Author: Vaishnavi Srinivasan

The Lead Bhumi selection process unfolded

The Lead Bhumi selection process unfolded

Some of you had questions on the rationale behind the process. Most of these have been explained below; feel free to write back to us if you have any further queries.

Q: I have a feeling I went through a lengthy process, briefly what were the different phases and how long were we expected to plan/execute these?

A: The process from its launch in Jan second week till the declaration of results in May last week did appear lengthy, and lasted over five months. However, if we break it down and analyse, each phase was 3-4 weeks long to help the applicants complete every phase without affecting their routine. Also, most of the phases had been extended by a week or two to ensure as many applicants were able to complete the activity. The phase-wise estimated time to complete including preparation and execution were:

  1. Application phase – 1 hour
  2. Develop phase (team task) – 10 hours
  3. Ignite task – 3 hours
  4. Interview round – 3 hours

Thus, a total of 17-20 hours was adequate from the applicants to complete the process successfully. It may look ideal but that’s how any selection process is expected to be. We observed that during the team task, some teams took a lot of interest and wanted to do more than what was expected, which took them longer to complete.

Q: What is the need for team task (Develop Phase)? Especially for Ignite volunteers why we had asked to do catalyse activities as part of Festival of Volunteering.

A: The objective of the group task is to sensitize every volunteer and LB applicant in particular to realise the depth of the cause we connect to (through RTE / Educational Audit activities) as well as the potential of volunteerism (through other activities). The volunteers had the freedom to choose between an educational project and entirely new ideas aligned with ignite –  as long as it had substance and impact. Ideas such as craft workshops, building as learning aids (BALA) etc. were also conducted and encouraged.

Q: During the team task (Develop Phase) I was asked to volunteer for or coordinate something different from my area of interest. Why was I supposed to?

A: Further to focusing on his/her interest, its ideal for every coordinator to contribute towards the holistic development of the organisation. No aspect of the process is outside of our interest area but only to give the applicants a complete picture of their own interest area.

Q: I have not been able to actively take part in the team task (Develop Phase) of the selection process. Have i been eliminated for that?

A: LB process is not an elimination process. As the name states, “Develop” phase primarily helps the applicant to build his profile in their journey to become a potential coordinator. As long as one didn’t totally skip / ignore a particular activity / task / phase, they haven’t been eliminated. A consolidated view of the performance in all phases was taken into consideration while selecting an applicant.

Q: I have not been able to complete the “ignite task” (Centre visit / centre management discussion / centre identification) as part of the Develop Phase. Have I been eliminated for that?

A: LB process is not an elimination process. The ignite task has been included in the selection process as a crucial task for ignite applicants. However, we realised that the task could have been scheduled earlier, considering the closure of sessions. Hence, we have given very less weightage to this task this year. However, going forward, completion of this task will be a pre-requisite to apply for ignite project roles.

Q: I had applied for Lead Bhumi 2016-17 and my commitment is only from the beginning of new academic year. Why was it assumed that applicants will have spare time for planning and executing the event?

A: Yes, the applied role is for the next academic year and for each role the time commitment is clearly laid out in the Lead Bhumi website. However, waiting till the beginning of the year has its challenges. To draw analogies, when you apply for a new course/job or a fellowship, the selection always takes place before the commitment begins.

Q: I had to coordinate multiple times with my interviewers for the interview. Even after finalising the interview, my interviewers never initiated or called me back?

A: The interview phase is designed to give the applicants a typical scenario they would be facing in coordinating with someone – a centre management, an external partner or even a volunteer; which, mostly in real life, requires perseverance and patience.

Wishing you the best always!!  Happy Volunteering!

Job profile: Community Officer | Thirumalai Mission Hospital

Job profile: Community Officer | Thirumalai Mission Hospital

Thirumalai Mission Hospital
C/O Thirumalai Charity Trust, Vanapadi Road, Ranipet – 632 404, Ph.: 04172 247950
Email: [email protected]

Job profile of Community Officer

 About the Trust: The Thirumalai Charity Trust (TCT), started in Mumbai in 1970 has been serving the rural poor in Vellore District in TamilNadu since 1983. Having offered several programmes to build their future, and empowering rural communities in health, differently abled, women development, entrepreneurship building, alcoholism de-addiction and education, TCT is currently engaged in primary healthcare in 315 villages (50 Panchayats) and hospital services in Thirumalai Mission Hospital at Ranipet.

