Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
I would like to update a few things. The classes at V'vakkam are going at regular pace. We have got 3 new vols for our chapter, named Sriram, Haneefa, Subu. Nata referred Subu to me and he inturn got 2 of his friends. Thanks to Nata. We have started with Computer fundamentals. Sriram, Haneefa & Subu handles computers.Kids, are really showing a large interest towards this move. As a result we are getting a reasonale turn-outs to the classes.
We v'vakkam vols were planning on how to begin with the computers for quite some-time. I always use to keep in touch with the school's HM as to know about, computers' status.
To our surprise, we came to know that the computers in the school was loaded with Linux rather than with Windows. Though we, vols knew a little about Linux, we want the kids to get hands-on training in windows first. Even the school teachers were demanding for Windows only. So, we decided to start the class with our DI computer, arranged by Sriram & Bharathram who
initiated the V'vakkam chapter along with Nata.
Then some of our vols went to On-site location as part of their profession. I also spoke with Nata about this. He immediately referred Subu to me in no-time and we successfully started with the computer classes
Thanks & Regards,
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Recently we got a medical request for Ms.Padmavathy's cancer treatment. She is the mother of one of a student's who has approached us for educational support [ We could not support as his marks were very low]. Our friends Divya and Vishnu visited the patient in person and verified the case. Based on the details, it was decided DI would give 10,000rs for this surgery.
Through this project, we also got to know a new partner organization called V-Share. They have provided partial support for this patient and Mr.Prakash from V-Share is in touch with the doctor regularly as well.
Lakshimpathy, the student, met me last morning and collected a check for Rs.10,000. He gave me the receipts and documents today morning. I conveyed our team's best wishes for his mom to recover soon.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
As an organisation, we have completed five glorious years this January. Started way back in the winter of 2005 in a crummy room in Mumbai, we have now grown into a strong team of dedicated people, sharing the vision of a developed India.
We thank all those who have been supportive of us and have guided us during the tough times. We thank all our students who have made wonderful improvements over the years and have made us proud. We thank our leader Dr APJ Kalam for inspiring us from time to time by taking time off to meet us frequently.
We rededicate ourselves to this cause and pledge both our time and effort in making India a great nation!