Report on Asha Kanini

Here is a status report on Asha Kanini as well as findings from a survey conducted in April/May 2022

A Photo Shoot at the RTCs

There were photographing sessions at our RTCs by professional photographers to take good quality photos for the IIT-Madras calendar. See the photos!

Distribution of Stationery Materials

Every year we augment what is provided by the government to the schools by giving some more materials. We distributed stationery materials  and mats to all schools in Tamilnadu across all our projects in early to mid-Nov.

Oral Assessments – Nov 2022

Asha Chennai conducted oral assessments in Nov 2022 at all our supported schools. It covered about 15000 children from the 150 schools that we support.

Amazon’s “Tools of Tomorrow” Series features Asha

Asha has been supported by the Amazon Future Engineer project since June 2022. Amazon commissioned a series of 4 videos titles “Tools for tomorrow” about the work their partners are doing.Of these one of them was about Asha.

Profile of Students at 4 Schools in Thiruvallur

Report based on detailed discussions with the Head-mistress, Asha teacher and a bunch of students at 4 supported schools in Thiruvallur. Will help understand the background of the students and the challenges at these schools.

Maths and Science Training in Oct 2022

Trainer Ms. Meena Suresh and Ms. Purva Bhatter travelled to our project sites for projects Sangamam, Thulasi and Pearl to train the teachers in Maths and Science in the first half of Oct 2022.

Toilet Repair work at 2 Sangamam Schools

 Toilet repair work was taken up at the two schools in Old Thirupatchur and Kosavanpalayam in August/Sept 2022 and completed. New toilet construction is also going on at Gandhigram.

New RTC Opens in Kayathar, Thoothukudi

After opening 4 RTCs in Thiruvallur district we have opened a new RTC in Kayathar, Thoothukudi District. This started operating in Oct 2022 and inauguration function was held on Oct 10th 2022.

Analysis of Assessments in 2021-22

Asha Chennai conducted an assessment in Oct 2022 at our mini-schools before they closed and then a combined written and oral assessment in April 2022 at the schools we support. This reveals the extent of the damage wreaked on education due to the Covid closures and evaluates the mini-schools run by Asha Chennai in being able to push back the …

Amazon Future Engineer Program Starts at Asha

Amazon started its support for Asha under its Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) program. Along with the start of our usual support for the schools, we also started new AFE initiatives.

Donation of Laptops to Asha by Ford

Ford India donated 175 used laptops to Asha Chennai to be used for our charitable activities. We distributed these laptops to over 70 schools and centres.

Report on the RTCs – Aug 2022

The first two RTCs have completed one 6-month semester and two new RTCs have also started. Here is a report on their functioning over the last 6 months.

Amazon Future Engineer supports Asha’s CS Education

Amazon has selected Asha as a partner for its Amazon Future Engineer program. Under this partnership Amazon will support Asha’s CS education program at 100 schools. Asha will also implement Amazon’s Explore and Class Chats programmes.

Inauguration of two new RTCs

The two new RTCs at Poondi and Kannigaiper were inaugurated on the 25 th of July. Ms. Sona Kumaresan, business head at Syrma SGS, was the chief guest for these inauguration functions.

RightStart 2022

After a gap of 3 years RightStart was conducted from 7th to 11th of June 2022. With about 100 teachers participating and excellent sessions in Maths, English, Science and Technology, it was a great success.

Inauguration of new Libraries

Three libraries were inaugurated in Feb and Mar of 2022. The library at Koovachipatti managed by our Pearl project and the libraries at Kilpennathur and Kanniyampoondi managed by Thulasi project were inaugurated and are now functioning well.

Materials Distribution – March/April 2022

After the one and half year break, the schools required a lot of work and a lot of things as well. Asha purchased and distributed mats, stationery materials, computer accessories, Maths/English kits etc. to the schools.

Asha Kanini features in IITM Social Impact book

Asha has been taking Asha Kanini to all the government schools in Thiruvallur with support from IITM Pravartak Asha Kanini. IITM has released a coffee table book on the social impact of IITMs various initiatives. This has featured our Asha Kanini effort as well.

Asha Kanini Annual Report 2021-22

With support from IITM Pravartak Asha Kanini has been enhance in many ways and taken to all the government schools in Thiruvallur. Here is an annual report that covers the work done in the project from April 2021 to March 2022.