With a focus on its mission to provide accessible, affordable quality healthcare, TCT is combating the widely prevalent ‘silent’ diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, obesity, arthritis, cancer in women, childhood asthma and allergy with relevant interventions in a cost effective way. As its team of multipurpose workers and field officers provide family care through volunteers and community based organizations, the team of medical consultants and hospital staff evolve programmes and structure them for effective delivery.

The hospital designed as a not for profit community hospital is built on a 5-acre plot with the needed facilities for outpatient and inpatient care including lab and diagnostics, pharmacy, dietary, ambulance and transport, etc. The electronic medical record system and the integrated hospital software aid in making the delivery efficient.

The vision is to build a healthcare model relevant for India and to build a community healthcare and academic and research institution.

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Roles and responsibilities:

S/He will be responsible for

  • All the health and development activities in about 100 villages
  • Coordinating field staff in these villages
  • Consolidate the reports of the staff
  • Train and develop staff assigned
  • Carry out such other duties assigned from time to time

Qualifications and Experience:

The candidate will be expected to have a post graduate degree in a related field, like management, sociology, social work, development studies, public administration, medicine, hospital administration, etc. three to five years’ experience in community work preferred.  S/he will use limited resources optimally, and will be committed and aligned with the goals and values of the Trust.

We also welcome fresh PGs in any discipline interested to have a career in healthcare and willing to go through six-month training  prior to employment with us.

What Community Officer can expect:

  • Salary commensurate with qualification and experience
  • Housing at reasonable rentals and decent schooling in the locality
  • Free hostel with subsidised food for single girls
  • Training to prepare for the job
  • A recognition for his/her valuable contribution from all the stakeholders
  • Good working environment
  • Abundant opportunities for professional and career growth

Some info:

TCT is a well established NGO with excellent track record in service. TCT has been recognized for its service to the rural people by many professional and voluntary bodies at the state and national levels.

The promoters have resided in Ranipet since early 1970s and have a great interest in developing the community. They have made significant contributions to this community for over forty years through their manufacturing industries and in social, educational and development activities through the TCT and Vedavalli Vidyalaya institutions.  They are well recognized in industry and NGO circles for their commitment to quality and ethical standards and social responsibility. | | |

To Apply:

Interested candidates can send a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected] or to

The Director
Thirumalai Charity Trust
Thirumalai Nagar
Vanapadi Road & Post
Ranipet – 632404

Important changes in Bhumi’s Projects Team

Important changes in Bhumi’s Projects Team

The team has changed since, have a look at the updated version at

As we step into a new year, there will be some key changes to Bhumi’s Projects Team. While every project will continue to have a volunteer-national facilitator, he/she will be closely supported by a Bhumi employee/full-timer as follows. Please spare a few minutes to also understand the various communication channels for queries and major issues.

