Imparting education that builds character and opens doors for a decent livelihood is of top priority at Nachiketa Vidya Mandir. We select and train teaching staff to work with students in such a way that they understand and empathize with them given their backgrounds.
NVM is recognised by the S.S.C. Telangana Board and the first batch has appeared and come out with flying colours in 2018. Before that, there were four batches of students since 2014 who have been trained in the school to appear privately and most of them are now pursuing higher education. Many of our students have joined prestigious junior and professional colleges. Read their stories.
Most of the children come from families with illiterate parents and low incomes. The main purpose of NVM is to give the children education to improve their living standards and aim higher. They are given exposure to the larger world and to opportunities.
We prioritize hiring teachers who can be trained to understand the needs of the students, understanding their need for additional support while helping them appear for board examinations.
We attract a good number of volunteers who stand as a strong pillar of support and help us throughout the academic year.
We provide additional after-school support in academics for our high school students. Understanding that our high school students need additional help as most of them do not come from literate families, we strive to hold special support classes after regular school hours so that they can get most of their preparation done in the school itself, with guidance. Our children stay back for a couple of hours after school to do their studies, get their doubts cleared and prepare for exams. We plan to extend this service to all the grades from this year.
As our students approach high school, we guide them towards opportunities in higher education with counselling from experienced volunteers. We help them join junior colleges and eventually enrol in graduation courses. We offer financial support to all our deserving students. Many of our students are now in professional colleges. Read their stories.
Depending on their family backgrounds and academic competence, if some students need to move into quick employment by learning relevant skills, we identify and guide them towards vocational courses.
We have a kitchen and facilities to cook meals for our school whenever patrons sponsor lunch. We ensure that the food is wholesome and nutritious. We offer milk and snacks everyday.
We are fortunate enough to get the support of the esteemed organization ‘Empower Sports” who have taken it on themselves to mentor our students in sports. We conducted our first ‘Sports Day’ in December 2017. Yoga is an integral part of our children’s school days.
Our senior students assist volunteer doctors during Sunday health camps conducted not just for our students, but for all needy.
Taking care of the environment and giving back to society are basic tenets on which we base our entire teaching and learning at Nachiketa Vidya Mandir. We educate our students to mould them into responsible citizens of the country. We conduct various activities and programmes through the year to emphasize and impress these concepts in students’ lives: ‘Go Green’ initiatives to encourage recycling and inculcate awareness towards the environment and society, demonstrations of how to avoid wastage, and how recycling can save money.