Education  India Project #44173

Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow

by D VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
Empowering Women for a Better Tomorrow
One of our beneficiaries studying online
One of our beneficiaries studying online

GLOBAL GIVING QUARTERLY REPORT

APRIL 2020- JUNE 2020

DHANPATMAL VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY

PROGRAM- WOMEN LITERACY & EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Since March 2020, our world has been turned upside down in every department of our lives. The current global pandemic has halted most of the operations and we all are unable to move out. We all are adapting to the changes in our surroundings and in our daily lives.

In the beginning, we were utterly puzzled on how to move forward with our programs as most of our team is on-ground. With patience and brainstorming, we took the step to carry out all our operations online. We started to teach our beneficiaries online and they were excited about the online classes. Yes, we had our own struggles and ups & downs, but we believe to rise from every crisis and problems. 

 

WOMEN LITERACY PROGRAM (ONLINE CLASSES)

We commenced with the Women Literacy Program online classes in April 2020. The concept of teaching the beneficiaries online is new for the Center in-charges and the beneficiaries, yet it is a success. Beneficiaries feel proud and thrilled via the new way of learning. They never imagined in their dreams that they can learn online too. In total, we are educating 4,459 beneficiaries online and the numbers are going to increase in the coming days. The beneficiaries have acquired knowledge of numbers, basic Hindi Matras, and can write down their names and addresses. 

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Our Women Literacy Center’s center in-charges helped in distributing the uncooked food items provided by Virmani Education Trust. In total, 280 families were touched upon in various destitute communities.

 

ONLINE SESSIONS

Online sessions have been conducted regarding the COVID-19 with the Coordinators, Senior Coordinators, Center in-charges, and beneficiaries. 

 

 HANDMADE MASKS BY CENTER IN-CHARGES

Our Center in-charges have stitched 9,698 masks for the deprived families and the communities to curb the shortage of masks at the medical stores. We are overwhelmed by the kind gesture of our Center in-charges and can solely learn from them.

 

CHARTS TO AWARE OF THE COMMUNITIES

Center in-charges & beneficiaries made charts related to COVID-19 with the purpose to create awareness in the communities.

 

ACTIVITY DAY

During the current global pandemic, it is pivotal to concentrate on mental health. We are very much aware of the fact that a plethora of people are under stress and anxiety about what the future holds. To resolve this problem to some extent, we decided to encourage the beneficiaries to carry out activities they love the most such as stitching, cooking, etc. every Saturday. These activities can surely assist the beneficiaries to take some load and stress off from their minds.

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Center in-charges and beneficiaries celebrated World Environment Day (June 5, 2020) with love and happiness. They sowed seeds of plants and also took a pledge via the link provided by Tata Power- DDL.

 

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 

International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year worldwide. Our beneficiaries and Center in-charges celebrated the day on June 20, 2020, with love, peace, and harmony. 

 

We are eternally thankful for your support throughout. You truly make a difference for us, and we are extremely grateful. 

 

Best Regards,

Virmani Education Trust

 

 

 

 

 

Food distribution
Food distribution
Handmade mask making by a Center in-charge
Handmade mask making by a Center in-charge
Chart made by the Center in-charge
Chart made by the Center in-charge
World Environment Day
World Environment Day
International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day
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Design with colorful papers
Design with colorful papers

QUARTERLY REPORT- JANUARY 2020- MARCH 2020

SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAM

WOMEN LITERACY & EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

Women Literacy & Empowerment Program (WLEP) is a program of Virmani Trust zealously working to provide functional literacy to underprivileged illiterate adult women. We started off with this beautiful journey in 2004 with only 2 centers at Majnu Ka Tila teaching 60 beneficiaries. There were hindrances and ups & downs and at one point we even thought of giving up. The dedication and enthusiasm of our President, C.E.O and our Women Literacy Team did not let us fall and also the mission of the forefathers of Virmani Trust “Giving back to society” kept us motivated and unstoppable.

We feel really proud to share with you that today we have 351 centers in North Delhi. During the last 14 years, 2,50,000 women, their families, and the communities have benefited from our program. Beneficiaries are taught to read and write Hindi and Arithmetic.

ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED AT THE WOMEN LITERACY CENTERS

Various rallies & activities are organized every Saturday of the month to aware of the communities regarding the importance of education, health & hygiene. Besides, some fun activities such as drawing, making designs with papers, etc. refresh the beneficiaries from their stressful lifestyle.

SESSION ATTENDED BY THE WLC INSTRUCTORS

A session was held on February 26, 2020, and was attended by the Virmani Education Trust WLC Instructors. The session was about the discussion regarding the overall working of the Women Literacy Centers and the Tata Power- DDL team resolved the issues asked by the instructors.

SESSION FOR SAFETY REGARDING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

On January 14, 2020, a session was organized to aware of the Senior Coordinators, Coordinators and Center in-charges regarding the safety against the electrical appliances. 

MEDICAL CAMPS AND EYE CAMPS

We are very much aware of the fact that private hospitals charge expensive fees for various basic tests and medication. The major reason behind the medical health camps and eye camps are to provide the destitute communities with free tests and low-cost medication. People don’t have to travel to distant places for minor checkups.