Shwetha Selvan (Regional Manager) will be supporting Kathambari Ezhilarasu (Facilitator) in implementing the Kanini project nationally. If you have queries/issues, contact the Kanini Support team [Kathambari Ezhilarasu, Shwetha Selvan, Arun Prabhakar – National HR and Vivek Agrawal]. Shwetha will also be managing city operations in Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur and Right to Education Awareness.
Kathambari   Shwetha   Arun
From L to R: Kathambari, Shwetha and Arun
Ganapathy Krishnan (Facilitator) will be supporting the coordinators in implementing the Lakshya project nationally. If you have queries/issues, contact the Lakshya Support team [Ganapathy Krishnan, Arwindh Paneerselvam – National HR and Vivek Agrawal]. 
Ganapathy  Arwindh
From L to R: Arwindh & Ganapathy
Ranjani Ramamorthy (Facilitator) will be supporting the coordinators in implementing the Little Einsteins – Mathematics project nationally. If you have queries/issues, contact the Mathematics Support team [Ranjani Ramamoorthy, Ganesh Kumar – National HR and Vivek Agrawal].
  Ranjani   Ganesh Kumar LEM
From L to R: Ranjani and Ganesh Kumar
Agne Kirupha (Operations Manager) will be supporting the coordinators in implementing the Little Einsteins – Science project nationally. If you have issues/queries, contact the Science Support team [Yuvaneshwari, Agne Kirupha, Arvind Lakshmanan – National HR and Vivek Agrawal]. Agne will also be managing operations in Chennai and provide a supporting role for operations and volunteerism promotion nationally.
 Yuavneshwari  Agne Arvind L
From L to R: Yuvaneshwari, Agne and Arvind
Ayyanar Elumalai (co-founder, Bhumi) will be supporting the coordinators in implementing the Nakshatra Reach Out projects nationally i.e.Arts, Dance, Football, Music, Theatre and Volleyball. If you have queries/issues, contact the NRO Support team [Ayyanar Elumalai, Raghunathan, Swathi Sukumar – National HR  and Vivek Agrawal]
Ayyanar   Raghu  Swathi S
From L to R: Ayyanar, Raghu and Swathi
Vaishnavi Srinivasan (Executive Director) will be supporting the coordinators in implementing the Speak Out project nationally. If you have queries/issues, contact the Speak Out Support team [Lavanya Jagannathan, Mathangi Chandrasekhar, Vaishnavi Srinivasan, Aaditya Venkatesh – National HR, Princee Chaudhary and Vivek Agrawal]
Lavanya   Mathangi  Vaish  Aaditya V
From L to R: Lavanya, Mathangi, Vaishnavi and Aaditya
Anusha Vasu (Project Associate) will be managing city operations in Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Tanushree Sharma (Regional Manager) will be managing city operations in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kolkata.
Vivek Agrawal (Chief Operating Officer) will be managing HR, projects and operations nationally.
Anusha     Tanushree       Vivek
L to R: Anusha, Tanushree and Vivek
Dr.Prahalathan KK (co-founder, Bhumi) is involved in strategy, project monitoring and finance. If you have any other or unresolved issues Bhumi’s Support Team can be contacted [Ayyanar Elumalai, Ganapathy Krishnan, Dr. Prahalathan KK, Vaishnavi Srinivasan and Vivek Agrawal]
MP Sachin Tendulkar decides to adopt Puttamraju Kandrika village in Andhra

MP Sachin Tendulkar decides to adopt Puttamraju Kandrika village in Andhra

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was on Sunday accorded a warm welcome as he visited the tiny village of Puttamrajuvari Kandrika which he has decided to adopt under the Modi’s Scheme of  Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

ImageTendulkar interacted with the villagers, who told him about the lack of proper roads, sanitation facilities, and also about the power supply scenario in the village and said they wished to see it turn into a model village after getting the necessary basic amenities.

Tendulkar laid foundation for the construction of Rs 2.79 crore worth developmental works (in the first phase), including a community centre, Anganwadi school with kitchen, a play ground, waiting halls and toilets, among other things.

The retired cricketer is also scheduled to administer oath to the villagers asking them to shun tobacco and alcohol.

Do you know?

Recently, the IRIS Knowledge Foundation in collaboration with UN-HABITAT was published that. In 2020, India is set to be the Youngest Country in the World.

They compared India with four cities Like China, Brazil and two more cities too. Comparatively India’s Population is lower than that of China’s Population.  But India has the highest population of 10-24-year-olds. Nearly 78.9% of population is under the age of 10-24 Years Old. Now, China is in the range of 54% under the age of 10-24 years Old.

So, India has a lot of opportunity to convert our nation from a developing country to a developed country. This is not a big task for us because every citizen thinks India is our country. This mantra is enough to change our nation.

For Example:

Modi, our Prime Minister takes the initiatives to start social awareness activities, which inspires many celebrities and media to follow his footsteps. However, before that, how many actually thought about the dying need?  Think over it. Serve our country, bring pride to our nation. 

Ms. Saranya S
Admin & Finance, Bhumi

Lower age limit for civil service aspirants

Lower age limit for civil service aspirants

According to the Information Published on the website of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, the age limit and the number of attempts of applicants to be reduced from the upcoming year 2015.

According to this new norm, the upper age limit will be 29 years for SC/ST candidates, 28 years for OBC and 26 for the unreserved category. There will be an additional two years for physically challenged candidates in each category.

The Number of Attempts to be reduced to six for SC/ST Candidates, five for OBC and three for Unreserved Candidates.

At present, the upper age limit for SC/ST, OBC and unreserved candidates is 35, 33 and 30 years respectively.

This New Norms is recommended by Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) and almost entirely accepted by the government, were put up on the website a few months ago.


  • Competition will be reduced.
  • Today, Lots of applicants are applied for IAS Exams due to Unemployment (Mainly Engineering Graduates). Many of the people are not willing to study for IAS Exam, because of their parents Compulsion and also lack of employment opportunities. Their aim is to get a job not to serve our nation. This will be really affected to those who are seriously prepared for this exam.
  • So this norms will be helpful to find the person who are really what to do something for our nation.


