Over 16000 students will be benefiting from the initiative
Lakshmi Manchu, who’s been selective about her projects lately, will be seen next in the cop saga Agni Nakshatram, which is currently wrapping its post-production work. She’ll share screen space for the first time with her dad, actor-producer-politician Mohan Babu in it. Besides her film commitments, she has now adopted several schools in Telangana through her NGO Teach For Change.
As part of the initiative that offers quality education and support to the needy students, she has adopted 167 schools in the state including 15 schools in Hyderabad, 25 in Rangareddy, 81 in Yadadri, 16 in Srikakulam, and 30 in Gadwal. The NGO Teach for Change, founded by the star, hopes to empower children through innovative teaching methodologies.
Over 16,497 students are expected to be benefited from the initiative. Opening up on the criteria behind the selection of schools, she says the NGO identified schools in Gadwal that had minimal or no access to digital classrooms, with a minimum of 50 students from grades 1 to 5 and expressed willingness to adopt the Teach for Change smart classroom curriculum.
The actress-producer oversees all day-to-day activities related to Teach for Change that works closely with schools besides training, supporting teachers and creating an audio-video curriculum and observing the children's progress. Lakshmi Manchu, who balances motherhood with her film and NGO commitments, shares she loves multitasking and plans her schedule accordingly.
She makes sure she’s accessible to her team always and attends meetings with dignitaries whenever necessary and thanks her dedicated team for helping her with the balancing act. Teach For Change has teamed up with District Collectors, District Educational Officers, and government school teachers to implement the program through the year. They’ve already built smart classrooms in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Yadadri, Srikakulam, and Gadwal districts.