Greetings and Thanks from team GLD Movement.
I personally feel that 2016 is a fast pace year for GLDM with a bashing FTC (For the Cause) 100 + km run, walk and cycling on 1st January followed by distribution of Solar Lamps to the much needy 10th and 12th standard students of Arignar Anna Boys Hr. Sec. School, Chengalpet and Govt Girls Hr. Sec. School, Chengalpet on 9th January. The event itself is a unique one for GLDM. To begin with, GLDM sets its first foot print in Chengalpet, Kanchipuram district. Next, the coverage of 125 students (99 girls and 26 boys), the first ever 100 +. And lastly, the event was organized for two different schools back to back on the same day.
It all began with a modest reference from Mrs Thilaka about the hurdles faced by these school students in preparing for their board exams due to frequent power outages. The situation further aggravated to its worst, when the villages around Chengalpet were severely hit by the cyclonic rains and floods in December’ 2015. Few of these students even lost their houses and other properties.
GLDM swiftly come up with a plan to support these students with the solar study lamps to aid them to prepare better for the exams. Within a very short span of about one month, field studies were completed followed by assessment of the students profile for short listing the worst affected ones. Requests were placed to the GLDM network and astonishingly the entire funds poured into GLDM’s account in just one night. Hats off to Mr.Rajenthiran and Family, Employees of M/S Gamesa Renewable Pvt, Ltd., for this rapid support! The program was fixed on 9th January and the lamps arrived on 6th January.
The event at AA Boys Hr Sec School began at 09:30 hours with an inspirational speech by the HM followed by GLDM’s interaction with the students to understand their ambitions and career goals. A briefing on the solar lamp and its usage was given to the students. Lamps were then issued to the 14nos of 10th and 12 nos of 12th students through the school’s staffs. Feedback cards were issued and filled by the students. The session was wounded up with a thanking speech by few students.
Similarly the event at Govt Girls Hr Sec School was kicked off at 11:30 hours with an introductory speech by the AHM. Thanks to the patient students who almost were highly participative for about 2 hours in the open Basketball Court! After a very interactive session, the lamps were handed over to 76 nos of 10th and 23 nos of 12th students through the school staffs.
It was amazing to the see the enthusiasm of the staffs throughout. Events couldn’t have materialized without them. There was a good bonding between them and the students. They were very keen in getting their students pass out with flying colours!
Few staffs also shared their experiences on social works and were willing to collaborate with us in the near future.
In a nutshell, the whole process went through as planned not much of setbacks. With wonderful takeaways and memorable interactions GLDM signed off hoping to return back soon.
With Greetings and Thanks,
A.M. Senthil Kumar
Co-Ordinator: CAO- JUNIOR