Posted by: helpachildtostudy | June 24, 2013

Interview Schedule for Karnataka Students

Eligibility for interview:

1.     Should be economically poor

2.   The Girl student who scored 70% and above, boy student who scored 75% and above are eligible.

3.    Students residing within the area of operational of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd, Sameerwadi are eligible for interview

4.    Please bring fallowing documents for interview

a)      Online application farm print out

b)      Attested photocopies of marks cards (degree students to bring all semester marks card)

c)      2013 SSLC and PUC passed out students to bring internet result sheet

d)      II PUC science students to bring CET rank sheet

 

If any out of area / less percentage student received interview SMS, such students are advised not attend interview.

 Help A Child has the sole right to take decision on approving or disapproving of the applications.

Eligible students are advised to attend interview in any one of the fallowing place

Interview Schedule for SSLC (10th grade) Student:

Date Day Place Time
25.06.13 Tuesday KLE’s SCP College, Mahalingpur 9.30 a.m.
26.06.13 Wednesday SSR College, Mudalagi 10.00 a.m.
27.06.13 Thursday HVS College, Harugeri 10.00 a.m.
28.06.13 Friday BLDE’s College, Jamakhandi 10.00 a.m.
01.07.13 Monday SRA PU College, Banahatti 9.30 a.m. &2.30 p.m.
03.07.13 Wednesday RMG Jr. College, Mudhol 10.00 a.m.

The SSLC students absent on above date can attend interview on 04.07.2013 at 10.00 a.m. Somaiya Grameen Vikas Kendra, Sameerwadi

Interview Schedule for PUC Student:

Date Day Place Time
25.06.13 Tuesday KLE’s SCP College, Mahalingpur 2.30 p.m.
26.06.13 Wednesday SSR College, Mudalagi 2.30 p.m.
27.06.13 Thursday HVS College, Harugeri 2.30 p.m.
28.06.13 Friday BLDE’s College, Jamakhandi 2.00 p.m.
02.07.13 Monday SRA PU College, Banahatti 9.30 a.m.
03.07.13 Wednesday RMG Jr. College, Mudhol 11.00 a.m.

The PUC students absent on above date can attend interview on 04.07.2013 at 2.30 p.m. at Somaiya Grameen Vikas Kendra, Sameerwadi

 Interview Schedule for Degree Student:

Date Day Place Time
25.06.13 Tuesday KLE’s SCP College, Mahalingpur 3.30 p.m.
26.06.13 Wednesday SSR College, Mudalagi 3.30 p.m.
27.06.13 Thursday HVS College, Harugeri 3.30 p.m.
29.06.13 Friday BLDE’s College, Jamakhandi 9.30 a.m. – B.Sc./ BBA11.30 a.m. – B.Com

2.30 p.m. – B.A.

02.07.13 Monday SRA PU College, Banahatti 11.00 a.m. – B.A2.30 p.m. – B.Com
03.07.13 Wednesday RMG Jr. College, Mudhol 2.00 p.m.

The Degree students absent on above date can attend interview on 05.07.2013 at 10.00 p.m. at Somaiya Grameen Vikas Kendra, Sameerwadi

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Posted by: helpachildtostudy | June 17, 2013

NGO Fair 2013

We had been at the NGO Fair 2013, on 14th & 15th June 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon. More than 150 00NGO’s has participated in the fair from all over India.  It was a good exposure to reach out to more people, learn new things, interact with the different NGO’s .  We were delighted to meet the Corporate Officers and CSR Managers who had a keen interest in welfare of the society and are happy to help.

The conference held during the NGO Fair, was interesting as it elaborated different aspects like legal, fund raising, marketing for the NGO’s.  New idea’s about fund raising, marketing were discussed.

At the fair, we exhibited Warli Products and Paintings made by our Nareshwadi students during their Vocational Training Classes.  The Jute Wallets and Cotton bags are made by the ladies from the Kruti Project which is based at Sameerwadi, Karnataka.

