Empower 50 needy girls in India through education.

 
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small group workshop at Delhi
small group workshop at Delhi

                                               Name of the organization: Udayan Care

                                                Reporting Period: July to September ’12

                                         Name of the project: Udayan Shalini Fellowship

I.              Executive Summary

This quarter the programme witnessed some remarkable achievements. Fellows achieving professional excellence as three fellows have become CAs; One has joined MBBS in prestigious lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi.

The programme aims to promote academic excellence and foster personality development of young girls from socio-economically challenged background. Since 2002, this programme has benefitted over 2000 girls, mentored by 120 accomplished persons in 5 states.

In the project cycle of July to September ’12, the project successfully extended its service to 1266 fellows in all 5 chapters (Delhi, Dehradun, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad and Kolkata) with the generous support our esteemed donors. Besides an extension of the program is done in Phagwara and Gurgaon.

In capacity building of the fellows we are lucky enough to get the services of Amex & Mr Anil Behel Managing Director and Founder, ORGDYNE Training & Consulting, LLC (USA) on a long term basis.

During the reporting period in Delhi 1 Inter Chapter Meet,1 Quarterly Workshop, 3 small group workshops, 1 quarterly workshop, besides written test and personal interview for the new induction were organized.

II.             Highlights from Last Reporting Period

       Delhi:

  • Three fellows of batch no.05 namely Babita, Meetu & Shefali have become Chartered Accountants.
  • Anu from batch no.06 form Delhi has been selected in MBBS and got admission in Lady Hardinge Medical College.
  • Sapna Mittal & Archana Tiwari from delhi stood 1st and 2nd in their respective course of Bachelor of Business Economics and Early Childhood Care & Education from Delhi University.
  • Department of Education granted permission letter to run the programme in the government schools of Delhi.
  • Written test for new induction and personal interview completed successfully In Delhi.
Jyoti Bhatia, Neha Gupta, Bani Patel and Manika, USF Alumnae, made financial contribution in the programme for the forthcoming induction of fellows.
III.         Details of Progress during Reporting Period:

Activities undertaken during Reporting 

Period:

1. Workshops

Quarterly Workshop on 08.07.12 on the topic of “Meaning of Effective and Powerful communication by Amex Group”.
 Results:

The workshops was conducted with emphasis on the following Areas & importance

a)    Business writing –

·         Meaning

·         Purpose of writing

·         Audience

·         Plan-create communication

·         Tone to be used

·         Proof-reading-spelling ,grammar, punctuation, formatting

Resume writing- Importance, essentials, example/format, and points to be avoided

 b)    Effective listening-

·         Importance /Need 

·         Difference in hearing and listening

·         Listening skills

·         Keys to better listening

a)     Powerful presentation (body Language ,speaking, dress)

·         Importance

·         Do’s & Don’ts

·         Body language-meaning, description,

Speaking- tips to effective speaking- pitch, volume, pace, articulation, Avoid jargons, clear and crisp

·         Dress-Do’s and Don’ts


2. Small Group workshops with the topic “Positive Thinking” on 01.07.12 & “Effective Communication Skills” on 05.08.12

A brief flow of the workshop: “Positive Thinking”

 With the aim to develop positive attitude and making the fellows realize the power of positive thinking in their lives, the workshop started with an activity to show how much our attitude and perception matters in our individual lives.

The workshop also enabled the fellows to realize the power of magical words “I CAN” and “AASAAN HAI”.

Another activity using silver balls, pulses, ground flour and water showcased the fellows that events and news come our ways and make us feel worried or angry or sad for as long as we allow it, which is for as we focus on thoughts that feel bad. This activity helped fellows to discover that what we think influence the way we feel which in turn influences how we deal with situations in our lives. I also discussed a number of tools, tips and techniques which can help develop and maintain a positive attitude in almost every situation.

The workshop ended with the promise by all the fellows that they made with themselves to put in practice each and every technique that they learnt to develop positive attitude even in difficult situations.

 Feedback from fellows: 

 Many of the fellows found workshop was excellent as topic raised was of their interest and the various activities and stories made it easier for them to understand the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking.

Fellows’ (facilitator) experience sharing after conducting the workshop:

Conducting a workshop was really an exciting and empowering experience for me as it facilitated me to have a wider look in the areas to be improved.

