Udayan Shalini Fellowships (USF):
The situation of education for girls in India is abysmal, the biggest hurdle being faced during transition from high school to secondary levels and then to college where dropout rates increase dramatically. Making a conscious choice to support higher education of girls, Udayan Care began Udayan Shalini Fellowships in 2002, in Delhi with 72 girls. Since inception, USF has supported over 3000 girls. Today, many of our girls, whom we call Shalinis, are pursuing fields like Engineering, Medicine, CA, Computer Sc, among others. Some of the unique features of USF are mentoring and regular motivational workshops to create a force of sensitive, trained and enlightened citizens. To become socially aware and responsible, Shalinis fulfill 50 hours of mandatory social work. USF is now present in 9 cities – Delhi, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Haridwar, Phagwara and Jaipur – with Jaipur as its newest Chapter.
Succes story of Anu-on her Journey form a deserving, needy and ambitious girl to become a dignified woman
Course: (Pursuing Medical)
Institution: Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
When Anu was completing her schooling, her aspirations may have resembled her peer group but the desire to excel and prove her merit had always been much stronger. She had set in her eyes the ambition to pursue MBBS. Had she been brought up in a privileged family, the barriers to higher education would have been lesser. But, her father’s income as a street vendor in Azadpur wholesale market as the sole earning member of the family was sufficient only to support the daily expenses of the family. Funding his daughter’s dream of securing admission in a private medical college was not possible.
It was Anu’s determination and uni-directional focus towards her goal that made her secure admission in Lady Hardinge Medical College such that the burden of financing the cost of her medical degree did not fall on her family. While she agrees that her preparation in 11th and 12th standard has not been up to the mark, regular study and working on the basics worked wonders for her. Scoring 58% in the first year of the degree, there is nothing that can divert her attention from performing to the best of her capabilities. Besides, the academic engagement, Anu is utilizing the knowledge gained to the best possible manner. Teaching Chemistry and Maths to young aspirants in the coaching institute where she herself studied, she is helping these students fulfil their dream. This effort has provided her the additional support of funding her younger’s brother’s medical preparation in the same coaching institute. With one goal achieved, Anu has already started aiming for the future where her goal is to become a Paediatrician.
Some workshops for our Shalinis in order to train them to decelop their overall personality:
A. QUARTERLY WORKSHOP
DATE: 6th October 2013
PARTICIPANTS: 239 fellows across all the batches
FACILITATORS: Gaurav Sharma, American Express Team
THEME : Time Management
B. SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP
DATE:10th November, 2013
VENUE:MAHAVIR SENIOR MODEL SCHOOL
C. SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP
Theme: Communication Skills
Date : 8th December 2013
Participants: 65 Fellows: 8th &12th batch
Facilitator: Poornima Narang
D. MENTOR-MENTEE INTERACTION AND ORIENTATION
DATE : 10th November 2013
FACILITATOR : Mohd.Faheem Khan
PARTICIPANTS :47 fellows of 12th Batch, 23 Senior Mentor Didis
We will look forward for your suggestion for any workshop theme that we can include ion our module for the overall perdsonality developments for our Shalini Fellows.
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