Madhu Iyer, PhD, Silicon Valley Professional
By supporting schools in tribal areas I can prevent exploitation of these indigenous people. This will not only strengthen the tribals but will also strengthen India.
9 year old boy gifted his own Christmas gift of Rs 500/- to his friends at Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth School. He is now inspiring his friends to 'help a friend' through Gift a Smile.
Priya, Teacher, SSVM School
I have been teaching here for the past one and a half years. I teach mathematics from standard 5 to standard 8. When the students came here to study, they didn’t even know the basics of addition or subtraction. They were not well disciplined or well mannered, but now we have inculcated a lot of changes. We have taught them good manners and good habits like wearing clean, ironed clothes. Now there is a visible difference between the old students and the new comers. We have also taught them many good habits like keeping their shoes in order outside their classrooms, forming a line before going anywhere, wishing their elders and teachers, excusing themselves before going to drink water going to the toilet. I think this is the difference between our school and the other schools in this locality.
Panner Selvam, Parent, SSVM School
SSVM was an eye opener for me. First year, there were only four students from Poombukar. After sending them to that school I found a profound change in the behavior of my children. Even I learnt discipline from them and I am very happy to see that. Disciplines like brushing and taking bath everyday were insisted in the school by the teachers.Seeing all these changes in my children, others also started to send their children to SSVM now there are 120 students studying from Poombukar this year. My children were given scholarship of Rs.2000 the previous year. It is very helpful to us. I did the basic course in Poombukar and I also did the advance course in Thanjavur.
Mahadev, School Bus Driver
I had a wish that my child should have a good education and wanted him to be a successful person in life.But with the salary of a Bus Driver, it seemed almost impossible to fulfill this wish of mine. Thanks to the Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth free school, now I see this dream of mine coming true.