In total, 30 Medical Camps and 12 Eye Camps were set up in the destitute communities.

TATA POWER DELHI DISTRIBUTION LIMITED EVENT ‘SANGAM’ NGO MEET

Virmani Education Trust hosted the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited- SANGAM, NGO MEET 2020 at Virmani Public School on February 29, 2020.

Women's of Women Literacy & Empowerment Program presented cultural performances and won the awards under various categories such as Best Coordinators, Best Women Literacy Center in-charges, Best Abha and Best Abha Coordinators. 

CELEBRATIONS

Various festivals were celebrated such as Republic Day, Holi, and Women’s Day to freshen up the beneficiaries from their stressful lives. 

Session attended by the WLC Instructors
Session attended by the WLC Instructors
Medical Camp, Delhi
Medical Camp, Delhi
Eye Camp, Delhi
Eye Camp, Delhi
'SANGAM' NGO MEET
'SANGAM' NGO MEET
Cultural performance at the NGO MEET 'SANGAM'
Cultural performance at the NGO MEET 'SANGAM'
Holi celebration
Holi celebration
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Outlook Team
Outlook Team

QUARTERLY REPORT- OCTOBER 2019- DECEMBER 2019

SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAM- WOMEN LITERACY & EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

Women Literacy & Empowerment Program (WLEP) is a program of Virmani Trust zealously working to provide functional literacy to underprivileged illiterate adult women. We started off with this beautiful journey in 2004 with only 2 centers at Majnu Ka Tila, Delhi teaching 60 beneficiaries. There were hindrances and ups & downs and at one point we even thought of giving up. The dedication and enthusiasm of our Chairman, President, C.E.O and our Women Literacy Team did not let us fall and also the mission of the forefathers of Virmani Trust “Giving back to society” kept us motivated and unstoppable.

We feel really proud to share with you that today we have 646 centers in Delhi, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, and Haryana teaching 38,760 beneficiaries. During the last 14 years, 2,50,000 women, their families, and the community have benefited from our program. Beneficiaries are taught to read and write Hindi and Arithmetic. 

VISIT: Outlook Team visited the Women Literacy Centers of Model Town, Delhi along with the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and Women Literacy & Empowerment Team, Virmani Education Trust and interacted with the beneficiaries. 

RALLIES AND CAMPAIGNS

Conducting rallies are an important segment of the Women Literacy Program and are critical for the well- being of India’s population. Through rallies, the community is sensitized about health & hygiene, sanitation, online payment of electricity bills, Women Literacy Centers, and the importance of education.

Induration from October to December, 1,806 rallies have been conducted to aware of the communities. 

MEDICAL CAMPS AND EYE CAMPS

We are very much aware of the fact that private hospitals charge expensive fees for various basic tests and medication. The major reason behind the medical health camps and eye camps are to provide the destitute communities with free tests and low-cost medication. People don’t have to travel to distant places for minor checkups.

In total, 54 Medical Camps and 10 Eye Camps were set up in the destitute communities. 

SAFETY REGARDING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

On November 13, 2019, a session was organized to aware of the Senior Coordinators, Coordinators and Center in-charges regarding the safety against the electrical appliances. 

CELEBRATIONS

Various festivals were celebrated such as Diwali, Christmas and New Year to freshen up the beneficiaries from their stressful lives. 

Rally at Civil Lines, Delhi
Rally at Civil Lines, Delhi
Eye Camp at G.B. Pant Grid, Delhi
Eye Camp at G.B. Pant Grid, Delhi
Session on safety at Daryaganj, Delhi
Session on safety at Daryaganj, Delhi
Christmas Day Celebration
Christmas Day Celebration
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Medical Camp, G.B. Pant Grid, Delhi
Medical Camp, G.B. Pant Grid, Delhi

GLOBAL GIVING REPORT

HALF-YEARLY REPORT- APRIL 2019-SEPTEMBER 2019

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The six months report will provide comprehensive progress of the program ‘Adult Literacy’. We are delighted to present the compelling results, and how the voyage of the beneficiaries has been extremely incredible and inspiring.

Prior to enrollment in the program, beneficiaries were incapable of even holding a pencil properly. Beneficiaries were unable to perform basic day-to-day activities with ease such as signing requisite documents, helping children with studies, reading bus numbers, and exchanging money from the vendors. Most importantly, beneficiaries were ashamed of putting thumb impressions in their children's report cards and signing vital documents.

After the enrollment in the program, beneficiaries eventually learned how to read and write basic Hindi and Arithmetic. Now, they are able to perform all the activities effortlessly and with no difficulty and trouble.

MEDICAL CAMP

We are very much aware of the fact that private hospitals charge expensive fees for various basic tests and medication. The major reason behind the medical health camps is to provide the destitute community with free tests and low-cost medication. They don’t have to travel to distant places for minor checkups. The basic tests conducted by the medical health camps are Blood Pressure (BP), Cold and Flu, Iron deficiency, Calcium, Fever, Bodyweight, etc.

