Sorry to tell this but I want you to know my regrets on this class. My daughter was studying from her 5 yr old in Manabadi. But there was no any good response for the efforts of my daughter, my husband and myself.
We are basically a Chennai based Telugu speaking family so we don't know the script. She has not missed even a single class in these 4 years. But the result is nothing. I have so much importance to mother tongue and was very eager that she would write and speak at least the basic.
Having volunteer teachers for all the concerns only reason is that they are also parents like you, they cannot put anything more than this.
Two hours she use to be in the class. She is such a good student to her teachers. In the sense of proper attention is given my daughter is great performer.
After 1st 2 yrs after reaching pravesam they did not concentrate on her. Just they easily told she had to repeat pravesam. If the teacher and center coordinator had put some efforts and then told this I would have felt ok. But the whole year they kept quite and at the end of the year they are telling your daughter performance is not sufficient.
She had 100% attendence. I even requested them that I am ready to pay additionally for any tuition or extra classes. They appointed a 8th grade student to teacher. It was of no use.
Again it waste of time. For everything I supported them.
Finally daughter gained nothing from this class of 4 yrs paying $1200.
Only happiness is the annual recital.
She use to sing some Telugu rhymes,
all because I made her practice at home.
This teaching and syllabus is not fit for parents like me who don't know the script.
Basically they are happy with kids who clear the exams not about the struggling kids and parents like me.
I am sure this would be the case in all the centers, my case is Fremont south.
I am sure they put lots of efforts but
Nothing was useful to me.
Amazing organization can wonders and did many. I was involved almost day one, my life tied to SiliconAndhra. I always feel I could completely dedicate for the organization.
Great achievement is recent inauguration of Hospital in rural India serving 100K+ poor and lower middle class citizens of India. It was great journey and kudos to entire organization.
Back in US continues efforts to connect the community through culture and arts. University of SiliconAndhra is icon which is growing day by day offering many courses.
I can write all my day about SiliconAndhra however from bottom of my heart I feel this is the best organization to get Top Rate.
RaviPrakash SiliconAndhra Sanjivani MultiSpeciality Hospital dedicated to the humanitarian cause and committed to serve the needy, wonderful efforts by One & All. Congratulations & Best Wishes to Anand Kuchibhotla garu, The Doctors, The Nurses and The Ground Team in making the day to day operations a success.
SiliconAndhra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-political, non-religious, cultural and community organization based in the Silicon Valley (Bay Area), California with goals to maintain and perpetuate the Telugu Samskruti (Culture), Sahityam (Literature) and Sampradayam (Tradition) amongst the Telugu speaking people across the world.
I have been a volunteer of SiliconAndhra since 2003, helped in Manabadi (to teach our mother tongue - Telugu to the next generation kids in US). They have taken up few other wonderful initiatives like UofSA, SAMPADA which in turn benefit the community in all ways, lay a platform & path for the next generation. It is one big family of hard working & passionate volunteers from all around the world who come together to make a difference in everyone's life . I feel blessed and have immense joy to be a part of this Vasudhaika Kutumbam.
Currently helping with Jayaho Kuchipudi. Part of that development is project Sanjivani in Kuchipudi village - collecting donations from all sources for building a multi speciality hospital to benefit underprivileged residing in 60-70 villages with medical facilities. This hospital which in turn also serves/saves thousands of lives, to be completed by October 18, 2018.
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గత ఆరేళ్ళ నుండి సిలికానాంధ్ర కార్యక్రమాలను గమనించిన అనుభవం తో నా అభిప్రాయాలను తెలియజేస్తున్నాను.
ముఖ్యంగా చిన్న పిల్లలకు తెలుగులో చదవడం , మాట్లాడం మరియు వ్రాయడం నేర్చుకోవడం వలన మనబడి ద్వారా మాతృభాషను గుర్తుంచుకొని విదేశంలో వున్నా స్వదేశంలో ఉన్నా మనే భావన తో ఉండడం ఎంతో అభినందనీయం, ఆదిమాకెంతో గర్వకారణం.
Silicon Andhra is an organization which is for ever committed for creating/providing basic facilities to the people of rural areas in the fields of Art, Infrastructure, Health Care, Education etc.
