a science centre of excellence
V A S U N D H A R A
N A T I O N A L T A L E N T S E A R C H T R A I N I N G P R O G R A M M E
Vasundhara has been conducting special Training courses for National Talent Search Examination as a result of which since 1995, 240 students from Sindhudurg region have been selected at the state level and 40 students have been selected for the National Talent Scholarship of NCERT of Central Government.During last eleven years, we have conducted special courses for selected students and of these 41 have secured National Talent Scholarship (NTS) of NCERT of Central Government, while a number of students below poverty line have secured NMMS scholarship of Central Government. We have recorded a 68% result in the Entrance Exams (2009-10) while Mumbai had 58% and Pune 51% success record .To add to our achievements of the 23 students who cleared the exam Master Kumar has secured second place in Maharashtra. Also two of our students topped the State Level NTS Examinational during 2009 & 2011 respectively and one stood second in 2010.Students from Satara, Sangli, Ratnagiri and Chiplun also attend our training program. In the last two years one of our students secured a Gold Medal and nine got Silver Medals in Dr. Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidnyanink competition from amongst forty thousand students.
E U R E K A H A L L
Eureka Hall is a micro version of any large science center, dedicated to encourage students to have a firsthand feel on experimentation. Numbers of science experiments are arranged in this hall and students, teachers and general public are induced to perform and find out the reasoning behind it. This center hosts a number of setups for conducting simple but exciting experiments. Students from many schools visit this center as part of their educational trips. Since most of the students would be visiting the Eureka Hall more than once to grasp the concepts of the models exhibited out here they will attain a depth of understanding and being to develop their own ideas and thinking on a scientific plane.
M O B I L E L I B R A R I E S
Many schools in this region do not have any Library Facilities, in order to quench the students thirst for books; we have also started a Mobile Library catering to various schools situated in remote areas to benefit the rural students.
B A L S C I E N T I S T & B A L G A N I T ( C H I L D S C I E N T I S T & C H I L D M A T H E M A T I C I A N )
We are conducting special training for Science & Mathematics and also inviting eminent scientists and Mathematicians to encourage and motivate our students through workshops and training sessions for International Olympiad and other events. This year one of our students secured a gold medal (6th Std.) and two others have won the silver medals (9th Std) in competitive examination held in Mumbai in memory of Dr. Homi Bhabha, where more than 46,000 students had participated.
S K Y G A Z I N G P R O G R A M M E
In Sindhudurg, we have Nature’s Planetorium. Students are trained to recognize various Stars, Planets, Galaxies and other heavenly bodies. This will help in elopment of special vision (3-D) logic and understand many physical concepts.
T E A C H E R S T R A I N I N G P R O G R A M M E
Teachers training program was held under the guidance of Mr. Rajiv Vartak. 102 teachers from Sindhudurg District were present for this training. Effective use of overhead projector was emonstrated in the camp held on 15 and 16 December 2009.
C O M P U T E R T R A I N I N G P R O G R A M M E
91 students and 3 adults got primary training and last year 4 students appeared and passed for CCC computer exam. and this year 4 students will appear for the same. Trained computer teacher trains the students once a week along with our permanent regular teacher.
E D U C A T I O N A L S C H O L E R S H I P
This year 40 students were given scholarship. Amount of scholarship is Rs. 500/- for each.
R C H P R O J E C T
8 Villages from Dodamarg Taluka and 10 villages from Sawanwadi Taluka were given health services under this program. Mother NGO was Gaitonde Trust, Banda. Mother and child care, blood testing, B.P. and other health services were rendered by our trust.
H E A L T H C A M P U S
We have been organising health camps for women children & youths in 18 remote villages of Sawantwadi & Dodamarg Talukas Health Camps. Having observed the rising use of Gutka and Tobacco amongst the teenage group in the rural area, we have initiated a preventive care camp targeting the teenage population for Oral Cancer detection. This is being conducted using the VELscope technology. VELscope is the most powerful FDS approved tool for assisting in the discovery of mucosal abnormalities i.e. examination of patients and detection of Oral cancer in pre-cancerous stage.Parallelly we have also launched programmes for creating awareness and also detecting the pre cancerous conditions in women like breast cancer through PAP tests. These programmes will be conducted on a quarterly basis. Patients detected in the above cases will be treated in Tata hospital or any other hospitals in the vicinity.
O U R P R O J E C T S
National Talent Search Examination
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