Visions India Advisory Board Meets
Posted: July 17, 2019
On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 the 3rd meeting of the Visions Global Empowerment India Advisory Board was held at our head office in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. We welcomed several new members, remembered our member Governor Sudarshan Agarwal who recently passed away, shared the accomplishments of the past one year and discussed plans for how to enhance our work & reach (particularly in the areas of leadership & technology).
Our new members are Ms. Sangeetha Nair (Chennai), Mr. P. Chandrasekaran (Trichy), Mr. Antony Edwin (Bangalore), Sister Bernadu Mary (Pondicherry), and Mr. Reveendra Nathan (Viruthachalam). They bring with them a breadth of experience from law to business to health — and above all else, to social service. Welcome to all!
Honoring a Great Humanitarian - Governor Sudarshan Agarwal
Posted: July 3, 2019
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Governor Sudarshan Agarwal, who had served on our Visions India Advisory Board for the past few years. Governor Agarwal served as Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha for over 12 years and later on as the Member of the Human Rights Commission. He also served as Governor of the States of Uttarakhand and Sikkim from January 2003 to July 2008. He is a former President of the Delhi Gymkhana Club, former Director of Rotary International (1987 – 89), and an active supporter of the Him Jyoti School in Dehradun. He was a great humanitarian with a huge heart and a lifelong commitment to service. He is an example to us all, and he will be sorely missed.
Visions India Team Lead Mr. Shylet Moni Wins "Local Partner of the Year" Award!
Posted: April 12, 2017
Our very own Visions India Team Lead Mr. Shylet Moni was awarded the 2016 “Local Partner of the Year” Award by Visions Global Empowerment (USA) last week! Each year, Visions honors those individuals who in the true spirit of service made the greatest contributions to its work over the past year. These individuals embody the values of the organization and the qualities of a leader that Visions seeks to instill in others through its efforts.
Quoting directly from Visions Global Empowerment (USA), "It is with great esteem and admiration that we present our Visions 2016 “Local Partner of the Year” Award to Mr. Shylet Moni, Team Lead at Visions Global Empowerment India (www.visionsindia.org). Joining our Visions team a few years ago as a Leadership Program Manager, Shylet quickly demonstrated both his capacity and his eagerness to lead an organization himself. We were happy to support Shylet in his efforts to establish a new, independent organization in India thru which we could implement our ongoing efforts – soon after, Visions Global Empowerment India was born. Today, Shylet manages a staff of 3 and oversees the Visions Leadership Program (at 26 villages), e-Learning Program (at 6 schools), Youth Guidance & Support Program, DREAM Youth Leadership Magazine, and more. The amount of progress he has made over the past year has been truly phenomenal, and we know he will continue to amaze us as he grows Visions India and impacts the lives of many thousands more deserving youth."
"Talents Meet" Event Successfully Held
Visions India successfully held our first major event -- the "Talents Meets" special talent showcase & competition -- on November 20th in Thirukkovilur, Tamil Nadu. In total, 139 youth & 19 trainers from 19 village-based Visions Youth Learning & Empowerment Centers (YLECs) eagerly participated in a full day of games, activities, and competitions. It was a fun day for all and a great way to bring together youth from the various communities we serve. To view our full event photo album, please click HERE.
Join us for our 1st Official Event: "Talents Meet"
A Youth Talent Showcase & Competition
Sunday, November 13th (all day)
Siloam, Tirukkovilur, Tamil Nadu
Visions India is hosting a special talent showcase & competition for youth currently attending one of the 26 village-based "Youth Learning & Empowerment Centres" across the districts of Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai, and Viluppuram. Competitions will be held in 1) Drawing, 2) Elocution, 3) Folk Songs, and 4) Essay Writing. It will also give youth an opportunity to interact with each other and share ideas while having fun.
e-Learning Program 2016 "Top Teacher Awards" Announced
Posted: September 19, 2016
We are very pleased to announce the winners of our Visions India e-Learning Program "Top Teachers Award" for 2016:
1st Place: Mrs. J.A. Femi (St. John Vianney's School, Palliady, TN)
2nd Place: Ms. Sujatha G. (St. Norbert School, Trichy, TN)
3rd Place (tie): Mr. Livingston (D.M. School, Melvalai, TN)
3rd Place (tie): Mrs. Antony Jabastin (St. Anne's School, Nagercoil, TN)
Congrats to the winners of our first annual competition, who went above & beyond in making the e-Learning Program a great success at their schools!
Visions Global Empowerment India Incorporated!
Posted: August 19, 2016
On this day (2016 August 19), "Visions Global Empowerment India" was officially registered in India as a nonprofit charitable organization under the Trust Act of India (Registration #65/16) committed to education and community development!! Visions India's mission is two-fold -- firstly, to promote holistic and meaningful educational services & opportunities for youth and communities affected by poverty, disability, and other hardship. And secondly, to support thoughtful and sustainable community development that promotes the well being of all persons and helps to promote a thriving and robust civil society.