Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We Gnana Saraswathi Foundation as a part of foundation work conducting several programs from past years. The training camps are conducted for rural govternment school students for 10th SSC public examinations by conducting prashikshana camps. As education is not only the key of success but also the attitude towards education is important for the successful results so for that Gnana Saraswathi Foundation conducted SANKALPDIVAS-2011 program to educate the students in developing there mental ability through personality development class, physical fitness through yoga awareness class by the experts in the respected fields. The first SANKALPDIVAS program is held at Ibrahimpatnam for 15 government schools of that mandal with help of mandal education department on 26th December 2011 (26-12-2011) at vaishnavi gardens from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm and 700 students participated in the program. sankalpdivas program had sessions followed by experts in teaching mental ability skills, awareness on yoga and some subject teachers guide them with the tips.
Minutes of the Camp
9 .30 am to 10.00 am
10.00 am to 12.00 pm
12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
LUNCH – 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
BREAK – 3.00 to 3.30
3 .30 pm to 5.00 pm
CLOSING SESSION – 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm

The guests of the program are Shri Manchireddy Kishan Reddy, Ibrahimpatnam MLA Srinivas Rao, Grukul Vidhyapeet Principal Srinivas Goud, Ibrahimpatnam MEO In the program lastly students wowed that they will achieve the good results and stand for there parents, teachers and village.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Computer Donation to Govt Schools

Computer Donation to Govt Schools by Satyam ventures in Association with Gnana Saraswathi Foundation

Coverage in Eenadu
Computer Donation to Govt Schools

Monday, November 28, 2011


As part of Foundation work, we are conducting several programs for students from past years. For rural Govt. School students in order to score highest marks in 10th Class SSC Public Examinations we conducted training camps (by providing study material). By choosing top five meritorious students from every School in 35 Schools which covers 3 Mandals (Yacharam, Manchal and Ibrahimpatnam), we conducted training camps once in a month and a six day residential camp. Our intention and great labour of students resulted good scores in latest SSC Public examination Results, 2011.

This program started by the educational year 2010-11. This mission is going with the same spirit and success for current educational year 2011-12 as well. Here we have the details of inaugural program that conducted on 26-Nov-2011, at Vaishnavi Gardens, Ibrahimpatnam

Minutes of the Camp:
9:00 A.M to 10:00 A.M Breakfast, student enrolment, Instructions, Notebooks Distribution

10:00 A.M to 10:30 A.M Inauguration of the Camp, Jyothi Prajwalan, Saraswathi Prarthana, Vandematharam, Speeches of Guests (Shri. Ramprasad (A.C.P), Shri. Ramkumar (C.I))

10:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M (Session I)
Personality Development & Mind Power sessions conducted by Shri. Venugopal Reddy(Gunnies book Record Holder of Mind Power)

12:30 P.M to 12:45 P.M Refreshment Break

12:45 P.M to 2:00 P.M (Session II)
Class on Yoga and Meditation by Yoga Therapist G.V.R Koundinya)

02:00 P.M to 02:45 P.M Lunch

02:45 P.M to 03:00 P.M Entertainment Programs by Prasad

03:00 P.M to 03:30 P.M (Session III)
Class on Time Management by V. Raghuram

03:30 P.M to 04:30 P.M (Session IV)
Maths: Subject Techniques session by Shri. Muthyal Rao

04:30 P.M to 05:20 P.M (Closing Session)
Mandal Educational officers mentioned below addressed the students.
1. Shri Srinivas Goud (M.E.O , I.B.P)
2. Shri Madhava Reddy (M.E.O, Y.C.M)
3. Shri Srinivas Rao (Educationalist, Principal-Gurukul Vidyapeeth ,IBP)

· Apart from the participants, Teachers from the respect Schools were also at the camp.
· Educationalists and social activists from local area also visited the camp
· GSF members from respected mandals are also part of the camp.
· Study Material distributed among the students during the program.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Government schools in state underperforming, says survey

