Students from mixed-disciplines (English, Computer Science, Dental, Aerospace Engineering, Economics) from Teesside University, Middlesborough, UK participated in ongoing community development activities under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan at Anjur village, Kattankulathur.

Ms.Irene Sambath briefed about the objectives of UBA and the ongoing activities of SRMIST at the adopted villages. Starting 8th July to 12th July, the international students along with their tutor Dr.Simon Lynch visited the Govt High School, Panchayat Union Primary School, Panchayat Office and local residents at Anjur. They observed the rural realities, had an opportunity to interact with Panchayat Officers and villagers.
With residents of Pavalar Colony
On their first day, the students observed the educational process, student-teacher interaction, the academic curriculum and learning practices of students at the High School and Primary School.
At the School's morning assembly
The school staff took them around the campus, and showed the existing facilities and challenges they faced due to shortcomings in facilities.
Attending English class of Grade 11
With students of Grade 9
The following day, the international students took turns and took lessons for Grade 9 students on topics:
1. Spoken English - How to greet?
2. Dental hygiene
3. Maths - Pythagorus theorum
4. How computers and mobiles work?
Taking lessons and Interacting with students
At the Primary School, the international students took class on Dental Hygiene and correct brushing practices. They donated toothbrushes to all children.

All children receive new toothbrush
The teachers had requested for blackboard painting and electrical work in class rooms and school kitchen. This was done with the help of the international students and electricians from Maintenance Department, SRMIST.
Painting all blackboards
Fixing fans, tubelights, new switch box, Repairing all worn-out electric wires and reworking connection in classrooms and kitchen. 
Removing stagnant water in the water storage tank in boys toilet by providing an exit outlet. 
As a kind gesture, the international students contributed their money Rs.3000 for those children who had only one set of uniform. The teachers were thankful to them as this money will help those deserved children to buy a new uniform.
On behalf of Teesside students, Dr. Simon Lynch donating money for buying new uniforms for deserved children
On 10th July 2019, "Medical Camp and Distribution of educational learning kits for science lab" was organised at Govt High School, Anjur. Close to 450 students, their parents and local residents were screened at the High School premise and close to 70 students were screened at the Primary School premise. The Medical Camp included Dental, Eye and General Check-up. At the inaugural function, the international students and their tutor were felicitated.

Felicitating the Teesside students at the Inaugural event

Interacting and playing with children
The students from Teesside University remarked that they had an enriching experience and are looking forward to support UBA program in future through their University.

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