Kuchipudi village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India is provided with Cement Concrete Roads, Renovation of Schools, Drinking Water Taps & Lavatories for individual homes, Parks LED Street Lights etc. I personally witnessed the happiness of villagers as they are leading a much better life than before. And people of village always express their gratitude to Silicon Andhra for this.
Recently commissioned Sanjivani Multi-Specialty Hospital in the village not only takes care of medical needs of the people of village but also the needs of people of many villages around it as well. This is a fabulous gesture on the part of Silicon Andhra. This hospital would save thousands lives as there is no multi-specialty hospital nearby.
The relentless services being rendered by Silicon Andhra towards basic needs of society is phenomenal. Commitment of Management and Volunteers towards this is awesome.
Murali Mohan Lolla
Services of Silicon Andhra towards creating Kuchipudi Village, in Krishna District of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, as Smart Village is adorable. Silicon Andhra’s focus on improved resource-use efficiency, empowered local self-governance, access to assured basic amenities and responsible individual and community behavior to build vibrant and happy society has resulted in shaping Kuchipudi as Smart Village has yielded results.
As part of Health Care Development, the ongoing construction of Sanjivani Multi-Specialty Hospital in the village not only takes care of medical needs of the people of village but the needs of people of many villages around it as well. This is a fabulous gesture of Silicon Andhra. This hospital is going to be commissioned soon for public needs.
Our kids enjoy learning telugu, as it makes easy to communicate with us and our parents. We encourage SiliconAndhra to coming up with more programs like Manabadi.
It has been a blessing to send my kid to the language classes they offer. My kid not only developed interest but also able to talk to grandparents in our language
SiliconAndhra has been the back bone of Telugu (a south Indian language) with respect to language, culture, literature and heritage. They have done tremendous work in this language and have propagated and preserved our language not only in America but also in other countries outside of India. They achieve this by regularly conducting cultural events that depict Indian Language, Culture, Literature and heritage and will also make kids part of it, so they are motivated to learn and keep in tough with this rich language.
They have established Telugu school called "Manabadi" to enable kids who were born and brought up in countries outside India to learn Telugu Language and keep in touch with their cultural roots. In most of the centers and school districts, this study also accounts for foreign language credits for high school students.
They have also established the first University for Indian Studies outside of India called "University of Silicon Andhra" and have been offering amazing courses in Indian arts and languages and have been running the university successfully for 2 years.
They also have a program named "Sampada", which quantifies an Indian fine art learned by a student from any guru by conducting junior and senior level certification exams.
For all the above academics there is a curriculum set by reputed universities and stalwarts in the field of study.
Only few organizations can boast of some ordinary people coming together on common purpose and accomplishing extraordinary results, that too without any personal or commercial gains!
SiliconAndhra and it’s team are so motivated to make a difference in the world that they are not only doing amazing things by themselves but are being a superb motivation and role model for many others to follow. Proud to be associated with a great organization with a common purpose and vision!
I've been working with this phenomenal organization for the past 10 years as a Vice President. SiliconAndhra is such a prestigious, outstanding, committed, responsible and accountable organization that relentlessly promotes Telugu literature, heritage, and culture. Alongside that, it promotes all the Indian languages & art forms through its initiatives like ManaBadi, SAMPADA (SiliconAndhra Music, Performing Arts & Dance Academy), University of SiliconAndhra etc. We are extremely proud to say that this is the one and only organization in the world that has been making a difference since its inception in 2001 and has earned 9 Guinness World Records so far by promoting Indian languages, culture, and art forms.
SiliconAndhra is an amazing Non-profit organization which got nine Guinness book of world records so far by serving the Telugu community in the USA and in India from the year 2001. I work as a volunteer for this terrific organization for more than eight years. My daughter got an opportunity to learn her mother-tongue through ManaBadi which is one of the initiatives (Flagship) of SiliconAndhra. Many hundreds of volunteers are working for this organization with a lot of passion and dedication. SiliconAndhra's mission is to maintain and perpetuate the Telugu Samskruti (Culture), Sahityam (Literature) and Sampradayam (Tradition) among the Telugu speaking people of USA. I think it has been achieved and will continue to put the same effort in the future too. I like each and every initiative like Internationa Kuchipudi conventions, Saint Annamacharya Birthday Celebrations, University of SiliconAndhra, International Telugu Internet Conference, ManaBadi, Telugata, Vadyakarula Sammelanam, and its recent SAMPADA program etc., from this top rated organization. I wish this organization should continue its service in the same lines and last forever. God Bless SiliconAndhra! God Bless America! Happy July 4th!