How serious is the state government about implementing the Right to Education Act? Are social sector programmes producing the desired result? The Annual Status of Education Report by the NGO Pratham indicates that government schools in Andhra Pradesh are underperforming in many ways.
The survey conducted in every district of Andhra Pradesh indicates that 43 per cent of schools with enrolment of 61 to 90 students have less than three teachers. The RTE requires a school with 61 to 90 students to have at least three teachers.
Under RTE, there should be one classroom for every teacher, but in AP, 73.2 per cent of the schools with more than or equal to seven teachers are below norms.
Asked about this obvious lack of infrastructure government officials say they are hoping that the additional funding will take care of the situation.
“Infrastructure should not be a problem. The government has allocated additional `4,400 crore under the sarva siksha abhiyan scheme, so the improvement should fall in place in the next two years,” said an official in the department of school education.
Given the alacrity with which funds disappear into anything but the projects for which they are meant, this does not inspire much confidence.
President of Andhra Pradesh Balala Hakkula Sangham, Mr Achyuta Rao, said that 53 per cent of schools with less than 60 students have only one teacher.
If the teacher goes on leave, the school will not function. Such issues need to be addressed first by the government.

A study of 900 schools in 15 districts released by Aser Centre last week followed 30,000 Class 2 and Class 4 students over 15 months. The results show that children learned modest amounts during this time, but most remained at least two grade levels behind where they should be, including in the best performing states.-Hindustan Times

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Brief Activity round up of GSF by Keerthana E

  • Amma Vadi (Mother’s lap)
  • Badi (School)
  • Gudi (temple)

In 2005 GSF has started with an intention to motivate and encourage rural students. The First programme to  start was GUDI (temple) construction, 2 temples in 3 years. ―
SREE GNANA SARASWATHI TEMPLE‖ for student’s enhancement is constructed only with the contributions of the students which is one of the 2 temples works as center for programs held by GSF. For the last 4 years GSF has been working for the benefit of Rural poor and deserving chldren.

Badi(school) is the second most important place after the Mother’s lap which plays very crucial role in moulding an individual as a great human being; A country’s future is created in the class rooms. So school is the center of GSF activities.

GSF main goals are

 · Recognizing and encouraging the talents of students in the early stage
 · To improve ethical values in the students
 · To help them in being a responsible citizen

GSF started with gnana saraswathi temple as center and government schools as platform for the development of students in rural areas because those students are losing their career paths due to illiteracy in parents and poverty. Anyway government is giving importance to them in the same way but it is getting failure due to lack of correct implementation and it is also not good to depend on government for everything.

So GSF wants to give possible support to them and started its programs; from 1 mandal in 2008 GSF spread its works to 8 mandals (92 schools). GSF is now organizing its full fledged activities in 3 mandals over 35 govt. schools. Around 12000 students are being benefitted by this program.
The Activities of GSF are

  1. Patriotic songs competition
  2. Prasikshana training program specially designed for SSC students
  3. Libraries 
  4. Aksharabysam
  5. Coaching for Navodaya Entrance Exam
  6. Annual day celebrations in government schools
  7. Distribution of stickers with inspirational patriots
All these programs are being held with the support of  generous people.

The following sloka sums up
                                                     Adhishtanam Thadakartha
                                                     Karanancha Pruthikvidham
                                                     Vividaacha prithak Shreshta
                                                     Divam chivatra panchamam
For any social activity to be fruitful following are required
Adhishtanam -- Has to determine a goal
Thadakarta----It should have some activists who work in accordance with that goal
Karanancha pruthik vidham—It should have a clear policy.
Vividaacha prithak shreshta—consistent and untiring efforts are needed to achieve that goal
Divam chivatra panchamam—if all the above four are appropriately considerd ,then we get god’s grace as fifth support.

