Volunteer Den: Satheesh S

SatheeshA little about yourself (origin, education, past work experiences)
Hi! I I’m Satheesh, born and brought up in Udumalpet which is about 75km away from Coimbatore. I completed my schooling in Udumalpet then I went to Erode for Engineering which is my passion. Now I am working as an Engineer in Coimbatore.

How did volunteering with Bhumi happen (including beginning, which project you volunteered for)?
After my graduation I was doin
g the teaching activity in a home near my house. One day I have taken my friend to the center for a visit. Later a child asked me why my friend was not interested to teach them. That was the incident which has changed my whole life. I know I am motivated and inspired to do social service activities. I wanted to inspire others to do these activities. Hence I thought of joining an NGO through which I can work with many people and can make an impact in the society. My college junior who is a part of Bhumi told about its activities and initiatives. Luckily Bhumi has started its activities in Coimbatore in this that year only. I visited the website and understood the actual happenings in Bhumi and registered for orientation immediately. After orientation program, I am associated with Little Einstein Science and Hi5 projects in Coimbatore.

What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you, personally?
Patience is the one important thing which everyone needs in this current scenario. I have learnt this art of being patient. Whatever be the situation I can understand it and respond accordingly. All these experience makes me a good decision maker in my life.

One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian.
One of the most memorable incident in my life as Bhumian happened when we have taken the children to the science trip for the science museums and felt the happiness of each child in their smiling faces.

Tell us about one Bhumian, who you think is a very good inspiration for you?
Every volunteer who I meet in Bhumi is an inspiration to me in different ways. To be specific, Karthik is a good positive inspiration for me as he always tries to do something more than everyone can and he never wants to bunk the classes or other activities for his personal life. If one ask him which is the top priority between personal life and social work, his instant reply will be social work for sure.

Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?
I was giving a lecture on “How to face the board examination and its results” to the SSLC and HSC students in the home where I am teaching. After telling many true incidents which happened in my life, one student had tears in her eyes. I was the only person to notice it. I did not want to stop the session and I continued. Once the session was over I had a chat with her regarding that, I came to know that she was also facing similar kind of problems like me, I told her few tips to overcome those difficulty. This was a very touching moment for me as it never happened in my previous lectures to many other students.

A message to every volunteer at Bhumi
We are all volunteering to make our society a better place to live. We should understand that big things cannot be done in a single day and each of our small contributions everyday will make it big in one day for sure. So keep yourselves motivated and start doing the small work and enable to move forward.

Volunteer Den: Nupur Vashisht

Nupur VashishtA Little about yourself (origin, education, work experience)

I am Nupur Vashisht , 21 , born and brought up in Delhi . Post my schooling, I joined Venky (Delhi University) and completed a three year course in Biochemestry(H). Right from school I was interested in debating, extempore and stage plays more than the classroom studies which continued in college where along with being a member of Debating society, I was working with women development cell and ‘The society for disabled.’ Though I enjoyed science, somewhere I knew that this is not what I want to do 10 years down the line. After getting myself involved in organizations like CAG and organizing a few events like Chai Pe Charcha with NaMo and voter registration drives, I decided to enter the field of communication. Currently I am pursuing my post graduation in mass communication from Asian Academy of Film & Television and I think I have landed in the right place. I want to be an ad film maker.

How did volunteering with Bhumi happen (including beginning, which project you volunteered for?)

I just stumbled upon “Bhumi”, while looking for organizations working for kids and I applied to volunteer with Bhumi in Feb 2014 but could not attend the orientation in June because the date coincided with my scheduled college trip. Again in October, I got a mail for orientation and this time I decided not to miss the chance and chose to attend the orientation over a get together that my school friends had planned out for the weekend and I am happy that I took the right decision because Bhumi has given me a right reason for not wasting my Sunday sleeping till 11am. I decided to be a part of LES so I could utilize whatever I have learned in graduation and continue my association with science.

What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you personally?

To be very honest, after starting work with Bhumi I have started respecting my teachers more than ever before, because  I’ve realized that teaching is not a child’s play. I have stopped cribbing and complaining about small things; learning from the kids how happy they remain with whatever they get.

