Team-BHP > Shifting gears > The Team-BHP Meet Section


Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 1st February 2023, 20:58   #16
BHPian
 
Arsenic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 158
Thanked: 779 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector

Will make sure to attend this one after I had to miss out on the last one due to illness
Arsenic is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 2nd February 2023, 00:11   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 698
Thanked: 938 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
We've stepped into 2023 quite comfortably. Let's add some joy to the lives of underprivileged children at the start of this year.
this is just awesome, more power to all of you. I remember previously talking to you & Omkar about school related initiatives, and see its happening.

For the "school" theme, few most relevant stuff are :
- personal hygiene products
- sports gears, musical instruments
- career counseling for 9-10-11-12 grades
- stationery (if possible indulge in a 30 min group session of drawing activity)
- installations or repairs of toilets / drinking water facility
- can even part with your old gadgets (computer / typewriter / TV / video game / projector)

As for me, I maybe unable to join this drive (will try for last min entry). Just 3 weeks back I visited a nearby residential school with lots of supplies delivered.

"keep this flame on, many would get ignited to do their bit"

best wishes
pcpranav is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 2nd February 2023, 09:45   #18
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 154
Thanked: 726 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector
8. praveen789 - Octavia
praveen789 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 2nd February 2023, 11:29   #19
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 30
Thanked: 255 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector
8. praveen789 - Octavia
9. wolfsnare24 - Venue iMT
wolfsnare24 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 2nd February 2023, 17:41   #20
BHPian
 
Nair.V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 99
Thanked: 669 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Including the name of a good friend and fellow Bhpian who will be joining as well:

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector
8. praveen789 - Octavia
9. wolfsnare24 - Venue iMT
10. AJRULES - GTI
Nair.V8 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 3rd February 2023, 12:14   #21
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2022
Location: Palai
Posts: 14
Thanked: 13 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Please consider silicon menstrual cups as sanitary pads are an environmental hazard and concept and difficult to recycle.
drtjm is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th February 2023, 10:58   #22
BHPian
 
Omkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 829
Thanked: 13,554 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Just had a call with the headmaster of the school. She wanted to thank everyone for taking the initiative.

She also shared a list of books for the Std 10th kids that they're planning to get. If someone can get some books from the list, that'd be helpful.

Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-whatsapp-image-20230204-09.28.29.jpeg

Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-whatsapp-image-20230204-09.28.23.jpeg
Omkar is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 4th February 2023, 12:03   #23
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2022
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 17
Thanked: 87 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector
8. praveen789 - Octavia
9. wolfsnare24 - Venue iMT
10. AJRULES - GTI
11. Mgdoodler -Altroz
Mgdoodler is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 4th February 2023, 15:35   #24
Newbie
 
Stimpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 8
Thanked: 11 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

I will be adding my name to the list

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector
8. praveen789 - Octavia
9. wolfsnare24 - Venue iMT
10. AJRULES - GTI
11. Mgdoodler -Altroz
12. Stimpy - City
Stimpy is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 5th February 2023, 00:00   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 76
Thanked: 113 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omkar View Post

She also shared a list of books for the Std 10th kids that they're planning to get. If someone can get some books from the list, that'd be helpful.
Was able to manage 5 sets of these books.

Adding my name as well to the list. Apologies for the late addition, got my car back from servicing just today evening and hence the last minute addition.

Confirmations:
1. GTO - Thar
2. Omkar - Swift
3. city2491, revvsperminute - Innova Crysta
4. Nair.V8 - Thar
5. Jigar - Ciaz
6. ACM - Hexa (+Sis & BIL)
7. Arsenic - Hector
8. praveen789 - Octavia
9. wolfsnare24 - Venue iMT
10. AJRULES - GTI
11. Mgdoodler -Altroz
12. Stimpy - City
13. Zadoom - Safari - shall join at the Shreem motors stop
zadoom is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 5th February 2023, 06:55   #26
BHPian
 
Omkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 829
Thanked: 13,554 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

We're here!

Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205_065310.jpg
Omkar is offline   (9) Thanks
Old 5th February 2023, 07:53   #27
BHPian
 
Omkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 829
Thanked: 13,554 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

At the second meet point.

Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205_075134.jpg

Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205_074657.jpg
Omkar is offline   (12) Thanks
Old 5th February 2023, 09:06   #28
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 30
Thanked: 255 Times
Re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

Reached school at 9:00AM sharp
wolfsnare24 is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 5th February 2023, 14:08   #29
BHPian
 
Omkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 829
Thanked: 13,554 Times
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

What a way to spend a Sunday! Thanks to everyone who made it and to those who showed support on the forum.

At the first meeting point after the Kanjurmarg flyover:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-1.jpg

More people joined in at the second meet point:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-2.jpg

Shreem Hyundai security guard was sure confused as to why so many cars were parked outside a Hyundai stockyard:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-3.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-4.jpg

Parked up just before the school so that we could all enter together:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-5.jpg

Entering the school through some very rough roads:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-09.22.42.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-09.22.54.jpg

The founder of the school Mr. Sitaram Gaikwad welcomed everyone. He went on to give a brief history of the school and his struggles during the initial days:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-8.jpg

This is where it all started. Teaching a bunch of tribal kids in a hut:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-09.47.47.jpg

A look at the classroom. The school was built during the Covid lockdown and recently received these benches as a part of a donation:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-9.jpg

There’s also a computer lab:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-10.jpg

The school also has a solar power unit. This was a contribution from HDFC. There are frequent power cuts in the area and sometimes even the transformer of the village conks off. This is the only power source during those times:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-11.jpg

Big batteries that store power:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-15.jpg

A look at the residential part of the school:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-12.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-14.jpg

The school authorities were expecting 5 cars and were elated to see 14 cars parked in front of the school:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-13.jpg

The school authorities were sweet enough to arrange breakfast, tea, and water bottles for everyone:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-16.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-17.jpg

There’s a water filtration system in place:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-18.jpg

Kids wash their own clothes and dry them:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-19.jpg

A look at how clean and organized the kitchen is. The machines can make idlis or rice for over 300 kids in under an hour:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-20.jpg

The equipment was contributed by ONGC:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-21.jpg

A look at the massive roti maker. This machine can make over 700-800 rotis in an hour:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-25.jpg

Female students have sewing classes on the weekends:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-22.jpg

A look at the room for female students. About 10-15 students stay in this room. Notice how everything is neat:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-23.jpg

Daily essentials including toothbrush, paste, and brush for washing clothes kept neatly:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-24.jpg

Comparatively the male room was a little messy:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-26.jpg

Next up we got a tour of the science lab. Everyone was trying to remember all the concepts they studied back in school:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-34.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-36.jpg

A few kids also had some projects to showcase:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-37.jpg

Last edited by Omkar : 6th February 2023 at 18:52.
Omkar is offline   (40) Thanks
Old 5th February 2023, 14:08   #30
BHPian
 
Omkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 829
Thanked: 13,554 Times
re: Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023

They explained the projects that they'd built:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-38.jpg

A perfect showcase for BHPians, a self-driving electric vehicle:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-39.jpg

Few more projects:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-40.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-41.jpg

Towards the end, the school kids had gathered in the hall and authorities had arranged a welcome program:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-42.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-43.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-45.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-46.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-47.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-50.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-11.09.30.jpg

Headmistress Alka Thorat madam and Mr. Samir Gaikwad said a few words about the school’s achievements and the areas where the kids need help:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-51.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-52.jpg

GTO and a few BHPians shared some inspiring words with the kids:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-53.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-54.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-55.jpg

Some pictures of the kids:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-44.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-48.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-56.jpg

Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-11.53.06.jpg

Kids were elated behind the wheel of the Jeep:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-57.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-11.54.08.jpg

Some pictures of the gang with the kids:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-58.jpg
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-59.jpg

Finally unloaded the stuff that we all had gotten for the kids:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-61.jpg

Kids helped us get out all the stuff from our cars:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-20230205-12.06.45.jpg

The room got filled with essentials for the kids. Stationery, books, sanitary pads, school bags, footwear, sports equipment, etc.
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-62.jpg

Shoutout to a friend of mine, Daksh who sent across 10 tournament-level chess sets:
Charitable Drive, Meet, Car Talk & Lunch | Tribal School @ Shirole | Sunday, 5th February 2023-drive-63.jpg

Last edited by GTO : 7th February 2023 at 07:57.
Omkar is offline   (58) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2023, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks