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.

Inauguration of 2 RTCs

On Feb 4th 2022, Asha Chennai and Pravartak inaugurated two RTCs at Kanakamma Chathram and Seethanjeri, two villages in Thiruvallur District.

Computer Teacher Training – Dec 2021

At Thiruvallur, Asha Chennai conducted training session for all our computer teachers. Teachers from UP, Thoothukudi, and Villupuram/Thiruvannamalai attended the three day training.

Rotary Flood Relief Work and Award

Rotary Club of Thiruvallur organised flood relief for 300 disadvantages families in remote areas of Poondi block of Thiruvallur Dist with help from Muthoot Finance. Asha also assisted in the work.

Asha Kanini Trainers and Computer Teachers start their work

With the schools reopening on Nov 1st, our regular work with schools have started. Computer teachers are once again going to their schools. Asha Kanini trainers have started the new project of training all government school teachers in Thiruvallur District.

Mini-schools and Project Arogyam Continue …

This report is written by Rajaraman Krishnan, Asha Chennai Coordinator. With the school reopening in Tamilnadu on Nov 1st, many of our mini-schools wound down. Some mini-schools are still continuing thanks to the passion of these teachers. Nutrition support through Project Arogyam is also continuing in 6 schools.

Oral Assessment at Mini-schools in Oct 2021

This report is written by Rajaraman Krishnan, Asha Chennai Coordinator. Oral assessments were once again conducted at our mini-schools just before they close in October 2021.

Mini-school Profiles

Mini-schools closed down as the regular schools once again resumed on Nov 1st 2021. We conducted a series of interviews with teachers and students from mini-schools to document the work of these mini-schools.

Project Arogyam continues …

Project Arogyam continues to provide nutrition for children in 16 of our mini-schools spread across our Sangamam, Pearl and Thulasi schools.