We believe that children with disabilities can
reach their maximum potential and be included in society
We believe that every child has hope at Ummeed
We believe if given access to services every
child has a chance
UMMEED’s flagship annual fundraising event, the 55 Km Walk For UMMEED will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Goa. This is the sixth year of the Walk!
The route for the Walk is along one of the most magnificent beaches in the world – from an early morning start with a gorgeous sunrise, three and a half hours to the northern tip, back southwards till lunch, then back on the sand till the southern tip. Good companions and conversation make it all possible. We walk back with an amazing sunset, pleasant temperatures and a nice breeze.
86 geographically and professionally diverse people participated in the Walk earlier this year (January, 2016), of which 45 completed the 55 Km and 23 did between 33 Km and 46 Km. They helped us raise funds that are helping us do more of the work we do with children with developmental disabilities and their families.
Come join us this year, have fun and raise funds for UMMEED!
To register or for more information, please email Priya Bhargava at 55KmWalkForUMMEED@ummeed.org or call us at +91-8291077721.
Ummeed’s Director, Training, Dr. Anjali Joshi was awarded the prestigious SPANDAN award under Best Individual-Professional female category for her work in the field of Autism.
SPANDAN – ‘Special Performance Awards in National Trust Centric Disabilities Activities and Networking’ is given is given in two categories: Best Individual and Best Organisations working n the field of disability.
The National Trust is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, set up under the “National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” Act (Act 44 of 1999). The National Trust works for the welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multipledisabilities.
Ummeed was invited as an expert in the area for two meetings at the WHO in 2013. In January, at a meeting on Early Childhood Development at the WHO, Geneva, Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy presented the Ummeed model of training community health workers in ECD to a global gathering of experts.
In September, Ummeed was once again invited to speak at a global meeting of experts on Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disorders, where we presented our work on the Guide for Monitoring Child Development.
Tata Housing has pledged support for Ummeed’s training activities over a 3 year period. The grant from Tata Housing will help Ummeed strengthen its internal capacity and enable it to reach out to an additional 70,000 children at risk for disabilities and their families.
Ummeed’s Early Intervention Center (EIC) also received funding support from the Team of Mumbai Indians and the Reliance Foundation for its, under the Foundation’s initiative – Education For All.
International news giant Thomson Reuters selected Ummeed as part of their GENERATE program to receive strategic volunteer support. Five volunteers from Argentina, USA , UK and India who are considered high performers in their area of expertise have been assigned to Ummeed.
They will be able to assist Ummeed in finding strategic solutions to the challenges it faces in its efforts to scale its operations and reach larger numbers of children with or at risk of disabilities.