Talent Recognition Program – 2014

Dear All,

Future India Team arranged “Talent Recognition Program” for students from government schools in Kolar District, Karnataka. We focused on Quiz and Drawing Competition. There are 150 students participated from more than 100 government schools in Kolar District. Total 120 students participated in Quiz Competition and 30 students participated in Drawing Competition.


Future India Team and Samsung Seva Team put their best efforts to make all arrangements. We had series of discussion with Mr.Veeranna Gowda sir to get the details of students and chosen gift items for the students. Ranadheer and Naresh spent their whole day in Chipset Market, Bangalore to select best gifts for all participants and winners. Finally, they brought school bags for all prize winners along with water bottle and hotpack. Based on suggestion from Mr. Veeranna Gowda Sir, we decided to distribute English-English-Kannada dictionaries for all participants and winners.

Samsung Seva Team put their best efforts to design trophies and medals for all prize winners. They had done great job.

Group of teachers designed question paper and conducted written test for all 120 students. They shortlisted 10 teams with 3 students per team. There are total 7-8 rounds – science, maths, English, General Knowledge, History and Sports. It was very interesting to see the talents from students and their active participation. Finally, we were able to select top 3 teams as winners.

Drawing Competition :

We distributed drawing sheets, crayons, erasers and pencils. There is no specific theme , but asked everyone to go with their own creativity. We could find many smart artists from 30 participants. It was nice to see some of the students accompanied by their parents for encouragement. Finally, we had tough time to select top 5 drawings.


We distributed English-English-Kannada dictionaries and participation certificates to all 150 participants. Distributed gifts to all prize winners. Congratulated all prize winners with trophies and medals.

Future India Team express our sincere thanks to all volunteers from Samsung Seva Team and Future IndiaTeam, Teachers, Students and Parents.

Special thanks to Mr.Veeranna Gowda for his sincere efforts and coordination to make all the arrangements. He had arranged breakfast, tea and Lunch for all the volunteers. It was really a great event to recognize hidden talents from young minds.

Special thanks to Ranadheer for his special donation Rs.10,000 for this event. Future India team express our hearty thanks to all participants, teachers, parents, Samsung seva team and volunteers.

Total Expenses:


Photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/105340983071140360128/TalentRecognitionProgram2014#

Future India Team.




Future India helped Akila to continue her B.Com….

Dear All,

Hope you are all aware of our education support to student Ms.Akila M last year. Future India Team helped to join B.Com(Co-operation) course last year. Please refer our blog for more details. (https://futureindiatrust.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/future-india-helped-akila-to-continue-her-education-after-ii-puc/).

Her college fee for the second year was due on July 10, 2013. After verifying her markets and observation in 1st year, Future India Team continue to support her for second year as well. Tamiz Vendan is in regular touch with her to track her education and results. Recently she has won prize in the state-level NCC competition.

Future India Team paid her college fee Rs. 1940 and helped her to continue her B.Com. Cheque was issued to college directly and received receipt for the same. Future India Team express our heartly thanks to Tamiz Vendan for his efforts to get all details.

Future India Team.


Dear All,

Future India Team has been working to encourage students from government schools in Kolar District, Karnakata. In Y2012, Future India Team met 3000+ students from 75 government schools. In Y2013, as part of school kit program – we wanted to meet students at 100 government schools in rural villages of Kolar district, Karnataka. We had very good response from HM  from all the schools, and we were able receive school wise student list from 125 schools. This is about 6071 students.

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Future India Team took this challenge happily and worked with Aviratha, Samsung Seva Team, Adodis, Synopsis and RECT MCA ALUMI to achive the same. More than 100 volunteers from Future India Trust , Samsung Seva Team, Adodis and IBM worked together – start from offloading notebooks from truck, sorting note books for each school, loading in truck and distribution.

??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????Our aim was to meet every student – then greet- then gift our note books- to encourage them. We have divided our team into almost 10 groups and visited every school with note books. We took two days to complete this program – 20th July 2013 and 3rd August 2013.

Future India Team – express our sincere thanks to Mr. Veeranna Gowda sir for his sincere efforts to collect all the details from every schools, coordination and his help to execute our action plan. It was not possible without his help. We extend our thanks to all the headmasters and Mr. Veeranna gowda for the hospitality ( breakfast and lunch for all the volunteers).

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Thanks to Naresh and Ranadheer for their efforts to segregate note books for school along with their son, relatives and volunteers from Samsung Seva Team and Adodis Volunteers. It took almost more than a week to complete this task. They arranged note books for every school and cluster seperately based on inputs received from every school.

Future India Team thank Dr. Victor Paul for providing space to keep all the note books for more than a week. It was very difficult to find a room to store all 38000 note books and segregate for each school.

