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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Performing Arts

Mission: CHARITABLE

Target demographics: Cultural identity and develop universal brotherhood

Direct beneficiaries per year: 8000 students

Geographic areas served: Across USA

Programs: Arts and Cultural Programs, Teaching Telugu Language, Developing Telugu Unicode fonts

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88 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 !!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Murali L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Flma

Board Member

Rating: 5

Silicon Andhra is growing a lot every year and offering more services to poor people in Rural India by adopting villages, improving the infrastructure, providing rehabilitation and building hospitals to provide healthcare.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent piece of commitment and determination in providing service in education, health and preserving traditions. Building a super speciality hospital in Kuchipudi to server thousands of poor people around Kuchipudi. Outstanding leadership in managing the organization with various service related projects around the world. Phenomenal in building a strong bridge between culture and traditions and promoting Indian fine arts.

rkakulav

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.
Hospital Pictures uploaded...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am associated with SiliconAndhra since 2003 as a volunteer. It taught me how to give back to the community. I love & enjoy working for this great organization. The organization strives to uplift the Telugu language, our culture and tradition. They have taken up wonderful initiatives like Manabadi, Sanjivani, Kuchipudi Conventions, 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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am Dr. T. K. Saroja, a Carnatic Vocalist. Silicon Andhra has been striving incessantly to uplift the Indian ideology and culture through its various unique activities. The promotion of language, arts, particularly dance and music, educational programs through the University of Silicon Andhra, along with activities like adapting the village Kuchipudi, building up great infrastructure to reinforce the cultural and social conditions have been the kind of its endeavours showcasing the broad spread motives. The spirit of involving thousands and lakhs of people in its activities is quite evident of projecting its final goal which is aiming for "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" , the entire world as one family. The organisation's belief in achieving its goal through spreading of Indian arts and culture is highly commendable and inspiring. I am very fortunate to have associated with such an esteemed organisation, through University of Silicon Andhra.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was approached by eminent collegues of Indian classical music to work as a faculty member with Silicon Andhra. Though i was a little tentative at the beginning, I realised quite fast, that this was a group of people whose dedication to the cause of propagation and education in core areas of Indian heritage-learning such as live performing arts traditions and literature is far beyond what I had imagined or come across in my experience as an academic. This is a team that long term vision. They dreams big, and at the same time have the technical capability and resources to bring those dreams into reality. They are willing to take one step at a time, and move towards a larger goal progressively. The head of Silicon Andhra, Mr. Anand Kuchibhotla, has inspired a number of people in the community to take up the mission of SIlicon Andhra as their own, and contribute immensely to the cause. The team of Silicon Andhra, works not as a work-team, but more as a family and they take their responsibility to the students, families and staff members very seriously.

With a vision, leadership to carry forward that vision with efficiency and effiectiveness, resources to execute it, and a community rallying behind and willing to contribute their mite, SIlicon Andhra is sure to make waves in the near future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Silicon Andhra is a collective dream envisaged by a group of individuals who are completely dedicated and committed to the ideology of art, culture and learning. With primary emphasis on service and relationship, this organisation has surged forward to scale heights ,hitherto untouched by most. Best Wishes for all their endeavors!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hai I am Dr. P. Ramadevi, A senior KUCHIPUDI exponent from Hyderabad. My association with Silicon Andhra is from 2008. Since then I have been watching their services to best for the upliftment of KUCHIPUDI DANCE, KUCHIPUDI village, encouraging children in USA to learn Telugu language, our culture, by offering courses and conducting competitions etc.. it's not only these few , mygod every step they take is a very innovative and most perfectly finishes too. I am strong admirer of Silicon Andhra because of their UNITY, HARD WORK, SINCERITY, NO EXPECTSTIONS, THEY DONT WORK FOR NAME OR RECOGNITION. Every member of this organization is well settled in their busy profession, yet they find time to work hard for this organization. It's amazing to see them working up to 2in the night again before going to work they are there to do work for Silicon Andhra. I feel so blessed to be associated with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best thing happened to me. Silicon Andhra Manabadi provided me an excellent network of like minded people who all are serving selflessly for the common cause to enrich our children by teaching Telugu. I believe this is a great opportunity to anyone who is willing to giveback to the society to provide better lives to our future generations. Let us NOT loose our history which brought to this far. Jayaho Silicon Andhra! Jayaho Manabadi!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very happy to say that my daughter is very lucky to be part of Manabadi. She learnt a lot of vocabulary and very good in writing and speaking.