I've two girls(level 2 & 4) in Manabadi school. I love the concept of my kids learning mother tongue inspite of us being far from motherland. The volunteers in the organization are so enthusiastic and very passionate to teach kids . My kids enjoy the classes and learn at the same time. I recommend the classes to anyone who want their kids to learn the Telugu language.
A great organization which is working to spread the greatness & beauty of the Telugu language across the globe
Very honest & friendly organization
SiliconAndhra is a nonprofit organization that I am proud to be a part of. SiliconAndhra’s efforts in the past have helped hundreds of thousands of people in rural villages in South India and they are still going to continue helping these people in need. SiliconAndhra has built bus stations, public restrooms and toilets in households that didn’t have them, paved roads for better travel and transportation of goods, and their most recent project was building a $5 million multi-specialty hospital that would provide quality healthcare to 156 villages in India. I joined SiliconAndhra’s nationwide initiative, Future Young Leaders for Humanity, which was comprised of youth leaders across the U.S. that raised money in their states to donate for the creation of this hospital, and I successfully raised approx. $10,000 for he buildin of this hospital. The hospital just recently opened on Oct. 18th, and it is now helping thousands of poverty stricken villagers receive healthcare that wasn’t provided before. SiliconAndhra plans to continue providing the necessary amenities and institutions for better living in places that are in need and have skyrocketing poverty levels.
With its relentless pursuit of quality and excellence in promoting culture, community development, and providing humanitarian services, SiliconAndhra achieved greater heights in whatever project/program it has taken up. It inspired adults, youth, kids from all around the world to be part of a global family that not only serves mankind but also produces next gen leaders !
I am very glad to work with such an wonderful and supporting team....It is a blessing to be a part of silicon andhra ....
One of leading Nonprofits in world making a difference in the lives of thousands of people with the noble pursuit to support traditional arts and languages..
The only not for profit started by Telugu community in USA that is stick to its ideals of promoting Indian art and culture in our form without any deviation. Their commitment is ultimate. Their recent projects Manabadi. SAMPADA, Sanjivini hospital are one of its kind initiatives done by any not for Profit organisations. Undoubtedly they are doing a great service.
Silicon Andhra has been doing really great job in all aspects. It has adopted a historic village and totally changed the image of the village. Now it has undertaken a construction of Hospital that caters to more than 100 villages around Sanjivani. I have been very scared to make donations all through to any non profit organisations because our hard earned money is not going to the right people. But once I closely involved and observed the activities and progress, every dollar is being wisely and correctly spend and is reaching to the needy the way it should. Just can't express how grateful we all are to this organisation !!
SiliconAndhra is an amazing Non-profit organization and I am very proud to be associated with this Organisation. SA has got many Guinness book of world records by serving the Telugu community in the USA and in India from the year 2001. I am working as a volunteer from Canada for this organization for almost three (3) years. My daughter got an opportunity to participate in Kuchipudi Maha Brunda Natyam through SA in Dec 2014 and eventually my relation with this organization changed from interest to love and passion. SiliconAndhra's mission is to maintain and perpetuate the Telugu Samskruti (Culture), Sahityam (Literature) and Sampradayam (Tradition) among the Telugu speaking people in North America. SA has introduced Manbadi, teaching telugu to telugu family kids and has different levels of examinations which are very useful and encouraging for the kids. Recently we have SAMPADA program which is much more interesting. I wish this organization many many more success stories and love to continue as a volunterr in supporting many good causes this organization takes up including adoption of Kuchipudi Village, which is my most and foremost interest. I see amazing transformation of the village and anyone who visited this village before can not recognize the village as of today.