Oct 8, 2012

USF-Quarterly Report (July 2012-September 2012)

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
Aug 7, 2012

Quarterly Report (April-June)-Sunshine Homes

Bunty Udayan-Success Story
Bunty Udayan-Success Story

“Support Orphaned Children at our Sunshine Homes”-   AN INITIATIVE OF UDAYAN CARE (SUPPORTED BY GLOBAL GIVING)

DETAILS OF CHILDREN

No. of Beneficiaries as on30th June’12 : 183

New Children: 3. 1 girl, Jyoti at Greater Noida Home; 2 boys, Surender & Jeevan at Gurgaon Home

Children Exiting: 1 girl, Shivani Sharma from Kurukshetra Home wasrestored to her grandparents.

Aftercare:  11 (3 at Mayur Vihar, 8 at Greater Noida).

Alumni/ Independent livingafter completion of 18 years:  24 (5-Sant Nagar, 3-Mayur Vihar, 4-Mehrauli, 10-Greater Noida and 2 – Gurgaon)

Care staff:  27 across all Homes(19 caregivers; 1 part time caregiver; 3 supervisors; 3part-time supervisors and 1 coordinator).

Mentor parents:   28 mentor parents across all homes

SUCCESS STORY OF THE QUARTER:

Bunty Udayan, 20 years, Gurgaon HomeAfter his mother expired in 2003, Bunty’s neighbors approached an organization, Sadhu Sunder SinghWelfare Society, to take care of him and his younger sister. After staying there for couple of years, the children were eventually handed over to Udayan Carein 2005 for their long term care & rehabilitation. (The sister stays at Udayan Ghar for Girls at Mehrauli).Bunty or Tarsem Singh was barely 14 years when he came to Udayan Ghar for boys at Gurgaon. Soon after his joining, he started enjoying the love & care provided by his mentor mothers, care staff &friends. Bunty has been a sociable person, very affectionate and participates in co-curricular activities with enthusiasm.However, off late in Class XI, he became the center of our concern. Bunty’s interest in studies &related academic performance started dropping drastically. He started missing his school often. At home, in order to avoid any discussion with his mentors or care staff, he would remain in his longer, sleep till late & when the coast would be clear, he ended up spending his time on the internet.His mentor, Ms. Arti Kapur, Dr. Kiran Modi, supervisor Mr. Ranjan Ghosh and Ms. Neetu Tyagi(the then Asst. Manager, Ghar Programme), all had individual sessions with Bunty. After every counseling session he would improve and try to behave logically, but he would slide back.Eventually, Bunty was referred to Dr. Deepak Gupta who took a few sessions with him and certain positive changes were seen. Bunty was also referred to Dr. Geetika Goel, a psychologist, who practices in the Satkrishna Charitable Hospital. (The Hospital is in the same compound as this Udayan Care Home.) Bunty responded well to Dr. Geetika’s sessions, and many positive changes were noticeable in him.He has also been attending workshops at head office, participating in Corporate Mentoring programmes and other events which are all doing him good. Tremendous positive changes are visible in Bunty. He now plans to complete his schooling. Presently, Bunty is studying Commerce in Class XII in Rabindranath World School and would like to undergo a vocational training course after XII.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRESS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• All children who appeared for their final school examinations for the academic session 2011-12, cleared them and are promoted to new classes.

• The following children have got exceptional results –

Abhishek Udayan from Gurgaon Home passed UKG with 100% in all subjects. Promila, Ishika and Mathura from Noida Girrls Home have scored 95%, 92 %, 88 % in their class IV, II and II respectively. Meera, Alisha, Ruchika from Jaipur Home have scored 99.50%, 97.50% and 97.50%  in their class I, and KGs respectively.

• The girls in our Aftercare section at Greater Noida Home have also done quite well in their respective courses –-

Manpreet (Nancy) Udayan has scored 80% marks in her 1st year exams of Bachelors of Art in Fashion Technology, Rita Udayan has scored 79% marks in her 1st year exams of Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management, Arti Udayan has scored 77% marks in her 1st year exams of Bachelors of Science in Media & Communication.

The Board Results of Class X & XII came out. All Udayan children who had appeared for these exams fared well.

