GMRVF at Rajam initiated an innovative program called Vidya Jyothi to encourage recipients of GMRVF scholarship to serve back the society in turn. Students of GMRIT and SGCSR Degree College 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 to 20-25 students. These Vidya Jyothi volunteers also take part in awareness camps for unemployed youth, health camps, and ‘Clean and Green’ programs in their own villages.
Their performance as volunteers as well as students is reviewed by Foundation regularly. The scheme helps the community and the students who receive tuitions. It also helps the volunteers to realize their optimum potential.
Similarly, GMRVF is providing computer training to under-privileged college going girls at Chhattisgarh and in turn requests them to provide tuition support to younger children through Alternate Learning Centers. More than 30 girls who received computer training from GMRVF are now running Alternate Learning Centers and are providing tuition support to about 300 children.
Ramdulari - Lighting Lives
- Volunteers are provided periodic training.
- Review meetings are conducted every month. Volunteers submit a report of their activities at these meetings.
- Most of the volunteers demonstrate remarkable levels of discipline and take up teaching sessions seriously.
- The program helps in bringing out the full potential of the college students and helps them develop.
Ramdulari Sahu belongs to Raikheda village in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. Her father works as a contract laborer. Ramdulari passed her Higher Secondary School and Intermediate Board Exams in first division and graduated in Biology with 64%. During her final year of B.Sc. in 2011-12, she joined Foundation’s “Education for Education Program”. She did the course on Basic Computers from Computer Literacy Center of GMRVF and in turn she provided tuitions to 10 poor children free of cost round the year at Alternate Learning Centre. She joined crash course run by Foundation on Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) and qualified in 2012. After qualifying in TET she also cleared B.Ed. entrance exam and completed her regular B.Ed. with 65% marks. She is currently working as a volunteer for GMRVF at Kidsmart Center, Raikheda. Further, she is helping children preparing for Navodaya Entrance Examination. She is very active in encouraging girls for higher studies, mobilizing rural youth to join the vocational training center of GMRVF etc. Being eldest among 4 brothers and sisters, she also mentors the younger siblings.