As SAHAYA completes two years and entered into third year, the rapid growth of the organization and the impending challenges that it face, drive home the need to take a hard re-look at the charter of the society and decide on a course which would set the society on a path of growth with consolidation.

I feel it’s time to sit back and collectively decide on some of the fundamental questions:
Where are we? Where do we want to be in the next five years and how do we get there?

It is now imperative that we look back at the two years that have gone by, assess the successes and failures and chart out a path for the next five years. We would also be using the general meeting to have an open house discussion on the future direction and focus of the society. Based on my experience here children are eager to learn and accomplish more complex skills: reading, writing in the form of moral values, recognize cultural and individual differences and are able to manage most of their personal needs and grooming with minimal assistance.Let me walk you through some of the achievements of the society in the year 2008/09.

The past year has been a roller-coaster ride for the society. It started with a positive note, half way through alarm bells started ringing and at the end of the year, there is again some hope. When I look back they were few things to come in the horizon. We therefore started with a comprehensive and aggressive agenda for this academic year. Some of the important issues decided to take up in true perspective are following:
• Stronger and more effective relation with volunteers.
• Review of the SAHAYA structure.
• A more comprehensive events in the calendar year.

With all realistic aspirations and vivid imaginations, we analyze what has to be executed at an internal level as well as an external level to identify all opportunities and threats. On the other hand society having short-term goals, medium-term goals and long-term goals, initially we have to attain short-term goals fairly then steps up to the medium-term, then to the long-term goals. SAHAYA society co-ordinate these goals in a step wise manner so that they do not conflict with each other.

The positive coincidence is our volunteers are working hard at being responsible, being good and doing right. They are now more reasonable to share and cooperate. I believe our volunteers at this age are becoming more aware of themselves as individuals for a good cause which leads to adopt more number of schools in the near future.
My appreciations to all the patrons of SAHAYA society who are professional and committed to the pursuit of society welfare. SAHAYA society tries hard to exceed what people expect, by being personally involved and I ensure that our sessions will bring glory to each and every child, which will make "Future Perfect :-)".


School students, volunteers, core members, teachers, headmaster, permissions, discussions,....

pencils, scales, sketches, papers, cardboards, colours.....

something different, something new,... a new idea has to be implemented for students.. what would that be...

thinking...thinking... putting mind and hands to work together for something new.....thinking.... this continued...

An idea is known only if it is shared...
One fine day has come and the idea has took its root give shelter to the students.

One among the best available resources used by the team has led to implement new ideas for students which helps them to make things interesting and attractive. Among those available things would be .

As part of this event drawing, colouring, making attractive cards would help a lot.

FLASH CARDS are something which can be used in daily routine by the volunteers to make teaching different to children and make them learn in a easy way.

I would like to share few things while making these flash cards.. at first you feel like its something different..may be students wont get that attracted to these cards and then the same old teaching method would be better..but guys at the end of the day when these cards are done with the whole you yourself feel more attracted towards the cards and you would definitely feel..ayyo how nice it would be if i was a kid because i would learn again a,b,c...days..weeks..months.. through this cards and enjoy that beautiful moment..
But still not to worry more cards yet to be prepared join the fun....

Independence Day- It’s a moment that every Indian feels proud to be an Indian…

Well , this reminds me of my school days , where we eagerly waited for a morning flag hoisting followed by the cultural events to drench ourselves in the rain of joy..!

For me, this was my first Independence day at SAHAYA..

We all Sahayans were expected to be gathered at ZPHS,kukatpally by 8 in the morning for the independence day celebration. Flags are given out to volunteers who wear them proudly to show their patriotism towards India. The spirit of the celebration could be very well seen on the bright faces of every student. We then began the day with flag hoisting. We had 3 flags to be hoisted that gave us three times joy of the celebration!!

First we had the NCC flag hoisting followed by the primary section and then the secondary section flag. The crowd stood with great respect for its National Anthem which actually showed their love towards their mother nation. We then had a speech by the chief guest and the principal of the school. The cultural event started with a very beautiful Patriotic song which was very well sung by one of the school teachers . Students participated with a lot of enthusiasm in the singing and dancing events. The children also very confidently gave speech in Hindi , Telugu and English languages.

As the cultural events came to an end the school children dispersed and we Sahayans had stayed back for an event of quiz and group discussions which was especially organized for we volunteers. As we gathered in the class room for the event we saw picturesque surroundings, mesmerizing beauties in class rooms and their blackboards I wondered for a while how beautifully the children decorated their classrooms. Coming to quiz competition the first round was in written where 5 groups were selected while others had gone for group discussions. The volunteers had great fun and enjoyed the most, participating in the events!!

We therefore, ended up another great session of SAHAYA with the same joy and enthusiasm doubling the excitement of our Independence Day!!

