On behalf of the Fortune Fund, we would like to say THANK YOU for your participation in the
Sponsor-A-Student program. Your monetary contribution helps students have access to the essential
school supplies they need to be successful, and your encouragement and connection with the students
through the Sponsor- A-Student program is immeasurable.
Below we've included some tips, tools and information that may be helpful as you get to know your
sponsored student. If you have any questions throughout your sponsorship, please don't hesitate to
reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are confident that your experience in the program will be
rewarding for both you and the student. Thank you again.
Greetings in Telugu (the main language of Gudur)
• Hello = నమస్తే (pronounced Namasthe)
• How are you = మీరు ఎలా ఉన్నారు (pronounced Meeru Ela Unnaru)
• What is your name = మీ పేరు ఏమిటి (pronounced Mee Peru Enti)
• Thank you = ధన్యవాదాలు (pronounced Dhanyavadhalu)
Feel free to copy and paste some of these in your letters!
Use simple words, the students have been learning English in school but it is still their second
Include your kids! Have them draw a picture or write some of the letter. The students would
love to hear from students in another country
Gudur is in the Rangareddi district in the state of Telangana. It is located about 34 miles from
Hyderabad, which is the S2Tech headquarters in India. Telugu is the local Language here, but
some people speak Urdu as well. The town is about 5 square miles and has a total population of 1,926.
"First, I would like to say my thanks to Fortune Fund. We are very lucky to have people like you and
we will never forget you...I have no father and being an elder child in our family it is my
responsibility to look after the family. I am very lucky to receive your help so I promise that I will
become something in my life and help the poor students as you are doing for us. Your donors have
given us a great opportunity. We all thank you very much..." - Purushotam, Gudur, 10th grade