Saturday, July 31, 2010

Primary School in Polkampally

Our next stop was Polkampally about 8 kms from Ibrahimpatnam--30 minutes of blissful ride in good company of our fellow passengers--intrigued to the hilt about our mission. The best part about these visits are the children--the little ones...innocent stares and tugs...aww. I forget the cruel world. There is a good number of students here--majority from underprivileged families. There are a few private schools and some parents send their children to these even if they cannot afford the fees because apparently it is a prestige issue. Having said that, am very sure every parent wants to give their children the best. And they might possibly think that these private schools fare better than the Government schools. After all, nothing that comes for free is good enough. esp. when it is the Government giving. I leave here some photos:

since teachers were away on a dharna, the principal is taking care of the students.
Always ready for the shutterbugs :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

School tour in Ibrahimpatnam...

A couple of weeks back we took another tour visiting Government schools in Ibrahimpatnam about 40 kms away from Hyderabad. After a bus and a shared auto ride---we are at the premises of the school.

It was pleasant trip--we especially loved the green and lush fields on both sides of the road. Anything that takes us away from Hyderabad horrendous traffic is a music to the soul. So back to the schools now, the first school we went to was Government boys high school. The infrastructure was poor which wasn't a big surprise.

On the contrary, the Government girls school on the other side of the lane was a whole different story. The buildings were sparkling clean and stood strong and tall--you wouldn't believe it to be a government school building. The computer room was also a shocker. All the monitors are flat screens. The only glitch were the animals for company during mid day meal hours.

Both the schools have no major teacher shortage issue but they do have vacant post laying around. 

Government boys school Ibrahimpatnam through the entrance gate.
White washed as new :)

There is a new building that is getting constructed.

Computer room.
the boys in their school uniform
The girls' school

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tutor Vista....

I don't know who I should be addressing here on this one...I'm just hoping anyone in need would be able to use this information.

Tutor Vista is an online tutoring company one of the biggest in the world. They mostly cater to the American students--with subjects such as English, Math, Geometry, Geography, the sciences, statistics, Algebra, Trigonometry and a few others. If you are looking for a job, you could apply can use the trial version application for free to see how comfortable are you with it. 

If you are a parent and is looking for a private tutor for your kid, this is a good option. I actually had a few friends working for it.

If you are a student, you should totally check out their blog. They very often solve complex solutions here --you may or may not find what you are looking for but it's always a good try.

So check it out and let us know how you like it. 
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