A Sharing Session at the Workshop
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
Currently Udayan Outreach Programme is providing financial support and counseling to 80 children and 60 families. In the last two months Udayan Outreach Programme welcomed 18 more children taking the total number from 62 to 80 children. Of the total 18 children inducted into the programme, two children’s support has been made wholly possible by our donors and supporters who have contributed to us through Global Giving.
All the children belong to underprivileged family and your donations will immensely help them to carry on forward in life.
Monthly Workshops with HIV/AIDS +ve infected parents and HIV/AIDS affected children:
The monthly workshops for the parent’s children, so far, have benefitted both children and parents in coping with the disease and helped them in moving ahead without looking back. The parents have a confidence to face everyday life; the children on the other hand, besides their healthy nutrition have a opportunity to develop their self-esteem, like the workshop held in 26 December,2010.About 92 children participated the workshop along with their parents, with the motto to instil the value of team work in children. The theme of the workshop was, “How are you feeling today?”. Children participated on a very innovative activity where children learnt to recognise human emotions that we feel every day followed by a participatory skit .The parents were also encouraged to participate along with them. Paintings which were received in the workshop will be sent to a publishing house. This month too, the activity of emailing once a month was given to the older children again.
We organized another workshop to instill the value and importance of Republic day. Children were divided into three groups, the first group (Nursery -5th standard) participated in the task of naming flowers, the second group(6th-8th standard) did a skit on Republic Day and the third group also performed a skit which was based on “Child labour’’. In a particular scene, in this skit, children below 14 years of age were portrayed as working on restaurant and they tried to convince the employer to send these kids for studies instead of making them work. Over all, the message was clearly reached to the audience. On the other end, the session with parents was conducted, where the facilitator emphasized on the regular monitoring of the child. Parents were suggested to help their children by setting up a timetable for studies and sports activities and even the time limit of watching TV. This kind of monitoring will help the children to concentrate on his/her studies
As a result of the workshop we were able to see remarkable change in the children’s personality. They have grown more confident and have learnt the value of team work and importance of education.
One of our children represented her school in a cultural programme on the Republic Day 2011.
We would like to convey our heartfelt appreciation to donors around the world who enable us to continuously evolve our programme. We look forward to your continuous support and would also appreciate your feedback on how to improve our organization or if you know about any organization involved with HIV/AIDS that can add value to us.
At the Workshop
At the Republic Day where one child participated