NMMS Scholarship prep and grants
Summer Camps for personality development at rural schools
English Tutoring / online remote teaching
After-school events and extended study hours at Libraries
National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) is a scholarship instituted by the Department of School Education and Technology, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to prevent dropouts at class VIII and encourage them to continue the study at secondary stage. Scholarship of Rs. 6000/- per year (Rs.500/- per month) is awarded to selected students every year. Scholarship will continue for 4 years for study in classes from IX to XII in State Government, Government aided and local body schools. More information on nmms
What do we do?
Siri volunteers and part-time teachers have been organizing coaching/test-prep since 2014 at the libraries & schools we operate. Many kids from Vechalam school and Koduru received NMMS awards. It not only improves confidence in them, but also provides a decent financial stability for at least 4 years.
Surendra and Mounika - Top 2 rankers 2016
2016 Results, total 13 kids selected for the NMMS scholarship award including top 2 ranks
2015 NMMS award winners
Coaching for the NMMS at Vechalam School Sep 2017
Summer Camp May 2017 at Vechalam School
Summer Camp May 2017
Summer Camp May 2017
Siri Organizes summer camps every year to enhance the self-confidence in kids, especially for 9th grade kids going into 10th grade. The camps are organized in both indoor & out door setting that fosters teamwork and personality development.
2014 Summer Camp at Gudilova
2013 Summer Camp at Gudilova
English Tutoring / Online teaching
We have experimented teaching spoken english classes from USA in 2014. High school students from Kansas City and other cities in USA taught students at our information centers in India. It was fun to teach from other end of the world using technology, but the 12 hour-time-zone effect made it difficult to continue the program. We would like to collaborate with other organizations to run this program in future.
Ammu teaching from USA in 2014
Students from Vaddadi School in 2014
Over 2000+ hours of online lectures conducted at different schools - Koduru, Vechalam, Vaddadi and Agraharam schools. Introduce Khan Academy and other online teaching sites.