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We all assembled at 5a.m on 20th July 2013, at Kadesh Children Home, Ramamurthy Nagar to load note books into trucks and personal vehicles, and it took about 3 hours to load all note books. We all assembed at Government School, Chatrakodihalli, Kolar District as planned around 9.30a.m. After a fresh breakfast and small introduction meeting with HMs, all teams headed towards their list of schools to be covered. It was wonderful experience for all of us to travel through rural villages and meet every student. All students were excited to meet us and get note books.  We were able to distribute note books for 90 schools on 20th July 2013, then all were assembled at Woodys Restaurant, Kolar for lunch and shared our experience.  We followed the same process on 3rd August 2013, Saturday to cover remaning schools. Mr. Veeranna Gowda arraged special lunch for all the volunteers and we all had very nice time.

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Future India express our heartful thanks to all the volunteers, headmasters and future india members participated in this program and made it very successful event.

Here is the details of schools covered.

Cluster No Cluster Number of Schools Number of Students Number of Note Books
1 C.R.C HARATI, KOLAR TALUK 12 733 4869
8 C.R.C HOLURU, KOLAR TALUK 9 446 2719
10 C.R.C  VADAGURU 17 872 5733
12 Extra schools based on Need 4 100 300
TOTAL 125 6071 37720


Future India Team.

Everyone goes to school from Angel orphange – School fee paid

Dear All,

Future India has been supporting Children at Angel Orphange, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore for their education every year. Mrs. Sabina, caretaker from Angel orphange approached us with list of students and their fee details in May 2013. After our initial verifiation, We have paid school fee for all 14 students in 13th June 2013, and made sure that everyone continue their education.

Here is the list of students and their fee details


Total amount for all 14 students is Rs. 77,000 and we thank Samsung Seva Team for coming forward to share the school fee with us. Future India issued cheque for Rs. 77,000 to St. Xavier High School, Bangalore directly. Future India express our sincere thanks to all Future India members for thier contribution.

Future India Team

Sports Day at Indira Gandhi International Acedemy, Bangalore

Dear All,

Future India Team and Samsung Seve Team conducted Sports day at Indira Gandhi International Acedemy on 5th Jan 2013, Saturdday. There are 150 students participated and enjoyed different games. We have distributed prizes to all winners and participants.
















Future India Team

A promise to the newborn…

Dear All,

Recently we visited an orphanage in Kolkata. Not exactly an orphanage, but all the kids there, are mostly having single parents. They are there because either their mom or dad is in jail or they are not able to afford to feed or educate the kids. So most of these kids are first generation students.


Many of them have seen enough of the dark side of life which we possibly will never see in our entire lifetime. The young minds, malnourished minds, fragile minds arrive at this place without knowing the reason behind why they have been sent here or brought here. And then a new life begins for them…

First they are taught why they should go to school. Even before that, they need to know what is school. They never saw anyone around them, since their birth, waking up in the morning, brushing and taking shower, pack the books and notebooks in a bag and wear an uniform…mostly what they saw was people fighting, sometimes getting killed, got ill treatment and misbahavior, in the process every possibility of any dream getting ruptured. No they were not fortunate to have a J K Rowling among them.

So when they are told to go to school, they get scared of the unknown. This is the biggest challenge that the educators and the volunteers face. Convincing the kids to open a book, to have them listen to a story – we all know when there is lot of darkness around, we need lot of light to wipe that darkness away. But sometimes, rays of light can do the magic.  And that is what is happening with these kids. Poetry, Music, Paintings are the vehicles of those rays of light travelling through the dark roads of the mind.

The wonderful world in the mind of the young child is getting recreated again. The dreams start to come back. The dreams of becoming a poet, a painter, an engineer, a doctor one day. Tears dry up, the memories of ill treatment fade away. They get replaced by Sukumar Roy’s Abol Tabol or Robindronath’s Shishu. They get replaced by the colorful Paint Boxes, Color Pencils.  With the resurrection of this dream, comes a resolve. So when the parents of the rich kids complain to the school that these ‘kids with no whereabouts’ should not be allowed to mix with theirs, when the neighbors avoid them and do not allow their kids to play with them, they and their dreams march on. In spite of all resistances. And they top the class.


Th377611_4538833064908_709299897_ney win the painting competition in school. They win the prize for most attendance in class – can you believe that or beat that?  They win the book  named ‘I am Vivekananda speaking’.  Seeing the kids, the bright eyes, the mind full of dream, the enthusiasm to learn and go to school, that line written by a famous Bengali poet reverberates constantly – ‘I will make this world livable for children, this is my promise to the newborn’.

PS: The kids from well-to-do families, after they mix with the kids from the orphanage and become good friends, fight back when their parents say anything and convinces them back that it is not a good idea to create differences among kids.


Future India Team

Future India Trust tied up with Tailorbird and initiated “Urban reading programme” in Bangalore

Dear All,

Future India Team had discussion with TailorBird Children’s Library & Learning Centre  http://www.thetailorbird.com/  to make use of their “Urban Reading Program” at some of schools in Bangalore.
Future India Team roped in three schools in Banglore and encouraged them to start the Urban reading program for the benefit of students. As a first step, Training program for teachers from 3 different schools in Bangalore were arranged at Tailorbird centre on 15th December 2012, Saturday.

