Mini-Schools continuing in July-Aug 2020

Asha Chennai is continuing to run mini-schools. Due to greater demand from the communities, we are now running more mini-schools (24 mini-schools at the end of August).

Engaging our Teachers during the Covid times

June 2020: Teachers haven’t been able to do their usual work at schools ever since the schools closed in mid-March. Asha Chennai has been using their time productively to enhance our content, provide them training, etc.

Asha Chennai Mini-Schools – June 2020

June 2020: As the schools remain shut down thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Asha Chennai is running mini-schools in the villages that we support where we also have local teachers.

Computer Donations From Glovis

Hyundai Glovis that supports our Project Sangamam in Thiruvallur district has donated 100 used computers to be given to the schools we support.

Glovis Sangamam Excursions – 2020

Excursions were organised for 4th and 5th standard children from 23 schools to Birla Planetarium and Guindy Park and for 7th and 8th std children from 7 schools to Senji and Thiruvannamalai. This was sponsored by Hyundai Glovis.

Written Assessments

Asha Chennai conducted written assessments at all the 99 supported schools. Teachers were trained and exams conducted in a rigorous manner at all the schools.

September Teacher Trainings at Asha Chennai

Training sessions were organised in Comptuer science and Maths for all teachers. Sessions for computer teachers were organised during the exam week on Sept 18th and 19th at Thiruvallur and for all teachers from Sept 24th to 26th in Olcott Memorial School.

Distribution of materials at Sangamam Schools

Educational and sports materials were purchased and distributed at all 61 Glovis Sangamam schools and 8 Project Sangamam schools. On Sept 13th a functions were organised at 5 schools to distribute materials to the students. Members from Hyundai Glovis also participated in this function.

Laptop Donations to Schools – July 2019

Asha received donations of used laptops from several individual donors and small companies. These were given to various schools that didnt have adequate number of computers.

Pudhukandigai Toilet Inauguration

The new toilet at Pudhukandigai was completed. This was inaugurated by Hyundai Glovis and BEO of the Poondi block of Thuruvallur on 29th Aug 2019.

RightStart – 2019

RightStart – 2019 was conducted from May 27th to 31st at Vanavani school in IIT campus. It was attended by about 65 teachers from all Asha Chennai projects and partner organisations.

Auroville and Other Training Sessions

During the holidays in May, the Glovis Sangamam teachers participated in several training sessions including a 8-day residential training on Programming and Maths at Auroville.

Pudhukandigai Toilet Construction

On Mar 11th – Jun 6th Construction of new toilets at two schools at Ramanjeri and Pudhukandigai were sanctioned by Hyundai Glovis

Teacher Excursions

on May 20th – June 8th 2019: Asha projects, Sangamam and Thulasi organised excursions for their teachers during May 2019. Thulasi teachers went to Ooty and Sangamam teachers to Kodaikanal.

Trimble Funding for Asha Chennai projects

Trimble Information Technologies the Indian arm of Trimble has decided to fund Project Thulasi and Poorna Vidhya for the period Jan to May 2019. They are also considering building and repairing toilets at schools supported by these projects as well as Project Pearl.

Asha Impressions – 2019

   Asha Impressions, a presentation and programming competition for teams from our supported schools was successfully conducted on April 25th. PUPS Velagapuram won the presentation competition from a field of 90 teams and PUMS Ramanjeri won the programming competition from a field of 15 teams.