Bonjour & Merci!

  • Neha
  • August 28, 2019
  • 2 min read

The sojourn of 11 volunteers from France… July was a month of cultural immersion for Bhumi when we had 11 youngsters from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse (INSA), France. As volunteers, they worked on improving the infrastructure at Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School, one of our partner schools. They used Building as […]

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Inspiring Change – Maran from Chennai

  • Neha
  • August 28, 2019
  • 3 min read

“I felt really proud when the teacher called my son a model student in front of his fellow classmates” ~ Maran’s Father I’m Maran, and I have been studying at Bhumi’s learning centre for the past three years. I joined the centre through a tutor who came to our home and explained about Bhumi’s after-school […]

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Welcoming School Leaders!

  • Neha
  • August 21, 2019
  • 3 min read

22 vibrant individuals from 11 schools participated in the School Leader Induction Workshop on August 16 in Chennai. This was a space for these HMs, AHMs and senior teachers to explore school leadership and outline a School Development Plan for their respective schools aligned to what they envision for their schools. The day started with […]

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Volunteering Stories from Kolkata

  • Neha
  • August 21, 2019
  • 2 min read

“Di, what is your relationship with us? You are our big sister, right? “, demanded 13-year-old Ravi. Quite angrily. Now our volunteer, Shraddha, who had just refused chocolates that her students were trying to give her (to be polite), was stumped.  The children of Saujatya Shelter Home for Boys had received chocolates and biscuits after a […]

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Cycles of Change!

  • Neha
  • August 20, 2019
  • 2 min read

Who else could benefit the most from cycles than children who walk 4-5kms to school every day? When FocusU Engage approached Bhumi to identify children in need of cycles, we knew exactly where to go – far from Chennai, away from the perks of having easy access to transportation – to children who walked over […]

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Children’s Day Out!

  • Neha
  • August 20, 2019
  • 2 min read

“It’s not a museum. It’s not a place of artifacts; it’s a place of ideas” Museums are caretakers of history that often provide memorable experiences. A museum visit is immersive and has the power to provoke a child’s imagination, introducing her to unknown worlds and subjects. Bhumi’s school transformation program recognises these benefits of introducing […]

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Exploring the heritage of Chennai city

  • Neha
  • August 18, 2019
  • 2 min read

To break the confines of the classroom and dispel student passivity while making learning fun, we took  25 children from Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls Higher Secondary School, Mylapore on a Heritage Walk on Mount Road.  Students were regaled with interesting stories about commercial establishments such as Chellarams, the Gove Building, LIC and Higginbothams which have […]

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Acts of Giving: ‘Pustak Aalaya’

  • Neha
  • August 17, 2019
  • 2 min read

Daan Utsav is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, commencing on Gandhi Jayanti October 2 till October 8. From auto rickshaw drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders and media personnel, millions of people from all walks of life come together during this week […]

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Bhumi, India’s largest independent and youth volunteer non-profit organisation, has collaborated with TikTok, the world’s leading short video platform, to launch the #CleanIndia Campaign. The campaign aims to mobilise TikTok community to contribute to the Swachh Bharat Mission to achieve universal sanitation coverage and draw focus on it in the country. As part of the […]

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deStep : Putting the right foot forward

  • Neha
  • August 16, 2019
  • 3 min read

Children have a natural tendency to move. Structuring this natural tendency, while channelising their energy and thoughts, is what we call dance.  Dance facilitates imagination & can play an important part in a child’s holistic development, social life, and interpersonal relations. Children from humble backgrounds possess the intrinsic talent for such arts but do not […]

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