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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 […]

Bangalore Mirror features Mentor India’s Success Story

Bangalore Mirror features Mentor India’s Success Story

This morning, as Bangaloreans are going gaga about the beautiful weather, Team KYS has another reason to be delighted! We woke up to read the success story of our Mentor India program at the Kannada Medium Government School at Chikkarasinakere on today’s edition of Bangalore […]

Mindfulness to Creativity for Confidence: Week 3 at Vindhya E-Infomedia

Mindfulness to Creativity for Confidence: Week 3 at Vindhya E-Infomedia

In 2014 Gallup report, it said that the bulk of employees worldwide — 63% — are “not engaged,” meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. And 24% are “actively disengaged,” indicating they are unhappy and […]

Educational Dumb Charades & Funglish Fever at Vindhya E-Infomedia

Educational Dumb Charades & Funglish Fever at Vindhya E-Infomedia

After a successful and energetic Week 1 at Vindhya e-Infomedia, Week 2 started with an add-on session about the importance of Introduction. Mentor Gowtham touched upon the importance of learning new languages to explore new worlds, without forgetting your roots – your mother-tongue. We hope […]

Mentor India starts at Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited

Mentor India starts at Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited

We had a very busy month of March, after winding up a spectacular Mentor India pilot phase finale with Vilas Nayak. We raised a generous amount of INR 1,20,902 from 29 backers through crowdfunding and worked hard with Foresee Multimedia to put together the open […]

Mentor India Pilot Phase Finale: Vilas Nayak Inspires All

Mentor India Pilot Phase Finale: Vilas Nayak Inspires All

Six sessions spanned across six weeks, and the pilot of Mentor India came to a successful closure. Oh, what a month it has been! Weekends were spent traveling to the beautiful Chikkarasinakere village from Bangalore, and the weekdays were spent juggling between our day jobs […]

Mentor India: Learning Formulas to Win

Mentor India: Learning Formulas to Win

Here’s a story on how our Week-6 went; written by one of our guest teachers—Ranjita Praseed— who visited the school for the first time when we taught our kids formula’s to win! In the backdrop of a small and pristine village characterized by sugarcanes, cows and […]

Mentor India: Kabaddi, Verb Dumbcharades and Paragraph Vada-Pav

Mentor India: Kabaddi, Verb Dumbcharades and Paragraph Vada-Pav

After setting high standards on week 4, it was a challenge to keep the 5th week session as engaging and interesting for the students. We left no stones unturned, and with hours of research and preparation, we were on our way! It’s amazing how we […]

Mentor India: Eliciting Creativity using Music and Learning Body language with Street-Play

Mentor India: Eliciting Creativity using Music and Learning Body language with Street-Play

By far, we’ve been lucky to find guest teachers for Mentor India, who have been area experts. Week 4 was the one which stood out with sessions on music and street play. The sessions were based on music, which was conducted by Suhas Yogin and […]

Mentor India: Friends, I’ll be there for you…

Mentor India: Friends, I’ll be there for you…

“I’ll be there for you… ‘Cause you’re there for me too” This title track by The Rembrandts from one of the classic shows on television, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, was a hit amongst our students, who have never heard it before. We taught them a part of it […]