Jun 26, 2012

Final Outreach Report(April-June 2012)

Parents attending the workshop
Parents attending the workshop

Final Report for the Project:  Nourish & Educate HIV Affect Children In India for the Quarter April- June 2012

Key Activities of this quarter:

1.    Monthly Capacity Building Workshops with

a.         HIV+ infected parents – Internal Resource Person

b.         HIV affected Children – External Resource Person

2.    Three monthly Home Visits of the Families

 

1. Monthly Capacity Building Workshops with

 

a. Workshops with HIV+ infected parents

 

Objective: To facilitate the process for creating Mutual Support System (MSS) among the HIV+ parents.

 

Process: Open collective sharing of problems faced by each of the participants resulting into broad classification of their concerns / constraints. 

  • Fight against social stigma and psychology of social exclusion
  • Need for and relevance of Group identity and collective action.
  • Need for and relevance of information dissemination on institutions providing services to AIDS victims.
  • Need for and relevance of being proactive in campaign against AIDS.
  • Need for and relevance of social inclusion.

In present scenario most of the people especially the people who are not educated are not considering AIDS as a medical problem, rather they take it as a social problem due to lack of knowledge and awareness. People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) are facing social stigma and exclusion in the society. There is no particular identified group because they have come from different parts of Delhi. For collective action we are facilitating them in order to make a MSS. MSS will help them to play an active role in campaign against HIV/AIDS, it will lead to their social inclusion.

Monitoring Table of the monthly workshop

Name of the resource person: Mohd. Faheem Khan & Sameer Pathak

 

Sl. No: 1  

Theme of the workshop / Date:- Dreaming Dreams on 29.04.12

No. of participants: 53

Main outcome / s: 

  • Whole group shared their feelings.
  • How they can expand the span of life.
  • They are the need of their children & vice-versa.
  • They are the one who can make themselves strong to fight with any difficulty.

 SL. No: 2

Theme of the workshop / Date: Problem Sharing on 27.05.2012

No. of participants51

Main outcome / s: 

  • The group sharing about issues related to HIV/AIDS – treatment, medication, tests etc.
  • Psychological support to each other by the group
  • Group showed signs of maturity and can be strengthened further.

 SL. No: 3

Theme of the workshop / Date: Social Exclusion on 24.06.2012

No. of participants30

Main outcome / s: 

  • All parents want to share and disclose their status to the society.
  • They are afraid of the attitude of the society. If society does not accept them then their children also will become a part of social exclusion.

 

Detailed reports are available on request.

b. Workshops with HIV affected Children

 

Objective: To help HIV affected children grow in an inclusive environment – in family, in schools, in communities, in peer groups.

 

Process: Open collective sharing with children to comprehend different aspects of their problems.

  • Counseling to enable such children overcome their traumas;
  • Instances of exclusion in family, school, community and peer groups;  
  • Development of right attitude to face the real world;
  • Motivation for academic excellence and good health.

We are providing moral education to HIV affected children through workshops to overcome their trauma using various methods and techniques like storytelling, art therapy and craftwork. As we are forming the group of parents, similarly our aim is to make the children feel secure in their own small group. We are encouraging these children for developing confidence, right attitude and importance of education.

Monitoring Table of the monthly workshops      

Name of the resource person: Mohd. Faheem Khan

 

Sl. No: 1

Theme of the workshop / Date: Story telling  on Key to Success on  29.04.2012

No. of participants: 69

Main outcome / s: 

  • Good education is the way of success
  • Never deceive to any one
  • Never break the trust
  • Always obey the parents / teachers / elders

Sl. No: 2

Theme of the workshop / Date: Story telling   Deceive crocodile & Craft Work on 27.05.2012

No. of participants: 72

Main outcome / s:

  • We should never let down others.
  • We should never lose hope.
  • We should always work wisely and sincerely.
  • Be a help to friend in need.
  • Always make your own choice.
  • Children learnt to make paper flowers
  • Children will not throw their old copies as useless things.

Sl. No: 3

Theme of the workshop / Date:  Communication on 24.06.2012

No. of participants: 43

Main outcome / s:

  • Children are able to speak in the group.
  • They are becoming confident.
  • They have tried to understand the thing, howsoever difficult it was
  • They have understood the difference between verbal or non-verbal communication.

 

2. Home Visits: 

Objective / s of quarterly home visits:

i)              To ascertain the degree of involvement of parents in catering to nutrition and education needs of non infected children

ii)             To ascertain the physical and financial status of parents.

iii)            To ascertain / gauge about the real pattern of fund-flow.

 

To find out the degree of involvement and contribution of parents in needs of children for their education and nutrition. Home visits are also helpful to know the health and financial status of the parents and we also can monitor the flow of fund. 

The home visits revealed that children are really benefiting from the grant. Not even a single instance was brought to light where we felt that the money was not being spent on the beneficiaries. The children are regularly going to schools and are getting tuitions as well as good nutrition. We are really satisfied with the home visit reports.