 A brief flow of the workshop: “Effective Communication Skills”

 Conducting this workshop enabled me to realize that it was a single step I had taken. I need to think a lot in coming days to keep on moving to achieve some of the aim set by my subconscious mind to be able to help people around me in whatever little way I can.

Across most disciplines and industries, communication skills are listed as the top skills required by employers. Well-developed communications skills are a must, not only for getting hired and future job advancement, but for almost every aspect of day-to-day communication in any career. Besides in the last quarterly workshop in April, a number of fellows expressed their desire to have workshops on professional advancement specially how to face an interview and to improve personality. Keeping all these in mind this topic on Communication Skill is selected.

The topics covered in the workshop:

What is communication and communication skills, Communications goals, Most common ways to communicate, Types of communication, Barriers to communication, Communication process, Communication code scheme, Components of communication, What makes a good communication, How to develop the communication skill and exploring the related field, Tips to good communication skills.

Outcome:

a)     Importance of communication skill in terms of communication process.

b)     How to prevent distorted messages.

c)     How to make communication an effective one.


3. Inter Chapter Meet on 27th & 28th July:

To have a planning in regard to the future course of action, the meet was organized where all the chapters participated and put forward their learning, experiences, success/case stories over the time. Depending on all these planning was carried out to have wider reach and expansion of the programme across various states.

4. Written test for new induction on 26.08.12:

Written test was conducted for the new induction of fellows in Delhi. Altogether 56 schools approached where 14 new schools got connected. Total applications received 621 and fellows appeared in the written 483. Some applications were rejected due to non fulfilment of criteria.

5Workshop on 22.09.12 by Mr. Anil Behal, MSM, MA, Managing Director and Founder, ORGDYNE Training & Consulting, LLC (USA)

 A brief Introduction of the workshop:

 

NEGATIVE CAPABILITY AND ITS ROLE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

"Negative Capability" is one the lesser-known concepts, yet its importance in leadership and team building cannot be underestimated. All organizational leaders (internal and external) are called upon to exercise this skill in varying degrees; however, it is perhaps one of the most difficult competencies to master. Management programs and courses certainly do not teach you how to develop this skill. Without the ability to "contain", you simply cannot access the unconscious mind of the individual, group, or organization. It is too easy to get into dispersal, and look for immediate solutions, as opposed to sitting with uncertainty and paradox when dealing with complex organizational issues.

 

Learning outcomes:

 Ability to hold paradoxes and polarities

  • Lead and work in diverse teams
  • Work in fast-changing and uncertain corporate environments
  • Build a capacity for more creative decision making
  • Learn the ability to quickly adapt to the demands of the workplace
  • Make room for the thoughts and feelings of others.

Interview of parents of short listed fellows on 26.09.12

Total 148 successful candidates were called for the personal interview along with their parents. Accordingly they appeared in the interview which was held in the Mahavir Model Senior School.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

IV.           Key Performance Metrics:

Stakeholders-

Direct beneficiaries (cataract patients / street children/ women trainees) 

 

Numbers reached till last reporting period- 

We reached out to 2070 girl fellows, out of whom 50 fellows touched through your support and they are continuing with their fellowship in Delhi.

Change in numbers this reporting period: NIL

 

Stakeholders: Indirect beneficiaries -Anemic 

Numbers reached till last reporting period-Exact figures cannot be derived, but these girls are attending various educational institutes/neighborhood, an average size of the family is 5. All of them are sensitizing about the child rights and girl’s education.

Change in numbers this reporting period: NIL

V.            Enablers and Challengers

 

1. Limitations/Constraints/

External factors that stopped you from achieving the desired results:

Some schools’ non cooperative attitude preventing the scholarship in reaching out to many and needy. Though we have received the permission letter from the Directorate of education though quite a few schools did not take initiative.

 

2.  Strengths/Enablers that helped you achieve more than you had planned:

Quarterly workshops being organized in a sequential way facilitated in greater learning of a particular topic as it gives ample  time to the fellows to go through the various aspects of the subject.

 

Preparing the senior fellows to conduct workshops based on their learning and experience is highly facilitating the personality development aspect.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect beneficiaries

Anemic

 

Exact figures cannot be derived, but these girls are attending various educational institutes/neighborhood, an average size of the family is 5. All of them are sensitizing about the child rights and girl’s education.