The above sloka is compared to GSF as follows; GSF is formed with a goal to enlighten rural students . It has designed a plan with certain programs to achieve goal. All the programs conducted by the GSF have become successful due to the relentless efforts of its activists. As said above BADI & GUDI programs are running successfully. But we were clueless for two years to begin AMMA VADI programme as mentioned in the above sloka like god’s grace a lion hearted woman Mrs. Lorrie came forward to lend her helping hand .
Mrs lorrie of Lavya foundation which also works for Rural students progress; During her visit in 2010 she interacted with some of the rural Students which made her to determine for the initiation of 50cents period especially for girls. She started 50 cents period with the support of her friends as well as the contributions by other bighearted people. Now the awaiting Amma vadi program is initiated by GSF with the coordination of 50 centes period. Lorrie is very enthusiastic and she expressed her whole heartedness towards Amma vadi (mother’s lap) program .As a part of it when she was here to Andhra Pradesh in sep 2011for a 2days visit (sep26th &sep 27th) she visited all the GSF working schools and expressed her satisfaction about GSF work . In 2days busy schedule which started at 7 in the morning and wound up at 9 pm I am amazed by Mrs. Lorrie’s commitment in knowing the people’s problems. Her untried efforts to make people educated is outstanding. She beautifully inculcated moral values to students through her inspirational messages. Throughout her visit I must appreciate her integrity to help the society is incomparable.

Two important programs which are accomplished by GSF during these 2 days Lorries’s visit are
1. Initiation of Amma Vadi program which gives foremost importance to the female education in rural areas.
2. Adoption of 3 orphan girls who are in very pathetic conditions.

Summing up LORRIE L King's 2 DAY VISIT 

1st day(26th September 2011)

                       In nandivanaparthi Lorrie visited zphs high school, she met Head Master(HM)and teachers of the school in the temple later she visited GNANA SARASWATHI TEMPLE constructed by GSF as a part of GUDI(temple) program. She conveyed her message to the students.



Boligunta Thanda 
                    In boligunta thanda Lorrie interacted with all the thanda people and visited primary school students and their activities.


                     In kothapally zphs school Lorrie got warm welcome from teachers, HM and students. There Lorrie was very happy to see WATER PURIFICATION PLANT established by Lavya foundation later she had thankful meet with HM and teachers followed by students regards to lorrie and students cultural activities.





 Kothapally Thanda
                     In kothapally thanda lorrie was very interested to meet banjara people and had a nice time with them participating in their cultural dances later she visited there primary school and conveyed her message to educate children.

Lorrie had meeting with all schools HMs from Manchal mandal for sometime in the evening at Ibrahimpatnam.

Lorrie had meeting with all GSF activists followed by launching of Amma vadi program in the presence of guests and she shared her feelings in coordinating 50 cent with amma vadi program. Later Lorrie was warmly honored by GSF.


2nd day(27th September 2011) 

Three orphan Girls 
                    Lorrie visited 3 orphan girls at Gadda mallai gudem and interacted with girls also their grandmother and neighbors.


                   Lorrie continued her visit to zphs high school at rangapur and had meeting with HM &teachers of the school and interacted with students later she conveyed her message to the students.




Perikarala Thanda
                   Lorrie received warm reception from perikarala thanda high school students and teachers ,she had a good interaction with teachers and discussed about progress of the school for long time later visited the thanda and their lifestyle along with students and teachers.





                   Lorrie got heart full welcome from loyapally high school students, HM and teachers. Lorrie was firstly very glad to see WATER PURIFICATION PLANT at loyapally launched by Lavya foundation in coordination with GSF. Lorrie had thankful meeting with HM and teachers followed by students greetings and satisfactory speeches thanking Kiran sir. Lorrie was greatly honored by loyapally students with her favourite banjara worked clothes. Lorrie ended the visit with her motivated speech at loyapally.






Wednesday, September 28, 2011

gnana saraswathi students at swadeshi jagaran manch national symposium on national development models that was in august 2011 

GSF in the Press

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gnanasaraswathy foundation: Special Story in EEnadu telugu newspaper on Kothapally ZPHS