Swatantra Diwas

Independence Day, came again the 64th time. Every year its an event which I enjoy more than my birthday. This time with Shamshiguda School children. All the students were busy in decorating their classrooms and everyone is dressed in uniform(Gud work Infotech guys). Me and volunteers from Yellenki were there to represent Sahaya. Flag was hoisted by local MLA. Its sad that, he left the school without a single word with the students. We were treated as guests by school management and asked us to sit on chairs just behind the stage(and just above the stage too :P). After a long speech by school headmaster, Saskriti Team and HHS have given money prizes to students who scored good marks in SSC. And our turn came. I went on to stage and briefly explained about Sahaya. After that quiz winners received prizes by the hands of their HM. They left us only after having sweet :).


Then headed to KP school for volunteers' events. When we reached KP School, the speeches were still going on. To know what happened next, read the below post by Neelima.

Celebrating the true Spirit of Independence

Every Independence Day brings to all of us a sense of pride for our nation and helps us celebrate its spirit. This Independence Day was very special to me ,it was my first Independence Day with Sahaya.

It was an apparently gloomy day but, the tri colours dancing in pride across the streets and the people commemorating sacrifices of the legendaries brightened up the day. The spirit of independence was in the air. To celebrate this spirit we Sahayans gathered at ZPHS,Kukatpally. As we entered the school I was elated to see the huge ground of the school swarmed with ebullient children breaking the barriers of colour, creed and religion to celebrate the Independence Day. The event started with the Flag hoisting followed by the march past of the NCC cadets with discipline as its decorate. A welcome speech by the the Principal and message from Chief Guest followed. Later there were some foot tapping dance numbers, the patriotic songs sung by the students and speeches given by the children which though crude, roused the patriotism amongst the audience. Next the alumni of the school shared their experience on how they excelled in their 10th and encouraged their peers to to do equally good or even better and make their teachers proud. Each and every secondary classroom was beautifully decorated for the independence day, each special in its own way. Some classes made portrays of freedom fighters, while others made a vibrant rangoli of tri-coloured Indian map showcasing blossoming talent and patriotism.

After the children dispersed we Sahayans had a quiz competition followed by a group discussion in which all the volunteers enthusiastically participated(or were forced to J). The quiz was fun and meticulously organized. Cheers to the organizing team!!!.

And thus ended one of the most memorable Independence day in my life. I’m happy to see Sahaya toddle to free the Mother India from the shackles of illiteracy… celebrating the true essence of Freedom for India. And I am proud to be a part of it.

A Day with lots of smiles | Independence day celebrations

To see a smile in someone’s face because of me/you really feels like heart rippling. It was a great and touching moment for us to see a bunch of smiles which made the thirst for our cause more stronger and I don’t have words to express the feeling that we all had.

The smiley day was 13 August, 2010, the day which made us feel richer than a prince(ss). We had all the kids
assembled together and were properly assigned volunteers. Even though there wasn't proper space inside the event place, all the kids were well managed throughout and it made me to remember the schooling days.

A cloudy Friday morning at ZPHS Shamshiguda volunteers scrambling about… “Do we have enough copies of  question papers? The answer papers are here! Yes, enough for everyone. Which classes to go first? Is the event place big enough???….”

Actually forgot to mention one thing. Actually I was kinda blown away when the kids asked me ” how are you ? ” giving me shake-hands. A really nice welcome.

About the event itself, lemme introduced you the innovative and intresting round names introduced by Election
and his team....

Round # Round Name Description Number of Questions Points
Round 1 AdukkoCheptam We wil ask questions related
to Politics, Sports, Movies
15 Questions, 3 per team 10 points for direct Q.
5 points for passed Q
Round 2 WordMaster Team has to pick a letter from
chits. The team has to tell
words start with the chosen
letter within 1 minute. They
also have to spell the word.
5 Questions, 1 per team Total 4 points per word.
2 for word, 2 for spelling.
Round 3 Gajini One student per team is
chosen for this round.
Students will be shown some
objects for 30 sec. Now they
will be given 1 minute to write
down the objects they have
1Question 1 point for object
Round 4 VikramBethal We will tell a story of famous
personality and ask questions
from the story. One story per
15 Questions. 5 per team. 5 points per question
Round 5 PustakalaPurugu We will ask questions from
academics(Social, Science,
9 Questions, 3 per team 10 points for direct Q
5 points for passed Q.

After the preliminary round we sorted out the best 5 from each class making 5 teams each consisting of 5 = 5teams, 25 members.

With these 5 teams Sandeep and amer started second round AdukkoCheptam. Audience  cheering for their favourite team alon with shakel... had a great fun time.
In the same way sundeep and his team done with remaining rounds..... the rounds kids enjoyed most was GAJAJNI round. Kids were given 1 i time to see n remember 25 items and they need to write those items on paper. 
And the other most interesting part of the day was kids were decorating their class rooms for independence day celebrations to be held  today.[15 Aug]. 

at the end 
it was 
A day with lot of smiles........