This is a news report, from DI Thane center ..... Its a combined report (from Kartik and Apeksha - from the Thane Team) about the Annual Exam results for our kids, which commenced in the government school, in March this year !!
It gives me great joy in composing this email, I had to wait to collect all the details of the Exam Results, as it took some time for the team to put together the Success Story - part 2 of Thane Chapter's kiddos .....
and as it happened, I have witnessed so many good stuff today, just meeting with our kids was great, but things happened beyond that as well ..... so much so that I couldn't wait to share it with you all ......
Yes, there is a lot of good news ... first things first .....
Total no.of MHADA kids' who got admitted to the TMC school last year = 16
This Year's result has shown that 9 o.o. 16 kids have passed their respective standards' annual exams with flying colours and they will now move on to their next standard in year 2009-2010.
This is GREAT to know; something that needs the applause; however there is another news which is: the remaining 7 kids have not managed to pass their exams this year. So, thats an incentive for the Thane Team and these kids, to push for a better overall result next year ...
kids who have been SUCCESSFUL :
Kailash (score 82 % agg in STANDARD 2nd)
Kishor (score 80 % agg in STANDARD 2nd)
kids who will need more coaching:
Due to certain unfortunate circumstances, we were unable to help these kids make the next grade; however there is still hope, as we the Team @ Thane have noticed; that the kids did not take this result lightly. On the face of it, all the above 7 kids were disappointed and I had to sort-of pacify them when I finally talked to them; sometimes; we need to remind ourselves that "failure is the stepping stone to success"
Kids such as Kailash and Kishor who have performed mindblowingly well so as to score 82 % and 80 % overall; prove that SUCCESS is pretty much happening to our kids; ALL THEY NEED is our backing/encouragement ......
Come June 2009; our next batch of kids from this Thane-pada would be taking their first footstep into a School Environ; if everything goes as per plan; while we will face the challenge of catering to many kids at the same time; we are pretty optimistic about the same. This school, that I am referring to here, is the same TMC School in Thane's Vasant Vihar area, where, in early 2007, Apeksha and friends had secured admission to, for the 3 kids Deva, Kailash and Kishor, who are our brightest kids .....
The credit for the present day "continuity" of this School-Enrollment and education support goes to the Thane Team of Ruta Sawant madam, volunteers such as Mohan Gupte, Ujjaval Gupta, Uday Dixit, Kavita Ajmera and others ..... We are so greatful to each and every one of them !!!
Thanks to each of these good people, today the kids are very much going to school, learning their stuff and there is every reason to look forward to them breaking all educational barriers/odds that their parents couldn't get an opportunity to go through... It makes me feel so very happy & satisfied !!
we are now going to celebrate this moment for these kiddos; by arranging a small picnic and treat for them .... Will write more about it soon in my next couple of emails ... We want to do the best for our kids; no question on that .......
We need more volunteers, in DI Thane, so that we can cater to more and more kids, as well as, focus on the exams' preparation and grooming of the "role-model" kids such as Kailash .... I am also going to visit the TMC School in order to find out more about special tuitions/coaching for some of our kids who can do better with some help. I'll see what all can be done ....
Over to you all ......
This email goes out, as a Hats-Off to all DI volunteers, who have made great things happen over and over, at so many DI centers, across India .....