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Volunteering: We welcome volunteers who can spend quality time with children, guide them about their education and participate in various other activities that are conducted by us.The volunteers may work on any project according to availability of their time .
Financial Help To Talented Students
Every year in the month of January or February, for students who are studying in 7th grade (standard), we conduct an entrance test to identify academically talented students. Students who get good marks will be shortlisted. After a thorough background check, talented students who are economically backward are selected for scholarships. This scholarship is paid directly to schools covering their admission fees, monthly fees and books. Currently, around 150 students are studying under this project. Some of these students, depending on their performance and circumstances, are supported when they pursue pre-degree and degree courses also.
Vyasanga Kendra (Tuition Centre)
At the two activity centres, tuitions are conducted for students from 5th standard to 10th standard. Around 400 students attend these tuition centres. Students learn through traditional classroom sessions as well as through e-learning. In association with Sneha Seva Trust, we have also adopted 4 government schools where we deploy teachers hired by us. These teachers teach curricular subjects to students from class 5 to class 8, apart from conducting other extra-curricular activities.
School Bags Books And Kit Distribution
Under this scheme, about 400 economically backward students from nearby localities are identified and school bags, notebooks and geometry boxes containing pens, pencils and other accessories are distributed to the students. Most of these students attend tuition classes at our trust centers.
Every year in the month of December/January, around 150 children are taken out for a one-day trip. In the last few years, children have been to places like Chitradurga Fort, Shivagange, Srirangapattana, Balmuri Falls, etc.
Each year in the month of April, for a fortnight, summer camp will be organized for about 100 children where they enjoy many activities like learning handicrafts, the art of storytelling, drawing, enacting skits, singing patriotic songs, etc.
Inter-High School Competition
In the month of November or December, for about 300 students from 20-25 high schools located in the adjoining areas of the Trust, an inter- high school competition is held in the categories such as essay writing, singing, pick and speak, drawing, etc. Students are awarded attractive prizes and also given certificates.
Personality Development Camp
For high school and college students who exhibit good learning skills and leadership skills, a 2-day residential camp will be conducted in the month of April. About 50 students participate in this camp. In this camp, various experts impart training to enhance skills such as public speaking, people management, career planning, etc.
Medical Camp For Students
Medical camp will be organised for students from schools around the Trust activity centres. In these camps, general health, dental and eye check-ups are done for students. Free medicines are also given to those who are in need. If required, patients are given treatment such as tooth extraction, filling, new spectacles, etc. Depending on the need, on a case to case basis, further detailed check-ups are also done at our partner hospitals. These detailed check-ups at hospitals are done either without any charge or at very nominal charges.
Mere schooling alone may not ensure students to become responsible citizens of our country. We firmly believe that proper guidance to them on values like honesty, being helpful to others, respect to elders, etc., are also required. Helping them to understand their duties towards society and absorbing values of our ancient culture is also of utmost importance. This need is met by activities at Samkaara Kendra conducted on every Sunday. In this, students are taught shlokas, their meaning and also inspiring stories from epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharatha are narrated.
Counselling Sessions For Adoloscent Girls
Counselling sessions for high school girl students will be organised in many schools covering sensitive topics such as challenges faced by teenagers and the need to maintain hygiene during menstrual cycle, etc., wherein a Doctor and a Counselor will engage them in interactive sessions. Also, a relevant educational film will be shown to them and at the end, each girl will personally meet the Doctor and the Counselor to get her doubts clarified. An educational book will also be given free of cost to each student which explains all the issues discussed.