U&I

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 ...
Dec 13, 2012

Intern Student report

Deva K. engrossed in Home Science
Deva K. engrossed in Home Science

This is a boy named Deva K.. He is studying in the 10th standard in Radiant High School,Bangalore. He is also a very good athlete and has participated in the State level Athletics Meet in 8oo mts. event.
He has been attending our U&I tutions since the last 3 months and has found a lot of improvementin his studies. He says he doesn’t understand much in his class but that doesn’t worry him becausehe believes U&I will help him out. Home science was a very difficult subject for him to tackle. But hesays ever since he started attending our classes he has improved immensely. He even tells me withan innocent smile that his entire class clapped and appreciated him when he got an answer right to aquestion asked to him in Home science class.
When the volunteers are not well versed with the subjects they are teaching they do not neglect thetopic. Instead they talk to the other volunteers and get the student as much help as possible.
Deva K. appreciates this fact a lot and is glad about his improvement in academics and life.

Dec 13, 2012

Zubair's Story & U&I's work with him

Zubair and Niharika
Zubair and Niharika

Zubair is one of the boys currently staying at the State home forthe Mentally Challeneged Boys at Diary Circle. He is 18 yearsold however has a mental age of 24 months and has Pica Eatingdisorder, a kind of oral fixation that urges him to put whatever he seesin his mouth.
In the last few months Zubair has improved remarkably with the aidof the constant attention given to him by the nurses on an everydaybasis. In the area of physiotherapy, the stretching excersies havehelped him strengthen his legs and improve his coordination. Hecurrently walks around independently and even tries to jump whenextremely excited .He also showed off his new improved motor skillsat the big birthday bash and still laughts uncontrollably at the mentionof a ‘jumping castle’.Zubair’s attention span was minimal however with the constantencouragement and effort by the nurses and the volunteers , heis now able to throw and catch smiley balls without wavering hisattention too much.
Zubair has improved more in the last 6 months than he has in the last6 years and it is only due to the constant attention love and care ofthe U&I Nurses , dedicated Sunday volunteers and the staff.

Links:

Dec 10, 2012

Dec, 2012 Learning Center Report

Report Dec-05, 2013.

Learning Centre- Oasis, Bangalore.

Reporter- Anisha Devakumar (Intern)

The children at Oasis brag about having a very full and busy schedule. They have subjects ranging from Math, English, and Kannada to subjects like Moral Science and Computers.

Their teachers have a soft copy of all the notes required and with the help of an LCD projector; the students are walked through the curriculum in an interesting and engaging manner. The teachers also include pictures and other aids to increase the student’s intake and retention of information.

They are let off at 12.00 PM for lunch and after the break their classes resume. The children speak of having a fantastic time in the teacher’s absence, but they have no complaints about any of the teachers. They talk about them very respectfully. They however do not engage in games of any sort, one child said with a sigh.

One of the things that excite them the most is that almost every day the children are taken to an upstairs room filled with computers. They’re asked to boot up the computer, write an assignment with the help of Microsoft Word, save it for correction by the teachers and then they’re asked to log off and continue with the day’s activities. This exposure to new technology will definitely open up doors for them in the future. The kids seem playful and serious about their education at the same time.

Stats.:

Classes Held- English, Tuitions, Computer training

Number of Volunteers- 78

Number of children- 105

Number of Boys- 75

Number of Girls- 30

Average Age- 14 years

Months of training completed (this academic year)- 5 months

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $15
  • $75
  • $150
  • $300
  • $1,500
  • $15
    each month
  • $75
    each month
  • $150
    each month
  • $300
    each month
  • $1,500
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?