Aravind, a class 7 student in the Tech Mahindra Foundation sponsored Zila Parishad High School, Bahadurally, is a gifted and talented student. Aravind has dedicated and spent time in developing an eco-friendly economically affordable air cooler. His high level of interest, fascination, and involvement in developing a scientific and affordable cooler has motivated other students as well. He acknowledged the role of his science teachers and senior students who helped and guided him in the project. He was encouraged to participate in INSPIRE, a competition to show scientific inventiveness for school children. Though he did not make it to the state level competition, he was commended for his hard work and talent. Having never had the opportunity to participate competitively before or show his creativity, Aravind was nonetheless grateful for the school giving him the opportunity to enter the competition. He is determined to participate in next competitions with new science project/ design. We are proud of his scientific temper and his spirit!
Roja, all of twelve years, studying in Class 7 in RDF Kalleda School demonstrated how discipline, immense hard work and sheer dedication can lead to achieving anything. A curious student by nature, Roja created a home made water heater that can easily be used by anyone. She was encouraged to display her creation at the District level INSPIRE program in Mahabubabad in Warangal District. Impressed with the utility and creativity of this homemade water heater, officiating personnel made the unhesitating decision of awarding her the 1st prize out of 397 participants! The Mandal Education Officer and Headmasters of other schools admired her invention which she will now take to the State Level INSPIRE program. With an ambition to become a scientist, young Roja has a simple message – “If you want something, work hard for it.”
It is a tradition to celebrate welcome and farewell functions in colleges. Maintaining this tradition, second year students in the Junior College arranged a Fresher’s Party in the college premises. It was great to see the level of self responsibility taken on by the second year students to make the arrangements for the function and the cultural activities to welcome the new students. The new students were taken in by the beautiful, natural setting of the campus and expressed their eagerness to dive into the academic year. The seniors apprised them of the supportive study environment and the absence of homesickness and called it their ‘Vidyaniketan’. The students were addressed by the Principal who exhorted them to study hard, work well and make full use of the technical and homely facilities. We wish them all the best for the tenure at the Junior College!
We feel thrilled when graduates of RDF schools go on to achieve laurels in their lives. However, when they volunteer their time every spare moment they have, warms our hearts no end! P. Sravani, K. Kavya Sri and R. Rachna, alumni of RDF Redlawada School go to the school as volunteer teachers, while still pursuing higher education. Their dedication to RDF even after leaving their respective schools is very touching. Our alumni best understand the challenging life circumstances, they live and study in and what is required of them to meet such challenges head on. Therefore gifting their time, effort and skills to our current students made the school team very happy. The three girls are interested in pursuing a teaching career and we hope they come back as full time teachers to further light up RDF schools!
We all understand the importance of having a good teacher and a mentor. Whether in school, while working or in personal life; everyone benefits from having a good teacher and mentor. RDF Rollakal School considers it a blessing to have dedicated teachers in their school, who are committed to student’s success and wellbeing. This month, they would like to honour Mr. D. Sudhaker who has been working in the school for 4 years as a Telugu and Social Studies teacher. Considered a very kind teacher by his students, Mr. Sudhakar encourages his students with a lot of patient guidance. He also helps students by giving them pens, pencils and stationery which endears him to them even more! Recognising his skills, the schools supports him (and all teachers) by investing in teacher training and appointing him the School Mess in-charge. We salute Mr. Sudhakar’s dedication in helping RDF students do well in school, thereby sowing the seeds for them to do better in life.
The RDF Motto of ‘Educate, Engage, Empower’ is embodied in the everyday activities of each school. RDF Matendla School wishes to dedicate the month to their committed Core Committee. Comprising 8 members, the committee meets once a month to discuss policy and implementation of education activities, discipline, school infrastructure, sports and co-curricular activities. The committee is empowered to conduct meetings and implement decisions even in the absence of the Headmaster or Head Staff. Such investment in staff capabilities breeds an atmosphere of trust, faith and loyalty which is intrinsic to the holistic environment you find in each RDF school.
TMF sponsored and RDF Sponsored Mandal Parishal Primary School conducted a Mehandi competition for girls and grooming competition for boys as a weekend activity in the school. The purpose of the competition was to have fun with students and teachers, while simultaneously bringing awareness to the importance of hygiene and grooming. Both children and teachers were visibly excited – the girls vied with each other to show their artistic skills and prowess at drawing intricitate mehandi designs, while the boys looked prim, fresh and proud with their well groomed selves. Teachers adjudged the competition and the winner certificates were handed out by the Headmaster. The school will continue to organise such health and talent centred activities in the future.