We have enrolled three of the very interested students of last year's classes at Valasarawakkam for Type-writing classes.. These students are going for the classes for past 10 days.
We have also planned to give scholarships of Rs.1000 each to two of the best students as a token of their interest in learning and sincerity. This scholarship would be utilised towards payment of school fees, books and uniforms for those students for the next academic year.
Arunan , Bharath and I will plan out for some of the activities that can be conducted in the school as a part of classes for the next year. Soon we will mail regarding the some of the things that we plan to do. Suggestions regarding some interesting activities for class six students are welcome.
Venkat from the Mumbai team conducted a session about basics of Finance to the kids at Borivali. The report, in his own words:
"As I suspected, the story telling helped in holding the children’s attention. They were a bit confused in the powerpoint slides where I talked numbers. Hence, I have made some changes to the flow of those slides. I had also carried cheque leaves and atm card to show to the kids. This helped.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the children have a good ability in assimilating the intricacies of English grammar taught by our volunteer Jamuna. I was myself clue-less in grammar at their age J
For my next session, am thinking of putting together something on importance of hygiene."
|MINUTES OF MEETING|
|Meeting Type||Dream India Educational and Charitable Valasaravakam members Meeting|
|Date & Time||18/04/2009 7.30 – 9.00 PM|
|Discussed(D)/DECIDED for ACTION(A)|
|#||Agenda Discussed & Decided||Responsible Person|
|1||Dream India presentation at SRMC||Aparna|
|2||Send latest DI PPT to all members||Varun|
|3||Send posters to all members||Varun|
|4||Display of posters at possible places||All|
|5||Check with partner groups for volunteers||Nata|
|6||Explore old age and children home at V’vakam||Sriram/Barath/Arunan|
|7||Check with nearby colleges like Alpha college etc||Sriram/Varun|
|8||Feedback to Principal about 2008 classes||Sriram/Barath/Varun|
|9||Plan for fun filled educational trips with children||Natarajan/Sriram|
|10||Reward for the children who attended classes regularly in 08||Sriram/Barath|
|11||Communication with DI Chennai team||Sriram/Barath/Arunan|
|12||Classes for 6th standard kids next academic year involving more activities like making posters, incentives once in every two weeks etc||All|
|13||Prepare the MoM||Nata|