CR is responding to the challenges posed by rural India’s severe poverty, low literacy rates and high drop out rates by providing quality educational opportunities for its students. Now at work in ten villages and teaching over 1600 children, CR has become a leader in after school programming for the Villupuram District.

 

some of our accomplishments during our first 5 years:

  • Expanded from one center for 45 students, to 10 centers with 1600 students
  • Developed On Target educational initiative to close the gap between students’ learning levels and grade levels in English, Tamil and math
  • Developed Resilience Initiative–a combination of social and emotional learning, character development and instruction in the practice of mindfulness.
  • Benefited from the efforts of over 300 short-term volunteers and long term interns from the US and India
  • Recognized by the government for providing outstanding education in the Villupuram District
  • Conducting annual residential summer camps for 600 4th and 5th grade students
  • Partnering with the University of Delaware to conduct impact study of effect of our programs on our students
  • Provided a double amputee with prostheses and enabled her to complete her primary education and high school education
  • Partnering with Endolite Corp. in Chennai to provide additional prostheses for other students
  • Providing tuition assistance to 18 Indian college students
  • Partnering annually with Scholastic India for Read Across the Nation Day and organizing the participation of over 20 schools and 4000 students in the Villupuram District
  • Partnering with Kalvi Kendra, another local nonprofit organization to teach swimming as part of Kalvi Kendra’s disaster preparedness program
  • Partnering  with the Hyderbad non-profit The Modern Story, to teach digital storytelling to our students
  • Initiated area’s first Lego robotics program
  • Entered 2 teams in First Lego Robotics competition in Bangalore
  • Provided four-days of training and workshops in teaching skills and first aid for CR staff
  • Initiated ATOM | Art TO Many project in partnership with Sristi College of Art and Design in Bangalore to develop curriculum and materials for teaching art without art teachers