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18 Aug

Life Does not Get Better by Chance, It Gets Better by Change

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Vinod is a Class 4 student in the RDF-Tech Mahindra Foundation Government Primary School in Bahadurapally. His father works in a transport company who travels for long periods of time and comes home once a week. His mother is a housewife.

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When Vinod was in Grades 1 and 2, he never showed interest in his studies, didn’t engage in class and never listened to his teachers. He always tried to escape from classes and used to make excuses.

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Vinod, cleaning his dad’s truck

But during the lockdown when schools were closed, we noticed a drastic change in him. In order to attend online classes during the pandemic, his father purchased a new mobile phone for him. From then on, he started attending his online classes regularly, developed interest  in his studies and completed all home assignments promptly!

Alongside participating actively in the online classes, he also started helping his parents in their work at home.  We observed that many students have become more responsible towards their education during the pandemic and have also realised the effort being made by their parents. The  pandemic has given them an opportunity to learn many important life lessons and life skills.

Vinod’s behaviour has changed for the better and his parents are happy with this change. Great things never come from comfort zones. Sometimes a little change is a good thing.

28 Jul

Play makes Learning Fun!

Posted by RDF in Achieving Goals, Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Educate, Empower, Empowering children, Engage, English Language Development, Environmental Consciousness, Fight Covid-19, Inspiring students, Language Enhancement, Learning Activities, Learning Games, MPPS Bahadurpally, Parents, Staff, Students, Teacher Training, Tech Mahindra Foundation. Leave a comment

The extended schools closure due to the lockdown has seen our students and teachers creating innovative methods of learning and supporting each other.

Recently, one of the teachers from the RDF-Tech Mahindra Foundation partnership Government school visited students to check on their progress and inform them about the T-Sat app and online classes. Several students gathered to meet and spend some time with her.

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The teacher decided to use their time together to practice some English, Telugu and Maths concepts using Play-Way method. She used some stones and tamarind seeds for this which the students thoroughly enjoyed! They played another mathematical game, moving around and practicing calculations while playing. Even their kids’ parents enjoyed themselves and felt happy.

Everyone is eagerly waiting for schools to reopen, meet their friends and teachers and to learn many more things together.

16 Jun

Subhangi’s Success

Posted by RDF in Achieving Goals, Communication Skills Development, Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Educate, Empower, Empowering children, Engage, English Language Development, Girl child education, Inspiring students, Language Enhancement, Learning Activities, Life skills building, MPPS Bahadurpally, Parent Engagement, Staff, Students, Tech Mahindra Foundation. Leave a comment

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Subhangi is student of Class 4 in the RDF-Tech Mahindra partnership Government Primary School in Bahadurapally. Her parents migrated from a remote rural area for work and better education prospects for their children. Her parents are daily wage workers who want their children to study well. So they are doing their best to motivate them in studies and co-curricular activities.

She initially had language difficulties as her mother tongue is a tribal language. Despite this, she attended school regularly and put in her best effort to do her work properly.  Under the care of the friendly teachers at the school, Subhangi’s interest in studies improved and she proved herself to be capable student. With the encouragement of her parents and teachers, she developed self learning skills and is on the right track of learning effectively.

18 May

Sushmita – A Pillar of Strength

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Young Sushmita, all of 11 years old, has taken on the responsibility of helping her parents financially during these tough times due to the pandemic.

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She and her family moved from Orissa to Hyderabad for work 6 years back and took admission in the RDF-Tech Mahindra Foundation partnership Government Primary School. Despite the language barrier, due to which she faced initial difficulties in adjusting, Sushmita showed a strong spirit and worked hard. She displayed a talent for drawing, was proactive in school and also helped her parents at home.

Her parents have been struggling financially since the pandemic started. Her father is an employee in a small, private company and her mother is a cook. Seeing their struggles, she took the bold initiative to start selling vegetable from home! She’s been faithfully attending her online classes each morning, helping her parents at home and selling vegetables too!

Young and brave Sushmita is a fine example for everyone on how to face life’s struggles with resilience and take responsibility to help one’s family.

7 Apr

A Young Girl’s Will to Succeed

Posted by RDF in Achieving Goals, Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Educate, Empower, Empowering children, Empowering Girls, Engage, Fight Covid-19, Girl child education, Life skills building, MPPS Bahadurpally, Online Learning, Parent Engagement, Social Responsibility, Staff, Teacher Training, Tech Mahindra Foundation. Leave a comment

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Lasya, helping a fellow student

We see amazing resilience and a will to succeed in our youngest of rural children!

Lasya is a spirited and mischievous Class 2 student in the RDF-Tech Mahindra Foundation partnership Government Primary School, Bahadurapally. Due to the pandemic, schools have been conducting online classes for primary school students. However, due to lack of technical knowledge, her parents could not support her in attending online classes.The teachers visit students’ homes regularly to understand their difficulties and helping the family with solutions.

Lasya, with her teachers, in school

During one such visit, her teachers advised her to attend school once a week due to her inability to join online classes. She caught up with her pending work very quickly, with just once a week attendance! She also took the initiative to share her notes with friends in neighbouring villages! Though she did not have facilities at home to study, she did not give up and made maximum use of the opportunity given to her by her school and achieved her target.

We really admire Lasya’s self motivation, leadership qualities and hardworking nature. Her teachers say of her, “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that stand in your way.”

20 Jan

Young and Responsible

Posted by RDF in Achieving Goals, Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Educate, Empower, Empowering children, Engage, Fight Covid-19, Learning Activities, Life skills building, MPPS Bahadurpally, Parent Engagement, Parents, Staff, Students, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Youth Empowerment. Leave a comment

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A young Class 4 student, Sadhiq Khan, from the RDF-TMF partnership government primary school showed us that hard work is the key to learning and success.