Thanks to UBM India and GuideStar India for organizing this event and giving us opportunity to be a part of it. Thanks to all our Donor’s, Supporters and Colleagues for being with us every time, without you all this is not possible.

Here are some photos from the fair:

NGO Fair 2013 on 14th & 15th June 2013

NGO Fair 2013 on 14th & 15th June 2013

Our Stall!

Our Stall!

Warli products and paintings made by our Nareshwadi Students during their Vocational Training Classes and Jute Wallets made by ladies from Kruti Project

Warli products and paintings made by our Nareshwadi Students during their Vocational Training Classes and Jute Wallets made by ladies from Kruti Project

Visitor asking about the products

Visitor asking about the products

Kiran Bedi at our Stall

Kiran Bedi at our Stall

Mr. Subhash Dalvi from BMC

Mr. Subhash Dalvi from BMC

 

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | April 22, 2013

Career Guidance and Communication Skills Workshop at Sameerwadi

We recently had a two day Career Guidance and Communication Skills Workshop at Sameerwadi.  This was organized for final year degree and II year PUC students. Mr. Umesh Chinchani and Mr. Vikram Suryavanshi from Disha Foundation conducted the workshop. The workshop was very interactive, to the point and there was active participation of the students.

The first day workshop was for final year degree students.  Almost 50 students studying B.Sc, B.B.A, B.Com, B.A and B.C.A were present for the workshop.  the workshop was mainly based on Communication and Presentation Skills. Mr. Umesh Chincahni had involved all the students, hence the session was very interactive.  Through various practical examples he gave an idea about the communication skills, conducted group discussion, gave tips for resume writing, examples of how to techniqually answer the questions, dressing for the job interview.  The students found this very helpful and were glad to attend the workshop.

The second day workshop was for, II year PUC students.  48 students studying in II year PUC Science, Arts and Commerce attended the workshop.  Career Guidance was the topic of workshop, as after II year PUC these students will be entering a new world, where there are so many courses in which they can make career. Mr. Umesh Chinchani introduced many new courses to the students, where there are more employment opportunities. The students were involved in various group activities, which will surely help them to  build their confidence and develop the stage courage.  All the students have big dreams and we are sure this workshop will help them to achieve their dreams.

Here are the photos from Workshop:

Mr. Umesh Chinchani addressing Students

Mr. Umesh Chinchani addressing Students

 

Mr. Umesh interacting with students

Mr. Umesh interacting with students

Individual activity given to students

Individual activity given to students

Final year degree students having Group Dicussion

Final year degree students having Group Discussion

Stage Courage activity for II Year PUC Studnets

Stage Courage activity for II Year PUC Students

II Year PUC Student's Group Activity

II Year PUC Student’s Group Activity

Students with Mr.Umesh Chinchani, Mr. Vikram Suryavanshi and Dr. Vijaykumar Kanavi

Students with Mr.Umesh Chinchani, Mr. Vikram Suryavanshi and Dr. Vijaykumar Kanavi

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | April 9, 2013

Student and Donor Meet at Bangalore

On 24th March, we had our Student and Donor’s Meet at Bangalore, Karnataka, where two donors and 18 beneficiaries were present. It was a lovely event, where the donors interacted with the students and students shared their experiences.

Two Donors, Mr. Ashok Kini and Ms. Deepa Salimath were present for the meet. He was very keen in listening the student’s stories and appreciated them. Ms. Deepa Salimath is our past beneficiary and now our donor. She works as a Consultant at Mindtree in Bangalore and will be going to USA through company for three years in next month.

All the 18 beneficiaries were from the nearby area of Sameerwadi. Among those 18, 12 of them have completed their education and are currently working and settled in Bangalore. Now they are supporting their siblings for education. The remaining 6 are studying in different colleges in Bangalore.

Here are some photo from the event:

Mr. Ashok Kini interacting with the Students

Mr. Ashok Kini interacting with the Students

Our beneficiaries, who re working in different companies

Our beneficiaries, who re working in different companies

Deepa Salimath sharing her experience.

Deepa Salimath sharing her experience.

