Healthy and flourishing communities consist of everyone actively and intentionally contributing to the wellness of the community. These contributions need not be equal but they are all equally important. Sometimes, we have to empower each other to be able to contribute towards the wellness of the community.
Move The Wheel Foundation is a Non-Profit Educational Trust. We work in the Education sector, supporting deserving students and conduct child centered community-championed enrichment activities.
- Started: Jan 2010
- Based in: Hyderabad, India
At MTWF, our efforts are centered around working together to provide an enriched childhood so that children have a successful adulthood.
It is also about giving childhood a chance, about having fun, helping each other, competing, giggling and learning.
It's crucial for our collective wellness that children from underserved backgrounds aren't solely dependent on aid to live their lives.
We have to help them thrive, seize opportunities for self-improvement and progress in life. For that we have to equip them with the essential skills that enable them to break the cycle of poverty, transform into empowered individuals, and become agents of positive change.
A couple of years before we were a registered Foundation, three friends – Sunita, Brunda and Anjana had been visiting and Volunteering at the Govt Upper Primary School in Gowlidoddi, Hyd.
We celebrated Independence Day, held drawing competitions, and distributed prizes. We also taught Spoken English & Hindi. We told them stories & discussed the harms of drinking. We told the children why we celebrate Independence Day. We showed them pictures and videos of their lessons. We discussed the Good Habits and the advantages of a disciplined liviing. We distributed books & Dictionaries to the children.
We played with the children and they, in turn opened up their hearts & their lives to us. They inspired us to keep going and inspired us to take the next step. They made us see the potential for development. They tempted us on the sweet rewards of contentment that awaited us if we committed ourselves to this school.
So, with encouragement from the then Head Master Mr. Koti Reddy and more well-wishers, we formed a Non-Profit Educational Trust and got registered on Jan 2010. Since then, our lives and the lives of so many who have been with us on this incredible journey have been that much sweeter!
Sunita Reddy Thadasina
Move The Wheel Foundation offers an innovative framework that brings educators, parents, volunteers, community and peers together to proactively collaborate in making education fun, beneficial and empowering.
Our activities encourage children to attend school regularly and experience holistic education. They let children explore multiple intelligences and provide a platform for them to showcase their talents.
Velugu Essential Skills Program
Short-term, Team-based Projects
Conducted in schools and bastis
The Velugu Essential Skills Program fosters a love for learning by providing opportunities to develop basic literacy skills and practice collaboration, communication and presentation skills
- MTW Popcorn Projects
Simple, tiny projects with clear, achievable goals. Custom-designed learning objectives, clear task list, hands-on learning & fun!
- MTW Events
Little bit of info, lots of fun! Stories & competitions about festivals / national celebrations / important days
- MTW Treats
Yummy things to eat is always a welcome surprise! Nutritious snacks / Lunch treats, in remembrance or in celebration of special occasions
Vijaya Mentorship Program
Long-term, Individual-based Projects
Customised for each selected child
Building on skills learned from the Essential Skills program, the Vijaya Mentorship Program enables select children to pursue higher education, hone talents and explore growth opportunities that would otherwise not be in their reach
- Education / Sports / Arts Scholarships
- Identified Talent Scholarships
- Soft Skills and Job application Guidance
The intent of Vijaya Mentorship Program is to provide one-on-one support to select children who have shown more than average efforts in learning or seem to be naturally talented or have demonstrated taking responsibility during projects in their class.
We want to mentor them, sponsor extra-curriculars, give scholarships for further studies and help them out during a job search process like either preparing Resumes or preparing for the interview.
Facts and Numbers
What started as a simple volunteering effort at a local government school eventually grew into a formal organization reaching out to almost 20,000 students across 10 schools in many states since Jan 2010.
Happy Children Children attending Govt Schools and coming from underserved backgrounds
MTW Popcorn Projects
Custom-designed projects with clear, achievable goals
Stories & competitions about festivals / national celebrations / important days
Nutritious snacks / Lunch treats, sponsored in remembrance or in celebration of special occasions
In the News
MTW Popcorn Projects - The Flow
MTW Essential Skills Program projects aim at fostering a love for learning by providing opportunities to develop basic literacy skills and practice collaboration, communication and presentation
Digital Volunteering Opportunities
Understanding the ever-expanding impact of the digital world, we invite you to join our innovative approach to volunteering – Digital Volunteering. Through digital volunteering, you can contribute, participate and make a significant difference from the comfort of your own home, utilizing your skills and expertise to drive meaningful change.
Together, we can harness the power of technology to create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those in need.
Project Anchor is the life of the party!
As a Project Anchor, you will share your intention or an idea that you are passionate about. We design the project around it. You get to raise funds for project execution, help in creating project content and have pre-planned online interaction with the children
Our lifeline! Easiest way to extend a solid support towards our cause and the children is to sponsor a project, an event or a treat. As a patron, we will send you updates and you can interact with children at a time of you choosing.
Project Content Contributor
As a Project Content Contributor, you get to shares perspective on existing projects, give inputs, help in research and most importantly, help in creating content for MTW projects
Project Audit & Report Writer
All projects need someone to give it love and direction. As a Project Audit, you get to check if project execution is on par with planning. You will also write simple Project Reports to share with Govt School Principals & patrons
Social Media Contributor
One of the most useful requirements these days! As a Social Media Contributor, you will help us tell the Project story by creating reels, posts & campaigns. We invite young and dynamic social media capables to help us keep our posts and reels current!
Subject Matter Expert
We keep exploring and designing new projects. If you find yourself in a position to share your expertise with us, either wrt to the project content or about our execution framework, please feel free to join the team!
Children subjected to a monotonous routine have low levels of academic achievements, less opportunities to explore multiple intelligences and a comparatively low self-esteem.
At MTWF, we work to make school time filled with giggles and interesting activities. We bridge the gap between plain literacy and an education that makes a learner useful to self, the family, the community and the country.
Every child has to simply enjoy coming to school, learn and use their childhood to have a fair chance of a successful further education.
Celebrate your birthday, anniversary or a special occassion with the children by sponsoring snacks or lunches. Get updates on how your contribution made someone's day so special
Join in as a Patron, Project Anchor, Content Contributor, Project Audit, Growth Catalyst or Social Media Contributor as a Digital Volunteer and participate in the robust framework to support impactful projects
Sharing resources, ideas, efforts and talents is the only way forward for all of us. Wellness and growth happens only if it collaborative.
Enable activities to continue to create a deep and positive impact by sponsoring Projects, materials, prizes, snacks, private tuitions etc
Give constructive feedback, share ideas, give suggestions, hit a like, give a comment and share our story far and wide! Give someone a sense of accomplishment and allow to feel that their positive contributions matter in a progressive society
It is time to make every CSR engagement meaningful and useful, beyond photo ops & a steady and consistent year long engagement
To donate in INR:
Move The Wheel Foundation has been accorded the 12A and 80G Income Tax Exemption.
For donating in Rupees, please transfer to the Account below.
Don't forget to mention your name in the Remarks section so we know who the contribution is from!
MOVE THE WHEEL FOUNDATION
AXIS BANK, Gachibowli Branch, Hyderabad
Savings Account Number : 911010057514888
IFSC Code : UTIB0000733