  • Basically, we completed our Bachelor Degree only in the age of 21 or 22 years. After that only we can able to attend IAS Exams. So we have only 6 years to do.
  • IAS Exams is the India’s No.1 Stuffiest Exam. So we need some more time to prepare for this Exam. And also this exam will take to complete the selection process nearly one and half years. So we don’t have sufficient time to prepare for this exam.
  • According to me, thousand of civil services aspirants are affected by this New Norm. At least they extend their age limit up to 30 years from each of the category.

Ms. Saranya S
Admin & Finance, Bhumi

Lead Bhumi 2014-15

Lead Bhumi 2014-15

Bhumi believes that every under-privileged child deserves quality education. We have transformed this conviction into a volunteering opportunity for India’s youth, launching a snowball effect of talent nurturing talent on the path to an educated, poverty-free India.
Volunteers who choose to lead enable tens, if not hundreds, of other volunteers in impacting thousands of lives. We believe Bhumi is a platform for young people to incubate their leadership skills.
Lead Bhumi … Lead India
Phase 1:
Phase 2:

The team from Bangalore:

Clockwise: Shwetha, Sriranjan, Sahithya, Uttara and Shubhadra
Clockwise: Shwetha, Sriranjan, Sahithya, Uttara and Shubhadra

Sriranjan Gorty, City Coordinator

A blend of energy, passion, hard-work and motivation, he’s raring to volunteer and promote volunteering to his fullest potential. He has been associated with Bhumi for the last four yrs and he believes that each day drives him more to fulfill our common dream of ‘Change today … Change tomorrow’

Subhadra Bhagavatula, Project Coordinator, Speak Out

A Chartered Accountant working with Goldman Sachs in Bangalore since December 2010. She is hard working and ambitious, passionate about bringing a change to our society. She loves working with children of all shapes and sizes. In her free time, she enjoys reading, singing and gardening.

Shweta Tripathy, Project Coordinator, Lakshya

She strongly believes in “When you were born you cried while the world rejoiced. Live a life such that when you die you rejoice while the world cries to leave you”. So every moment of her life, she wishes to spread immense happiness to all those around. She’s passionate about dancing to the beat of every possible tune and loves being around kids.

Uttara Turumella, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins – Mathematics

A software engineer by profession, she started volunteering to spend her free time doing something productive. Little did she know then that volunteering will change her life (for better, of course). She joined Bhumi 2 years back and since then, there has been no turning back!

Sahithya Sreenath, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins – Mathematics

Currently working for Oracle India Pvt Ltd, she completed her Masters in Software Engineering from VIT University and has been working for the past 2 years now. She’s a dreamer by nature and believes in working hard to turn my dreams into reality. Writing is her stress-buster.

The team from Chennai:

Clockwise: Preetha, Smithi, Anerudh, Janavi, Samantha
Clockwise: Preetha, Smithi, Anerudh, Janavi, Samantha

Smithi Manickam, HR Coordinator, Nakshatra Reach Out Dance

A confident, outgoing and broad-minded person. She believes in standing up for her opinions and does what she thinks is right. She is more of a positive person who gains happiness in whatever she does and loves sharing her happiness. She enjoys dancing, fitness, long drives, trekking and more. 

Janavi, HR Coordinator, Nakshatra Reach Out Arts

An ambitious media student trying to bring a change in the way this whole world lives. A theatre artist who loves to write and paint. A Marathi woman who loves the Tamil culture and started following it. An Indian, a woman, a Bhumian.

Anerudh Murali, HR Coordinator, Nakshatra Reach Out Sports

Jovial, frank and down to earth person with whom everyone feels warm. For him work comes first, rest is secondary He says that a few months ago, he struggled to even get the kids together, but now even before he arrives their warm up is done – such is his impact on the kids.

Samantha N, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Mathematics

An IT professional, she was born and brought up in Chennai. She is fun-loving and loves to interact with people. She says “be the change you want to see”.

Preetha, Project Coordinator, Fundraising

An IT professional with close to six years of experience in various projects. She plans to pursue her MBA in consulting and says she is passionate about the causes that Bhumi supports.

