VIDYA VOLUNTEERS TRAINING PROGRAMME: Vandemataram foundation
October 4th and 5th, 2010 at Warangal
In Warangal District the study centers are held in 17 mandals. In each mandal there are three government high schools and respectively three study centers are organized for each mandal. In each mandal three government schools have been identified for Vidya Volunteer Programme and respectively at present there are three study centers for each mandal.
Each study is entrusted with one volunteer and the school has also come forward in deputing one teacher to these study centers. These teachers spare one hour each day for teaching and clarifying doubts after school hours.
The Graduates and Post graduates in respective villages who intend to take up B.Ed training and are anxious to be teachers in near future are identified and one willing to serve the community under the preview of VMF are enrolled as Vidya Volunteers and are trained in the art of ‘Teaching’. School Headmasters/ Headmistress were entrusted for selecting Vidya volunteers in respective mandals. These volunteers have special quality of serving community within their perimeters.
In order to strength VMF volunteer stream and also to strengthen the basics in all subjects. These volunteers taken up classes for 8th, 9th and 10th class students in the village. Every day morning before school hour’s class are held for 60 minutes. Similarly in the evening for 120 minutes.
By enrolling as ‘Vidya Volunteer’ they would all learn the uniqueness and art of teaching that would help them to be dedicated teachers and teach for passion in future.
Around 40 youth from 17 mandals underwent training for Vidya Volunteers.
During the training programme Shri Navin Rao from Rama Krishna Math, Hyderabad was the Chief Guest. He inspired the youth by quoting various examples and famous quotes of Swami Vivekananda. He also shared his experiences and stressed upon importance of education.
The training programme was coordinated by Shri Srinivas VMF Academic Coordinator.