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 During the lockdown and after, his father, who runs a chicken shop in their village experienced financial hardship. His mother is a housewife, so as the sole breadwinner of the family, he decided to send Sadiq and his 2 brothers to the vegetable market to get jobs and learn some selling and earning skills too.  

Sadiq proved to be a quick learner, learning to weigh and sell vegetables in the Tuesday vegetable market. One day, his teacher saw him in the market and was surprised to see him worked. She enquired why he needed to work. Young Sadiq replied, “Ma’am, I am earning money to help my father.” He introduced his teacher to the vegetable cart owner, saying, “Sir, she is my class teacher, please give her a discount.” His teacher felt touched by his love and gratitude. She appreciated him for his thoughtfulness and effort to help his father.

30 Dec

The Gift of Greenery

Posted by RDF in Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Educate, Empower, Empowering children, Engage, Environmental Consciousness, Girl child education, Habitat Welfare, Health & Hygiene, Life skills building, MPPS Bahadurpally, Social Responsibility, Staff, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Youth Empowerment. Leave a comment

One of the best gifts we can give future generations is trees.

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The depleting green cover across India is a cause for great concern, for the generations to come. RDF schools and its Tech Mahindra Foundation partnership schools are doing their bit to ensure that their schools and villages remain green.

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Poornima, a Class 5 student from the government primary school, Bahadurapally, planted a tree on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ (An Indian festival celebrating the bond of love and protection between brothers and sisters) 2 years ago.

During a visit to the school to collect her worksheets, she realized that the young sapling she’d planted has grown into a big tree! She was thrilled to see it and it’s promise to provide much needed shade as it grows in the coming years.

Our students learn so much about nature, in addition to what they study from their textbooks. Poornima was able to see her classroom learning come alive because of the tree. Here she is, posing beside the tree, happy about her contribution to the conservation of nature.

Students are missing such team activities due to the pandemic, but she and all of us still want to share our joy that every effort such as this gives us hope for tomorrow and a gift for future generations.

25 Nov

Teaching Lessons in Love and Care

Posted by RDF in Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Empower, Empowering children, Empowering Girls, Engage, MPPS Bahadurpally, Online Learning, Parent Engagement, Parents, Social Responsibility, Staff, Students, Tech Mahindra Foundation. Leave a comment

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Ms. Emelia with Prasanna & her mother
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Giving textbooks & notebooks to Prasanna

We are humbled by the actions of the teachers in the RDF institutions and the RDF-Tech Mahindra Foundation partnership government schools, who demonstrate their dedication to the wellbeing of their students time and again.

Ms. Emelia, a teacher in the RDF-TMF government primary school, became concerned about the absence of her student, Sai Prasanna during online classes. Prasanna is a single child and comes from a troubled home. Her father is an alcoholic and is negligent in his duties as a father and husband. So the running of the house and her daughter’s education falls on her mother’s shoulders, who earns a meager income as a daily wage worker. During the pandemic, they migrated to different places in order for her mother to find work. After the reopening of schools, they came and collected the text books but later there was no response from their side when the teachers tried to communicate with them regarding online classes. The teachers tried to contact them and also enquired about them when they went for a routine survey of enrolled students.

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Attending classes in school

 Eventually, after a thorough enquiry and search, Ms. Emelia found them in a small hotel close to the school. Her father had abandoned them and due to their moving around, she was finding it very difficult to attend online classes.  Ms. Emelia too them to the school and explained their situation to the Headmaster. The Headmaster organized for her to sit with her teachers and attend classes. Now she is enjoying her daily classes and is doing her work sincerely. Prasanna and her mother are very happy and grateful for the affection and concern shown towards them by the teachers.  

28 Oct

Self Made Varsha

Posted by RDF in Achieving Goals, Donors & Partners, Educate, Empower, Empowering children, Empowering Girls, Engage, Girl child education, Learning Activities, Life skills building, MPPS Bahadurpally, Parents, Staff, Students, Tech Mahindra Foundation. Leave a comment

Varsha has big dreams, to help her family and society, at the young age of 7! A class 2 student in the RDF-Tech Mahindra Foundation partnership Government Primary School, Bahadurapally, she is a natural leader and proactive towards academics and extracurricular activities. She hails from a very humble family; her father is a hostel warden and her mother is a homemaker. Her elder sister is a Class 4 student in the same school.

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Varsha, learning with her teacher independently, during school closure

 With the onset of the pandemic and the closure of schools, students’ lives were initially in disarray, till online learning platforms and methods found a rhythm in their lives. However, class 2 students didn’t have access for online learning. Despite this, Varsha didn’t lose heart and was determined to study. She started writing and learning words from her textbooks, with the help of her sister!

We love seeing our students making empowered choices for themselves. That is precisely our vision we have for every one of these deserving children. We’re so happy that Varsha worked and is achieving her learning goals.

29 Aug

Our Truly Caring School Caretakers

Posted by RDF in Community Engagement, Donors & Partners, Engage, Habitat Welfare, MPPS Bahadurpally, Non teaching staff, Social Responsibility, Tech Mahindra Foundation. Leave a comment

width=300Though schools have been shut since late March due to the ongoing pandemic, they are still being meticulously maintained by our helping staff. Mr. and Mrs. Srikanth are employed as security personnel at the Tech Mahindra Foundation – RDF partnership Government Primary School since 2014. They also help with the maintenance of the buildings and playground and tend to the kitchen garden too.

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A recent visit by the District Education Officer left her very impressed with the high level of cleanliness in every area of the campus. She appreciated their dedication and hard work. We are very blessed to have them both with us and are grateful for everything they do for the school.

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