Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Updates from Chennai Chapter

Dear Friends,

Chennai is still recovering from the recent heavy lashing of rains and this has resulted in postponing a lot of events planned by us. However, I am writing this to you to all to give you an overall idea of what we plan to do in the near future.

Adyar Class:

The Adyar class is going on fine. We have 15 students who attends the classes regularly. These children are really eager to learn and classes these days happens for more than 2 hours. The students simply do not want us to leave.

Plans for Adyar:

  • Children to share their work on Dream India Year book within two weeks. [ It is half yearly time, so all would need extra time.]
  • Children's trip to Birla Planetarium
  • Trying to conduct a workshop on create stuff using clay. I have already written to Mr.Vincent about the same. Details on what it is http://vincentsjottings.blogspot.com/2008/11/school-principal-nirmala-was-doubly.html
  • Conduct elocution competition, Quiz program and others for students from 6th to 10th. This would happen sometime n January.
  • I would be meeting the HM tomorrow to discuss about all the proposed actions above and also about a computer center for school.
SV Home:

SV home is badly affected by rain and children have been sent home. I am in constant touch with Kamala madam to find the latest information about the situation there.

Plans for SV home:

  • Trip to Birla planetarium [ Mostly would like to combine this with Adyar children ]
  • Set up library at SV home.
  • Set up a computer center at SV home.
  • Would meet madam to discuss about Dream India year book work.

Have spoken to Alli madam about kids work for Dream India year book. Will keep you all posted.

KK Home:

Have to discuss with in charge to see if the residents of the home would like to contribute for DI year book. Will keep you posted.

Vishranti Home:

Chandru and I, we visited this old age home yesterday. This home is already getting a lot of help and have very big contacts. We would have nothing to do here for now. The residents are very well treated and the infra structure here makes one think of the poor condition at KK.

Also a few of our volunteers joins the reading sessions at T.Nagar blind school and St.Louis in Adyar whenever possible. I would be visiting couple of government schools at Shollinganalur and Semanjeri [ there was an article in local daily ] soon to figure how we can help these corporation schools.

Please share your thoughts and ideas on the proposed plans mentioned above. I have given a complete picture of what happens on DI Chennai chapter in and around Adyar area.

Dream India

"Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress." - Mahatma

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