#BringASmile 2018– Support a kid for education, school kit Distribution drive kick started at Government LP School, Monvila, Kulathur on 7th May,2018. CEO of Nocon, Sri Arun Kumar, inaugurated the distribution of study aids to kids. Head Teacher Mrs. Beena presided the function, corporation councilor Sri. Suni Chandran and School council member Sri Maniyan thanked this noble venture to support the kids of the neighborhood school. School Management commended Vivekananda Study circles prior partnerships with Monvila Govt. LPS for developing the basic infrastructure of school, especially on the digital front.
All the students of Government. LP School Monvila were given full study kits, which had Bag, Tiffin Box, Umbrella, Note Books and pencil box kits.
#BringASmile 2018 inaugral distribution drive – Government LP School Monvila, Kulathur.
#BringASmile 2018 second distribution drive – Pothode Tribal School, Agastyar Bala Samaskarika Kendram.
Vivekananda Study circle’s (VSC) #BringASmile 2018 initiative had their second school kit distribution drive at Agastya Samskarika Kendra, Pothode School, located at Kottoor. Carnival Cinemas, Thiruvananthapuram Operations Manager Sri. Lekshman leads the study aid distribution drive at Pothode, together with other volunteers, to the Instructors and management of this school.
Volunteers traveled 15 kilometers off-road in jeep from kottoor to reach Pothode School. This school has 25 children from close by, two tribal settlement. Uniforms, School Bags, School stationeries, Notebook and Toys were donated. School representatives appreciated #BringASmile initiative and explained the challenges of our Tribal community living here. The school has sought our support to build a little hygiene kitchen and storeroom, which is now attached to school in a shed. In 2016, VSC team had supported to build two toilets here.
While returning the volunteers also spend time with inmates of the Agastya Balika Sadanam Kottoor. The Volunteers had a touching encounter learning the real life associated with tribal community in individual and everyone felt delighted for their Sunday nicely spend for this noble initiative.
#BringASmile third distribution drive – Study Aid to 783 kids of Panathura coastal area and Six Schools of coastline
Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) volunteers had their Third #BringASmile study aid distribution drive at the Panathura coastal area on May 19, 2018 supporting 783 students. 158 students were given the study aids in person and further to 625 students, handed through the representatives of six schools of the locality .The beneficiaries of this drive were mainly kids of the fisherman community living in this area, who recently faced the wrath of #Ockhi cyclone.
Former CBI Officer Mr. Raveendran Nair was the Chief Guest. Mr. Sisupalan delivered the welcome speech, VSC Secretary Sri. Rejeesh conveyed the #BringASmile message, Mr. Abhilash cast the vote of thanks on behalf of the parents of the kids. Study Aid Distribution was driven by Sri Raveendran Nair, Sri. Sreekumaran Nair, Smt. Aswathy Rajesh, Dr.Chaithanya Sreejith, Sri. Rajesh S and VSC’s Vice President Smt.Parvathy too did the honors of kit distribution.
The community while interacting with VSC volunteers expressed their gratitude to #BringAsmile initiative, extending a helping hand to fulfil the educational needs of the underprivileged students.Previously, during Ockhi cyclone too VSC had delivered support to 240 families of this coastline with household provisions.
#BringASmile fourth study aid distribution drive at Govt. LP School. Korani.
#BringASmile volunteers had their fourth study aid distribution drive at Govt. LP School, Korani, Mangalapuram. School has 115 students on rolls, mainly from the neighboring underprivileged families. Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) treasurer Sri.Rajesh K.S and VSC volunteers handed over the study aid kit to Head teacher Smt. Soubhagyavathi at School premises. These kits will be distributed to students on school re opening day at the students welcome function (Preveshana Ulsavam). Head teacher expressed their appreciation and gratitude to VSC team for supporting their school kids for education.
Fifth #BringASmile study aid distribution at Govt. Relief LP School, Kulathoor.
Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) volunteers had their fifth #BringASmile study aid distribution at Technopark neighborhood, Govt. Relief LP School, Kulathoor, Arashumoodu. Full study aid kit was distributed to 62 students on roll of this school. The function was presided by the corporation ward councilor Sri.SuniChandran, Honorable Deputy Mayor of Trivandrum Adv. Rakhi Ravikumar was the chief guest and inaugurated the distribution drive here. Corporation Councilor Sri.HariSankar also took part in the function. School Head teacher Smt. Latha gave the vote of thanks .VSC Secretary Sri. Rejeesh.S delivered the #BringASmile support a kid for education project message.
Sixth #BringASmile study aid distribution at karyavattom.
May 30, 2018: Vivekananda study circle (VSC) members had their sixth #BringAsmile distribution drive at Karyavattom Padmavilasom library. The underprivileged kids of the locality was nominated by karyavattom Auto driver’s registered charity forum named “Auto Brothers Drivers Charitable Sangam”.
26 students of locality were distributed full study aids during this drive. Auto driver’s forum Vice president Sri. Heby presided the function. Carnival Cinemas Manager Sri Lakshman , Sri. Shibin, along with VSC president Sri. Gireesh Chandran lead the distribution drive of study aids to kids. VSC executive member Sri. Vishnu Somanath rendered the #BringASmile message to kids and Sri Sunil of auto brother’s charitable sangam delivered vote of thanks.
#BringASmile Study aid distribution to kids living in Orhpanages
Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) volunteers had their seventh #BringASmile distribution program on 02nd June at SMSS Mahila Mandiram, Poojapura, one of the oldest homes in Kerala for destitute and orphan Girls. Study aids were distributed to 65 girl child living here. VSC president Sri. Gireesh Chandran, Secretary Sri.Rejeesh.S and Infosys Group Project manager Sri. Vinu Bhargavan led the study aid distribution. SMSS Mahila Mandiram Secretary Smt. Sreekumari addressed the VSC volunteers and President Smt. Radhalakshmy Padmarajan expressed vote of thanks. Sri. Rejeesh rendered the #BringASmile message to the kids. Later VSC volunteers had a walk through the SMSS facilities and offered further support for them.
#BringASmile Volunteers also distributed study aids to boys living at AnanthaSai Balaasadanam Orphanage at the Fort,Thiruvananthapuram. Study Aids for 35 boys residing here were handed over to the administrators on Sunday, 03rd June, 2018. Administration team expressed their gratitude to VSC and #BringAsmile volunteers.
#BringAsmile study aid distribution has so far covered 1141 underprivileged students studying in Govt. Schools, tribal, coastal area and in orphanages.