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
On 27th May 2023, Umeed Foundation conducted a session on Good Mental Health Awareness and Self Awareness Skills at Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya.
The objective of the session was to sensitize youth about good mental health, provide insights into the benefits of counselling, and emphasized the importance of good mental well-being. The session aimed to equip the attendees with knowledge and tools to promote their good mental health and cultivate self-awareness.
Umeed Foundation spent an wonderful time with Behala Naboproyas Special Children School on international Women's Day (8th March,2019) and it was a great experience of accepting the challenges many difficulties, we are facing in our daily life in a positive way which we have gathered from the special children and the educators of Behala Nabaprayas School. We are really honored to extend our hands towards them.
"Lots of learning regarding good habits, feeling confident. I like both maam's explaining. I love and enjoy the session. Thank you for guide us in such way.”
“We have learnt the most important thing on the basis of our daily life. We would like to maintain that precaution for everyday. And we will try to avoid social media as much as we can.”
In the spirit of continuous learning for the development of self and professional expertise, Ummeed is honoured to collaborate with Muktha Foundation (Organization Committed to Prevent Abuse and Promote Mental Health). Led by their founder director, Ashwini mam, Muktha Foundation has been conducting programmes on CSA awareness and personal safety nationwide.
Wonderful Christmas celebration by Umeed foundation today with the destitute children of the Paikpara 5 no. ward area (night shelter for shelterless people). This project is a CSR initiative under HUDCO, implemented by KMC. Mahajibon NGO is taking care of their basic education and protection. Umeed foundation is overwhelmed after distributing Stationary items and Christmas cake to the children.
Umeed Foundation reaches out to dear senior citizens. Little time spent with them was deeply cherished, we sang we talked and shared a little happy that Umeed associates with All Bengal Women's Union and Tollygunge Home in the month of October, 2019 to provide empathetic care. We were rejuvenated with love, warmth and zeal for life.
Feedback of the session:-
" From Umeed Foundation today they have come to Mahajibon Paikpara centre. We all have celebrated advance Christmas , we are grateful to Umeed Foundation very much. Thank you for giving study materials and for cutting cake,to share happiness with the children..... Many best wishes to the Umeed Foundation for being with us." -- Moitrayee Banerjee ( Mahajibon NGO -- President )
Feedback of the session:-
"We learn about bullying system, we should do not tease anyone. We should helps the bullying peoples and children. We should do not disturb anyone. We should talk with bullying children and solved the issues. I wish, I want learn again more about bullying system. Thank you ma'am to listen us about bullying system." - Saddam, Class V.
"We have learnt many informations from today's session, we learnt how to stop bullying, we should follow the step that we teaches today, we should never tease anyone, Thank you teacher for give us this important session." - Kakisha Parveen, Class V.
"Today we learn about bullying. Bullying is a bad hadit, we should not tease anyone. We should stop bullying otherwise we have to face problems . We should do not using bad language with other people, Thank you maam , for giving us a good opportunity. We should helps bullying people and children, we should stand against by bullying and do not mock anyone." - Zeenat Ismail, Class V.
An wonderful evening spent with All Bengal Womens Union Home by Ummeed Team on 8th December,2017 and it was a very valuable evening spent with people to whom a little time matter.
An extremely touching experience for the Ummeed team on 20th November,2017, being with 54 inmates of Tollygunge Home.
We were rejuvenated with love, warmth and zeal for life.
God bless amply these brave hearts and young souls.
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.