I'm back to PG after a really long long time! This time eyeing 750+ in GMAT. Since I did not spend much time in browsing through all the posts, I could not really get if the hyderabadi GMATers have any plan or formal meets for their preparation. It would b gr8 if some can guide me on this...
Activities wise I think Ketan has more or less summed up wat we did @ MVF. Atleast when it came to the MVF kids, they were more than happy seeing us come there to play. Even MVF went out of its way to organize the field trips for us. For these kids being able to interact with someone from the city itself was big thing. It raised their self confidence.
Having said that, I do understand it might be different with other city based organizations. So we will have to see wats convenient to them before deciding upon anything.
And oh yes, one other thing. When we started off the Comm Service initiatives on PG, we decided to not involve ourselves in fund-raising activites as they are not sustainable. We can go ahead and collect clothes etc.
So what do we do?
Prasanna, where art thou?
Sivaramapally... :-/ Is it the same one that is beyong gandipet?
C ya @ the meet!
..any initiative any ideas guys as of now or shall we wait for a offline meet?
Are ppl interested in reviving the activities here in Hyd ?
The classes are going on quite well, thanx for the successful organisation by Pratsy.
The guyz there are so inclined towards learning that they r opting to sit in the class continously for any no. of hrs. We taught them the basic sentence formations, subject, object, verb, made them form sentences from their telugu case studies and lil on parts of speech as Pratsy suggested.
There, the hostel warden briefed us about a physically challenged student who completed his 10th recently staying in that BC Hostel, Mahindra Hills where we are teaching now (he is a one of the English learning students there-name is Srinu). Currently he is looking for people who can sponsor him for his Intermediate. NewVision Inter College offered him Intermediate free of cost, but he could not get a sponsor for his accomodation.
His case study is pathetic. His family is so poor that everyone in his family used to work for daily labour. Adding to their woes, his father was addicted to liquor and used to harass them a lot. So he fled from home and used to beg/work in the Nampally station from where MVF guyz picked him and joined him in the BC Boys hostel directly in 7th standard after a small bridge course. He scored reasonably well(around 400/600 ) in 7th which eventually was his first year in school. As time progressed, he showed very good progress and the teachers were expecting SSC score of more than 520. Unfortunately, he came to know of his father's expiry when he was about to face exams in about one month. He fled back to home without informing to anyone in the hostel and was spending his time in a pathetic manner in the railway stations............until the MVF authorities found him and brought back to the hostel. Somehow he managed to score very well - 457/600. He scored less in the languages .. as they may be the starting exams after he was brought back. He scored around 85 in Maths, Science as well as Social. His admission to APRJC was rejected as he wasn't a student of AP residential schools though he got 8th rank in the Physically Challenged category of APRJC. The warden there is taking him to the Tribal Welfare Officer tomorrow, hoping for some sort of help. This guy is very much inclined towards doing well in Intermediate and then wanted to join IITs.
If anyone has some info on NGOs that help these sort of guyz or if anyone wants to directly help him...please contact Mr. Narsappa, Warden, BC Boys Hostel. His number is 040-2373772. Or contact me, that warden stays near the place where I stay. Presently he is taking care of this guy out of his personal interest.
I will try to help him on behalf of our group-AegisIndia. But we have already few students in queue that we have committed to. Hope no one mistake me that I am trying for fund raising - it is just to make sure that a bright student is not denied the education he deserves!
Prasanna, what abt you and your frends? When can you guys come in?
had a 'meet' 2day... apparantly...only 6 ppl turned up...
classes will start on 18th as scheduled...
the morning slot will b filled by rohit, naisargi & apoorva (9-12.30) thru out the prog
anyone willin 2 take up the 3.30 - 5.30 slot...do post or buzz me on yahoo...
a brief on what u'd have 2 deal with
traslation (of a telugu sentence into english)
pictionary ...etc...fun games .. idea is 2 get them more comfy with d lang(english)
make them write small sentences..
pratsha aka dmitri
Aye here ! Pretty willing to give some time and any day should be fine. Can I have the details of the whole program like where it is conducted and what are they looking for.