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Our Work



Pillala Kosam (meaning “for children” in Telgu) is an initiative started as an extension to Jan Shiksha Sabha. It was started in the year August 2022 with 500 Volunteers in four different districts in Telangana with support and guidance of Ms. Vakati Karuna IAS (Principal Secretary of Education, Telangana May 2022 – Dec 2023). More than 20 NGO's participated in the program and provided volunteers to work in the urban and rural areas of the four districts - Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri Districts. Out of the 500 Volunteers, 350 Volunteers have been given certificates and 50 of them are awarded Certificates of Excellence.

This program has shown important changes in three different stakeholders –

a) Children – Improved confidence, speaking and reading skills 

b) Youth – Improved Leadership abilities and Communication Skills 

c) Parents – Increased trust over children’s ability and public school systems

In the next year, 2023-2024, program expanded to all the 33 districts with 10,000 NSS Volunteers with the support of Commissionerate of Collegiate Education and NSS State Team. 300 NSS Program Officers were given a 3 day residential training to take this program on the ground. This has become an institutionalised program and taken up by the State Department of Education from April 2024 onwards under the name of Community Volunteers of Telangana.