Saki Kripakaran, HR Coordinator, Nakshatra Reach Out Music

Gerad, Project Coordinator, Nakshatra Reach Out Sports

The team from Coimbatore:

Clockwise: Prahadeesh, Ankita, Ambarish
Clockwise: Prahadeesh, Ankita, Ambarish

Ambarish Singh Panwar R, Project Coordinator, REFRESH

He has a view that is different from most; he maintains a focus on the past, present, and future to ensure he is positioned to dedicate himself to making a difference – and he is happy to say that he has helped thousands of needy. He is also an nature lover and a cricket fan.

Prahadeesh B, Project Coordinator, Kanini

Currently running S.L.Engineering works which manufacture automobile spares. A graduate in the disciple of Information Technology, his hobbies include photography and reading books.

Ankita P Raichura, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins Mathematics

Works as a processor in Vitae International Accounting Services Pvt Ltd., she has completed her B.Com and MBA. She loves theater and has taken part in plays and dramas which were organized in her college and work place. During her spare time she likes to cook. Apart from this, she loves to watch movies, and is an absolute movie buff.

Mahendran M, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Mathematics

Veeramanikandan.C, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins Science

Showmya J, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Science

The team from Delhi:

Clockwise: Ayesha, Ketan, Aniket, Ashwin and Ashir
Clockwise: Ayesha, Ketan, Aniket, Ashwin and Ashir

Aniket Jain, Project Coordinator, Lakshya

A lawyer currently practising in the High Court. He did his schooling from St. Columba’s School in Delhi and his law from GGSIP University, Delhi. He plans to eventually start his individual practice in the Supreme Court of India.

Ashwin Ravichandran, Project Coordinator, Speak Out

Born in Delhi, studied in Madras, graduated in Coimbatore, graduated again in Delhi and lived life across the country. Bread and butter earned by writing LOC’s for websites. Live life by teaching kids.

Ketan Bhatt, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Maths & Science

An Engineering student and an occasional blogger, he loves food, enjoys traveling, reading and writing. He says that he was looking for ways to spend his time in something that, for once, was not completely selfish. He wanted to do something that had the potential to effect lives other than mine. In Bhumi he got his answer.

Ashir Aseesh Borah, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins Science & Hi5 club

Born in Guwahati, Assam, he moved to Delhi to complete his senior secondary education from Delhi Public School, RK Puram. He loves to work with Bhumi because in the process of working for the society, he is learning a lot more about myself and discovering new things every day.

Ayesha Datta, Project Coordinator, Joy to the World

Currently pursuing sociology, she started volunteering with Bhumi just a few months back. She enjoys dancing, painting and loves to get engaged in social work. She has interned with organisations like CRY and has campaigned against child labour.

The team from Hyderabad:

Clockwise: Vignesh, Rakesh, Adityavalli, Dharini, Utkarsh
Clockwise: Vignesh, Rakesh, Adityavalli, Dharini, Utkarsh

Rakesh Kumar R, City HR Coordinator 

Presently working with TATA Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd as an Engineer, he has also assisted in starting up a company from scratch. In doing so, he got varied experience of being an HR, Trainer, Business developer and Manager. He has stayed in different parts of the country and speaks about eight languages. An Aircraft Engineer by profession, he likes socialising, travelling, music and social working.

Aditya Valli K, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins Mathematics

She is kind, confident and likes to take up challenges. She possesses a positive attitude and enjoys socialising. She initiates many events and is supportive to others too.

Dharini P, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Mathematics

An HR by profession, she works with TATA Consultancy Services. She has been associated with NGOs and volunteering activities in the past. She is highly passionate about music and loves singing. Her other hobbies include painting and writing. 

Utkarsh, Project Coordinator, Kanini

By profession a mechanical engineer, always wanted to do something extra apart from regular job something which can give satisfaction and which can take out the better me and then he found Bhumi – which was a great platform and the best part was that it involve kids.

Vignesh S, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins Science

Working in TATA Lockheed Martin Aero structures Hyderabad, as a Senior Executive Engineer for the last two years. He has been with Bhumi since 2011 but with the Tiruchirapalli chapter. In 2012, he had to shift cities, and has been waiting for Bhumi to start operations in Hyderabad. 

Meghana Dodda, Project Coordinator, Hi5 Club

The team from Jaipur:


Clockwise: Bhumika, Vishesh, Vidhant
Clockwise: Bhumika, Vishesh, Vidhant


Vidhant Jain, Project Coordinator, Little Einsteins Science

A student at Amity University Rajasthan pursuing in Finance & IB. He is very much inclined towards helping people and initiating a change for the society. He believes that change begins from one person and is carried forward to all.