Our Beneficiaries with Donors, Dr. Vijaykumar Kanavi and Mr. Bhaskar Joshi (GM, HR)

Our Beneficiaries with Donors, Dr. Vijaykumar Kanavi and Mr. Bhaskar Joshi (GM, HR)

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | September 17, 2012

India Giving Challenge 2012

Help A Child to Study is participating in the ‘India Giving Challenge 2012’ organized by Give India and we are seeking you support. The India Giving Challenge is held every year during the months of September and October to encourage NGOs to compete in raising the maximum funds, which in turn helps them to win matching grants.

To update you on Help A Child’s progress for this year, we have currently sponsored 493 students! We are determined to reach out to at least 700 students this year and we hope that the India Giving Challenge will provide a good opportunity for us to increase our chances of doing so!

Every donation helps, and no donation is too small. You can show your support for us for as little as Rs.100. If you would like to donate to us in the India Giving Challenge then please click on the following link: http://www.giveindia.org/iGive-SponsorHigherEducation to do so! The last date to donate using this page is October 18th 2012. The site is secure and you can make a donation using credit card, cheque or direct debit from your bank account. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive an e-receipt which you can use for tax purposes. Each donation you make has the chance of us winning a matching grant if we emerge as one of the winners in the contest.

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | August 24, 2012

Support us at the Mumbai Marthon 2013!

Help A Child to Study has registered to participate in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013. The marathon will take place on 20th January 2013. Last year, we managed to raise approximately 5 lac with the help of our wonderful donors. This year we’re hoping to raise a larger amount and we are looking forward for your support. The Mumbai Marathon is a fun event, and will help us to raise much needed funds so that we can continue supporting underprivileged students to complete their higher education.

The Corporate Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for corporates to not only contribute to charity but also engage with employees as a team building exercise and build their brand. The cost of participating in the Corporate Challenge of the Mumbai Marathon is 2.25 lac for a team of 15 people or 3.5 lac for a team of 25 people.

For individuals who would like to run for us, we have only 5 more bibs remaining to be given way, each available at a minimum contributory amount of Rs. 6000. Participants can register for the Dream Run, Half Marathon or Full Marathon under these bibs.

You can choose to run for us in is the Dream Maker/ Dream Wizard/ Dream Champion categories. This is for runners who can commit to raising more than 1 lac/ 5 lac/ 10 lac for their supported NGOs and has a registration fee of Rs 10,000/ Rs. 25000/ Rs. 50000 respectively.

If you are interested in running for us in any of the above categories then please contact us at helpachildtostudy@gmail.com and we will assist with your registration.

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | June 8, 2012

Karnataka Student Interviews

We conducted the student interviews for the academic session of 2012-13 in Karnataka from 22nd May to 1st June. A total of 678 students were interviewed across 6 villages of Northern Karnataka. Among these students were orphans, children of devdasis, children of single parents and children who worked part-time to support themselves and their families. All of these students dream of a brighter future which we hope we can provide them with!

Among the applicants, we had quite a few students who we had supported for their 11th and 12th grades and who have now come back to us seeking support for college education. It gives us immense pleasure to see that they want to continue their studies and excel in their life in spite of of their hardships.

We were assisted in our interviews by few of our past beneficiaries who were a wonderful help to us, explaining the interview process to the scholarship applicants and verification of application forms. We’re very proud of them for taking out their time to give back to us.

The Mumbai interviews will be conducted in August.

Here are a few snapshots of the interviews:

Application forms being verified by Sujata (our first beneficiary who now works for us) and one of our recent beneficiaries who volunteered his time for us.

Dr. Vijaykumar Kanavi, our Chief Project Coordinator giving instructions to the students before the interviews

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | May 23, 2012

Spoken English workshop for our students

Professor Meenakshi Rajan from S.K. Somaiya Degree College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai conducted a Spoken English workshop for our students in Karnataka from 20th to 25th April.

