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.
II. Highlights from Last Reporting Period
At a Programme level, the following have been the achievements in Delhi:
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.
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:
Outcome of the activity:-
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.
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.
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
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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