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Educating Rural India January 2015

School midday meal goes Organic
With the help of a few committed volunteers, kitchen gardens were started in all Isha Vidhya schools. The main purpose is to grow fruits and vegetables, which are used in our school kitchens, organically. Kitchen and garden waste is turned into vermipost, which is used to fertilize the garden.

The quality of food that we consume has a massive impact on our health and ability to fight diseases. Majority of our students come from such financially weak backgrounds that they are not able to afford two square meals a day. A nutritious, well-balanced midday meal at school is the only way to reduce malnutrition level in these children. Organic vegetables and greens are used to prepare healthy midday meals in our school kitchens.

We use native methods of farming, using locally available material to keep the garden pest free. Students are encouraged to work in the kitchen garden during environmental class activities, thus forging a relationship with plant life and also learning organic methods of growing crops. Parents and volunteers contribute to the initiative by way of donating seeds and saplings.

In February, many of the trees which had been planted couple of years ago, and vegetable plants sowed few months ago, started yielding results. Erode school harvested a bumper crop of gooseberry, some of which they kept for their own consumption and the rest were sent to Vanavasi and Dharmapuri schools for their kitchens.

With this crop of organic fruit, gooseberry rice with green leaves chutney was served to kids.

Our school coordinators have made an extra effort to learn about properties of locally grown produce, and how they can be used them intelligently to create nutritious, delicious food items that can address the health concerns of our students.
More News
Vanavasi school students and students from schools under GSAP participated in the Green School Movementwhere over 900,000 trees were planted by school students in a single day. Read more
Larson & Tubro have sponsored construction of 2 classrooms at Villupuram School. These were recently inaugurated. Read more
Aragonda school students won in the District level championship to qualify for National Level competition. Read more
Event News and updates
Bangalore Marathon

We invite you to join us for TCS Bangalore 10K Run, to be held of 17th May 2015. Read more
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Leads to Corporate CSR teams

We have a small window of opportunity to engage with corporates who will need to invest in socially productive activities. Please help us connect with CSR teams Read more
Sponsorship for students who are studying

3500+ students need scholarship to be able to continue their education. Your support has taken them this far but we need you to Read more
Largest single day plantation drive
40 students and 15 teachers from Isha Vidhya Vanavasi School participated in the Green School Movement, initiated by Project GreenHands, in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Educational Department.

300,000 students from 450 Salem District schools set a record by planting 900,000 saplings on a single day - the 5th of January! All planting locations were documented in order to survey survival rates in the following years.

The event was inaugurated at Nehru Kalaiyarangam. Guests of Honor at the event included His Excellency, Dr. K. Rosaiah (Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu), Sadhguru (Founder, Isha Vidhya) and others.
L&T sponsored classrooms inaugurated
Corporate support in the construction of, and equipping, the schools goes a long way in delivering quality education to rural underprivileged children. Two classrooms sponsored by Larson and Toubro Limited (L&T) were inaugurated on 22nd January 2015.

Senior Vice President Mr. Singh and CSR Head Mr. V.S. Ramana from L&T came down from Mumbai to Villupuram to celebrate this special event with us.

The guests were welcomed by our kindergarten students. 8th Std students, Keerthana, Akshaya and Vandedevan, took them around the school, showing them the facilities and explaining teaching methodologies. The ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the classrooms was followed by a skit expressing gratitude for the contribution.

Mr. Singh shared his appreciation about the school facilities and happiness about programs like yoga.
Aragonda Students win Volley Ball Championship
Four students from Aragonda Isha Vidhya School competed as part of the Chittoor District team which won the first 1st A P State Level Tennis Volley Ball Championship. The championship was organized by The Kurnool District Tennis & Volleyball Association. This is the first such tournament after bifurcation of the state.

200 students from 225 schools participated in 10 District Association teams. 2 students per school were selected for each of the following age brackets - Under 14 tournament and Under 19 tournament.

Sixth Std students G. Amith, G. Chandu and Kadhar Bhasha were selected for the National Level competition. Unfortunately D. Jayanth was not selected after the State Level Championship.
Bangalore 10K Run
We invite you to join us for TCS Bangalore 10K Run, to be held of 17th May 2015.

Registrations have begun and the details need to be completed on the official website . We request you to fill up Isha Vidhya runners registration form as this will help us to order a t-shirt of your size. We will also be able to update you with information on weekly practice walks and runs. Last date to register for free Isha Vidhya t-shirt is 10th April '15.

Join us in raising funds for Isha Vidhya schools. You can donate and even create your own fundraising page here .

For suggestions or information please contact us at blore.run@ishavidhya.org / +91-98459-49045.
Leads to Corporate CSR teams
Several corporates are mandated by law to contribute a percentage of their earning towards society as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We would like to partner with them to provide quality education to maximum number of underprivileged rural children.

We would like to expand beyond our 9 schools and the (current) 40 schools under Government School Adoption Program (GSAP). We need funds to recruit more school coordinators to meet the increased demand for training. We also need to improve and build infrastructure.

You can help by connecting us with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) teams. We have several projects which are awaiting funds for implementation. To know more or share contact details, please mail us at prabhu.loganathan@ishavidhya.org or call Prabhu at +94890 45045.

We have several other volunteering opportunities. To know about them, please register* as a Friend of Isha Vidhya .

*The registration process will take less than a minute.
Critical Requirement - Sponsorship for students
More than 3500 rural underprivileged children require scholarships so that they can continue their education. The number also includes new admissions who will need scholarships to be able to study. Your donation will also ensure that these kids will receive at least one nutritious, well- balanced meal under the midday meal project of Isha Education.

Many of you have supported us in delivering quality education to least-served rural population. We hope you will renew your donation and also inspire many of your friends and family to participate in this critical service.

You might need more information to convince others to support us. Please check our facebook page. to know about the school activities. You can write to us at info@ishavidhya.org for more information.

For inquiries or more information about donations, email at donations@ishavidhya.org. To donate online please visit here.

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