 

We from the Team of Udayan Care want to thank to all our supporters of this project.We have received so much of support since past years which helped us to transform lives for all those who needed your support. Currently we are winding up our project: Nourish & Educate HIV Affect Children In India.

But, I would like to take this oppurtunity to share that we have two more projects listed with Global Giving. Please visit our Projects and we request for your support like all of you have done in the past.

1. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/udayancare-sunshine-homes-for-orphaned-children/

2. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/udayan-shalini-fellowship-programme/

Children attending the workshop
Children attending the workshop

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Apr 19, 2012

Outreach Quarterly Report (January - March 2012)

Children interacting during the workshop
Children interacting during the workshop

Udayan Care has provided counselling and financial support to 67 families and 80 children during the last quarter January-March 2012. HIV/AIDS is recognized as more than just a health issue – it is an issue of development, of economics, of security, and of human rights.

Quotes of the Beneficiaries: *(Names have been changed to protect privacy rights of parents and children.)

Mandeep* - “I am really grateful to the donor who supported me and my family at a very poor financial stage. After the death of my husband, I was worried about the future of my children, but it is my good luck that I became a part of this programme and my children are now doing well.”

Reshma*- “How I can forget that this programme has changed my entire life. When my first husband passed away, my in-laws threw me and my daughter out of their house. I joined this programme and fortunately met with a man and got remarried to him. Now I am happily married and living with my two daughters.”

During the last quarter all the children appeared in their final examination and are expecting good results. Their parents also supported them throughout, not only by providing them with good nutritious food but also boosting their moral to help them thrive well in academics.  

Monthly Workshops for HIV+ Parents:

 Objectives

To strengthen the capacity of families and family networks by facilitating an environment for the HIV infected parents, Udayan Care conducts monthly workshops with them on the last Sunday of every month. The agenda is to make them realize their potential of creating and using institutions of mutual self-help for themselves.

 Table of the monthly workshops for Parents

Resource Persons: Mr. Faheem Khan, Ms. Megha Garg, Ms. Ananya Mukherjee & Mr. Joy 

Theme of the workshop-Role of Parents for the academic betterment of their children .

 Date– 26.02.12

No. of participants- 53

Major outcomes:

 

  • Parents were asked to keep a tab on their child’s academic preparation.
  • Parents have shown interest in monitoring tips for their children in academics.
  • Parents were given advice to attend PTAs in schools.
  • To keep cell phone numbers of class teachers.
  • To visit the schools regularly and meet the class teachers.
  • To motivate their child to use the leisure time in outdoor games.

Theme- Experience sharing.

No. of participants- 51

Date- 25.03.12

Major outcomes:

 

  • Entire group shared their joys and problems openly.
  • Parents were happy with academic performances of their children
  • They offered Psychological support to each other within the group.
  • Group showed signs of confidence for being socially accepted.  

 

 

Monthly Workshops for Affected children of HIV +ve Parents:

 

In order to make the HIV affected children realize the charm of childhood, we also conducted workshops with them. For instance, we organized a drawing/painting session with them, where they freely shared their feelings and emotions with others. Through the workshops, Udayan Outreach Programme aims to help the children develop their personality and overcome the emotional trauma they have experienced in their lives. To build their confidence the workshops were also designed with interactive sessions where children shared their views, opinions and experiences of their lives. 

Sonam*- “I always enjoy the workshop here as I learnt a lot from them. I always participate in my school activities and keep trying my hands on things which I learn here.”

*(Names have been changed to protect privacy rights of children.)

Table of monthly workshops for children:           

 

Resource Persons: Mr. Faheem Khan, Ms. Megha Garg, Ms. Ananya Mukherjee & Mr. Joy

Theme of the workshop-Art and Therapy.

 Date– 26.02.12

No. of participants- 59

 Main outcomes:

   

  • One of our Shalinis from USF Programme conducted a session with children.
  • Children were happy to interact with a “Didi” (elder sister) and learnt a lot from her.
  • Children participated with full enthusiasm in the interactive session.
  • Children learnt how to recycle used paper.
  • Children were encouraged to use these learnings at home and schools.

Theme- Fun & Learn.

Date- 25.03.12

No. of participants- 63

Main outcomes:


  • The session was intended to teach these children about time management in studies.
  • Children received an opportunity to express themselves.
  • Children also shared their schools’ time tables.
  • Children became friendly with older children.

 

Moments of Joy

 One of the very committed donors “Gerlinde” from Germany attended the session and interacted with the parents and their children. They were happy to meet her as she was very warm, enthusiastic to meet them too. She shared some motivational words, distributed cookies and had lots of fun with all of them.


Home Visits:

 

Home visits are an integral part of the project which helps us to meet parents as well as children personally. These visits also provide a space to monitor the involvement of parents for the betterment of children. These home visits also help us to strengthen the bonds with the families.  

 

Children attending the workshop
Children attending the workshop
Gerlinde from Germany interacting with children
Gerlinde from Germany interacting with children

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Apr 16, 2012

Udayan Shalini Fellowship Workshops and Success Stories

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
 
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