The core group of 7 schools under the Sunbeam banner continue their belief in developing hostel wardens, coordinators, primary care givers and teachers as change agent on society. With the ongoing group which is undergoing training, these schools now comprise of 210 trained pastoral guides who proactively worked together towards understanding social and emotional needs of their students, which in turn contributes to holistic education.
"Ummeed has developed many community based curative, preventive and promotive programmes to reduce psycho-social-emotional problems and to improve well being of people. I have attended many workshops conducted by Mrs. Salony Priya at Sunbeam School. K-12 students being a high risk group to be misunderstood and maltreated, Ummeed has worked out Pastoral Teachers Training Programme to involve teachers in counselling and act as referral and support giving agents for the students. This short term training programme is well structured which includes a comprehensive manual for trainee containing specific sections to understand children and their psyche, core counselling skills and intervention techniques. In fact, it's amazing experience to listen to Mrs Salony Priya, people feel mesmerised for hours when she shares real case studies and practical facts of different aspects of students life. A second batch of more than, 55 teachers of Sunbeam Schools have been getting trained this year. I am happy to note that many teachers have informed that they have changed for the batter with the training inputs. Their attitudes and approaches towards their students, family members and colleagues have improved. I personally feel that the acceptance of counselling service in school has improved and it is great help for me. I wish Salony Ma'am and team Ummeed all the best and much success in the future."
Dr Anil K. Choubey, Head Counselling Services
Sunbeam Group Of Educational Institutions, Varanasi
- “Thanks Ma’am and our small family of pastoral guides. We all together have tried to solve the same problem and get training. Our process of learning will continue after this session also. I hope we succeed. Our last pastoral was very emotional where we all came to know how we are important to our family.”