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 labour in the Moosapet slum area surrounded by small scale industries
This slum has been selected by the organization as the child labour 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 surrounded environs. The love and interest shown by the members of this organization attracted the children and the zeal and enthusiasms shown by the children to learn more made the school to expand further up to Xl standard within a short span of ten years,
The school provides free supply of textbooks and other related teaching materials eg audio visual equipment etc. The school has provided for good seating arrangement in the school along with supply of notebooks. The school also provides free clothing, uniforms, schoolbags 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 of the teachers are volunteers and the rest are paid which is also sponsored by volunteers. This active involvement of the community and voluntary organizations have helped the school to develop in a big way
The school has grown gradually from I - lll classes with a strength of around 25-30 children and now has a strength of around 240 students from I class to Xll clase. The school starts at 08:30 am in the morning and closes by around 7:30 pm in the evening. Since the slum does not have electricity, the children finish their home-works given in the class and they leave for their respective home. At around 4.00 pm, they are given a glass of milk.
This academic year students have passed the X Class SSC, common examination with flying colours and students have passed their 7th class public exams with 100% of them achieving distinction division.
These students, whose parents are illiterate and are casual labourers 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 regular a well as vocational Intermediate in different Institutions but with their after school follow up hours being spent in 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 organisations, 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 been 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 are borne by the Seva Sangh. Only the principle amount needs to be repaid by the candidates once they take up a job There is a 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 in note worthy. This adds to our responsibility of being supportive to their interest and help more children to be better citizens. We look forward to your cooperative and support in this valuable cause
SRI SATYA SAI DENNAJOANODHRANA PATHAKAM
The Pathakam was started on 17 February, 2006. The Center has been started with a Orphanage for young girls, a destitute home for ladies and a Old Age Home for the elderly ladies
Observing the suffering children who attend the free school (Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir) and the other people around, the need to provide food and shelter to the orphans, destitute and the elderly became quite evident. And with that the idea of starting a centre which houses all the three categories became clear The concept behind starting the three units together is that each unit provides moral support to each other, share love and help each other. The destitute women take care of the children and the elderly who in turn love them as their own family. The elderly also gain the affection of the small children and forget their pain. They also share their experiences and give their valuable advice wherever necessary. All the three units work together in harmony. They share their routine work like cooking, washing, cleaning etc. which would otherwise be a cumbersome task. Now they enjoy doing their work.