Travelling all the way from Utah in United States, 16-year-old Shravan Venkata Ramayanapu could have enjoyed summer vacation in the city along with his relatives and friends. Instead, he chose to make good use of his leisure time by conducting free English classes for students at S.K.C.V Children’s Trust at Gandhinagar in the city.

S.K.C.V. Trust provides free shelter and food for orphans and children of single parents, who cannot afford proper education and other provisions to their wards. It operates three units in the city, while 120 boys are provided boarding and lodging at Bhavanipuram, about 30 students, mostly high school, polytechnic and intermediate students stay at Gandhinagar unit. The other unit is exclusive for girls.

Shravan, who cleared his tenth grade at The Waterford School in Utah last year, chose the trust’s S.K.C.V Santosh Bhavan in Gandhinagar for helping the students in learning English . “It is my way of doing a bit for the society. English is a global language and students have to learn it. I am conducting a crash course in grammar, spoken English and communication skills,” he says.

“My parents are born and brought up in Vijayawada and I am born in the US. I come here to spend some time with relatives and friends mostly during summer holidays. It is a good feeling to be here and doing something useful for children,” says Shravan, who wants to pursue medicine.

It is a good opportunity for children at the trust. They can share their ideas and it gives them a lot of exposure besides boosting their confidence. These classes will be conducted for another 15 days, says A. Srinivasa Murthy, Trust Manager.

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