 

 

Nil 

 



 


                                                                 

Small group workshop at Delhi
Small group workshop at Delhi
Personal Interview at the induction
Personal Interview at the induction
Quarterly Workshop
Quarterly Workshop
Quarterly Workshop
Quarterly Workshop
USF Inter chapter Meet
USF Inter chapter Meet
USF Inter chapter Meet
USF Inter chapter Meet
USF Inter chapter Meet
USF Inter chapter Meet
Written test
Written test
Written test
Written test
Written test
Written test
Shalini Fellows during quarterly workshop
Shalini Fellows during quarterly workshop

I. Executive Summary

The programme aims to promote academic excellence and foster personality development of young girls from socio-economically challenged background. Since 2002, this programme has benefitted over 2000 girls, mentored by 120 accomplished persons in 5 states.

In the project cycle of April to June ’12, the project successfully extended its service to 1266 fellows in all 5 chapters (Delhi, Dehradun, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad and Kolkata) with the generous support our esteemed donors.

In Delhi all fellows completed successfully their 12th board exam with good percentage and they are highly thrilled to go to the college. Their parents are also very happy to send the girls for higher studies as USF programme is not only supporting their wards with financial assistance but also guiding them throughout in their courses.

College exams were also concluded and fellows are eagerly waiting for their result. Some of them are enjoying their vacation, some engaging in part time jobs and a few are doing internships.

During the reporting period, in Delhi, 1 Alumna meet, 3 small group workshops, 1 quarterly workshop meet were organized.

As a new chapter is coming up in Phagwara hence meeting with the DEO.

 

IIHighlights from Last Reporting Period

Achievements:

   At a Programme level, the following have been the achievements in Delhi:

  • 50 fellows form Delhi appeared their 12th final exam and all of them have passed. The break up is as follows:90-99%=08, 80%-89%=08, 70%-79%=19, 60%-69%=9. Below 60%=06    
  • Ms. Manika an alumna of the programme donated Rs.5000 from her salary as she has been selected on a contractual post with MCD School, Samaypur Badli.
  • Anuradha Gupta received a call from University of Copenhagen, Denmark and have been selected for masters in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Ayesha Farah, 6th, made an electronic project alarm. Besides she got offers from three renowned companies in the college placement.
  • Monika Gupta form 5th batch cleared GATE with 88%.
  • Nancy Kalra, 5th, got certificate for Microsoft Certified Professional.
  • Isha Arora got selected to participate in IAP conference 2012 in Mumbai for a week Competition
  • Akansha Rikhari scored 100/100 in mathematics in B.Sc (Computer Science). She also ranked 2nd in her class and won 3rd position in Ad-MAS in college festival.
  • Sangeeta Yadav has cleared Central Teachers Eligibility Test.
  • Srishti, 7th batch, got 100% marks in Mathematical Physics in North Campus.
  • Yashika Mehdiratta, 7th batch, cleared CTET with 74%.
  • Archna 8th batch, topped in 1st year practical examination from Rukmini Devi College of Education in her course of DIET (ECCE).
  • Anshika, 8th batch, got scholarship for scoring 80% marks in 11th.
  • Madhubala, 8th batch, got Lal Bahadur Shastri Scholarship. Besides she appeared for an aptitude test conducted by DICS & got 83% marks.
  • Gitika Gupta, 10th batch, topped in Commerce Olympiad with 97%.
  • Kalpana Garg, 10th batch, not only got 2nd position in 11th exam but also she became the school topper in Commerce Olympiad.
  • Sonu Tomar, 10th batch, got 1st position in Science Olympiad.

III.       Details of Progress during Reporting Period

 A. Workshops:Quarterly Workshop on Global Warming Facilitators: Mr.Sameer Pathak, Mr.Bandhan, Mr. Paras & USF Team

Need of the topic:

1)     Till now environmental topic was not taken up.

2)     As an assertive & contributing future citizen of this country our fellows need to know about it.

3)     Through peer awareness a large of people could be educated.

4)     This is the only occasion where such a large number of fellows could be addressed.

Outcome:

  • Fellows got to know about Global Warming in a detailed way.
  • Audio Visual clippings facilitated the learning an interesting one.
  • Fellows are empowered about dos & don’ts hence in the social campaign they will be able to take effective participation.
  • By generating awareness for one fellow ultimately one house hold is reached. As fellows will work as peer educators.
  • Fellows were highly motivated to see ordinary people attaining extra ordinary feat.

B. Residential Camp at Greater Noida from 6th June to 11th June for the fellows of Delhi.

The factors of organizing this camp are as follows:

  1. Residential camp promotes active learning through direct personal experience and offers excitement, fun and adventure within a frame work of safety, which enabling them to be successful leaders of tomorrow.
  2. The purposeful use of leisure time is increasingly seen as making an important contribution to an accomplished leader.
  3. Challenging experience of outdoors impacts powerfully upon a young person’s intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and moral development, which ultimately judges their on the spot decision making ability.
  4. It empowers young individual to facing up challenges so that they overcome fears and apprehensions along the way.
  5. Participation in exciting and enjoyable outdoor activities with youth worker and peers reinforce a positive attitude to education and contributes significantly to the general ethos of a group.
  6. Tomorrow’s successful citizens will possess the adaptability to cope with a rapidly changing world of work and the responsibility to be a contributing member of a society.

Outcome of the activity:-

  • Got an experience of practical challenges of living outside which otherwise which would not have been possible with their respective family.
  • Through sharing, by involving in practical situations, by leading a group, all the fellows got an opportunity to enhance their analytical thought process.
  • Various platforms & situations boost up their confidence level.
  • Enhanced their understanding about cross cultural diversity.
  • Got an opportunity as well as a platform to interact with people from different back ground. This in turn, facilitated to have them wider solutions to their respective problems.
  • Through different real life like situations fellows were required to solve various problems as well as to give their decisions on the spot. This facilitated to enhance their leadership qualities and personality.
  • Sharing of each other’s success stories increased their awareness related to women empowerment.
  • Through the tough schedule & vibrant programs/activities made them to be an assertive person. This helps them to be a contributing member of the society.
  • Last but not least the whole process facilitated to learn with fun.

   C.    Alumnae meet on way forward in Delhi on 23.06.12

   Purpose of the meet :

1)     To start a formal body of alumnae.

2)     Selection/election of office bearer.

3)     Reaching out to more Alumnae.

4)     Bigger association with the USF activities.

Outcomes:

1)     Office bearers are selected to go for election.

2)     Alumna’s involvement in the USF’s activities for the next quarter decided.

3)     Next quarter’s activities are planned.

D. Small Group workshops on Communication Skills on 01/04/12, 06/05/12 & 03/06/12.

Across most disciplines and industries, communication skills are listed as the top skills required by employers. Well-developed communications skills are a must, not only for getting hired and future job advancement, but for almost every aspect of day-to-day communication in any career. Besides in the last quarterly workshop in April, a number of fellows expressed their desire to have workshops on professional advancement specially how to face an interview and to improve personality. Keeping all these in mind this topic on Communication Skill is selected.

The topics covered in the workshop:

1)     What is communication and communication skills?

2)     Communications goals.

3)     Most common ways to communicate.

4)     Types of communication.

5)     Barriers to communication.

6)     Communication process.

7)     Communication code scheme.

8)     Components of communication.

9)     What makes a good communication?

10)  How to develop the communication skill and exploring the related field.

11)  Tips to good communication skills.

Outcome:

a)     Importance of communication skill in terms of communication process.

b)     How to prevent distorted messages.

c)     How to make communication an effective one.

E. Disbursement of fellowship: A scheduled instalment was disbursed in the month of June ’12.

IV. Key Performance Metrics

Stakeholders: Direct beneficiaries (cataract patients / street children/ women trainees)

Numbers reached till last reporting period:

We reached out to 2070 girl fellows, out of which 50 fellows touched through your support and all are still continuing with the fellowships in Delhi.

Change in numbers this reporting period: Nil

Stakeholders: Indirect beneficiaries

Numbers reached till last reporting period:

Exact figures cannot be derived, but these girls are attending various educational institutes/neighborhood, an average size of the family is 5. All of them are sensitizing about the child rights and girl’s education. 