Vishesh Khandelwal VK, Project Coordinator, Kanini

Currently working as an Asst. Manager in AU Financiers (India) Ltd. handling their Innovation and Automation department. He loves sports and has always been associated with them throughout his life. He also likes solving puzzles and listening to music. He loves kids and has always wanted to do something to bring about a change.

Bhumika Ojha, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Maths & Hi5 Club

Completed B.Tech in Computer Science and currently working as an Assistant Programmer in Jaipur. Has been volunteering with Bhumi for over one year and believes that the journey has been full of enjoyable and learning experiences. Hi5 is her favourite of all events.Loves reading and travelling.

The team from Kolkata:

Kala Neelakantan, Project Coordinator, Kanini


An IT person who looks forward to the weekends to do something that she is fond of. Volunteering has always been in her forte and has been with Bhumi for quite sometime now. She is the high energy loquacious person and hopes this energy makes her do a great job in leading the Bhumi chapter in Kolkata.

The team from Mumbai:

Kanupriya, Lijo
Kanupriya, Lijo

Lijo Philip Raj, Project Coordinator, Kanini

An IT professional with over four years of experience and currently working as a Project Lead with TCS, Mumbai. He holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree has a keen interest in the education of children, reading books of varied genres, event management & game of cricket. His combination of engineering background and management experience gives his a unique ability to bridge the gap between practice and theory in various fronts.

Kanupriya Sethi, Project Coordinator, Fundraising

A BBA second year student, she joined Bhumi as an intern. She says that Coming this far since the start has been a new experience, meeting children, helping in organizing things and a few efforts towards fund raising also. She reads books, paints and sketches occasionally, likes listening to music, travelling and meeting new people.

The team from Pune:

Clockwise: Rohit, Sai Krishna, Robin, Ankita
Clockwise: Rohit, Sai Krishna, Robin, Ankita

Sai Krishna, City HR Coordinator

A PG student at PICT, Pune pursuing M.E in IT and also an intern at TIBCO software Inc. Other than social service activities, he loves football and reading books. He believes that bringing change in even one child’s life will make a difference and start a ripple of subsequent change!

Robin Sharma, Project Coordinator, Fundraising

Born in Haryana, graduated in Punjab, and now working in Pune. His life is more about travelling; whether it’s lush green valleys of Himalayas, sandy beaches of Goa and Pondicherry, monuments in Rajasthan or Banarasi Ghats. He likes to socialize, listen to people’s tales and learn from them. He believes in lifelong learning and giving back to society what it has offered him.

Rohit Gurlhosur, HR Coordinator, Kanini

Currently finished his graduation in mechanical engineering, Rohit, loves watching movies. He has been associated with Bhumi for the past 3 months and enjoys working with the Kanini team. He loves interacting with the kids and aims at giving back as much as he can, to the society.

Ankita Ghosh, HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Mathematics

A final year student of B.Sc in medical technology from Symbiosis institute of health sciences. She has travelled various parts of India during her school days and has seen the problems that our society faces. She’d like to help foster Bhumi’s cause of helping children and our society as a whole. She is eager to contribute my time and dedication for the same.

Ekta Ashok Sharma, Project Coordinator, Speak Out

Cloud Vidyashram: An internship opportunity

Cloud Vidyashram: An internship opportunity


Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation that provides free world-class education for anyone, anywhere in the world through pre-recorded videos. They have an extensive library of more than 4,200 videos predominantly in Maths and Science.

These videos have transformed learning for thousands of students, mostly reaching to those  students who are comfortable in understanding English. What is preventing these videos from being accessible to a larger student population is localization – the language barrier.

Report Bee is partnering with AMM Foundation to launch Cloud Vidyashram, an educational initiative that envisions to provide “quality education that is free for all” using the available technology and knowledge in the public domain. The aim is to translate selected Khan Academy videos to tamil and offer it to schools in a format that can be easily consumed by students.

In order to make the project a success, a pilot phase is planned to be implemented in June. Three topics have been chosen based on the samacheer kalvi syllabus and videos from the khan academy have been mapped accordingly. The videos chosen have been translated in Tamil.