20 students attended the workshop where they were given the opportunity to improve and practice their English, speaking and conversing in front of the entire group. The students expressed that the workshop helped them to build their confidence and improve their spoken English. And they’re now keen to develop their English language skills by reading and speaking with one another in English.

We would like to convey our gratitude to Dr. Meenakshi for spending her time to help our students and giving them an opportunity to learn what they would otherwise not have. Our Chairperson Mrs. Amrita Somaiya approached Dr Meenakshi two years ago asking her to conduct an English workshop for our students. Dr. Meenakshi gladly took up the initiative of designing and conducting the workshop and this is the 3rd consecutive year that she has conducted the workshop. Dr Meenakshi told us that she is very thankful to Mrs. Amrita Somaiya for suggesting the idea, as she feels immensely grateful for helping out the students in this way. This year she has decided to conduct 2 workshops to reach out to more students and help them. The next one is scheduled to be in November.

 

Dr. Meenakshi Rajan interacting with the students

Students singing along ‘Que Sera Sera’ with Dr. Meenakshi Rajan.

 

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | April 13, 2012

A Rendezvous with our Karjat and Alibaug students

Two weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go to Karjat to meet the students who are sponsored by the Help A Child To Study project.

Karjat is approximately an hour and a half hour train journey from Mumbai. I was really looking forward to this journey as I would get to interact with the students and I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.

Last year, we decided to expand our activities in Maharashtra and we partnered with the Light of Life Trust, an NGO working to transform the lives of the underprivileged in Maharashtra. They helped us to identify students from Karjat and Alibaug towns of Raigad district. After reviewing the applications and conducting interviews, we picked 16 students to sponsor for 2011-12, for courses ranging from Junior College to Diploma to Bachelors in Engineering.

Interacting with each student made me realize how much of a difference this sponsorship could make, in each of his or her lives. Some students have to travel long distances to attend college, some stayed away from home to attend college because there was no college in close proximity of their residence and some worked part time to support themselves and their family. When asked about their future plans, they enthusiastically told me about their ambitions. Most of them wanted to pursue further studies and become a Teacher, Banker, Chartered Accountant or a Lawyer.

One of the stories, which caught my attention, was Sonali’s who is currently in her first year of B.Com degree and works part-time to support her siblings’ education. She works part-time as a typist for a lawyer in her village.  And when I asked her what she plans to do in future, she told me about her dreams of becoming a lawyer. She wishes to pursue L.L.B after her B.Com course.

It was really wonderful to meet the Light of Life Trust team and the students, and to be in the beautiful town of Karjat.

We are looking forward to expanding our partnership with the Light of Life Trust, so that we can reach out to even more students and help them achieve their dreams!

 

Light of Life Trust team with the students

 

 

Posted by: helpachildtostudy | February 22, 2012

A visit to Karnataka

Just before Andrea’s farewell, we visited Sameerwadi and the adjacent villages where majority of our sponsored students come from. We interviewed some new students who have applied for scholarships and also happened to meet some of Help A Child To Study’s current and past students.

Since my joining in the beginning of the year, this was the first time that I visited Sameerwadi and our sponsored students. It was wonderful to meet the students and to see the impact of our work. Some of our alumni members are now primary school teachers and it was good to see them passing on their knowledge to the children of their village.

I would really encourage our supporters and donors to visit the students if possible, to see the big change they have made in the students’ lives. If you want a visit to be arranged, e-mail me at mallaya.anjusha@somaiya.com.

Here are a few photos from our visit:

Basavaraj with his collection of certificates from participation in various competitions. We are sponsoring Basavaraj for his B.Ed course. He is a very talented and hard working student. His father died when he was very young and his mother passed away recently. He stays alone in a rented house and makes and sells paapads to cover his day-to-day expenses.

Shivaleela who we sponsored from Junior college to D.Ed is now a primary school teacher

Shivaleela with Andrea

Neelavva who was sponsored from Junior college to D.Ed is a primary school teacher in her village

Mahaling with his parents. Help A Child started supporting Mahaling when he was in his Junior college and now he is pursuing a M.Sc.

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