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Math Lab @Eureka School

Eureka Nursery and Primary Schools ( were founded in 2006 by AID INDIA and Banca Sella, with the vision of providing high quality affordable education to rural children. There are 2 schools, one in Parameswaramangalam village near Kalpakkam and the other in Venketrayanpettai  village near Kanchipuram catering to 300 students from LKG to Class 5. Most children enrolled in Eureka Schools belong to very poor families residing in villages around these schools. Eureka School makes a promise to all its children that they will achieve their full potential, irrespective of their social and financial disadvantages. The main tenets Eureka School has adopted in order to deliver its promise are relevant and meaningful teaching learning methodology, simple yet attractive teaching learning materials, dedicated teachers, focus on learning outcomes and a child-friendly school environment.

In line with the above philosophy, a Math lab was proposed to be set up at Eureka School Parameswaramangalam by Chandra, the Managing Trustee of the school. Kavitha Rajaram - Project Managed the initiative along with a few like-minded volunteers to raise funds and set up a Math lab procuring math based activity tools from various resource organizations. The lab was sponsored by Dishaa Charitable Trust. Most of the tools were procured from various non-profit centers mapping the skill sets that are relevant for each class.

Math is usually the subject that children fear most in school. In Eureka School, right from Class 1, Math has always been taught in a fun way, through hands-on activities and concrete materials. The Math lab has been set up to take children’s understanding of math concepts and hence, their love for math to the next level. At the Math lab, children will understand and learn to explain the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of solving problems rather than just ‘what to do’. Worksheets will be provided to children to expose them to a variety of Math problems. Besides; the challenging puzzles, models and games are intended to enhance students’ lateral thinking and problem-solving abilities.

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1What a way to raise funds for lot of Charitable causes including Dishaa, Open India etc. Kudos to Srivatsa Srinivasan for embarking on "Golf in 40 States in 2014" to coincide with his 40th Bday. Please click on the following links for his FB page and personal blog to get the latest updates on this one of a kind event.

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2"A Matter of Kids (AMOK)" is a non profit organization based in the United Kingdom.

Dishaa Charitable Trust has tied up with AMOK to identify and sponsor deserving students in Bangalore and Pondicherry where AMOK has a volunteer base. For the current academic year (2014-15) a total of 15+ students have been sponsored for a total of Rs.2 lac+.  


3 eVidyaloka is a not for profit organization registered under the Trusts Act, focuses on transforming the education landscape in the rural and remote regions of the India. We strive to achieve this by involving the local communities to own the digital class rooms, inspire and empower the volunteers to contribute back, from wherever they are, by providing standardized lesson plans and teaching aids for a consistent learning experience to the children. Our focus is to improve the learning outcome of the children who participate through our Digital class rooms, established in the remote locations and ensure that they "understand and apply the concepts of their respective standards in their regular curriculum subjects". Dishaa Charitable Trust is sponsoring one eVidyaloka center starting this Academic year. This includes financial support for the entire year for the infrastructure aspects of running the center.