Thanks to Manabadi team and Silicon Andhra to start this kind of nonprofit organization and providing Telugu literacy to the NRI kids.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Silicon Andhra has been a big part of our life. It's a great organization to keep our mother tongue Telugu and Telugu culture alive in our next generation. It provides various opportunities to showcase our children's talents in singing, dancing, poem recital etc. It is a great platform for our children to witness legendary performances in various fields of fine arts.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known Silicon Andhra for a long time. My son was fortunate enough to attend the Mana Badi program which strives to teach kids Telugu. Silicon Andhra undertakes several programs that help to keep cultural heritage of Telugu people all over the world. They undertake several programs that strive to restore and maintain our heritage in India as well as in United States. They undertook an amazing Kuchipudi village heritage restoration program. Building roads, hospitals and other essential services. We need more and more organizations like this.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Silicon Andhra and I are of the same age. Over the past 16 years, Silicon Andhra has not only given me one of a kind opportunities such as platforms to perform, a chance to learn about my culture and heritage, but also has become my extended family. The amount of love, affection, and support the Silicon Andhra family has showered me with throughout the past 16 years is definitely unconditional. Growing up in the United States, 20,000 miles away from family in India, one would assume that kids here would be detached from their original customs and traditions. Silicon Andhra has proved the opposite; I was so fortunate to be one of the first ever students to join ManaBadi the year it started, and feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to learn how to read/write/speak my language as well as participate in annual performances through ManaBadi. The small skits and plays our ManaBadi class prepared for the annual event led me to find my passion in singing and acting. Joining Silicon Andhra is a wonderful way to be involved in the community as well as participate in cultural traditions and practices. I wish Silicon Andhra many more successes in the future, and I hope it continues to positively affect future generations of kids like me.
- Anusha Kuchibhotla

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a really wonderful journey with silicon Andhra since 2008. Have been volunteering each and every event conducted by this organisation. It's always filled with vibrant colours of our culture and heritage it's really wonderful how they teach the younger generations the importance of our culture and traditions. Last but not least am proud being the "Silicon Andhra Adapaduchu". I wish Silicon Andhra to grow a lot as an organisation and help in building a better world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Silicon Andhra is a great Non Profit Organization and a role model for other non profits.
I was associated with Silicon Andhra activities since 2007, when I was the President of Telugu Association of Greater Chicago, another non profit organization. Since then I am involved in their major activities like Mana Badi, International Kuchipudi Dance festival etc,.
Their recent project of a 200 bed hospital at Kuchipudi Village in India is a role model.
I visited the KuchipudiVillage during Feb 2016 during my visit to India. I am amazed to see the progress in the Village after Silicon Andhra adopted it.
This organization far exceeds all the expectations of the well wishers and Donors, and challenges other non profits.
I wish the volunteers and Leadership all the best.
Syama Pappu

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Manabadi for giving me opportunity to teach Telugu language to this generation of kids and spread the importance of learning mother tongue. Manabadi organization has done wonderful job in spreading the word by all means of communication available to reach people globally. I am associated with Manabadi since 2012 and it's been a great journey since then. Volunteering with Manabadi has helped me meet new people in the community, make new friends, learn and spread importance of our language, culture and more important have fun and fulfillment in life.

madkid66

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure to be part of SiliconAndhra for the last 15 years. Organizations come and go, several of them struggle to last long for various reasons. But, with SiliconAndhra, I haven't seen any one having any ulterior motive, but sincerely working towards the core principles of promoting, keeping alive the culture both in time (for future generations) and space (all over the world), doing good to the community by taking up unsurmountable projects where there is such need, and succeeding. The leadership has awe inspiring vision that keeps broadening every day. It is a great place to be where learning never stops and provides opportunities/avenues to make world a better place. It is an all-embracing organization and has a close-knit family environment despite being spread across wide area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent way of learning Telugu .
Curriculum and teaching is good.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SiliconAndhra is a wonderful organization that has given me a good community support of like minded people whom i can call family. It has been conducting fantastic programs that has given local folks a good avenue to express their creativity. It has been very helpful in connecting people back to their the telugu / indian roots, I have been associated with silicon andhra in various roles, Member / voluteer / donor / admirer. I love the way Silicon Andhra has been promoting bharatiyata and telugutanam. To name the few,
1. Annamacharya Jayanti
2. Telugu Cultural Festival
3. Manabadi
4. Kuchipudi Sammelanam
5. Ugadi
6. Andhra Kutumba Sibhiram
7. USA
8. Sampada
Many more

After getting involved in many of the silicon andhra events, I would tell one and all, They have a great team with great intentions, this is a great platform for every one to come, participate and make a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Basha shevaye bhavitharala seva "
Ee vakyamu chala shakthi kaladhi Manabadi lo Naku enthagano spurthi kaliginchindhi.
Telugu bhasha antharinchakunda Manbadi chesthunna krushi patlla maa pratheka dhnvadhamulu Andhariki
Nenu Balabadi-1 thatagathi ki upadhyauraluga 2016-2017 samvasharamu naa vanthu sahayamu andhinchinadhuku Naku chalaa shanthosamga vundhi
Mana mathru bhasha yenni ugalaina vuniki kolpokunda vundali ani korukuntunnanu