every Indian regardless of caste, creed and language. TEAM Aid offers services
in America and Canada. TEAM Aid had sought collaboration with other national
and international organizations in fifty States of North America and the
response had been encouraging.
strongly believed that Indian community in the US under TEAM Aid is one large extended family. TV9 Telugu channel has been promoting TEAM Aid phone
numbers and its activities vigorously in American time band.
TV9 initiated the Seed ball campaign in 2017 with the aim to build urban forestry and to provide greenery in barren and man made deserts. Promos were made showing how seeds can be placed in the middle of a ball made up of moist mixture of clay and red soil. Many schools in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana took up the responsibility to get the required clay and fertile mud. School children were encouraged to roll seeds in lumps of mud. The seed ball becomes hard when dried in shade. This dried, hard seed ball can be tossed or planted in waste lands, dry lands, uninhabited lands just before the monsoon. The rains soaked the seed ball and germinated the seed inside. To increase the green cover around one lakh seed balls were spread across ten districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with TV9 reporters, school children, celebrities and government officials together through LIVE show.
TV9’s Seed Ball Campaign : School kids pledge their support
Collector Amrapali leads Seed Ball campaign in Warangal – TV9
not in their local language.
TV9 took up a campaign where a senior reporter/ anchor was stationed in the tribal hamlets for many days. The anchor reported about how today there are eight thousand school drop outs. And with the help of a Balabadi volunteer she also visited a success school run by Kiran Chukkapalli. Kiran and his team taught through song and dance. Local volunteers were trained as teachers and it is they who brought children to school. Children were taught alphabets in local language and gradually Telugu and English were introduced. Few children spoke flawless English.
TV9 campaigned consistently showing these two contrasting stories to campaign for education as a right to tribal children.