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Educating Rural India September 2013
Ms. P. Ambujam wins award
Kamrajar Birthday
Science Exhibition
Aadi Peruku
Music Competition
Science Express Train
Independence Day
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Science Exhibition
Trivesh wins
Science Project
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From the Editor
Good news! The new school building for our Dharmapuri school is complete and the school is now operating from this excellent facility. Infosys Foundation has constructed a wonderful facility which the children and teachers are extremely delighted about . Our sincere thanks to Infosys Foundation and in particular to Mrs. Sudha Murty for this gesture which will serve the education of underprivileged children of this extremely backward district in Tamilnadu.

Another piece of good news is that we have successfully completed the last stage of accreditation process at the Global Giving platform by raising $5821 from 57 donors during the Global Giving Fundraising Campaign. This was possible only because of your support. We thank you for spreading the word and donating to us.

The accreditation process at Global Giving required us to submit documents about our methodology, processes, children and community which benefited from the project and audited financials. We also had to submit the details of process which will be followed to keep donors informed about use of donated funds.

This accreditation reassures people about the credibility and quality of the work done by Isha Vidhya and will help us to reach out to more people across the globe to help more children who are unable to afford quality education due to financial constraints. We continue to need your support to meet the capital expenses of $97,750 for the newly started Isha Vidhya school at Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu. We are also participating in the India Giving Challenge to raise funds for the infrastructural requirements of the other eight Isha Vidhya schools.

We hope you will continue to support us by spreading the word and inspiring others to donate. We are also participating in the Delhi and Chennai marathons to create awareness and raise funds for Isha Vidhya. If you are from these cities, please get in touch with us to run for Isha Vidhya.
Feature: Dharmapuri School shifts into its own building
On 12th Sep, 2013, Isha Vidhya Infosys Matriculation School started operating from their own premises. Infosys Foundation has provided an excellent school building, perhaps one of the best in the area. All the teachers and students were extremely happy to shift here from the temporary premises where the school was operating pending completion of the building.

The donors, contractors, volunteers and the teachers all worked overtime to make the final arrangements for inauguration of the school building and welcome the students. Excited students began to call for their school van from 7 in the morning so that they could be the first person to enter the class on the first day! A simple function was conducted which started with invocation and gurupuja. Thereafter the halls and the classrooms resounded with laughter of the youngsters, promising to help them achieve their ambitions.

Smiling students turned the building into a school!
Chennai Marathon
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Get Involved
Books open up new world to the readers. They supplement the work of a good teacher. They are powerful tools that a reader can employ to learn, practice and dream. At Isha Vidhya schools we have school library which are constantly working to stock up with wide range of books – encyclopedias, travel, photography, fiction, biographies and workbooks.

We need volunteers who would donate books, both used and new, and volunteers who would run a book drive in their office, school, club, neighbourhood or family. It is easy to run book drive – ask the known people to donate books that they are not using but useful for school students. The books need to be in English or Tamil but can be on any subject, fiction, reference, general knowledge or even children’s magazines. Only request is to ensure that the books are in good condition.

If you want to start a book drive or have books that you can donate (and transport to Coimbatore/Chennai) please contact us at asmita.sinha@ishavidhya.org.

To find out about other volunteering opportunities, please register* as a Friend of Isha Vidhya.

*The registration process will take less than a minute.
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Rangoli by Villupuram School students
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Donations and Investments
Gratitude Zone:

Donation of Audio System at Coimbatore School
Mrs Shanmughasundari, parent of a KG student, has donated a 100 watt speaker system to the Coimbatore school, making possible the long-standing dream of holding yoga class simultaneously on two floors. Mrs Shanmughasundari volunteers as a substitute teacher and even her husband, Mr. S Alaguraj, is an active volunteer.

Donation for Photocopier Machine
Mr. Shankar, father of Karthik and Hari who had studied in the school, donated Rs 52,500 towards purchase of a photo-copier machine for Coimbatore School. Thank you Mr. Shankar for the machine. It is a valuable aid to our teachers and admin staff.

Critical requirements: Many scientists and educators have developed learning material which has proven to be very useful in teaching subjects like Maths, Science and English. The benefits of such learning material are all the more pronounced in schools operating in areas where students get minimal mental stimulus from home or community. We also need to enhance the lab material at Isha Vidhya schools to accommodate senior class syllabus.

Please help us equip our labs with equipment and learning material which can deliver quality education to our students and prepare them to become as competent as kids from best of urban schools.

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