Hello Friends of Deepam,
The hardwork and dedication shown by all at Deepam , is rewarded through the 2010 HP EdTech Innovators award . This award includes grant of Technology and cash worth over $40,000. The HP Edtech Innovators award supports educators using technology in creative ways.
The email from HP says “ Deepam is one of 10 educational institutions across the globe that have been selected by HP to receive this grant in 2010. Only 4% of the received proposals were funded, making Deepam part of an elite cohort dedicated to enhancing math and science education through the innovations that are possible at the intersection of teaching, learning, and technology. This award of cash and technology is valued at more than $40,000 “
This award rewards organisations that make real impact on people and helps the organisation to build the capacity to reach more people.
An idea like Deepam can exist in many minds but its the execution that matters. It is only because of the dedication and commitment of the entire team of volunteers at Deepam, that we managed to win the award. Every single volunteer who has contributed time and energy to show up at the class , motivate students or even helping Deepam through many administrative tasks, has contributed to winning this award.
Awards like this one validate the Deepam way of thinking and execution. This is an assurance that we are headed the right way. This award also will motivate all of us to put in more efforts .
A working model such as Deepam has high chance of winning awards. Thanks to all volunteers for keeping the Deepam model, working. A special thanks to Meera Sundar – She was always positive about Deepam winning the award. She motivated / pushed a lot of us and applied / sent a proposal for the award grant. Thanks Meera !!