Silicon Andhra ManaBadi Achieves World Language Status for Telugu at Wake County School District in North Carolina:
On Friday, May 8th, 2015, Silicon Andhra ManaBadi Telugu language curriculum was approved as a world language for Foreign Language Credit recognition by Wake County School District, North Carolina. It is the 16th largest school district in the country with 171 schools. This provides the much needed momentum for similar efforts that are now underway in other major school districts across USA.
SiliconAndhra ManaBadi, world’s largest non-profit initiative to teach Telugu, the second most spoken ancient Indian language, accomplished another huge milestone. After getting the world language recognition at the Fremont Unified School District in Fremont, CA in September 2014, Silicon Andhra ManaBadi team worked tirelessly for the past 9 months to accomplish the Foreign Language Credit recognition in Wake County School district in Cary, North Carolina.
ManaBadi Dean Raju Chamarthi;Cary, NC Regional Coordinator Amar Solasa; Director of ManaBadi for Foreign Language Accreditation Sridevi Ganti; Vice President of ManaBadi Curriculum Santhi Kuchibhotla;North Carolina ManaBadi team Himaja Nanduri and Subbarao Meduri led this initiative.
Wake County School District Senior Administrator for World Languages Delynda Ramirez-Carter presented the approval letter, marking a major accomplishment for the team. Wake County is the 16th largest school district in the country with 171 schools (104 elementary, 33 middle and 27 high schools.
Silicon Andhra ManaBadi is the only Telugu language school in the world to have received the recognition in two school districts. Silicon Andhra ManaBadi thanks Wake County School District leadership Delynda Ramirez-Carter and her staff for giving the opportunity to serve and to provide a framework to heritage and non-heritage families’ to learn Telugu.
Silicon Andhra ManaBadi Dean Raju Chamarthi said, “This is the second recognition we have received for our curriculum and several other school districts across USA are reviewing our applications to recognize ManaBadi curriculum in the near future.”
Silicon Andhra ManaBadi is the world’s largest non-profit Telugu Language school with more than 4000 students. For the past 8 years ManaBadi Telugu classes are taught all across U.S in 35 states and in 14 countries outside of U.S.