RDF Matendla School is the Quality Education partner for the Government Mandal Parishad Primary School (MPPS), Bahadurapally, an initiative supported by Tech Mahindra Foundation. As part of this partnership, MPPS staff visited Matendla School to understand good teaching-learning practices and improve their teaching skills.
This festive season was made extra special by the martial arts achievements of six students of Zila Parishad High School, Bahadurapally which is an RDF supported school and 8 students from RDF Matendla School. Close to 400 students from 80 schools participated in the State Level ‘Hapki-Do’ competition. Medals were awarded in several categories based on age.
The ZHPS students won 1Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze, while the Matendla School children won 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 1 bronze in different categories. They also walked away with the overall championship!
Education World India School Rankings 2015
RDF Kalleda School and RDF Matendla School were ranked City level No.1 Day School in their respective towns, in the Education World India School Rankings 2015. The award is conferred to schools rated in 14 parameters including academic reputation, faculty competence, leadership quality, sports education, etc. Education World India rates and ranks over 800 schools across India.
Mr. T. Sridhar and Mr. Vishnumurthy, the headmasters of RDF Kalleda & Matendla schools respectively, were invited to Delhi for the awards ceremony. This is a huge honour for the work put in by RDF over 19 years, demonstrating the progress and development shown by rural schools in providing high quality education in rural communities.
Redlawada School team
RDF Kalleda School has added another feather in its cap. It now has a modern English Language Lab, thanks to Synchrony Financial, a corporate company. The company has gifted ten computers and other peripherals worth over Rs. 5 lakh to the school and the lab was inaugurated by company business leader Faisal Ali Khan on 21st August 2015. Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. Faisal Ali Khan said they had been associated with RDF for a long time, having provided one-month English speaking training to children at Hyderabad last summer. They felt a language lab would help sustain and enhance their learning and hence, gifted computers to the school. “We have been focusing on education and sanitation in government schools in Hyderabad only. Now, we are delighted to reach out to rural children in this village,” Mr. Faisal said. The newly set up language lab needs a lot more equipment. School principal T. Sridhar and vice-principal K. Ashoka Chary expressed hope that more people would come forward to help.