Anandi Newsletter – Reaching the Unreached
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. With the relaxation of Covid restrictions and return of students to schools, it was found that the students were suddenly facing an uphill task to understand concepts at the higher school class, as they had missed key prerequisites which were supposed to be covered in a lower class. To address this new challenge to the education system, a team at HBCSE started Anandi, (meaning joyous or blissful) – an 8-page, full colour, newsletter from January 2022 that was sent to 35+ schools from different districts of Maharashtra reaching 4000 students. Samatvam Trust has contributed Rs 5 lakhs towards this endeavour.
Feed a Child, Nurture the Future
Antyodoy Anath Ashram, situated at Paunsi, Midnapore district, West Bengal founded by Balram Jhakar, rehabilitates destitute children and provides them with food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, education and vocational training.
In continuance with the support given to the Ashram the last financial year, Samatvam Trust has committed to contribute Rs 50,000 per month for 12 months to Antyodoy Anath Ashram, to meet the nutrition needs of the children.
Equipping the Teacher
Tamil Nadu Science Forum has been working for more than 40 years in Tamil Nadu for the promotion of scientific thinking through activities and dissemination of information through seminars and workshops. Currently various types of training programs are being conducted for teachers to transform learning into an exciting, enriching experience. The training is being conducted with a focus on mathematics, science and language through activities, games and other innovative teaching techniques. Samatvam Trust has donated a sum of around Rs 7 lakhs towards this endeavour of Tamil Nadu Science Forum.
Jajabor Foundation, an organization in West Bengal, works with street children. They conceived a program to give these children technical and computer science education and teach them about hardware and software, Photoshop, Tally software and Microsoft Office, so that they can find a livelihood to secure their future. They also want to start craft classes to enhance the creative skills of these children. It is this endeavour of Jajabor Foundation that Samatvam Trust has supported by donating a sum of Rs 2.5 lakhs.
Providing lifespan services to individuals with special needs
V-Excel Educational Trust is a registered Public Charitable Trust, based in Chennai. The organization’s objectives are to provide lifespan services, education, resources and opportunities for social inclusion to individuals with special needs. Samatvam Trust has donated a sum of Rs 4 lakhs towards the activities of V-Excel Educational Trust.