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Jun 20, 2019

Summer Camp at Boys' Home

It was a week filled with activity as the children from the Boys' Home took part in sports, arts and crafts activities and even went on a field trip.

Summer camp 2019 at the Boys' Home takes work and planning and commitment - but it was worth every bit of effort as our staff watched the boys grow and learn and simply have a blast.

The highlight of the week was, of course, the field trip to the Bannerghatta National Park. The boys were able to identify animals from their special needs class flash cards - a proud moment for our teachers.

Another amazing accomplishment was that some of the boys were trained to make paper and ribbon flowers during the camp. Our resource people from other centers met with some of the boys and trained them to make colorful flowers which were then displayed during the exhibition on the last day of the camp.

We're proud of our boys and we also want to give a big shout out to our staff at the Boys' Home who give of themselves day after day.

May 21, 2019

Changemakers of Today - and Tomorrow

On U&I’s social media, our volunteers write reports about their teaching experiences. A uniform thread runs through all their stories: these volunteers receive more than they give. That’s in their words. Not ours.

 

Again and again, these volunteers report that they first went into classes expecting to teach and inspire students. At the end of their stint of nine months, they were amazed by the resilience of the children, inspired by their teachable hearts and motivated to smile through adversities.

 

U&I is now gearing up to recruit more volunteers for the coming academic year. We have launched our recruitment campaign for 2019-2020. This year, we expect about 2,500 volunteers to join the tribe of U&I change-makers.

 

We’re excited about the start of the academic year. Our office basement is overflowing with towering textbooks for 2000 students. But more than that we’re excited that our volunteers are such an amazing bunch who are determined to give to the community and also vulnerable enough to receive from the children. We are excited about today's changemakers who empower tomorrow's leaders. 

Apr 29, 2019

All Geared Up!

The Indian summer is upon us. But that's not why U&I staff are sweating it out!

We are, in fact, working out and sweating it out so we can kill it in the World 10K Run on May 19th in Bangalore, India.

The run is not just to test our endurance levels. We are running to give underprivileged children a shot at a quality education. We are running to help special-needs men, women, and children get the best care and rehabilitation possible.

Every year, our staff divides itself into two competitive teams to see which team can win the m6ost money for our children. It's a fun two weeks - but we never lose sight of our goal to improve the lives of the 1800 people we have been working with, in the last eight years. 

Since 2011, U&I has been serving disadvantaged communities across India. We started by tutoring a handful of kids in English and Computers. Today, we reach 1600 children through education and 300 at-risk individuals through rehabilitative care. 

Thank you for cheering us along in this journey. We can't wait to lace up our shoes and step up to the challenge of running 10K for our community!

 
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