Tell us about one Bhumian who has been an inspiration to you:

A little kid who is way too mature for his age or maybe it is Bhumi who has made him that mature by giving him the sort of responsibilities he handles. When it comes to work, he is so concerned about things; it seems as if he is a NASA scientist out on a mission. It’s none other than Ashir, who says before every small step that we take: “Let’s make LES the best project ever”.

Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?

Once the kids were done with their exams, going to the centre on every Sunday didn’t happen. I went for a LES meeting, almost after one month when this kid came running to me. It was as if he was waiting for that very moment. The last time I met this kid was when we were teaching kids a day before the science exam. Running short of breath, he came a few steps forward and said, “I never thought I could attempt all questions in a science exam, but I did. You guys will teach us next year as well?” That was the moment I realized that there is no reward bigger than the smile that you bring on someone’s face.

Message to every volunteer

At times, you will feel that kids are not taking you seriously or some of them are not interested in studies but don’t let this feeling stop your efforts coz one day you will realize that the kids actually want you to guide them when they themselves will be waiting for you to come but this process of building trust will
take time, may be longer than what you think.

The Great Indian Mango Festival | Chennai | Bhumi Fundraiser

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The Great Indian Mango Festival is an ode to the King of Fruits and every mango lover in town!

So, what can you expect at the festival? Some of your favourite home cooks and restaurants from Chennai will be setting up stalls to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for Mangoes! From savouries to pastries.. From refreshing non-alcoholic drinks to lip-smacking snacks.. Made just from mangoes!

Date: May 30 & 31, 2015
Place: House #22 Cafe, Guindy, Chennai (Map: http://bit.ly/house22c)
Time: 4 – 7 PM

Organised by Bhumi, a fundraiser for the education of underprivileged children.

Running for Bhumi – Our volunteer champions, 2015

World’s leading track and long distance runners and India’s best, along with thousands of Bengaluru’s running enthusiasts will all come together under the banner of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K Bengaluru 2015 this Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Our enthusiastic volunteers from Bengaluru will be running the 10K marathon to raise funds for the cause of educating our children at Bhumi! Click the photos to know more and support.

Mukka Teja

Mukka Teja

Vivek Nair

Vivek Nair

 

 

 

Vignesh

Vignesh

Shruti

Shruti

Careers: Manager, City

Job Description: Manager, City
Location 1: Mumbai | Location 2: Bangalore

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within the city and interact/work with people including volunteers, beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Visit & identify shelter homes and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi’s educational programmes
  • Conduct recruitment campaigns in colleges and corporate
  • Plan and engage volunteers in civic initiatives
  • Lead Public relations and Fund raising activities
  • Tracking teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)
  • Provide operational support and monitor Bhumi’s programmes
  • Day to Day Operations

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:

  • Work experience – desirable, not essential
  • Any graduation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills – English | Hindi (Mumbai) / Kannada (Bangalore)
  • Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Essential
  • Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
  • Willingness to travel extensively – locally
  • Having a two wheeler – essential

Other Information:

  • Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
  • Expected Age: Below 30
  • Scope: Full time, Willing to work flexible hours
  • Remuneration Rs.17,000 to 20,000 p.m
  • Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, send in your resume with an appropriate subject and cover letter to careers@bhumi.org.in

Vote for our Volunteer Heroes at the iVolunteer Awards 2014

19 Bhumi Volunteers have been shortlisted for the ‘Volunteer Hero’ Award at the iVolunteer Awards 2014. Please vote for all of them :)

