IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM

 

“Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.”

"Watch a man do his most common actions; those are indeed the things which will tell you the real character of a great man."

- Swami Vivekananda

Impact

Impact: Increased Confidence
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This program awakened the students' potential. They felt that "We can do something. We need to do something new". This effect could be seen on their studies as they were inspired to do more. Overall, this program was great for our students because it brought about lots of changes in their ideas and thoughts. They felt that "We are special. We need to do something new." [Translated from Hindi]

Rajakiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Moti Bagh   
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A lot of confidence has developed in girls who were not very confident before. Seventy to seventy five percent of the girls in my school used to be scared of coming alone to school or going back home alone. When they came to me for taking leave, they used to tell me "How can I come to school alone ? My neighbour who I come with has taken a holiday, so please give me a holiday too". I used to tell them that there is no need to be afraid. After going through this program, a lot of courage has developed in the girls. The girls don't tell that they can't come or go back alone. Many of them do come alone and go back home alone too. [Translated from Hindi]

Babe Ali School, Bhopal   
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I used to be very scared before. After ma'm showed me the program about facing challenges, I've stopped being afraid. I face challenges head on. I get to think good thoughts because of this and also wonder why I used to be afraid before. When I went to Arera Colony [for a competition], they asked me very tough questions. I faced the challenges and won the competition. [Translated from Hindi]

Babe Ali School, Bhopal   
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I got to know that there are many possibilities in me which I must manifest. I shall awaken them so that I have the possibility to become great.

Bharataiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, NIRD campus, Hyderabad   
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I used to be scared to talk to other kids because I am handicapped [speech impaired]. They used to make fun of me when I spoke…After seeing the Awakened Citizen Program, which gives the message of "I can", I feel that I can speak without being anxious about what other people think. [Translated from Hindi]

SKV, Ghitorni   
Impact: Increased Academic Performance
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I used to skip tuitions before. I used to roam about instead of going to tuitions. After attending this program, I have determined that I will achieve something. I attend tuitions and also study well. [Translated from Hindi]

Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Roshanara Road   
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We have a student in 7th std who is speech impaired and has low vision. His classmates used to tease him. He didn't want to sit in classes and eventually he didn't want to come to school at all. We counseled him based on this program by giving various examples and telling him about his possibilities. After this he started coming to school, sitting in classes routinely and has become very positive. [Translated from Hindi]

Govt. Boys Senior Secondary School, 'C' Block, Sangam Vihar   
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My handwriting was not good before. I now try [to write better] and my handwriting has improved. I wasn't able to read English before but now I can. I study in the night and finish all the homework that the teacher assigns me. [Translated from Hindi]

Borrai School, Bhopal   
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Whenever there is a conflict in their groups, they try to resolve it by saying that "listening to others is important and also putting your own viewpoint in a proper way without aggression is more important". They've created a non-threatening environment with their friends where everyone opens up. When we take this sort of group as members of the student council, they will be working in collaboration and co-operation. These are the two most important things in institutions.

AES, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi   
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I liked the session on "Living in Harmony". I used to feel that people of other religion cannot be my friends. I am now friendly with people of different religions and also eat with them. [Translated from Hindi]

Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Roshanara road   
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I used to have 10 enemies before. We used to play cricket in our community and they never used to let me bat. After seeing the session on "Living in Harmony", I talked with them and came up with a scheme where each player bats for 3 overs. They are now my good friends.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi   
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This program increases our courage and self-confidence. We used to be scared to ask questions and get our doubts clarified from our teacher. But now, we ask the teacher to explain again if we don't understand. [Translated from Hindi]

Jose Marti Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, R.K. Puram, Sector 12   
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Students who used to think that they couldn't do anything would sit in the back benches. When I conduct classes for this program, I see that these students sit right in the front. These kids have developed the "I can" attitude. They are enthusiastic about this program and are keen on knowing when the next session of these classes will be held. [Translated from Hindi]

SKV, Ghitorni   
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The students found this program very engaging. They shared their experiences so well in class that we were surprised as to why they don't open up this well in other subjects. We have seen a lot of changes in students towards their teachers and classmates. The goal of the teacher is to help the students to recognize themselves, manifest their inner possibilities and bring out their hidden talents. This program has enabled us to do this very easily and we can produce not just good students but good citizens also. [Translated from Hindi]

Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Roshanara road   
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I stole Rs. 50 from my father a few months back. After seeing the module on "Being a Truth Seeker", I have decided to confess that I stole the money. I will tell him about this today evening and am willing to face any punishments he might give me.

Kolkata   
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I try to do my own chores these days. Earlier my aunty (help at home) would have to pick up my bag from where I left it. Now, I put back my things myself.

BVM Bollineni Hillside, Chennai   
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When we play football […] the ideas "being focused and being confident" come to our minds. This makes us play well with intelligence and concentration. Even if we lose, we feel that we have given it a good shot. [Translated from Hindi]

Ramjas school, Karol Bagh   
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I have been overcoming any depressing situation and saying "I CAN"

Apeejay School, Kolkata   
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For me, the learning was immense. I realized that as a teacher, what I wanted my child to learn, I would drill it into the child so that he learns it. My biggest learning has been that the program says that you discuss and leave it for the child to think about…which I think is very beautiful.

Gurukul, Ghaziabad   
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It was a learning for me and learning for every teacher who has attended this program. The teachers say that it is not only school children that it will help, but even back home they'll be able to better nurture their children.

Bal Bharati, Pitampura   
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Before I used to feel, "Why me ?". If there was pressure at school, I used to feel "Why am I being assigned this work?". Now I realize that I will learn something new whenever I take up some work and grow as a person. This was the biggest change in me. [Translated from Hindi]

Govt Boys Senior Secondary School, #3, Najafgarh   

 

 

 

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