Vibrant and full of colorful hope through books

Our logo design incorporates a rainbow, Clouds, and a Book. Each 3 aspects of the design represent small parts of our dream Library for children.

Rainbows always stand for hope. Everyone can relate to the rainbow because it's in nature. It's rare, but when it appears everyone can see it. This simplicity and rareness would comprise curiosity, a Joy for Children through Sahaya. 

Clouds are symbol of imagination, creativity, and also inspiration. We sow seeds of inspiration in these books have motivated children to follow their dreams and achieve their potential.

Books - There are many little ways to enlarge child's world. Giving kids the Joy of reading is best of all. Every time we open a book, we discover something new – a beautiful story or a fairy-tale, the strange and wonderful habits of animals, the mysterious world of science, and the customs of people who live in a far-distant country.  And every time we open a book, kids learn something new – learn numbers and letters, colors and shapes, poetry and songs.  

Books are, quite simply, windows on the world!  
A library is a place to read and to enjoy and celebrate books.

Every support, big or small, is a rainbow of hope.
You can choose to be a part of spreading the Joy.

Donate books. Enlighten lives. Ignite Minds.


Sahaya Premier League-13

Every Sunday has something or the other that makes the day special, but quite often they are made special by the SAHAYA sessions. The previous Sunday (15/09/13) was altogether different from the previous Sunday’s and previous sessions, it was a combination of Brain Storming session & Sahaya premier league. It turned out to be the best combination ever, and to this combination rain added much more essence& value (priceless). 

The SPL-13 started with the match between the home ground team KUKATPALLY KINGS & SHAMSHIGUDA SHERS; it was the match that I would never forget in my life. The spirit & the sportsmanship shown by the players of both the teams despite rain was Incredible & the captains of both the teams 
(Sreeram.G & Divya.P) who stood out in the front to represent their respective teams deserve a standing ovation , the match was nail biting were the result was not decided until the last ball. SHAMSHIGUDA team had the upper hand in the end. 

There were many things that one can discuss about this match, rather than describing them in this article it would be better that I start writing a book. (Semi-Colon Parenthesis)

Stats of the match: Kukatpally 49 Runs in 10 Over’s
                             Shamshiguda 50Runs in 9.4 Over’s 

(Final result: Shamshiguda won the match by 1 wicket).

Both the teams showed the spirit & Competition which is quite often observed in matches between INDIA & PAKISTAN. One thing that I can say to the people who missed this match, you missed a life time experience.  

And the second match of SPL-13 was between the SHAMSHIGUDA SHERS & MOSSAPET MUSKETEERS, it almost looked like a one sided match, Moosapet Team have dominated the match completely from the starting. The Innings by Sreeram Bhagavathula was worth watching and made him not only a great leader but definitely a great cricketer. His Innings showcased his love & respect towards the game of cricket.

Moosapet won the match quite sensibly & emerged as the strongest team of the day. 
Few people who were unique throughout the day: 

Best Team: Shamshiguda 
(played 2 games Back to Back, despite the bad climate)

Best Catch: Tej from VNR

Best Performance overall: Ravi from Shamshiguda

Most Consistent Player: Prathibha (1st ball four, next ball out)

Umpire of the Day: Harsha Vardhan

Super Golden Duck: Rama Raju (Credits to Anirudh for his golden words)

Bowler of the Day: Naga lakshmi (Three wickets in One over)

Best Silent Supporter: Divya Pinky

Active Players of the day: Sreeram.G, Manoj & Om Prakash

Coordinator of the day: Srikanth Kothala

Sledger of the Day: Nischal Samji

Cheer Boy of the Day: Anirudh

Best Captain: All FOUR 

Guest of the Day: Bharat Reddy

                In the end it was SAHAYA who won the match

We care, We Educate & We have Fun. We're Sahayans

Anirudh Kasibhatla

Exploring New Methods of Teaching

Sahaya retreats periodically as a continuation of tradition from the establishment early on. Watching volunteers in action at regular sessions, events, gatherings and brainstorm sessions is an opportunity at lucid best growth of organization in providing better services to kids we are working for. This always motivates each one of us, brings out more ideas, with every idea we get a step closer to our goals.

More than teaching kids English and organizing events we are building platform for kids where they can design their dreams and more importantly achieve them.

The following illustration in our own creative way  in our teaching.

Children leaders - Idea was borne out from many discussion between our Volunteer G.Karthik and Nischal.

"Encouraging  high class students to teach/mentor the lower class"

Here is the illustration of IDEA by Sree Sruthi a volunteer from ZPHS kukatpally. She asks...
Ever tried asking this question to the students in the schools we visit?
Try asking this question, their answers will surprise you.  

There is an increasing pressure on the volunteer, especially with large, overcrowded classes of pupils with varying abilities, standards, mediums and languages. However, volunteers try to gather children's interests through various assessment methods and come up with productive ideas to motivate kids on their interests.

Kesana Santhosh Kumar suggested us to organize a field trip to motivate kids he teaches regularly.

Field Trip

Children learn about different professions, ideas and opportunities when they visit new places. A field trip can awaken the desire in a child to try new things and pursue previously unconsidered dreams and can spark new interests and passions.

There is much more that we have been able to accomplish in Sahaya. It is in the doing that we find out how kids can be motivated, inspired, benefited and what our own wonderful idiosyncrasies will be working.

Here illustration is the tool that I used to spark conversations and help volunteers build bridges within our team and across friends of Sahaya.