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  1. Aarthi Gandhimathy, City HR Coordinator, Trichy
  2. Arvind Lakshmanan, Little Einsteins Science, National HR Coordinator, Chennai
  3. Ashir Aseesh Borah, City Coordinator, Delhi
  4. Chanesh Babu, Coordinator, Hi5 Club & Nakshatra, Chennai
  5. Deeksha Agarwal, Little Einsteins Mathematics, Jaipur
  6. Ganesh Kumar, National HR Coordinator, Little Einsteins Maths, Chennai
  7. Gaurav Wadhwa, Kanini, Project Coordinator, Delhi
  8. Hanika Arora, Kanini, Project Coordinator, Bengaluru
  9. Harish Mari, Lakshya, HR Coordinator, Trichy
  10. Kanupriya Sethi, City Coordinator, Mumbai
  11. Mohammed Arshath Parvez, Nakshatra, National Coordinator, Trichy
  12. Raghunathan, Nakshatra Reach Out, Project Coordinator, Chennai
  13. Rakesh Kumar, City Coordinator, Hyderabad
  14. Roshini Krishnamoorthy, Kanini, Project Coordinator, Chennai
  15. Sai Krishna, Kanini, HR Coordinator, Pune
  16. Shweta Tripathy, Lakshya, Project Coordinator, Bengaluru
  17. Subhash Arora, Little Einsteins Maths, Project Coordinator, Delhi
  18. Swathi Sukumar, Nakshatra Reach Out, HR Coordinator, Chennai
  19. Yuvaneshwari K., Little Einsteins Science, National Facilitator, Chennai

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Volunteer Den: Deeksha Agarwal

DeekshaA little about yourself (origin, education, past work experiences)
Born, brought up and completed my schooling in Jaipur, Rajasthan, I am currently pursuing BA (hons) in economics from St Xavier’s college, Jaipur. Schooling was about developing a strong academic base along with nurturing my extra-curricular interests. During college, I got to work as the associate editor of the college magazine, participate as well as coordinate in various economics fests and be a member of the college student council. In my free time, I love reading books, watching movies and travelling.

How did volunteering with Bhumi happen (including beginning, which project you volunteered for)?
Bhumi came to me just at the time when I was planning to get into social work. I was exploring various NGO’s when suddenly one of my seniors asked me to accompany him to the orientation program and join it only if I find it genuine enough. The orientation was real fun with no extravaganza, with young enthusiastic volunteers motivating and inspiring all prospective Bhumians to work in this direction. I planned to join it and then there was no looking back. Currently I am associated with little Einstein- mathematics and previously I also volunteered for Hi5.

What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you, personally
When one takes the onus of educating children it is really important for the person to develop an aura so that the children can get involved and feel comfortable. I always had the fear of my impatience and impulsiveness acting as hindrances in my way. But I knew my priorities and I knew I had to overcome these for the same. After a stressed out week when I go to them during weekends I feel relaxed actually with the freshness on their faces as it is in their questions. It is an experience that everyone should have at least once in their lives.

One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian
The first event that I attended as a Bhumian brought a really memorable moment in my life. Last year, we decided to celebrate Independence Day with the children of Prayas School making them aware of the heroes who contributed to the independence of India which was followed by various games, winners of which were awarded. When we were about to leave few girls came to me, held my hand and took me to their classroom and requested me to dance with them. I was dumbstruck and became ready to dance with them while others sang and clapped. Today when I look at the pictures I try to live those moments again.

Tell us about one Bhumian, who you think is a very good inspiration for you
It can be none other than Tanushree Sharma (Regional manager- Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chandigarh). She was the one who introduced me to Bhumi and helped me at each step whenever I needed her help. She is a really sorted person who understands the importance of managing tasks at all levels. Working day and night for such a noble cause without an expectation makes her stand apart. Other than being great professional she has amazing social skills. She plans regular informal meetings with us and discusses plans for expansion and execution of programs. She is one person whom I look up to in Bhumi and who will definitely be there no matter what.

Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?
All the volunteers at Bhumi are really amazing people and most of them are my real good friends now. It has been a beautiful journey till now and I am really looking forward to more eventful days. Each one of us has one’s own share of highs and lows in life and when you have your friends to be there for you during those times life really turns out to be easy. Bhumi has given me that amazing lot of friends including Tanushree, Ashir, Tarang, Shivam, Apoorv and others for which I will always be thankful to in my own ways.

A message to every volunteer at Bhumi
Consider Bhumi as a golden platform not just to facilitate the needs of the society but also to enhance your own personality. Even if you volunteer for a day or two there should be a tone of responsibility and dedication associated.