Change in numbers this reporting period: Nil 

V. Enablers and Challengers

 1.     Limitations/Constraints/External factors that stopped you from achieving the desired results:

 All the fellows can’t take participation in the camp as special coaching classes are being organized by various coaching centers and schools during that time period

2.   Strengths/Enablers that helped you achieve more than you had planned :

  Association of group of professionals with the programme is bringing a new aspect in the professional development of the fellows.

Gradual involvement of Alumna in the conduction of workshops is also motivating the existing fellows to prepare training module for workshops on their own.

Fellows coming on their own to donate towards the programme.Is reflecting the fulfillment of programme’s objective of giving back to the society.


 

 


 

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Residential camps with Shalinis
Residential camps with Shalinis
Shalini Fellows during small group workshops
Shalini Fellows during small group workshops
Workshop on Different Career Opportunities
Workshop on Different Career Opportunities

Dear friends,

Greetings from Udayan Care!

We thank you for your unending support of our project on Global Giving’s website! You have our heartfelt wishes! Hence, for your benefit, given below is an update on a few of our recent activities.

On 15th January a quarterly workshop was organized in Delhi on ‘Different Career Opportunities’ which was attended by 250 Udayan Shalini Fellows. The workshop was conducted in a manner which emphasized the qualitative changes in the programme. Earlier, all workshops had one expert addressing the Fellows. This time the girls were divided into several groups according to their interests in the field of education: Government Service, Civil Service, Army, Engineering, Chartered Accountancy, Business Administration, Journalism and Advertising. Then all the groups were addressed by counselors pertaining to the respective career choices. In this manner, Fellows received better attention and had the opportunity of getting all their queries answered. The above topics were selected as most of the Fellows are on the verge of selecting their careers. The Fellows submitted a report elaborating specific outcomes after the workshop.

Small group workshops were also conducted on 12th February, 18th and 31st March, 2012 that helped our Fellows understand and learn more life skills, which according to them has helped while dealing with emotional pressures and even financial crises.

And to follow-up on the above workshops, as well as provide an open platform for discussions, a meet was organized for the Fellows, their families and mentors.

We are also proud to announce that Darsha Joshi, one of our Fellows, has been selected by Cambridge University to pursue her Doctoral Degree in physics. Another young Fellow, Anuradha Gupta has qualified University of Copenhagen’s Masters programme in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

We hope that your faith in us help more Udayan Shalini Fellows realize their dreams.

Yours in cause,

Team Udayan Care.

Small Group Workshop on Life Skills - pic1
Small Group Workshop on Life Skills - pic1
Small Group Workshop on Life Skills - pic2
Small Group Workshop on Life Skills - pic2
Fellows, their Parents and Mentors - pic1
Fellows, their Parents and Mentors - pic1
Fellows, their Parents and Mentors - pic2
Fellows, their Parents and Mentors - pic2

All the girls have appeared in their respective 2nd semester examination of the academic year 2011-12 and going by their previous academic records all of them will do well. Most of the fellows, who are in final year are looking forward to  pursuing  higher studies. The brighter side is that the ones who will pursue higher education will support us as mentor in future, which will strengthen our mentoring programme. 

 On 9th Oct’11 a workshop on ‘Possibilitism: Exploring Possibilities’ was organised at Delhi : Mr. Ashish Aggarwal, a mentor and a Committee member introduced a fascinating new concept called ‘Possibilitism’. According to him, Possibilitism is all about how to make opportunities for ourselves or how best to take advantage of the opportunities that knocks on our door. Our Shalinis linked this concept immediately with their career and came up with various possibilities they could explore with their current qualifications that can lead them to good professions in future.

In the workshop of Mentors, all the girls got the opportunity to present their view points and not only their respective view points but also got to know each other’s view points. Workable/feasible/practical solutions were reached.

A small working group meetings were conducted by where the girls got to know how to overcome the weaknesses,  value of self assessment, guidance on self assessment process. Not only this they also got to know that self assessment is necessary in order to overcome weaknesses

Fellows are utilising the money mainly in their coaching classes, books and some part in purchasing of stationeries etc.


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Organization

Udayan Care

New Delhi, Delhi, India
http://udayancare.org/

Project Leader

Kiran Modi

Managing Trustee
New Delhi, Delhi India

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