"New Year - New beginnings... Ummeed's intensive Basic Counselling Skills Certification course is a year long journey undertaken by Pastoral Guides who commit themselves to provide greater emotional support to children and adolescents in their care. The training culminated into this beautiful felicitation ceremony wherein each pastoral guide was certified. This diverse group of educators, coordinators of schools, psychology students, social workers and concerned parents, are now more confident in their empathetic approach.
The ceremony was made even more meaningful with the presence of our guests of honour who extended their whole hearted support and inspiring words by Mr. K.C. Sahai (Trustee, Umeed Foundation, Ex Director Electricity Board); Mrs. Meenakshi Atal, (Ex-Founder Headmistress, The Heritage School Kolkata), Ms. Malini Goel, (Principal, Mangalam Niketan, Kolkata).
Ummeed wishes the Pastoral Guides, batch of 2018, all the very best in their endeavours to reach out to youth.
Feedback of Pastoral Guides :-
"Here in this course I have learnt different counselling techniques.This course has enriched my knowledge of human behavior. I will try to apply as much possible my gathered knowledge in near future on children and adolescents." Anindita Sengupta
"This course is very helpful for me as a teacher as well as a mother. I have learned a lot about the emotional needs of the adolescents, the dark tunnels of human mind. It has enriched me as an active listener, emotional baggage. Thanks Salony Ma'am and team UMEED for positive support to complete BCS course successfully". Srabani Ganguly
"It was an wonderful experience as trainee in UMMEED counselling. every single day was a learning experience for me. It helped me to gain more insight about myself and the problem we face in our day to day. The whole team has been very co-operative and I am highly honored to be a part of this training. More blessings and powers to all UMMEED team. Keep up the positive work". Nitu Pandey
"Excellent enriching learning experience. Learning with peer group who were from diverse backgrounds and age groups added to the beauty of this wonderful journey interaction in the class were full of fun, games and knowledge.
The cumulative effect of the course was that it opened avenues of mind and gave us light of understanding and perspective which shall brighten not only our paths but also the paths of the people. UMMEED is like a sheep of the ocean of life with Salony ma'am as captain and Anasuya ma'am, Spriha ma'am, Payel ma'am, Pinky Ma'am, Saswati ma'am, Sarbani ma'am, Deepika ma'am, Abira and Raja as crew members. Together as an excellent team they do a commendable job. A big thank you to UMMEED and All The Best for future endevours". Amita Mehta