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Impact Story 2 – Impact of alumni engagement in a rural school

Here goes our Impact Story 2! The Alumni Association of Kalvabugga AP Residential School (AAKARSH) had its humble beginning in 2014. It started with 10 alumni who wanted to give back to their school. AP Residential School is a rural government school located in Kalvabugga village of Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. When an alumnus of the school, Mr. Dasanna Mareddy approached us to build their alumni network, we were more than happy to do that free of cost. With the help of the network powered by Vaave, the number of active members in the association grew to 500 in a very short span of time. With the intent to give back to the school that nurtured them, the alumni association actively engaged its members on the network in development activities like renovating school infrastructure, mentoring and supporting graduating students and providing scholarships. During the past two years, more than Rs. 10 Lakhs have been mobilized by alumni for making this village school a better learning space. Rs. 1.5 Lakhs have been spent on providing benches for the school. Saraswati Kuteer has been established with Rs. 1 Lakh. Basic fittings like lights, fans, windows and doors were renovated with Rs. 1… Read More »

Impact Story I – Impact of a Technology backed Alumni Network

Inspiring stories of Impact through active alumni engagement keep us going from one milestone to another. We want to cherish and celebrate each one of these stories through our Impact Story Series where will talk about the inspiring change Alumni Engagement is bringing about in the networks powered by Vaave and in the larger educational space. Here goes our Impact Story 1! According to this report, India has around 14 lakh educational institutes that broadly range from primary schools to Universities. Lakhs of students pass out of these educational institutes every year. In this rushed pace of life, the educational Institutes find it hard to keep track of their alumni and also the alumni find it hard to stay abreast of the latest happenings at their alma maters. The power of technology has percolated to every aspect of human life across the globe. Social media has transformed how people interact with one another. In spite of such commendable achievements, the web world and technology remain neglected when it comes to Alumni Networking. Some Educational Institutes identified the potential of technology and how it could effectively fill in the glaring gaps in Alumni Engagement. Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology(SMIT) is one… Read More »