a summer camp in our project village THIMMANAYUNIPETA, KOLIMIGUNDLA MANDAL, KURNOOL DISTRICT.

Last year, we have experimented with a computer course for around twenty students.

This year, along with our V25 Learning center students, we have been running a summer camp where students are being shown or being encouraged to try their hands on science experiments that their academic courses entails. Schools are lacking labs and so experiments are least encouraged. So, we thought of trying them at our learning center.

Apart from science experiments, we are teaching them art and crafts based on YouTube videos.

I think, this is the first time that students here are doing experiments and making some crafts.

They are not afraid of failure in the experiment, but curious to learn by experimentation.


Pic -  fun games in the evening.


Pic - different age groups of students involved in different activities.


Pic -  create making and some fun in between.


Pic - we work in teams.

They are curious to learn new things from YouTube and make the crafts on their own hands.


Thanks to our Project Digital AaSha, which helped us deploy some digital tools in our rural school to learn new things.
Thanks to our Project V25, which brought some young inquisitive minds to a place and build a community of change makers.

Thanks to all our donors and supporters with out whose support this may not be possible.

Their schools reopen in second week of June and our summer camp my end by the end of this month.
We plan to take our students on an entertainment trip in the first week of June if everything goes fine.

Regards,
RAJESH BATTULA,
Team - Aakanksha Vfabs.

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