• On the basis of these results, the children are aiming at the best of colleges/ universities and their courses of interest.- Raja has applied for Economic (Honours) and other related courses in colleges of University of Delhi.- Manoj is interested in pursuing an Engineering degree in Information Technology.Though he is majorly keen on joining Amity University, he is also weighing other options. Deepak has cleared his entrance test for Law in IP University. He is now waiting for counselling.Gurmeet after completion of her Class XII, interned at CNN-IBN. She is keen on entering IP University to pursue Mass Media & Mass Communication. She has also interested in Journalism from IP College, University of Delhi. Shalu is planning to join BSc Pharma, either in Delhi University or in Sharda University in Greater NOIDA.Majority of the girls who cleared Class X – Pooja, Karishma, Shuchita, Arti (III), and Poonam have opted for Humanities stream in their Class XI. Only Komal shall be studying Commerce at her +2 level.

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Two workshops were held in the month of May with children on the 24th at our Head Office. One session was taken by Mr. Rohit Rajpoot. The second session was held on the same day by Dr. Deepak Gupta along with Ms. Tripti Choudhary. They conducted a workshop on Anger Management, Mr. Rohit Rajpoot, a trainer, engaged the children in a very interesting conversation. The main aim was to get to know the children. For this purpose he talked about several things, asking about their interests, suggesting career options & linkages, giving them activities to do to make them understand differences between response & reaction. He also answered the group’s questions as to how to make one happy.

Dr. Gupta along with Ms. Tripti talked about Anger Management Techniques. They asked the children to fill in a questionnaire with self-introspective questions like how do you know when you are angry;where in your body do you feel anger – physical signs of being angry etc.

Dr. Gupta gave many fresh perspectives to the children.He said that anger is not always a negative feeling. It is at times positive as it motivates us to do something.Also in most cases, anger doesn’t last for more than 20 seconds. It is up to us as to how do we channelize it or control it after 20 seconds. He told the children that we all are mother of our own actions. Dr. Gupta also spoke about stories that we make to present our lives to others. He shared that our life story can either be positive or negative and depending in this it could make us happy or sad. Thus in short, we are responsible for our overall mood & life – if we present it well, we too shall feel happy about being ourselves.

On the 7th of June, Rahul & Nidhi,social workers, along with Dr. Deepak Gupta conducted workshops on Sexuality for children in the age groups of 11-15 years and 16 years &above. These sessions were conducted in separate batches for girls & boys to make them feel comfortable during these sessions &ask questions without much hesitation. Thus on the whole four sessions were conducted on this day. The modules used were Tarshi’s Blue & Red Books. The Ghar Team at Head office coordinated for these Workshops.The sessions on Sexuality for girls mainly covered the importance of learning about Sexuality from the right source; human body & changes that occur as a result of hormonal changes; process of menstruation in girls; maintaining menstrual & genital hygiene; and sexual abuse. Also, an activity was conducted for all the four groups, which aimed at Body Mapping.The girls/ boys drew a female/ male body on a big chart and then drew & named the private body parts. It helped them learn the correct names of their genitals & other private areas.T

he sessions on Sexuality for younger boys mainly covered the importance of learning about it from the right source; Body Mapping exercise; and Child abuse. Dr. Gupta helped cleared their illusion that sexual abuse only/mostly occurs with girls. He made them understand that most young people who have been abused have been abused by someone they know, how to save themselves or how to report to others & whom.

The session for elder boys also covered issues relating to Masturbation, Nocturnal emission/Wet dreams/Night fall, and Pornography. The youngsters were told about how the porn industry functions & how girls, women and children are trafficked into the trade. So by watching we are promoting it. Dr. Gupta also explained it to the children that the explicit material which is shown in the porn movies is unrealistic & doesn’t happen in reality. The boys were told about the new The Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Bill, 2011.On the whole these workshops were a hit amongst the children as they got the correct information about something which they have a right to know. Also many myths of both boys & girls were cleared; and many more questions answered.

Mentors: The Mentors came together on the 3rd April to continue their discussion on the Issues that need Policy decision. They discussed important issues like leaves of the caregivers, admission of children of care givers at the time of their employment, medical policy for caregivers and volunteers at Home. It is essentially important to discuss these issues as they will be incorporated in the Policies of Udayan Care in the best interest of children & Homes.The Mentors came together at Udayan Care’s Head Office on 10th May for a workshop with Dr.Gupta on Mental Health Issues. Dr. Gupta mainly talked about Types of Disorders &Interventions. He began with a brainstorming session asking all the members to share as to what is the most noticeable thing that brings a child to their attention in terms of his behavior or actions. In other words, what are the issues that that make them alert & look for help for the child.

Dr. Gupta told that if a symptom persists and leads to dysfunction, it needs to be brought into notice of a mental health professional. Also, he spoke in length on types of disorders –emotional, behavioral, developmental, habit. Moving on to Types of interventions, Dr. Gupta talked about Supportive work, individual therapy, group work/therapy, parent management training, holistic therapy, nutritional inputs, other paramedical therapies and software training for those with learning disabilities.

