Emotional and social well being of people has always been the epicentre of Ummeed’s vision and belief. While this is an area of increasing concern for all sections of the population, the issues become even graver when it is caused and aggravated by poverty, squalor and deprivation.
Children and adolescents living in these situations have a lot of emotional and psychological concerns that go unattended. The mental wellbeing of this segment has been a neglected area. With a view to enabling and empowering children from marginalized and socially challenged backgrounds, Umeed Foundation has adopted and initiated work with NGOs and social institutions. These are orphanages, destitute homes and non formal schools working for the education and integration of children into the mainstream.
Umeed Foundation has a vision to work closely with these institutions and help the children under their care to overcome the social, psychological and emotional barriers and hurdles faced by them. The foundation proposes to reach out and enable about 1000 children over a period of one year.
The foundation has been actively eliciting and involving the contribution and participation of interested individuals and organizations that are keen to contribute to this unique initiative.
Umeed Foundation works holistically for emotional, psychological and social wellness of children from socially and economically deprived and challenged backgrounds.
Changing mindsets and attitudes in society related to counselling and addressing emotional issues
Approach of positive psychology and strength based counselling to enable
Core group of counsellors, psychologists, special educators social workers collaborate to reach out
Founder, Trustee, Child Psychologist and Counselor
Retd. Director UP State Electricity Board Supporter of Educational Initiatives
Philanthropist Head of several educational institutions
Senior Chartered Accountant Eminent Social Worker
Life-Skill Workshop on RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY
The workshop was initiated by brainstorming with the definition of life skills. These skills focus on behavioral change aimed at self development. Strategies to improve memory were discussed in the session and how reading and writing can help retain information, in a more effective way was also discussed. Taking notes during class is essential. Underlining key words, use of maps, diagrams help in studying effectively - Pinky Banerjee
After the session several students stated that they feel that they have become emotionally more adept to cope with difficult situations and feel that they have a higher self esteem with the help of group counseling and individual counseling sessions.
Life-Skill Workshop on Motivation and future goal at Shivmandir Sikhsha Pratisthan School
Woman Development Centre TORPA, Ranchi (aided with Jashed ji Tata Trust)
Caregivers, NGO workers, Aaganwadi teachers and Jharkhand Government school educators were guided on need of sound mental health of children by Salony Priya. Academic challenges, behavioural issues, role of parents, in catering to behaviour and basic health, were some of the issues addressed with the audience.