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Happy Launch Of Passion To Profession Tool In Manipal Seva Mela

Happy Launch Of Passion To Profession Tool In Manipal Seva Mela

The weekend that went by was one filled with so many levels of happiness and excitement for all of us at KnowYourStar. We were in Manipal to attend the National Conference on Youth in Social Change organised by the Manipal University, where we also set […]

Mentor India Is Back! Join Us At Brindavan Tent School In The Heart Of Bangalore

Mentor India Is Back! Join Us At Brindavan Tent School In The Heart Of Bangalore

Last year, as a part of our Mentor India initiative, Team KYS frequented rural areas around Bangalore. This time around, when someone introduced us to Brindavan Tent School in Vignan Nagar, which is right in the middle of this metropolitan city, we went to take […]

Mentor India – Celebrating Sports Day At Paranga Vidya Kendra

Mentor India – Celebrating Sports Day At Paranga Vidya Kendra

A few months ago, we published a great first-hand account of the Mentor India programme at Paranga Vidya Kendra written by Jaishree Garg, a first-time mentor. After her experience teaching these wonderful kids, Jaishree decided that she wanted to go the extra mile and make a tangible […]

Mentor India In Mumbai – Sharing The Fruits Of Our Labour

Mentor India In Mumbai – Sharing The Fruits Of Our Labour

Last month, we had the opportunity to take Mentor India to Mumbai! Jaideep had the pleasure of teaching two batches of students – 55 from Holy Cross School and 19 from Ankur Orphanage for girls. This program was supported by Reach Social and Welfare Association, […]

Making An Impact – Introducing Team SAP To The Mentor India Experience

Making An Impact – Introducing Team SAP To The Mentor India Experience

This month, SAP SE and Team KnowYourStar joined forces to conduct the Mentor India programme for underprivileged students in Bangalore. Today, Pranita and our SAP volunteers have shared their Mentor India experiences with us. Mentor India is a success today because of the tremendous support we have received and […]

Mentor India – Once A Volunteer, Always A Teacher

Mentor India – Once A Volunteer, Always A Teacher

Mentor India, our educational outreach programme, is growing! This month, a great team of volunteer teachers headed out to Paranga Vidya Kendra in Magadi to teach the kids – and ended up learning some important lessons along the way. One of our first-time teachers, Jaishree Garg, has […]

Mentor India 2.0 – Design Thinking With Clay Ganesha

Mentor India 2.0 – Design Thinking With Clay Ganesha

Last Saturday took Mentor India class to a whole new level. After a super Week 4, we were wondering how to make sure that Week 5 tops the high expectations we had set. We came up with ideas, and hoped the execution would go well […]

Mentor India 2.0 – New Techniques For New Skills

Mentor India 2.0 – New Techniques For New Skills

As usual, after a joyous Mentor India 2.0 – Week 3, we had a dramatic Week 4. Why dramatic you ask? Read on. With new volunteers joining us week on week, and some old volunteers making a come-back, Mentor India classes and its students are […]

Mentor India 2.0 – A Village-Raised Volunteer Teacher’s Views

Mentor India 2.0 – A Village-Raised Volunteer Teacher’s Views

Last week, we told you about our rural session from the eyes of a teacher volunteer. This time, we have another volunteer – Mentor Ambresh, narrating his experience from Week 3 of Mentor India 2.0. He has been a core member of our Mentor India […]

Mentor India Hackathon – Setting Up Computer Lab For Rural Students

Mentor India Hackathon – Setting Up Computer Lab For Rural Students

Internet of Things (IoT) is a game-changer in most fields. Starting from healthcare to retail- it has left no field untouched. So we also started thinking in the lines of how to leverage IoT in our Mentor India program. Applying IoT To Mentor India We […]

Mentor India 2.0 – From The Eyes Of A Volunteer Teacher

Mentor India 2.0 – From The Eyes Of A Volunteer Teacher

After a successful Week 1, here’s a small report of how Week 2 of Mentor India 2.0 went- in the words of one of our new mentors, Rashmika Rao, who came along with us as a teacher volunteer for the first time. It’s quite unusual […]

Mentor India 2.0 – Extended Hours, Renewed Vision

Mentor India 2.0 – Extended Hours, Renewed Vision

16th of July was a cold Saturday morning in Bengaluru. We picked up planned giveaways and a couple of bundles of Mitra Pustak with groggy eyes and stifled yawns. We drove down the now-so-familiar 120 km road to Chikkarasinakere, eagerness starting to overpower the sleeplessness! Kick-starting […]