Current Status of the Project:
Currently Udayan Outreach Programme is providing financial support and counseling to 63 children and 45 families.
Monetary support for the education & nutrition of the affected children
The children currently enrolled with the program use the monthly monetary assistance provided to them to pay for their school fees, after school tuitions and a nutritional diet. The support, both financial and non-financial, encourages the children to sustain a positive attitude and cope with the ailing state of their parents and deal with the social issues in everyday life with confidence.
Starting from the month of October, the sum of monetary assistance was transferred to the children’s bank directly through ECS system. Each transfer was made in the child’s name so that the payment goes directly to the child’s account. Thus, the tedious process of distribution of cheques and follow-up has been abolished in the Udayan Outreach Programme!
Monthly Workshops with HIV/AIDS +ve infected parents and HIV/AIDS affected children:
The monthly capacity building workshops for the parents and personality development workshops for the children, so far, have benefited both children and parents in coping with the disease and helped them in moving ahead without looking back. The parents have a confidence and an assurance to face everyday life, the children on the other hand, besides their healthy diet and education, develop their self-esteem and personality.
Workshop on 26.9.10: All the children were told about the importance of email. All the children from class 8th were asked to open their email account their own and write the essay on CommonWealth as a part of home work and the upgrade themselves. Most of the children done their home work, than facilitator asked them to read out essay on common wealth game 2010. Laxmi, got the 1st prize in essay writing and Jatin secured the 2nd position. All the children participated with full enthusiasm and interest.
One of a girl from the group participated in the valedictory function of Common Wealth Game 2010 and she presented a group dance which she shows to our Outreach group as well.
Workshop on 30.10.10: The workshop began with the feedback of last workshop, now most of the children from class 8th and above have an email account and exchanged ids with each other. Small children also came up with some beautiful paintings and handed over to the facilitator.
Generally, facilitator tries to conduct activities which help these children to increase their interest in academics as well as confidence. In this workshop, we played dumb charades by dividing the class into two teams and making the children guess and enact popular political figures, sportsmen, professions etc. These activities helps the children in recollecting things and examples from their surroundings.
In this workshop we had a 14 year old new friend (volunteer), Shahaan studying in IX class, who had collected a lot of insightful articles and brought it to be discussed with the rest us. We also had a guest all the way from Germany who witnessed the workshop and participated along with us.
Workshop on 28.10.10: This workshop was designed to emphasise on the importance of education. The parents were also part of this workshop. Facilitator drew the attention of parents toward the importance of their role in child’s education and explained that the positive involvement of parents can make a difference in the academic progress of the child.
Voices- Quotes from the Beneficiaries
“It was a great moment for me when I won the 1st prize in essay writing. I am very grateful to these workshops which gave me the confidence to present myself on front of a huge crowd.” – Laxmi
“It was a dream come true when I got the opportunity to present a group dance at school level in valedictory ceremony of Common Wealth Game 2010. This moment will be special form me always. Pooja Sharma
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