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Developing sustainable technology for rural problems

“The scientist discovers a new type of material or energy and the engineer discovers a new use for it.” -Gordon Lindsay Glegg, British engineer and author It all started in the year 2014 when we (Ankur and Sirish, engineering students from Bangalore) enrolled for summer volunteering program in “Youth for Seva”. We were sent to […]

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Doctors at school programme (Part 2)

 12 – Pavithra – Physical and Mental Health (2012-13 ) Pavitra aged 12 yrs of  6th Std from Sanegoruvanahalli Govt School  was identified with physical & mental health issues through our Dr@School program. She was regularly given  counseling  involving her parents by Volunteers. Today Pavitra has really  transformed  into an independent & confident young woman […]

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Joy of hearing

Nivedita is a girl studying in 1st Standard at Marenahalli Govt. Primary School.   Nivedita and her parents are from Bijapur. They shifted to Bangalore recently for the sake of their daughter who by birth was hard of hearing. Her father works as a security guard and mother works as a cook.   It so […]

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Satisfaction de(scribe)d

Awake Vishwa Seva Foundation, based in Banashankari 2nd stage has a program called “Navacheetana” where they support girls who are blind with hostel facilities and education. For more information, visit http://www.awakevishwaseva.org.   Rajiv, a YFS volunteer, coordinates with the foundation and connects scribes (volunteers can write exams on behalf of the student who is blind) […]

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My favourite teacher

Ruchi Malhotra’s warm smile and friendly nature have made her the favourite teacher (or “ma’am” as the kids call her) of students in Class 4 of the Chinnapanahalli Govt. School located in Marathahalli. She came across YFS as she was researching about various organizations that could help her in the betterment of the school. She […]

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Achiever against all odds

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a general term for a group of permanent, non-progressive movement disorders that cause physical disability in development, mainly in the areas of body movement. A Definition given by Wikipedia . But my experience when met with Nithyananda, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, forced me to question the definition. Everyone likes permanency […]

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6 students coached by volunteers win NMMS Scholarship

Namaste, YFS volunteers from Computers Associates (CA) coached students of Standard VIII, whose annual parental income is less than Rs 1.5 lakhs, for NMMS (National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship) talent examination. The scholarship provides INR 500/- per month for a period of 4 years, upon clearing the examination. The volunteers trained the students at ZPHS, Serilingampally every […]

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A Non-formal approach to education

Latha Rao, YFS Volunteer shares her experience of volunteering in a non-formal school and how it transformed the life of some young children. Read on to know more.. We have been running our non-formal school for the past 6 years and hundreds of kids have attended our school till date. Unlike other regular school children […]

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The Rise of Organic Farming

In India, a farmer commits suicide every 2 hours. Many believe that advances in agricultural technology and methods to artificially bolster agricultural yield have made farmers mere users of the same for growing crops, instead of viewing farming as a sacred practice that has been a foundational part of human history which continues to make […]

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Govt. School construction @ Marthand Nagar, Hyderabad

Education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty. However, most of the schools lack proper infrastructure which leads to the student dropping out. The same was the case with Mandal Parishad Primary school in Marthand Nagar, Serilingampally Mandal.   In a large mass of 4800 Square feet of land, Youth for seva […]

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