Vidya Jyothi is an innovative program introduced to encourage GMRVF supported scholarship students to pay back to the society. The students of GMRIT and SGCSR Degree College, who are supported by GMRVF through educational scholarships, are requested to provide free tuitions to poor school students. Over 300 students are currently working as Vidya Jyothi Volunteers.
Each volunteer teaches 20-25 students. These Vidya Jyothi volunteers also take part in the activities like conducting awareness camps for unemployed youth, health camps, clean and green activities in their villages.
The performance of the volunteers as well as that of their students is reviewed by the Foundation regularly. The scheme helps the community and the students who receive tuitions and also helps the volunteers to utilize their potential to the optimum.
- Periodic trainings are arranged for Vidya Jyothi Volunteers.
- Review meetings are conducted every month. Volunteers submit reports on their activities in these meetings.
- Most of the volunteers demonstrate remarkable levels of discipline and conduct teaching sessions regularly.
- The programme helps in bringing out the full potential of the college students and helps them develop.
Kamesh - Lightening Lives
G.Kamesh belongs to Santhakaviti village in Srikakulam district of AP. His father is an agricultural labourer. Kamesh got 77% marks in SSC and 83% in Intermediate. He is studying final B.Sc at SGCSR Degree College and is receiving scholarship support from GMRVF. He is currently working as a Vidya Jyothi volunteer and is conducting tuitions for 21 poor students of his village. Further, he is helping children in the preparation for Ramanujan Maths Talent Test and a girl of Std. V who was coached by Kamesh got selected in the test. He attends Vidya Jyothi volunteers' monthly meetings without fail. He is very active in other social activities as well like donating blood, mobilizing rural youth to join the vocational training center of GMRVF etc. Kamesh is actively participating in the anndanam and vastradanam programs conducted by GMRVF every year during Sankranthi. In addition to being involved in all these activities, he has retained his focus on studies and is maintaining a good 71% marks in his degree course.