Project Implementation The project will be implemented in two schools that are fairly representative of the Tamil medium schools in the state. 1. Guindy corporation school – Government school (Tamil Medium) 2. SRM School – Private school run by AMM foundation (Tamil Medium)

Objectives The main goal of the pilot project is to ascertain, 1. The impact of the programme on the learning and the performance of the children over time 2. The difficulties in implementation and ground realities for which we can develop a contingency plan for the scaled up implementation

In order to implement the project successfully, we are on the lookout for interns. Time Period: June 20th – September 20th Roles and responsibilities of an Intern – Responsible for the successful running of one school – Expected to monitor the schools when the children are viewing the videos – Have the real time experience of collecting data and doing analysis – Collect feedback from teachers and children on the project – Initiate discussions with the lead and spell out his/her observations on the project Benefits 1. Certificate of appreciation from Padma Bhushan Mr. MV Subbiah from the Murugappa group of companies 2. Interactions with bureaucrats and policy makers 3. The infinite satisfaction of creating a better future for the future India and 4. Surprise goodies

Contact For more information you could reach, Ms. Sharanya Bharath | Ph: 09884364983 | M: [email protected]

“Gramya Manthan” – Rural Immersion Program

“Gramya Manthan” – Rural Immersion Program

Youth Alliance is an organization working with a vision to “Connect Youth With a Cause”. We aim to build a movement of young leaders equipped to meet India’s problems by designing processes to identify young individuals with a spark to think innovatively for the larger social good. We do this by conducting programs where they get experiential exposure in both urban and rural space to identify their passion.

About Gramya Manthan ( Rural Immersion Program):
Gramya Manthan (Rural Immersion Program) aims at bridging the gap between India and Bharat. It will select 40 most amazing hearts from the country and take them on a rural exploration. The idea is to make youth realize the pressing issues of our country, it will help them understand the problems of our villages and execute solution during the course of program.

Gramya Manthan is dedicated to developing social leaders; well-rounded youngsters who are equipped with leadership skills to solve the challenges faced by Indian villages. Its core aim is to ignite young hearts with holistic concern for their society and nation. Our goal is to select students and young professionals who are high on commitment and passion about bridging the gap in the society and are keen at working in rural India.

Impact of Gramya Manthan ’13

The last Gramya Manthan saw participation from across the country with participants from 16 states who internalized the problems of the villages and came up with implementable solutions in education and livelihood. Our alumnus from Gramya Manthan 2013 has establish “Swatantra Talim” in a village near Lucknow. Our another alumni Manoranjan started “Ek PAHAL” is an enterprise in Kashi, Bihar with a mission to impact the lives of students, enabling them to maximize their potential by reforming education. Gramya Manthan over the course of two years has seen five more such enterprises coming up. Read more about our alumni in the concept note and on the blog.


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Apply Now. First Deadline: 20 April 2014 
Final deadline : 20 May 2014

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Bachpan Banao Fellowship

Bachpan Banao Fellowship

Bachpan Banao is offering a one year fellowship with the mission to empower the community and various stakeholders towards improving the education system in rural/tribal areas. As part of the fellowship we invite young professionals and graduates to live with the community and facilitate the process of change. The idea is to help the administration and community help identify their issues in education and come up with a solution. In the meantime we are also focusing on empowering local human resources through a mentoring program. The vision of the program resonates with Mahatma Gandhi’s belief in community ownership for overall development of the society. Please visit for Fellowship Application Kit and Form.


India Fellow Leadership Progam

India Fellow Leadership Progam

Here is your chance to make a difference.

Join the India Fellow Leadership Program 2014!

We are looking to recruit passionate young individuals who will make a positive social impact in their society, in our country or even the world but most importantly in their own lives. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius!

Image 01Go on a thirteen months long exciting journey to address problems and issues that are worth solving. Get a first-hand experience of challenges on the ground with NGOs and social enterprises. Fellows will be supported throughout their journey through trainings, coaching and reflection meetings. You will be living and working closely with other fellows during your fellowship. As you embark on a career of social change, you will find this network of extremely valuable.

Throughout the program you will be on a journey where you will lead by listening, observing, acting and reflecting. Ideas will be created every day, you will discover what you want to do with your own lives and learn to turn your ideas into reality. But don’t take our word for it. Read what our Fellows have to say about their Fellowship experience at

India Fellow program is not for everyone. It’s for those who are not afraid to get lost or confused. Those who believe that not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

We are looking to recruit from a diverse yet competitive pool of talented, passionate individuals from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. In the selection process, we are seeking to understand your passion and values.

So apply today to get lost and discover your journey.  To find out more visit