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
The annual “55 km Walk For UMMEED” 2015 will be held on 17th January,2015 in Goa.
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, then back southwards till lunch then back on the sand till the southern tip. Good companions and conversation make it all possible. And the final walk back with an amazing sunset, pleasant temperatures and a nice breeze. Attached are some photographs.
Thirty six participated in this walk earlier this year and thirteen completed the 55 km and 19 did between 32 kms and 44 kms.
Come Join Us, have fun and raise Funds for Ummeed !
The Mumbai Indians Team and Reliance Foundation Provides Funding support to Ummeed’s Early Intervention Center (EIC) under the Foundation’s initiative – Education For All .
The video was originally posted on the Times Now website.
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.