News & Notes 646:YEN KALVI – Short report and upcoming programs

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23 April 2016

YEN KALVI – Short report and upcoming programs

"YEN KALVI – My Education" event in Life Education Centre (LEC) conducted on 15/4/2016 was well attended by around 50 students and their parents from the bioregion. The speaker, Mr. Jayakumar, Professor of Computer Science and coordinator of Placement Cell in Pondicherry University shared a wealth of information about different college courses and their career prospects. The girls who participated were largely unaware of these choices.

The event brought to light the dire NEED for such a program. Friends from the bioregion who work in Auroville shared the fact that first generation students aspiring to go to college are often left without guidance regarding higher education and recollected that they themselves were in this situation when they went to college (some succeeded going to college while others didn’t). The need was also affirmed by educators in Auroville.

Thanks to all those who supported and gave suggestions. The program will be conducted again in the academic year 2016 – 2017 to inform and guide the next batch of students. Various factors like the best suited time during the year to benefit maximum number of students, including boys etc. will be taken into consideration while planning future sessions.

YEN KALVI is expanding to include other programs. This Thursday, 21/4/2016 at 2:30 pm, teachers and students from Auroville Institute of Applied Technology (AIAT) will share information about the opportunities in their institute. This will be followed by a "Role Model Talk" session the same afternoon when a confident young woman from the bioregion who has successfully completed her Engineering degree and now works in a unit in Auroville will share her experiences. Please share information about the program with whoever might benefit.

More programs under YEN KALVI are in the pipeline – information session about residential program in Aravind Eye Hospital by the program coordinator, talk by bank manager regarding educational loans, a tour for students to Pondicherry University to visit various departments are all under way.

Looking forward to your continued support and collaboration.
Devi for the LEC Team