SRI SATHYA SAI VIDYAMANDIR SCHOOL
Sai Seva Sangh, a registered voluntary organization started the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, with the help of a small group of members with a primary objective of eradicating child labor in the Moosapet slum area surrounded by small scale industries
This slum has been selected by the organization as the child labor problem is prominent in the area. The school was started in this area with the primary objective of giving basic education to the children who undertake part-time jobs in the surrounding areas.
The love and interest shown by the members of this organization attracted the children and the zeal & enthusiasm shown by the children to learn more made the school to expand further up to Xl standard within a short span of ten years.
What school does?
The school provides a free supply of textbooks and other related teaching materials eg., audio visual equipment etc. The school has provided a good seating arrangement along with a supply of notebooks. The school also provides free clothing, uniforms, school bags etc. for the children, which are sponsored by a few like -minded volunteers.
Free mid-day meals are also provided by a voluntary organization to compensate the children, as they would have otherwise earned their livelihood for the day by working in the small industries around. Apart from these, routine medical check-ups are also being conducted and free medicines are provided to them by a voluntary medical team. Some teachers are volunteers and the rest are paid which are also sponsored by volunteers. This active involvement of the community and voluntary organizations have helped the school to develop in a big way.
Our School routine:
The school has grown gradually from I- lll classes with a strength of around 25-30 children and now has a strength of around 350 students from I class to Xll class. School starts at 08:30 am and closes around 7:30 pm.
Since the slum does not have electricity, the children finish their home-works given in the class, and they leave for their respective homes. At around 4.00 pm, they are given a glass of milk. His academic year students have passed the X Class SSC, common examination with flying colors and students have passed their 7th class public exams with 100% of them achieving distinction division.
How do we support it?
These students, whose parents are illiterate and are casual laborers are also unfortunate to be classified as 50% of them have only a single parent, and another 25% of them being orphans, have been studying in Sri Satya Sai Vidya Mandir from the beginning. The teachers are also very enthusiastic and have a wide range of ideas to impart education with additional emphasis on human values to make the children better future citizens.
Some earlier batch of students are pursuing Intermediate regularly as well as vocational Intermediate in different Institutions but with their after school follow-up hours being spent under the able guidance of the teachers in our school. It has been a proud achievement for our school that some of these vocationally trained boys after completion of their courses have been placed immediately in different organizations, and have been appreciated by their new employers for their basic value systems taught to them in our school.
Girls who have completed their intermediate education have now enrolled in Nursing courses at NIMS and Mahaveer Hospital. They will now be able to take up a successful career in nursing after this course. Their educational expenses are borne by taking loans from various banks with the surety provided by Sri Sai Seva Sangh Even the interest on the loans is borne by the Seva Sangh. Only the principal amount needs to be repaid by the candidates once they take up a job There is an increase in demand for enrolling children in the school every year and the interest of the parent in joining their children in this school instead of sending them for mental jobs is noteworthy. This adds to our responsibility of being supportive to their interests and helping more children to be better citizens. We look forward to your cooperative and support in this valuable cause.