Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New beginning. New Journey - Helping an engineering student!

We recently received a support request through one of our volunteer/member. The student had just finished school, and had received admissions into engineering college. The student's academic record looked impressive - 93% in SSLC (Grade 10 for those who are not familiar with Indian education system) and 88% in HSC (Grade 12).

An impeccable record on the books, but one has to see the conditions in which he achieved this. His parents are coolies who wouldn't possibly earn more than 2-3$ a day. He has 2 younger brothers and the family of five lives in a government provided shelter of just 250 sq ft. He had no financial support from his relatives.

If a student at a such young age can brave such adverse situations to score great marks deserves a lot of help from our society. Students like him are an asset to our nation, they should not be denied an opportunity to realize his potential and dreams. And that's exactly what we did. With our supporter's help, the student has been enrolled into the engineering college, his tuition fees are paid and hostel/mess fees have been taken care of.

It feels wonderful to help someone who deserves it. We thank our volunteers who introduced him to HelpingMinds, our validation committee members who did the background check of the student, and finally our supporters who patronized through their funding.

For this student, the journey has just started. And so does for HelpingMinds too. We'll support him until he graduates. We will need more funds to do that, and we seek your support. If you wish to support this student, do let us know. We will provide complete details of the student to you for you to understand the beneficiary better.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

What's your story?

With raising inflation, more & more students are struggling to make ends meet. Many of our volunteers and patrons come from such backgrounds & understand the pain of paying tuition fees, books, mess fees, clothes etc without landing a burden on parents.

What's your story? Tell us how you managed during your college days and we will publish it on our blogs.

Share your story at Be an inspiration.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Continuing support for Arani Diploma student and Dharmapuri MBBS Student

HM has paid Rs. 1132 towards the mess fees of Arani Diploma student on 18 July 2011 and Rs. 930 on 9 Aug 2011. HM has also paid Rs. 4129 for the mess fees of Dharmapuri MBBS Student on 5 Aug 2011

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Do you 'Like' Facebook? Do you tweet?

If yes, good news.You can find Helpingminds on facebook and twitter now.
If no, great news. You can get on to the bandwagon now and stay connected with helpingminds.

When it comes to Social media, we know that we may not be the fastest. We may not be the geeks. We are not the early adopters. We may be jumping in little late, but we are here to stay. Helping Minds is now on Facebook and Twitter.

Like us on Facebook at Helping Minds and follow us on twitter through @helpingminds. It's a great place to connect and help each other. Join us, and do let your friends know.

Next? Yes, Google+.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Continuing Support for Tiruchengode B.Tech Student

The student is doing 3rd year textile technology at K.S.R college of technology,Tiruchengode . The student has got CGPA of 8.96(till sixth semester). We have already helped the student last year and he had scored 9.1 CGPA last year. Also he had done internship project at vardhman textiles punjab successfuly and they have given preplacement offer to the student. The student had got a bank loan of Rs.42985. But the college fees is Rs. 59450. Helping minds is cotiniuing support to this student and had paid Rs.16465 on July 22 2011.

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