Asha Austin The Austin chapter of Asha for Education Sat, 07 Dec 2019 04:39:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) Flood Relief Efforts – Jan 2015 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:31:01 +0000 As you all know, back in November and December of 2015, Tamil Nadu was hit by torrential rains. The rains resulted in floods in several parts of Tamil Nadu. Cuddalore, a coastal area where most of the Irula families live were also badly affected. Their huts were washed away, goats and cows died. Asha Austin’s fellow Siddamma who works to support the cause of Irula families, approached us and we were able to quickly get them the funds for immediate needs – food, tarpaulin, and bed sheets back in December. Due to fear of snake bites, they also bought some solar lamps to move around in the night. We recently received pictures from Siddamma, so we are sharing these with you too.

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Gramin Shiksha Kendra – Kilol 2016 report Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:27:31 +0000 Gramin Shiksha Kendra (GSK) held their Annual Function – Kilol 2016 in Jan. They have been doing this for several years. Last year it was in Girirajpura, where they established a new school in 2014, which as you all know Asha Austin is supporting.
This year they chose a Senior Secondary Government School in Lahsoda, a village south of Ramthambore National Tiger Reserve. Unlike previous years, when they have organized Kilol in GSK schools, this year they chose a Government school in Lahsoda (where no GSK school exists) to create buzz about GSK & its teaching methods and to demonstrate and encourage community members to improve overall quality of education at government schools.
Some highlights :
– Sports activities, Exhibition matches
– 6 exhibition rooms focused on Arts, Crafts, Science, Language & Reading
– Attended by an estimated 3000 adults & children.
– Attended by 60 teachers from 19 Govt. schools
You can view the full report with pictures here

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