Student in the Anantapur Educational Center

ANANTAPUR EDUCATIONAL CENTRE

The protagonists

Bachi

Tennis coach

"Everyone is equal here"

I am the tennis coach at the centre, and my aim is to use sporting practice to help with the personal development of the children from this rural area, who come from families with few resources.

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Bachi, Tennis coach of the Anantapur Educational Centre

Muthyalapp and Sarojamma

Father and mother of a student

"Pavitra is now just another member of the group"

Pavitra, our 13-year old daughter, tells us that she is learning a lot here, from how to play tennis to IT and English. When she’s been at the Centre, she always arrives home happy. “I have fun there and they teach me many things, and I want to continue learning,” she says.

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Muthyalapp and Sarojamma, Father and mother of a student

Harasimhulu y LakshmideviHarasimhulu and Lakshmidevi

Father and mother of a student

"The change from before to after coming to the centre has been significant."

Our son is named Jayachandr and he’s 11 years old. Before, he was a very reserved child, but now he’s happier, more active, and eager to do things. On top of that, he’s doing better at his studies. The change from ‘before’ to ‘after’ coming to the centre has been significant. He also really likes playing tennis, it’s what he most enjoys.

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Harasimhulu and Lakshmidevi, Father and mother of a student

J. Balati

Student at the centre

"The project is improving our neighbourhood"

I am from Anantapur and I come to the centre every morning. My favourite is the sporting part, whether it’s tennis or fitness activities. Besides enjoying it, I know that I am improving. I am quite good! I also like when we do trips and we get to know different places.

This project from the Rafa Nadal Foundation is improving our neighbourhood.

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J. Balati, Student at the centre

Janu

Student at the centre

"They teach me a lot and I enjoy it"

What I like most is to play tennis. I never thought that I could play this sport, but the coaches encouraged me to try and motivated me to continue. They teach me a lot and I enjoy it.

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Janu, Student at the centre

Krishna

IT Teacher

"Everything that they learn here will be very useful to them in future"

A día de hoy, todos necesitamos unos conocimientos mínimos en torno a la informática y al manejo de ordenadores. En los colegios públicos no hay ordenadores, y aquí tienen la posibilidad de aprenderlo de forma gratuita. En cualquier otro lugar hacer clases de informática resulta muy caro.

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Krishna, IT Teacher

Lilly

Student

"I’ve made many friends here"

I wake up every day at 6am and I start at the school at 8.30am. When I finish in the afternoon, I come to the centre. What I like most is playing tennis. I enjoy it, and I play quite well. I also like to learn English and IT.

I’ve made many friends here. When we play a tennis match, even if I lose I am not sad, because I’m playing with my friends and I am happy for them.

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Lilly, Student

Sudhakar

English teacher

"Knowing English will give them greater opportunities in the future"

When they first join the project, the level of the children’s English is very low. At the start, we test them and depending on the results we plan the classes.

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Sudhakar, English teacher

Sr. Francis Xavier Eli

Director of Cultural and Sports Sector RDT- Vicente Ferrer Foundation

"A unique opportunity"

The main objective of the program is to provide children from the most disadvantaged sectors of Anantapur district, with quality tennis training and academic subjects such as English and Computing. The practice of the sport and academics help to improve their self-esteem and identity in their family environment and in society.

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The project allows students to develop an integrated personalityHE PROJECT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED PERSONALITY

K. Vamsi Krishna

11 years old student

"I train and go to English and computer classes"

I’m from Anantapur and for the past eight months I’ve been attending the school and tennis coaching centre regularly, where I train and go to English and computer classes.

But because we don’t have a good transport system, I can’t go every day. The coaches and teachers are very good and always make sure that we eat healthily in the morning. I also take part in the league games on Sundays, and my skills are improving thanks to the coaches.

I hope I’ll be selected to participate in tournaments soon. I’m very grateful to have the chance to go to the school and tennis coaching centre in Anantapur.

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English class in the Anantapur Educational Center

Bhaskhara Charya

Tennis coach.

"We are very lucky to have this Tennis Centre"

Not everybody can allow themselves the luxury of playing tennis because is it very costly. But, thanks to the Rafa Nadal Foundation, we now have access to tennis for free at the Anantapur school and training centre.

I feel we are very fortunate to have this tennis centre. Generally, many people dream of becoming good tennis players and now some of them are in a situation to be able to attain their dreams. All the girls and boys and their parents are very happy to have this centre here. The boys and girls are also greatly improving their game. Recently, some of them obtained outstanding performances in the state tennis tournament.

One girl from our academy won first place. Personally I am very happy and proud to work in the Anantapur tennis training centre and from the bottom of my heart I thank the Rafa Nadal Foundation and the Vicente Ferrer Foundation for giving me the opportunity to work here.

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Children training in tennisAnantapur Center
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