An appeal from Palamoor NRI Forum
In tune with the spirit of Palamoor NRI Forum's desire to give back to their home land and help in their
individual capacities, a few forum members have responded to a request for help to sponsor education
for rural kids who are in Bridge Schools.
For initial phase, some forum members came forward and pledged to support 30 kids for next five years
and promised to give $30,000 over the span of 5 years.
Bridge Schools are established by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh under District Primary Education Program
(DPEP), with its objective to bring child labor and school drop-out children back into mainstream
Bridge Schools by design are intended to provide a smooth transition for these children to regular school environment. These children are encouraged to join regular school system after successful orientation from Bridge Schools. Ground reality of the transition from Bridge School to regular school system is a little different. In first place, the reason for these dropouts and child labor is abject poverty. Even after going through this bridge program, most of these kids are bound to dropout due to lack of financial assistance and backup.
Sevabharati is a local social service organization working in the areas of education, health care and rural development activities. In particular, Sevabharati requested us to help sponsor a few children who have passed out of bridge schools.
Sevabharathi selected above two hundred kids from 154 bridge schools on the basis of a talent search exam. During this screening exercise a total of 90 teachers were involved and they examined 2,000 kids. These kids were tested in English, Math, Science, Social studies, General knowledge and Telugu. About 270 of these kids who secured more than 75% on the exam and showed promising for further education were selected for further assistance.
In Sevabharathi's opinion, these kids should be supported for the next five years so they donít slip out of the school system. Roughly around $200 per kid is sought per annum. The help is sought for next four years. In the first phase, kids with more needs, particularly those who are either orphans or kids with single parents are identified for the help.
Some of us at Palamoor NRI Forum think that these kids deserve better assistance and support. With help of Sevabharathi, Palamoor NRI Forum is committed to help these kids to the maximum extent possible. So far, commitments for 30 kids have come through. Much more is needed for this worthy cause.
As per 2001 census, there are 2, 79,004 (two lakhs seventy nine thousand and four) kids are out of Mahabubnagar district school system alone.
|District||Boys||Girls||Total||School Data||No. of Kids out of School system|
Palamoor NRI Forum appeals to its members to assist in sponsoring rest of the students who were screened by Sevabharathi. A sum of $200 per year is needed to support each student. Your commitment is needed for 4 years. An estimated total of $800 per student spread over a period of 4 to 5 years is requested from the sponsors. Your donations for this cause are 100% tax deductible. Yearly donation of $200 covers schooling, hostel facility, food, books, and clothes.
We feel this worthy and noble cause, helping a poor student in need is an excellent way to pay back your mother land. This basic education gave all of us an opportunity to come to this land of opportunities. Our humble request to all Forum members is to show your generosity and help in sponsoring these poor kids. You can sponsor more than one kid and enable the entire selection of kids to enjoy a proper and fruitful education.
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|Sponsored by||Kid's Name||Village||Mandal||Pic|
|Kamlesh Naam||Boya Laxmanna||Bingidoddi||Aiza|
|Kamlesh Naam||Alakunta Venkatesh||Devarakonda||Devarakonda (NLG. Dist)|
|Parmesh Bheemreddy||Laxman Angoth||karukonda||Bijinapally|
|Parmesh Bheemreddy||Maredu Ramulu||Vattipally||Telkapally|
|T.Ramchandra Reddy||Mondi Srinivasulu||Manganoor||Bijinapally|
|T.Ramchandra Reddy||Tikkala Ramesh||Peddapally||Telkapally|
|Rammohan Konda||Patlavat Ramesh Naik||Buddaram||Gopalpet|
|Ram Dornala||Vamshi Krishna||Pedda Dhanwada||Vadeepally|
|Srinivas Bikkumanla||Pojala Ramanjaneyulu||Maradugu||Amrabad|
|Srinivas Bikkumanla||Irigadindla Suryam||Udimila||Amrabad|
|Arjun Dyapa||Ramu||Ragiah Palem||Amangal|
|Arjun Dyapa||Ajay Kumar||Veldanda||Veldanda|
|Dr. BN Reddy||Vandrasi Ravindar||Nawabpet||Nawabpet|
|Bhuvanesh Boojala||Veeresh Goud||Indivasi||Gattu|
|Bhuvanesh Boojala||Golla Ramudu||Bhainapally||Aiza|
|Devendar Tadkapally||K.Anil Kumar||Narayanpet||Narayanpet|
|Srikanth Konda||Savari Sai Kumar||Pallerla||Maddur|
|Ravi Mayreddy||Kalmuri Chandrashekhar||Busireddypally||Pangal|
|Vijay Sanikapally||Nenavat Raju||Chowdarpally||Veldanda|
|Vijay Sanikapally||Ramavat Narender||Chowdarpally||Veldanda|
|Krishna Dyapa||Bheemrayudu Narasimha||Nidugurthi||Utkoor|
|Srinivas Mamidi||P. Anil Kumar||Nidugurthi||Utkoor|
|Raghu Chilka||Chintaraju Kurumurthy||Soorapuram||Lingala|
|Satish Salikuti||Aleti Ramesh||Raipakula||Telkapally|
|Ranadheer Yanala||Gaddam Venkatesh||Thirumalapuram||Pedda Kothapally|
|Rajavardhan Chilka||Vemula Shivaram||Appayipally||Lingala|
|Praveen Vaddi||Putta Krishna||Nainonpally||Pedda Kothapally|