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Saturday, March 19, 2011

School Theater

School Theater is an initiative to expose children to various aspects of life and not to be limited with the school books alone. In this initiative we conduct activities that help children gain more awarenss of the world around them from different perspectives.

School Theater - Our screen is small,
but we have great fun and learning

















The first school theater experience was introduced to school children with the screening of the animated movie "Babmi" narrating a wonderful story of life in the woods, the movie is thought provoking and helps children understand how life in the forest is for the animals.

"Bambi" and Kids






























This is a continuous and ongoing initiatives in the schools as and when time permits. Any more ideas are welcome, please email them to mysticwritings@gmail.com

School Visit - Govt Lower Primary School, Shivaji Nagar, Bangarpet

Approaching summer was already making its strong presence felt when we visited this school with only 16 students.
















Hands Stretch

We started our interaction with children as we distributed learning materials and suddenly the
kids came up with the idea to play with some clay - modelling it, the teachers agreed and the kids came up with wonderful creative ideas.

Hot sun, wet clay, feels good to mould wet clay
















The kids were very enthusiastic and were exceptional in arts and creative activities, they sang, danced and spread cheer.
















We all felt ecstatic in the liveliness of music, dance and creative expressions of the students.
On the way back on the lonely road to this school we were thinking that in the next drive if we can bring more innovative and interesting learning material to the schools, the kids there will work wonders out of it.

The lonely road to this school treaded
by these two angel heart teachers every day
















How you can help:

We are in need of educational material like simple puzzle boards, play-dough boxes, rubic cubes and toys of this kind. Any contribution towards this is welcome.


School children uniform and clothes drive - An appeal

At the end of this academic year in April 2011 we plan to conduct a uniform drive to provide at least 1 set of uniform clothes to children in government schools. It would be great if we could extend this to a pair of casuals as well. Most of the children schools don’t have more than 2 pairs of clothes.

We need your support and contribution towards this activity.

Feel free to contact us at mysticwritings@gmail.com if any of this project interests you.

Orphanage Visit

Our volunteer Mythra.T took on the task to visit “Home of Hope”, an orphanage run by New Ark Mission in Bangalore. It is a place, which has housed many destitute children and is constantly growing. They authorities struggle to fulfill the daily needs of the aged, like groceries, clothing, medicines etc. We offered 125 KGS of rice towards the food needs and plan to offer medical support in the near future.

Once back from the visit we received a heartfelt e-mail from them. Here is an except:

"Received with thanks 125kgs of rice which can feed the dying and poor living here for at least a month."

Sincere thanks to our volunteer Mythra, for taking up this activity, and for spending time with the people there.

People interested to visit this foundation or contribute towards it can read more here:

http://www.newarkmission.org/

Visit to Govt. Lower primary school Reddyhalli Bangarpet

A Few days later we travelled through the bumpy roads to the remote village of Reddyhalli.















The government lower primary school there has about 31 students. They too like the students in Indiranagar came from economically weak backgrounds.

















Lower primary school Reddyhalli















We soon started distributing learning materials like colors, books, writing pads, stationary items, sports items etc to the students; and their faces brightened with gleaming smiles.

Gearing up for competition














Their joy was infectious, we soqn saw ourselves participating in their activities, while having a whole lot of fun. We then gave them the task of creating a model of their village. And we were pleasantly surprised with what they came up with.

Our village, our life












We also joined them in creating learning materials like number dices, play cards, coloring cards, alphabets among others.

Learning is so much fun
















We learnt from the school authority that the students were not very serious about examinations and its importance. So we decided to conduct a few mock tests in subjects like mathematics just to bring about a sense of seriousness towards the importance of these subjects.

Taken by surprise at the mock test















The day ended on a warm note. We bid goodbye to the students, knowing that we were in a small way, able to make a difference in a day of their lives.

Ending the day with a bunch of smiles
















How you can help

You can help them by providing them the following:
• They are in dire need to bookshelves and benches. They are using makeshift shelves.
• Extra pair of uniforms
• Slippers/shoes to wear
• Notebooks and stationary for the coming academic year
You can also volunteer to meet and spend time with these students and conduct workshop in painting, music, crafts etc.
Feel free to contact us at mysticwritings@gmail.com if any of this project interests you.


Visit to Govt. Lower primary school Indranagar, Bangarpet

Our first project was at the Govt. Lower primary school Indranagar, Bangarpet. We realized early on that aids from corporate and NGOs easily reach the govt schools in the cities but it’s to these remote schools towards which helping hands almost never stretch.

This is a small school with 28 students. The students are a part of a small village where most of the families make their living as day laborers and farmers. The school is far from being a favorable environment to learn and grow. Some basic amenities that we take for granted, like benches and shelves, bathrooms and libraries are missing. Though the students come from very poor backgrounds, we soon found out soon, that it has in no way deterred their enthusiasm to learn.

Out of money, but not out of smiles
















Shedding their initial shyness they soon geared up to participate in the various competitions that we conducted like painting, sports, quizzes etc. This, we noticed, did boost their confidence and kindled in them a competitive spirit.

Adding colors to their dreams















To our delight, our participation in the school activities encouraged a few dropouts to rejoin as well. The day ended in high s

pirits and the children rejoiced over their achievements and celebrated their success with colors. And we packed up we knew that we were going back with a whole lot of memories and bags full of smiles.

Day filled with colors









How you can help

You can help them by providing them the following:

Extra pair of uniforms

Slippers/shoes to wear

Notebooks and stationary for the coming academic year

You can also volunteer to meet and spend time with these students and conduct workshop in painting, music, crafts etc.
Feel free to contact us at mysticwritings@gmail.com if any of this project interests you.


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Making a Start

At the Vedic foundation, we believe that quality education and overall development of children across socio economic classes will truly change the face of the world. In keeping with our mission, we, in our own humble way, are reaching out to underprivileged children and helping them in need. Most of our initiatives involve helping students in govt and unaided schools have a better educational experience. Some of our recent initiatives include providing learning material to school children, funds for improving educational infrastructure, assistance with teaching, supplying food in schools that are not covered by the mid-day meal scheme, giving clothing, slippers and other supplies to the deprived students and helping schools establish good library facilities among others.

We also want our initiatives to spread its wings to involve the underprivileged elderly, helping them live a life of dignity, love and independence. We would like to undertake projects that, for example, will provide the grey citizens with health care assistance, financial support, companionship and basic amenities like food, shelter, clothes etc.

The Right Push

Our efforts take shape with the contributions and support from several people including school teachers, volunteers and other NGOs involved in similar work. Our start has been modest, but we hope and pray that our grit and your support will take these initiatives a long way and that we are able to make a difference in the lives of the deserved.

This blogs will, very modestly, reflect the projects that we have been involved in. But we must add that they can never come close to the real experience of meeting these children and elderly, helping them in need, enjoying their company, and watching them smile.

Feel free to contact us at mysticwritings@gmail.com if any of these projects interests you.