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Volunteers Family Picnic at an Organic Farm

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

April 21-22, 2012 Namaste, A group of 105 volunteers and families had a wonderful time in the lap of Mother Nature at a picnic arranged at an organic farm in Velimineedu in Nalgonda district, about 60 kms from Hyderabad. Along with the chance to interact with each other, know volunteers you have not met and […]

Drawing Competition at Paediatric Oncology Ward, MNJ Hospital

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

02/04/2012 Namaste, A drawing competition was conducted for the children of  MNJ Cancer Hospital. Ms. Laitha, a well-known artist was also present on the occasion and is now training the children in drawing and painting. Volunteer Ganesh says: The painting event held at MNJ cancer Hospital on 2nd April conducted by Brahmeshar with the help […]

Youth Empowerment Program at Saireddygudam

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Namaste, YFS volunteers have taken up an initiative to train and empower the youth in rural areas to take charge and find solutions to the problems they are facing. The idea is to make them aware of what could be better, and the schemes available for the same so that they can lead from the […]

Menstrual Hygiene awareness taken to rural areas

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Namaste, A survey by TOI reports that 70% of the women in India cannot afford sanitary pads. When we conducted a survey in many schools here in Hyderabad and also in rural areas surrounding Hyderabad, we found that affordability is just one of the causes, the major one being awareness. The girls are not aware […]

Students screened for Anaemia

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

— A report by volunteer Dharma Teja According to National Family Health Survey conducted in 2005-06, the statistics mark a growth in cases pertaining to anemia. Most of the anemic patients, especially women, suffer from mild to severe deficiency of Iron. The hemoglobin count in most of the adolescent girls in India is less than […]

YFS Hyderabad – Raunak shares his experiences about students’ home visits

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Namaste, As shared before, YFS volunteers have been visiting the homes of the students to forge stronger bonds and also to interact and learn about their family environment and needs. YFS volunteer from Oracle Raunak , who teaches at Urdu Primary School-Dargah, Tolichowki has been visiting all his students at their homes he Raunak says […]

A date with Nature

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Namaste, YFS conducted a day-long event for the students of Mass Communications Dept of Loyola Degree College, Alwal in co-ordination with Urban Geo Spirit on the 15th of March, 2012 at M-VYASA, a Yoga research center. 65 students participated in the program which aimed at making them understand what conservation of Ecological Balance is all […]

YFS Hyderabad – Experiences of Vinay in Saireddygudam

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Namaste, YFS volunteer Vinay, first year B.Tech student of Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology teaches at Karunya Sindhu, destitute home for boys in Saidabad over the weekend. Recently, he made a rural trip to teach students basic English for the upcoming exams. He shares his experiences: I went to the village called Sairamreddygudam  and taught  […]

Take a Leap, Spread a Smile!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Namaste, YFS student volunteers conducted an event ‘Take a Leap, Spread a Smile’ on the 29th of February 2012. Volunteers spent time with the inamtes of Suraksha Old Age Home and entertained them for about 2 hours. 18 students from 3 colleges participated in this event – Sri Datta Engineering College (Ibrahimpatnam) , Methodist College […]

5K run in Armoor, Nizamabad

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Namaste, YFS Hyderabad is extending it’s activities to many rural areas. In view of the same, a 5K run was conducted in Armoor, Nizamabad district on the 26th of February, 2012. The run saw a  total of 5oo+ participants, including many school children. Kottapally Narsimha (Armoor DSP) and Sunil Reddy (M.D & C.E.O – Orange […]