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TCS, Chennai made a noble initiative to donate dresses to all our kids on the account of this year's Deepavali. The event was held a week after Deepavali on 9th Nov. Deepam wishes to thank TCS on this wonderful gesture that was recieved very well by our kids and volunteers. Some pictures from the event are attached
Posted by Janavi Shyam Sundar at 9:47 PM
With incessant rains through night, it looked like we wouldn't have enough kids to take for the excursion today. And so 3 of us went to the school to make sure the few who turned up, went back home safely. Much to our surprise, we had a full strength of 20 kids and after a lot of discussion, deliberation and confusion, we decided to stick to the plan and take the kids along in 2 cars and an auto. And as expected, it turned out to be a memorable visit to the Planetarium.
Children were super excited to see live models at Transport, Ocean, Electronic & Communication and Mirror galleries. Children were then provided some refreshments which was followed by the astonishing 30 min cosmic show which was an absolute visual treat. The children were then taken to a 3D show with entertaining kids films.
Posted by Janavi Shyam Sundar at 9:22 PM
Our endeavor to reward enthusiastic volunteers every month continues to be a testimony of Deepam's recognition for our volunteer fraternity.
In this order, Srividya of VRS center is our "Featured Volunteer of the Month" for Oct'13. A short write-up on her by the center head Abhishek Mundra is given below...
"Srividya is an extremely committed volunteer and has been an active volunteer with VRS for almost 2 years now. She participates pro-actively in all our efforts and makes valuable contribution when required. She was deeply involved in the 'Curriculum Planning' exercise and her spirited participation and involvement were a motivation to the Deepam Curriculum Team.
Srividya commutes an hour every Saturday, but that is no deterrent She currently teaches the kids of the Advanced Batch at VRS and is very effective in her interactions with the kids. Kudos to her for a very deserving 'Volunteer of the Month' award."
Posted by Janavi Shyam Sundar at 9:07 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Anand Lakshmi Kanthan from WM center has been awarded the "Featured Volunteer of the Month" for SEP'13
A short write-up about Anand from Praveen (Center head for WM Center)
"A model volunteer for our center, Anand has acquitted himself with great dedication and love for the kids from his beginning at Deepam in 2012. Taking ample initiative, be it in helping with field trips, annual day or having a camera ready for every event,he amazes all with his 'can do' attitude. Never once has he sulked in travelling long distances every week from Vandalur to West Mambalam, or shall we say from one zoo to another. The children always adore him, and so do we ... Kudos Anand !!"
Posted by Janavi Shyam Sundar at 10:18 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013
As part of the Madras Week celebration across the city, there was an exhibition at the CP Art Center, Alwarpet. There were paintings, sculptures and models, describing Madras as it was many centuries ago, and chronologically tracing its history down the ages, until the British took over. Today, VRS center kids were treated to a one-hour outing of this exhibition about the Madras Region before the British. Our group of 18 kids and 5 volunteers reached there in ten minutes, after finishing off with the English session by Earlier two volunteers had checked the place to ascertain if it would be appropriate for our ten year olds. We were lucky to get one of the organisers to give the children a guided tour of the exhibition. He patiently explained all the facts in Tamil, pausing now and then to query them on some interesting facts..such as the origin of the word 'Catamaran', or how 'Mylapore' got its name. Few visitors joined our group to benefit from the guided tour, and some friendly onlookers asked the kids which school they were from. For their part the kids were very well behaved, and attempted to understand the context of the exhibits. We relished the short outing as well as the sweet five star that was handed out at the end to each of us.
Here are some pics of the short and sweet Madras day outing.
Posted by Janavi Shyam Sundar at 10:30 PM