Mentors also came to the Head Office on the 8th of June to discuss the Formation of Committees for looking into the matters of Alumni support, higher education & health. This session was facilitated by Dr. Kiran Modi. Ms. Reena Tete also talked about standardization of salaries of care staff.

 

Mentors, Caregivers & Social Workers:During the Summer Camp, on 2nd of June, Ms. Reena Tete conducted an activity on Team Building with all the Mentors, Social Workers & Care staff. The participants were divided into 3groups on 3 islands with limited capabilities like one groups’ feet were tied & the like. They were asked to save others when fire broke out, using various props given out to them. Later,the nuances of Team spirit were discussed.

Ghar Personnel:Ms. Priyanka Jain and Ms. Kanikashree Bhalla attended a 3-day Workshop on Working with Traumatized Children/ Adolescents and their families from 14-16th May 2012. This workshop was a collaborative effort of Dr. Deepak Gupta and Dr. Monisha Akhtar, and was held at Sir Gangaram Hospital.Dr. Monisha Akhtar, the resource person, covered the topics of

• Trauma - its meaning, sources, symptoms, signs

• Developmental framework in trauma, adolescent issues

• Grief

• Impact on families

• When to seek help, Treatment & Techniques.

This workshop was an enriching one for the two Ghar personnel.

Ms. Sumedha Upadhyay, a law student, who interned at Udayan Care, studied the Portrayal of children in Media with respect to laws & other legal bodies in India. We needed to understand as to how we can project our children from Udayan Ghars in media in the permissible limits of law. Though this presentation was to be made with Dr. Deepak Gupta’s presence, but since he wasn’t available in Delhi on that day, we would be discussing this paper with him & social workers in one of the Tuesday meetings to follow.

Social workers: Every Tuesday all the social workers from different homes, the Research & Document Officer,the Assistant Manager, Director- Programmes and Dr. Kiran Modi meet Dr. Deepak Gupta to discuss the mental health progress of the children. The social workers use this platform to share their concerns about children who are facing some difficulties be it in behavior, studies or relationships. Dr. Gupta and also other team members share their opinion & together an action plan is formulated for each of these children. In subsequent meetings, the child’s mental health progress is reviewed & these action plans are updated accordingly.

April 2012 - Preeti Singh and Vandana Lakra, who had attended at training programme at NIPCCD, presented on “Trauma, Managing Difficult Behavior and Alternative Playing Techniques for Counseling” in the month of April 2012. They tried to bring out the essence of their training into this PPT. The group got a fair idea as to how to manage difficult behavior seen amongst Udayan children, which arise out of their traumatic past. Also, the presenters talked about the various play-way techniques & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that can be used by the social workers with the kids like Thoughts stopping, thoughts distraction, positive self talk, Teddy Bear method, Animal game, group ball game and other group & individual activities. These techniques will help equip our social workers & the team to work with children in a more interesting manner and enter their world more easily.

May 2012 - Rahul Raja Sharma and Nidhi Singhal, presented on the topic ‘Emergencies at Udayan Ghars’. Recently, it was felt that the Ghar team needs to be prepared for various kinds of emergencies that could occur at any point in Udayan Homes without any prior warning. To keep ourselves aware of the various emergencies & how to identify if something in the offing,we decided to have two of our social workers present on this topic.They talked about various emergency situations that could arise in our Homes & how to deal with them promptly & efficiently. They could cover only two of the major ones – run away and self harm in this meeting, as a detailed discussion ensued after each of the presentation.

GENERAL ACTIVITIES ACROSS UDAYAN GHARS:

 On the 8th of April, a team from Mary Kay, a cosmetics company, visited Greater Noida Home.They divided the children into groups and encouraged the girls to give presentations. They also spent leisure time with the children, playing games & doing painting. Mary Kay team also spoke about their brand & the work they do. Lastly, to the delight of the young girls, they gave them tipsChildren at Ranthambore Park

Children at Ranthambore Park
Dr.Gupta conducting Anger Management Workshop
Dr.Gupta conducting Anger Management Workshop
Workshop-Children in session by Dr.Rohit Rajput
Workshop-Children in session by Dr.Rohit Rajput
Chlidren and their Art work at the Summer Camp
Chlidren and their Art work at the Summer Camp
Children at the Summer Camp
Children at the Summer Camp
Jul 10, 2012

USF-Quarterly Report (April-June) & Success Stories

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.


 

 


 

.

Residential camps with Shalinis
Residential camps with Shalinis
Shalini Fellows during small group workshops
Shalini Fellows during small group workshops
 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.