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Support the VI A students of CMS MGR Nagar!!!
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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”, says Albert Einstein.
The students of class VI A, Chennai Middle School MGR Nagar, includes 26 joyful, charming and highly talented children from under-resourced community. They come from a community where their parents are daily wage workers. Despite their circumstances, these kids are very eager to learn and make you believe in the power of education. Their action makes us believe in their immense potential and portrays how their decisions can positively impact the community around them.
Our vision is to create a classroom with equal opportunities for all children and to raise ourselves to think critically to solve the problems we see around us. At the same time, we focus on learning joyfully and to create a space for other students and our parents too. We envision ourselves as lifelong learners and empathetic listeners who stand for ourselves and the people around us.

Our Journey So Far

  • The classroom was intervened by Teach For India fellows 5 years back (please refer 'Our Teachers' to know more), and the intervention aims at giving the kids access and exposure to technology, sports, literacy. Over the last five years, the kids have shown a growth in different areas like articulation, science and reading comprehension.
  • The kids started participating actively in inter-school competitions and extra-curricular activities.
  • Significant growth in parental investment and encouragement for the kids in the community.
  • Participation in national level events like  City As Lab (problem-solving towards a problem in their community), CSIS (an event conducted by IEEE),  Kids Education Revolution (where kids across Chennai come together to showcase their talents and work towards problem solving.
  • External curricular and co-curricular opportunities in school: Enrolled kids for Cricket, Karate and Bharatanatyam, Model United Nations participation, international Olympiads (GK, English, Science and Math) organized by SOF and many more.
Our Plans for the upcoming year
  • Provide excellent resources, worksheets, books, study materials and other resources for children to improve their academic performance
  • Special Sports Training & Workshops  for children on the areas of their own interest in extra-curricular activities there by increased the active participation of children in intra-school and inter-school activities to build confidence
  • Organizing educational trips as an opportunity to build access & exposure among the children
  • Student-led community impact projects focused on cleanliness and other challenge areas
  • Cricket coaching classes which comes around Rs.8000/- every month.
Help us
Kindly help us in achieving our vision by donating on this fund raising page. Your donation will be helpful to us on these major areas:

  • Educational Trips [we are planning for 1-2 field trips next year]
  • Printing worksheets/study materials
  • Books related to technology/adventures
  • Stationery requirement for kids [Pen, pencil, geometry box]
  • Basic amenities [Bags/Footwear]
If you will be able to support us in helping our needs in any other ways, kindly reach to us.

About our teachers

Ashwin D S (2014-16)
"Teaching the Grade 2 & Grade 3 students and kick-starting the journey with the students was always memorable. I had the opportunity to travel with the students since it ever began also continued the same momentum till now by supporting and mentoring my upcoming Fellows - Aravindhan (2016-18) and Cristina (now). For me everything that I do connect me back to the classroom and the purpose. The journey is more important than the destination -- and we ensure that we cherish every moment with our students."
Aravindhan Anbazhagan (2016-18)
"One class, one vision. Teaching Grade 4 & Grade 5 students, known as the 'Design Thinkers' is one of the best experiences that I had in my life. Looking back, each and every moment was purposeful and the journey had been incredible. Over the two years, the students taught me more than whatever I learned in my student life. From winning a Global IEEE Pre-University award to delivering a TEDx talk, I owe everything my classroom and the wonderful students."

Cristina Peter ( 2018-‘20)
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them”, one quote I can relate to when I look into the faces of the little humans in my class. Teach For India, gave me the first teaching experience in my life. The journey with these kids is to learn from them every day and to become the best version of my life. And the journey has been memorable so far.

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