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Student Intervention At Brindavan Tent School With Tarkeybein’s English Curriculum

Student Intervention At Brindavan Tent School With Tarkeybein’s English Curriculum

Last week, we wrote about what Sarala Ma’am, the teacher at Brindavan Tent School, had to say about the changes she’s seen in the kids and the entire school ecosystem after our student intervention program – Mentor India – during this academic year. (You can […]

Behind The Scenes At The Brindavan Tent School – What A Year It’s Been!

Behind The Scenes At The Brindavan Tent School – What A Year It’s Been!

It’s almost the end of the academic year at Brindavan Tent School. It feels like it was just yesterday when we first walked to the little school and got to know the kids individually while conducting their baseline assessment. That was followed by a full […]

Mentor India – Paranga Vidya Kendra In Top 100 Of DFC ‘I CAN’ School Challenge 2017

Mentor India – Paranga Vidya Kendra In Top 100 Of DFC ‘I CAN’ School Challenge 2017

Implementing the Design For Change curriculum as part of Mentor India has been so fruitful for us and our kids at Paranga Vidya Kendra, which we always refer to as our Pyramid School! We did know that a curriculum designed from the heart has the […]

Celebrating Our Little Accomplishments On Children’s Day!

Celebrating Our Little Accomplishments On Children’s Day!

As a part of Mentor India, we have been collaborating with Tarkeybein to use their English curriculum to teach letter recognition along with phonetics and reading to our children. Apart from delivering the content, we also trained the teacher to be able to keep the […]

#TentToAirport – Celebrating Daan Utsav With Our Tiny Tots!

#TentToAirport – Celebrating Daan Utsav With Our Tiny Tots!

Last Friday was a crazy day for the Mentor India brigade! Thanks to the amazing folks at Daan Utsav, we got a chance to celebrate the Joy Of Giving Week by taking our tent school kids on a field trip. Where to? A place where […]

Mentor India – Our Little Superheroes Save Their School From Snakes! [Video]

Mentor India – Our Little Superheroes Save Their School From Snakes! [Video]

Mentor India classes have been going on wonderfully in Paranga Vidya Kendra in Magadi, which we always refer to as the Pyramid school, well because how often do you get a chance to teach in classrooms that are each designed as a self-sufficient pyramid? The […]

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 […]