The below table indicates the total number of medical camps set up in the following months:

    S.NO.                                      MONTH                       NO.OF MEDICAL CAMPS

      1                                              June                                          14

      2                                              July                                           20

      3                                              August                                      19

      4                                             September                                 19

                                                        Total                                        72

RALLIES AND CAMPAIGNS

Conducting rallies are an important segment of the Women Literacy Program and are critical for the well- being of India’s population. Through rallies, the community is sensitized about health & hygiene, sanitation, online payment of bills, Women Literacy Centers, and the importance of education.

Induration from April to September, 2,408 rallies have been conducted in all the 301 Women Literacy Centers of Tata Power-DDL.

CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION

Certificates were distributed at all the 301 Women Literacy Centers of Tata Power-DDL on the completion of 6 months batch.

POSHAN MAAH ABHIYAN

A special training on nutrition and healthy diet under Poshan Maah Abhiyan was being organized by Tata Power- DDL at Gulabi Bagh Auditorium on September 14, 2019.

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PRESERVATION OF OZONE LAYER

On September 16, 2019, rallies were organized to spread awareness in the communities regarding saving the environment by planting trees, and disposing of the waste into the dustbins properly. Beneficiaries and Center in-charges also encouraged the people to not throw the waste/garbage into the gardens, the water bodies, and outside the houses, and to stop pollution via vehicles.

We are proud to see the beneficiaries actively participating in creating awareness regarding environmental issues. Education is not only restricted to books but also inculcates the importance of our environment.

 

AWARENESS REGARDING THE END OF PLASTIC USAGE

Beneficiaries and Center in-charges unanimously organized rallies to create awareness regarding the disadvantages of using plastic and the items made out of it. They even took an oath to end the usage of plastic in their everyday lives in order to save the environment.

CELEBRATIONS

1. MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY

Center in-charges and beneficiaries celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, 2019, at all Women Literacy Center with overtly expressing their views about it.The purpose of the Day is to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management.

2. EID CELEBRATION

 Eid was celebrated on June 5, 2019, at all our Tata Power- DDL Women Literacy Centers with zeal and enthusiasm. Beneficiaries and Center in-charges hugged and wished each other ‘Eid Mubarak’.

3. INDEPENDENCE DAY

Independence Day was celebrated on August 15, 2019, with full enthusiasm and zeal at all our Tata Power- DDL Women Literacy Centers. Beneficiaries and Center in-charges made rangoli, hoisted the national flag of India, and sang the National Anthem in chorus.

4. TEACHER’S DAY

Every year Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5, to mark the importance of teachers in our lives. They show us the right path and teach us the importance of life.

Beneficiaries and Center in-charges celebrated the day by discussing the role of teachers play in an individual’s lives. They also talked about how the lives of the beneficiaries have changed while studying at the Women Literacy Centers.

5. LITERACY DAY

 International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 every year. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy across communities, and societies. Beneficiaries and Center in-charges wrote slogans and discussed how education has helped in changing their lives for the better. They also carried out rallies to aware of the communities regarding the importance of education.

6. HINDI DIWAS

Hindi Diwas was celebrated on September 14, at all our Tata Power- DDL 301 Women Literacy Centers (WLCs). It is celebrated to promote the official language of India, Hindi. Beneficiaries and Center in-charges came forward to celebrate the day together with love and happiness. Additionally, beneficiaries discussed how proud they are to learn to read and write Hindi at the WLCs.

7. GANDHI JAYANTI

Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi, born on 2 October 1869. Beneficiaries and Center in-charges celebrated the day by cleanliness drives under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in the communities. Everyone discussed their views about Gandhism and gave the message of Love, Non- Violence, and brotherhood to the people.

IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM

Any program is unsuccessful until and unless the output is fruitful development.  

We are grateful to share with you the progress of the program.

The enrolled beneficiaries at our program did not know how to read and write basic Hindi and Arithmetic. In the duration of six months, beneficiaries have learned counting’s from 1 to 100. Besides, they are able to understand the words of Hindi.

Beneficiaries can now read and write the bus numbers, mobile numbers, names of their family members, address, and signing requisite documents.

The process of learning to read and write inculcates confidence, and empowerment in them. They are not shy to move out of their homes and can travel to distant places without any fear & hesitation.

‘Educating a woman will lead to many more advantages as compared to male counterparts. An educated woman is an asset for a country’s economic growth, decreased child and mother mortality rates, encouragement of human rights, delayed marriages, and early pregnancies, promotion of good health and the list is endless.

 

 

 

 

 

Rallies and Campaigns, Narela, Delhi
Rallies and Campaigns, Narela, Delhi
Certificate distribution, Model Town, Delhi
Certificate distribution, Model Town, Delhi
Drawing by the beneficiaries
Drawing by the beneficiaries
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration
One of our proud beneficiary, Saroj
One of our proud beneficiary, Saroj
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D VIRMANI EDUCATION TRUST & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY

Location: Delhi, New Delhi - India
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Anju Wadhwa
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