Source: eenadu

దాతల సహకారం...సంపూర్ణ వసతులు సాకారం
కొత్తపల్లి పాఠశాల ఆదర్శం
న్యూస్‌టుడే, యాచారం: రెండేళ్ల క్రితం యాచారం మండలం కొత్తపల్లి ఉన్నత, ప్రాథమిక పాఠశాలల్లో కనీస వపతులుండేవి కాదు. భవనాలపై ఏపుగా పెరిగిన మొక్కలు, చాలీచాలని శిథిల గదులు, చుట్టూ అపరిశుభ్రత. ఇరుగ్గా పరిసరాలు కొద్దిసేపు ఆ ప్రాంతంలో నిలబడాలన్నా ఇబ్బందిగా అనిపించేది. ఇదంతా రెండేళ్ల క్రితం మాట. ఇంతలోనే ఎంత మార్పు ఆహ్లాదభరితంగా పరిసరాలు, గదిలో బెంచీలు, గోడలపై చక్కటి సూక్తులు, తాగడానికి శుద్ధినీరు, అన్నింటా క్రమశిక్షణ. ఇంత తక్కువ వ్యవధిలో అంతటి మార్పునకు కారణం ఉపాధ్యాయుల్లో అంకితభావం, దాతల సాయం. ఉన్నతపాఠశాల ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయులు పి.గోవర్దన్‌ గొప్పతనానికి నిదర్శనం ఈ మార్పు. పేదరికంలో పుట్టి పట్టుదలతో ఎదిగిన ఆయన పాఠశాలను దేవాలయంగా మార్చారు. ప్రభుత్వ పాఠశాలకు వచ్చే వారంతా పేదల పిల్లలే కావడంతో వారంతా చదువుకుని గొప్పగా ఎదగాలనే ఆకాంక్షతో పని చేస్తున్నారు. నెరవేరిన ఎమ్మెల్యే హామీ...
మంచిరెడ్డి కిషన్‌రెడ్డి ఎమ్మెల్యేగా గెలిచిన తొలి రోజుల్లో కొత్తపల్లి పర్యటనకు వచ్చారు. పాఠశాల వసతుల తీరు చూసి ఆవేదన చెందారు. గదులపై పెరిగిన మొక్కలను తీయించాలని గ్రామ పంచాయతీ వారిని కోరారు. రూ.3.5 లక్షలు మంజూరు చేయడంతో అప్పటి వరకు వర్షం వస్తే కురిసే గదులకు మరమ్మతులు చేయించారు. మరుగుదొడ్లను,ప్రహరీని బాగు చేయించి ద్వారం (గేట్‌) నిర్మించారు. అన్ని గదులకురంగులు వేయించారు. నాలుగు అదనపు గదులను రాజీవ్‌ విద్యా మిషన్‌ నుంచి ఎమ్మెల్యే మంజూరు చేయించడంతో నిర్మాణం గోవర్దన్‌ పాఠశాలకు ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయునిగా వచ్చిన గోవర్దన్‌ పాఠశాల అభివృద్ధికి ఇలా శ్రీకారం చుట్టారు. గ్రామస్థులతో ఈ బడి మనదని పించేలా కార్యక్రమాలు మొదలు పెట్టారు. అందరం కలిస్తే ఆదర్శంగా చేయగలమని ఉత్తేజాన్ని నింపారు. మరింత అభివృద్దికి దాతల వేటలో పడ్డారు.
జ్ఞాన సరస్వతీ ఫౌండేషన్‌ తోడ్పాటు
జ్ఞాన సరస్వతీ పౌండేషన్‌ సహకారంతో పాఠశాల వార్షికోత్సవాన్ని కార్పొరేట్‌ స్కూల్‌ను తలపించేలా నిర్వహించారు. విద్యార్థుల్లో ఎనలేని ఉత్సాహం నింపింది. అటు చదువులో రాణిస్తూ ఇటు క్రమశిక్షణ అలవర్చుకున్నారు. ప్రభుత్వం పాఠశాలలకిచ్చే సౌకర్యాలను సద్వినియోగం చేసుకున్నారు. విద్యుత్‌ సౌకర్యం ఏర్పాటు చేసుకుని ప్రతి గదికి విద్యుత్‌ దీపాలు అమర్చుకున్నారు. అన్ని గదులకు రంగులు వేయించి గోడలపై స్ఫూర్తినిచ్చే సూక్తులు రాయించారు.
