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ManaBadi Mission

The greatest and most powerful gift a parent can give their children is to pass their language and culture. Literacy in the mother tongue strengthens cultural identity and heritage. The mother tongue plays a very important role in developing thoughts, shaping experiences, exploring customs, and articulating values. Our mother tongue Telugu with its mellifluous qualities is called the “Italian of the East”. Its pride lies in its evolutionary expansion to suit every form of expression.

Encouraging young children to learn our Mother Tongue TELUGU would help them to develop confidence, self-esteem and their unique identity in the global world. With this as the mission SiliconAndhra started ManaBadi Telugu classes in April 2007. At present over 10500 students across 35 states in USA, 12 countries outside USA are learning Telugu with great interest. More than 45000 students have successfully learnt our mother tongue Telugu at SiliconAndhra ManaBadi in the last 12 years. The parents and grandparents are thrilled about the results.
The salient features of SiliconAndhra ManaBadi program are:

Focus on all aspects – reading, writing and speaking.

ManaBadi Levels :

BalaBadi (4 to 6 years, new students)
Pravesam (6+ years, new students)
Prasunam (returning students)
Prakasam (returning students)
Pramodam (returning students)
Prabhasam (returning students)

Definite Course Outline and Material for each level with formal tests to assess students’ performance.

Books and Materials are prepared with support and guidance from highly reputed Telugu Linguists and Professors from Central Institute of Indian Languages (Mysore) and Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University (Hyderabad).

Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University recognizes the ManaBadi program and awards certificates to students every year.

Fees Structure (per year, includes books and supplies):

BalaBadi $300
Pravesam $375 + $50(One time Registration Fee)
Prasunam $375
Prakasam $375
Pramodam $375
Prabhasam $375

Note: There is a sibling discount of $75 per each additional student.

Every year the classes commence in early September and finish by end of May. There will be no classes during summer and holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Every class is 2 hours (except for BalaBadi classes which are only 90 minutes). There will be only one class per weekend, either Saturday or Sunday depending on the location.

SiliconAndhra invites everyone to join hands in promoting “Telugudanam” across the world. Let us encourage our kids to learn Telugu.

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