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INTRODUCTION Our journey began in May 2009, when a few friends from a local youth group visited a home for mentally challenged boys in Bangalore. From a small group of friends, to becoming a movement that hundreds of people would get involved in and to eventually becoming an organisation that would have projects across the city of Bangalore - no one would have guessed that this was how things would eventually turn out. Even today, we're amazed at all that's happened in the last two years & are excited about all that is to come. Since our inception in January 2011, we have focused most of our activities towards the education of underprivileged and special needs children. We have worked ...
Nov 20, 2013

U&I Teach Report July - Oct 2013

The U&I Teach Program has had a very sucessful first quarter, with our centers completing the scheduled lesson plans and our teachers building a great relationship with the students. Over the past 4 months we have taught 650 women and children through 500 volunteers who have given upwards of 10000 hours in volunteering. 

This report describes what we have been doing in each of our Learning Centres in the past 4 months and below is one of the many stories of success in the lives of the ones we reach. 

Kanchana's Story:

Kanchana has lived most of her life seeing extreme poverty around her, everyday. Her parents beg on the streets of Bangalore and her drunken father squanders away their 'earnings'. With the little money that she manages to save, Kanchana's mother tries to buy things for her and her little siblings. Having never seen any other form of earning, Kanchana believed that begging is normal and her way of life. With this worldview came arrogance, fierce independence, disrespectful behaviour and a low self-esteem. 

 Kanchana was brought into Chaitanya to help rehabilitate her, give her a home and schooling and a chance at a better life. She proved to be a very bright and intelligent student but was very averse to positive affirmation as she did not believe that it was true. She disliked the other children and would disrupt class everyday. Throwing tantrums and crying continuously until she was left alone, Kanchana would then study by herself and did not like being instructed. 

The U&I Teach Manager who heads up our work in Chaitanya along with the volunteers who teach the children there, were very distressed about the situation and were determined to help Kanchana. Along with a Counsellor, they worked out a program to help Kanchana overcome her anger and aggressive behaviour. They also counselled the other children to help them understand Kanchana's difficulty and extend love and warmth towards her. 
We've been amazed to see a marked difference in Kanchana over the past few months; today she is a lot more positive in her interactions, enthusiastic and keen on learning in order to give herself a chance at a life different from that of her parents. It is truly heart-warming and encouraging to see Kanchana heal and blossom and we look forward to more of these successes in the lives of the women and children that we work with. 

 

A big THANK YOU for partnering with us, our work is made possible through your generous and continuing support.

With gratitude

Susan Koshy


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Oct 14, 2013

U&I Teach Report

Dear Friend of U&I!!

We've had an amazing few months since the start of the academic year, these are the highlights of our work:

  • Our volunteers helping the children in their preparation for year-end examinations - Over 90% students passed their examinations.
  • The Summer Camps that were held during the holidays at the 8 Learning Centres that we run - This year's Summer Camp was called 'Dazzle' and was themed around Personality Development to build character and virtues amongst our students.
  • Its been very exciting as we have been able to start 2 new Learning Centres at Muslim Orphanage where we now teach English to 230 children. 
  • In this academic year we've grown in our operations as we now run 10 Learning Centres, reaching out to 650 under-privileged women and children. Attached is the report for these months, please enjoy the read.

Thank you for your continuing support of the work we do!


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Oct 14, 2013

U&I Teach Report

Dear Friend of U&I!!

We've had an amazing few months since the start of the academic year, these are the highlights of our work:

  • Our volunteers helping the children in their preparation for year-end examinations - Over 90% students passed their examinations.
  • The Summer Camps that were held during the holidays at the 8 Learning Centres that we run - This year's Summer Camp was called 'Dazzle' and was themed around Personality Development to build character and virtues amongst our students.
  • Its been very exciting as we have been able to start 2 new Learning Centres at Muslim Orphanage where we now teach English to 230 children. 
  • In this academic year we've grown in our operations as we now run 10 Learning Centres, reaching out to 650 under-privileged women and children. Attached is the report for these months, please enjoy the read.

Thank you for your continuing support of the work we do!


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