రోటరీ క్లబ్‌ సహకారంతో...
ఎల్బీనగర్‌ రోటరీ క్లబ్‌ సహకారంతో అన్ని తరగతులకు బెంచీలు సమకూర్చుకున్నారు. రోటరీ క్లబ్‌ అధ్యక్షులు రాంరెడ్డి ఇక్కడి ఉపాధ్యాయుల పనితీరు చూసి అడిగిన వెంటనే సుముఖత వ్యక్తం చేశారు.వాటాధనం నూ. 20 వేలను స్థానిక తెరాస నాయకులు కె.నారాయణరెడ్డి సమకూర్చారు. ఒకటి నుంచి పదోతరగతి వరకు అన్ని గదుల్లోనూ బెంచీలు సరిపడా ఉన్నాయి. ఉపాధ్యాయులుండే కార్యాలయం గదిని చూడచక్కగా మార్చుకున్నారు. ప్రాథమిక, ఉన్నత పాఠశాలలను వీడదీస్తూ ఉన్న గోడను తొలగించి ఆవరణను విశాలంగా మార్చారు.
ప్రాథమిక పాఠశాల కూడా...
ప్రాథమిక పాఠశాల ఆవరణలోనే ఉన్నత పాఠశాలను నడుపుతున్నారు. ఆ పాఠశాల ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయులు ఓరుగంటి రమేశ్‌ గోవర్దన్‌కు అండగా నిలిచి కలిసి పనిచేస్తుండటంతో పాఠశాల అభివృద్ధి వేగంగా సాగింది. పోటీపడి సౌకర్యాలు మెరుగుపర్చారు. ప్రాథమిక పాఠశాలలో దృశ్య శ్రవణం ద్వారా పాఠాలు బోధిస్తున్నారు. గోడలపై పాఠ్యంశాలకు సంబంధించిన అక్షరాలు ఫ్లెక్సీల ద్వారా అమర్చి విద్యార్థులు వాటిని కంఠస్థం చేసేలా చూస్తున్నారు.
మధ్యాహ్నం భోజనానికి శుద్ధిజలం
జ్ఞాన సరస్వతీ ఫౌండేషన్‌ ఆధ్వర్యంలో ప్రభుత్వ పాఠశాలల్లో తాగునీటి సమస్య పరిష్కరించడానికి శుద్ధిజలం ప్లాంట్‌లను దాతల సహకారంతో ఏర్పాటు చేయాలని నిర్ణయించింది. అందులో భాగంగా పౌండేషన్‌ వ్యవస్థాపకులు సదా వెంకట్‌రెడ్డి మొదటి ప్లాంట్‌ను ఇక్కడ ఏర్పాటు చేయించారు. రూ.1.5 లక్షల ఖర్చుతో ఏర్పాటు చేయగా విద్యార్థుల తాగునీటి కష్టాలు తీరాయి. ఇప్పుడు వారంతా సంపూర్ణ ఆరోగ్యంతో పాఠాలు చక్కగా వింటున్నారు.
* నెడ్‌క్యాప్‌ సహకారంతో పొగరాని పొయ్యిని సమకూర్చుకుని మధ్యాహ్నం వంట చక్కగా చేస్తున్నారు.
* పాఠశాలకు ఏ అవసరం వచ్చిన నేనున్నానంటూ తెరస నాయకులు నారాయణరెడ్డి ముందుండి సాయం అందిస్తున్నారు. పదిలో ప్రథమ, ద్వితీయ స్థానాలు సాధించిన విద్యార్థులకు 15 ఆగస్టు వేడుకల్లో నగదు ప్రోత్సాహకం అందజేస్తున్నారు.
* మరోదాత శేఖర్‌రెడ్డి కూడా పిల్లలకు అవసరమైన పుస్తకాలు ఇతర సౌకర్యాలు కల్పించారు.
* కంప్యూటర్‌ గది, మరో రెండు తరగతి గదులు సిబ్బంది, వంటగది అవసరం వీటిని త్వరలోనే సమకూర్చుకుంటామని గోవర్దన్‌ అంటున్నారు.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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