Below schools were participated in the training program :

1.  Presidency Church School (2 participants – Mr. Boillen and Ms, Pramila) – One copy of the software given to Mr. Boillen)

2.  Indira Gandhi International Academy (2 participants – Ms, Jayashree and Mr. Yesudas) – One copy handed over to Ms. Jayashree.
3.  Apsa (1 participant – Ms. Rema Vidyadharan) – Paid up for the training;
All participants have been given training manual and they can reach TailorBird team any time for further assistance. Also, SW copy provided to all the three schools and SW cost paid by Future India Trust.
Future India Team express our heartful thanks to Mrs. Latha Srinivasan, Tailorbird for thier discount on SW cost and training program.

What does the Urban Reading programme achieve?

Start them young on a healthy reading habit and growth will show on their minds!

Urban reading programme is a small step towards encouraging children to truly become independent readers – to read outside of school books,  to develop analytical, logical and skills required to do well in academics as well.  Primarily targeted at children of lower socio-economic background, the programme trains and empowers the teachers who would in-turn aid the children in reading – it provides the concepts, tools and techniques to teachers, to familiarize them about how to develop independent reading  in a child and to  develop a young child as a willing reader at his/her own pace. Each of the schools who subscribe to this programme  are given a software tool –Flow of English – this product contains stories that children can listen to – learn the correct pronunciation, intonation and understand the spoken word.

The trained teachers would later guide the children to learn to read using simple techniques and rules to read and spell words, phrases, captions, sentences and paragraphs in that same order. Repetition is the key and  technology facilitates this; even if the teacher is not present, the child can click on individual words to be read to him/her.

The programme offers continuous support to teachers to ensure that they succeed – follow-up and monitoring of implementation; feedback to the programme to make corrections, if required.

What next?

The next step is to give children access to quality, age and culture appropriate printed matter, in form of books, newspapers and validate their progress via online interactions with trained teachers and volunteers  to keep the reading habit alive.

Who owns this?

This programme is spearheaded by individuals  (educationists and corporate professionals) who recognize and understand the lacunae in the education system and willing to go ahead to make that difference in the lives of first-generation learners – by bringing in schools and teachers to understand and sign-up for this programme and donors to fund the operational expenses.  Volunteers who are willing to be hands-on are welcome.


Future India Team

Visit update on APSA (Association for Promoting Social Action ), Bangalore

Dear All,

Last saturday a couple of us visited the campus of APSA (Association for Promoting Social Action), an NGO involved in child rights and education in L.B.Shastri Nagar, Bangalore. What we saw there really impressed us.
APSA is a rights-based child-centered community development organisation working towards the development of the community through a systematic process of empowerment. Their main focus groups are street children, child labourers and other children in distress, including abandoned and runaway children, child victims of abuse and prostitution, children of sex workers as well as the larger communities of the urban slums.
They have a school for the under-privileged children in their campus called Dream School. Apart from that they have also been running a Life Skill training center called ‘Kaushalya’ for the last 2 decades, where they provide some very useful life skills training like Tailoring, Screen Printing & Stationery making, Desktop publishing & Electronics / Electrical works to under-privileged children above the age of 17 yrs.
It is a residential program with the children residing in a hostel aptly called Nammane and it is provided entirely free of cost. The program ranges from 6 to 18 months, at the end of which the children are also provided free placement in companies. During the training period they also focus on essential life skills like the English language, Personality development, Inter-personal skills, Time management etc to make it a holistic program covering all aspects of a child’s development.
There are currently about 80 children undergoing this program at Kaushalya. Anyone can also refer any needy children who can benefit from such life skills training to APSA. They take children from all over the country. The person to contact is Mr Ramkumar.
APSA also is one of the organisations which receives calls made to the child helpline – 1098. It takes care of all child abuse cases in east bangalore and surrounding areas and is doing some great work in rescuing children from distress situations like forced labour, physical & sexual abuse etc. They also provide all the help required for such children to overcome their trauma and lead normal lives once again.
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Future India Team

Career Guidance Progam @ Govt School, Ponneri, Vellore District

Dear All,

Future India Trust arranged Career Guidance Program at Government Higher Secondary School, Ponneri, Vellore District for all II PUC Students on 1st December 2012, Saturday. This program was arranged with the help of Manam Malarattum and Study Guide India.


There are 250 students attended and benefitted from this program. Also, we have distributed Career Guidance Book to each student.

Future India express our heartful thanks to HM, Manam Malarattum team and Study Guide India Team for their cooperation and their help.

Photos : https://picasaweb.google.com/105340983071140360128/CareerGuidanceProgram_Ponneri#

Future India Team

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