Friday, May 7, 2010

Pudiyador - Next Steps

Dear all,

The heat is on! and while the children are cooling off in their summer vacatio/native places, this is the perfect time to set the curriculum and plan for the next year. June 2010 - March 2011.

The Adyar-Pudiyador center has varied needs. Some
1) We have two desktop computers there, and we have access to three (yes three!) more laptops that the UK center is going to hand over.
2) We have children across the age group- from 4-5 standard students to 11-12th standard! We also have some toddlers looking at the screen in curiosity
3) The children there are fairly confident in all the MS office suite.
4) Sessions every weekend on a sunday 11am-1pm. Time slot may change.

Request all volunteers and interested people to please lend a hand to set the curriculum for the year.

Plan of Action for the next year
1) Prepare a bunch of confident english speakers
2) Exposure to the internet and making presentations, gathering data from the internet.
3) Activities (once every quarter)
4) Divide the class into 2-3 batches and cater specifically to their needs.

This year, we aim to build a strong curriculum and a stronger volunteer team.
Please get in touch with me if you can contribute in any manner. Suggestions most welcome!

thanks,
Anupama
anupama[dot]s3[at]gmail[dot]com

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Deepam Leadership Program 2010

Hello Friends,

Deepam has taken small steps towards educating children in the last couple of years. The small improvements are showing and presently, we have some organisations interested in supporting Deepam, financially and otherwise . Now is an interesting point - we need to take a more structured approach, to educating children. Thats the best way to make more impact. This gives us the best chance to be consistent at what we are doing and improve at it.

Deepam Leadership program is a way to contribute to Deepam, in a more organised and structured manner. This will be a 2 year program. You will work on centre organising / fundraising / Communications & Marketing / Volunteer Programs and more. Each of us will be working on a specific role. At the end of 2 years, you can move to another role or continue on a 'mentoring / advisory' role.

This program is a good way to learn about NGO operations / understand non-profits better. If you have plans of working in the non-profit sector in the future, this program is a good stepping stone. Also, if you are looking at learning leadership skills, this platform offers you the opportunity. And ofcourse, if you have a leadership background and want to work on Deepam programs, please do reach to us :)

Deepam Leadership Program is an opportunity to 'Learn by DOING' .

If you are looking to contribute more to Deepam - this is your chance. What is required from you ?
  1. Interest / passion to teach and see children improve
  2. Have atleast 6 hours free time per week, for Deepam
  3. If you are looking to learn / improve leadership skills or have been a leader, please do apply
Interested people can mail me at kk@deepam in, with answers to 3 questions. If you want more clarity on the role, please feel free to email me

  1. Which role do you want to apply to ? Roles - Centre Organising , Fundraising , Communications & Marketing , Volunteer Programs , Events , Technology Team
  2. Why do you want to work on the role ?
  3. How will this help / benefit you ?
Thanks
kk