Volunteer Den: Nitin Arora

1A little about yourself (origin, education, past work experiences)
I was born and brought up in Delhi. I am commerce and a law graduate and a qualified Company Secretary and have 4 years work experience in the legal field.

How did volunteering with Bhumi happen (including beginning, which project you volunteered for)?
I was looking for a volunteering opportunity in 2012 to utilize my Saturdays as it was a holiday and came to know about Bhumi through internet. I attended the orientation and was immediately convinced to start volunteering. I wanted to teach Maths as I thought it was my favorite subject and therefore joined Little Einsteins Maths Project at the Jhandewalan Center, New Delhi.

What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you, personally?
I have become more content and patient in life. I understand that things take time and you cannot become an expert in a day.  I have become more caring and feel joyful. I have learnt much more than I have taught. I am learning every time I teach.

One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian.
The first day I taught at the Center is the most memorable day as I fulfilled my long cherished dream. As I was teaching for the first time, I was a litte nervous but gained confidence as the class went on.

Tell us about one Bhumian, who you think is a very good inspiration for you
It has to be Shubhankar. He introduced me to the center. He was very energetic and hard working. He helped volunteers in whatever way possible. He also had very good communication skills and could convince anybody.

Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?
Yes. Once during their exam time, the children requested me to come on a weekday to help them out. I reached the center late evening after my office. After clearing their doubts, they brought food cooked at the center for me and sat in front of me and persuaded me to eat even thought they themselves had not taken it. I still remember that gesture.

A message to every volunteer at Bhumi
Do something that you could be proud of throughout your life. Try and make a change in somebody’s life. I think volunteering for the cause of education is the best possible way to do it…The more you teach, the more you learn. Give it your best shot. You have got a great organization and team in Bhumi to help you out with everything.

 

Buy Bhumi tees online – extended until may 04

If you want Bhumi Tees, order these exclusive Bhumi t-shirts online and they will be delivered to your doorstep for a limited period only. Please click the link or the image to see the price & order online, there are no extra charges for courier/delivery.

07 MDS Bhumi White (1)

Those who can do more, volunteer, white tee – click here to buy

03 MDS Bhumi Grey

Proud to be a Bhumian, gray tee – click here to buy

04 MDS Bhumi Blue

One Team. One Dream. Royal Blue tee – click here to buy

14 MDS SMILES White

Volunteers are paid in Six Figures, white tee – Click here to buy

15 MDS SMILES black

Volunteers are paid in Six Figures, black tee – Click here to buy

COMPUTER TEES & HOODIES

14 MDS Evolution

Evolution tee – Click here to buy

05 MDS Kanini Tee

Decoding the key to Success, grey tee – click here to buy

06 MDS Kanini Hoodie

Decoding the key to Success, black hoodie – click here to buy

MATH TEES & HOODIES
11 MDS Math infinite tee

With math the possibilities are infinite, navy blue tee – click here to buy

12 MDS Math infinite hoodie

With math the possibilities are infinite, black hoodie – click here to buy

10 MDS Math side tee

Come to the Math Side, we have Pi, Grey tee – click here to buy

13 MDS IL Math hoodie

I <3 math, grey hoodie – Click here to Buy

Bhumi Corporate League – Play for a Cause

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Table Tennis

  • May 17, 2015 | Sunday | CTTF, Neelaankarai, Chennai
  • The event has been completed

Badminton

  • May 31 | Sunday | YMCA, Nandanam, Chennai
  • Categories:
  1. Men’s doubles: Entry fee per team – Rs.1,500
  2. Women’s doubles: Entry fee per team – Rs.1,000
  3. Mixed Doubles: Entry fee per team – Rs.1,000
  • Tournament format – First round – league format; subsequent rounds – knockout format among the winning teams from league round
  • Points system – 1 set 30 points; Finals – 3 sets 21 points
  • All other standard rules shall apply​
  • Both the team members should be from the same organisation
  • Players shall carry their own badminton racket
  • Referee’s decision will be final and binding
  • Trophies & Certificates for the top 3 teams