Category Archive for: ‘Education’

Akshaya Patra

Akshaya Patra

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the world’s largest NGO-run midday meal programs. The mission is to simultaneously address childhood hunger and malnutrition while also promoting education for underserved children in India. Hunger is a hidden problem that over 50 million children battle silently. These children are not in school because of economic necessities. Akshaya Patra believes that no …

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Bal Vikas

Bal Vikas

To view more additional Bal Vikas news or to submit Bal Vikas news to be published in the next issue of Desh-Videsh, visit deshvidesh.com/balvikas/ What a New Year means to me – By Malika Jain A New Year has a very special meaning for me and my family. My New Year resolution is to make sure that I have enough …

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Memoirs of a Second Semester Senior

Memoirs of a Second Semester Senior

Author by Katyayani Jhaveri For most high school students, making the decision of where to go to college is hard. Ultimately to make that one choice, many factors have to be added up: location, school size, finance. So how do you decide? Do you listen to your parents, your friends, your guidance counselor? I’m a second semester senior, my applications …

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No Child Left Behind - Indian Charity Organizations in USA

No Child Left Behind – Indian Charity Organizations in USA

Author by Padmini Rao One of India’s biggest gifts to the spiritual world, the great saint and philosopher SwamiVivekananda, once remarked, “Service to mankind is service to God.” He was of the opinion that God resides in the soul of every human being – taking care of the poor, ill and the distressed brings more virtue than going to temples, …

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More than arithmetic!! Whole Brain Development!!

More than arithmetic!! Whole Brain Development!!

Many people often assume that learning arithmetic is merely a method to increase the speed and accuracy of calculation, for example, solving 738×16 + 20 x 46 = ? Within a few seconds. By itself, it is already an amaz ing accomplishment for most young children. However, there is more to this because when children are learning aloha mental arithmetic, …

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Education

EducationaL Excellence of Indians

The prowess of Indians in the field of higher education, especially in disciplines like mathematics, has taken a fabled shape by now. In almost every western college or university, it is a common sight to find an Indian name among the top three students. The situation has become so intimidating that President Barack Obama has urged Americans to raise their …

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Broward Aloha Math Kids First In Florida

Broward Aloha Math Kids First In Florida

Try solving – 628 x 85 + 19 x 40 =? You must be reaching for a calculator, but a child trained in ALOHA Mental Arithmetic can solve this in seconds using the Abacus technique of performing mathematical calculations. ALOHA stands for Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic. It is a Brain Development Program that is based on mental arithmetic using …

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Kumon

Kumon

Incorporating Learning into Summer Fun For children, learning is an on going process-one that con tinues even after the last bell of the school year. Just because families are gearing up for fun, sun, and relaxation, that doesn’t mean educational activities can’t be incorporated into vacation plans. Educators remind parents that time off from school shouldn’t mean a vacation from …

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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

(Excerpt of Ex – Prime minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair’s speech to the Class of 2008, Yale University, New Haven, on May 25, 2008) First, in fact, keep learning. Al ways be alive to the possibili ties of the next experience, of thinking, doing, and being. When Buddha was asked, near the end of his life, to describe …

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Generation Z: Building Tomorrow's Success

Generation Z: Building Tomorrow’s Success

Spelling Bee 2008 Sameer Mishra, an eighth grader at West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, won the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee beating 288 children in the 8 to 15 age group. Interestingly, another Indian, Siddharth Chand of Michigan, took second place thereby reinforcing the talent and prowess of the Indian American children in the States. The Bee is the nation’s …

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