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NMMS Achievement

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship scheme (NMMS) is a centrally sponsored scheme, to award scholarships to meritorious students hailing from low income backgrounds. The motive behind this scheme is to encourage students to continue their education and thus minimize secondary school drop outs. This initiative was launched in May 2008 and a scholarship of Rs.6,000/- is awarded […]

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Touch makes wonder

Sahasra Deepika is a residential home for destitute children. Several volunteers have volunteered there and have derived a lot of joy with the children.   About Sahasra Deepika:   By birth, they are not privileged but they have the same capacity as others do. What a future scientist, a doctor, a professor, an engineer, an […]

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85% of the residents begin waste segregation at SJR Verity

Hamsa from Green Commandos made a presentation at SJR Verity apartments on Sarjapura Road on September 16, 2012 attended by 130 residents.  Two months later, we are happy that several apartments have implemented waste segregation at source.  Below are experiences of residents in their own words. Our first challenge was the House Keeping (HK) staff […]

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Residents begin waste segregation at source after GC presentation

Hamsa from Green Commandos made a presentation at Mantri Sarovar apartments on Sarjapura Road on September 27, 2012. There was a near 100% turnout with 235 residents who attended the presentation. A month later, we are happy that several apartments have implemented waste segregation at source.  Below are experiences of two residents in their own […]

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Non-formal Education for Children of Construction Workers

Latha Rao started the non-formal school for the children three years ago. The school now runs from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM everyday at the shed behind a local temple in the locality. She is accompanied by another volunteer, Roopa Srinivas.   There was media coverage about this recently.

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I wrote the paper to get a 100

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them,” said Magic Johnson, the great American basketball player.   19 year old Bagu is a bright, hardworking student who lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Veerabhadranagar in Bangalore. Bagu scored 87% in his SSLC despite the […]

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Adding Joy to your Vacation

Almost 60 volunteers registered on the YFS website and were actively involved in various projects during their vacation. They dedicated their time to create an impact on the society instead of just spending their time watching movies and hanging out with friends.   Vacation volunteers were involved in the following projects:   Education: 32 volunteers […]

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Palamalai tribal village and YFS School kit distribution

Happiness, fulfillment, satisfaction, pride, delight, and still I can add many more words to describe my feelings. The YFS school kit drive has crossed great heights so far, but in Coimbatore it is something different! Before going on to the formal descriptions, I’d like to express what Palamalai is all about. Very small group of seven villages […]

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