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 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.
The date for the annual 55 km ‘Walk for Ummeed’ is out – mark it on your calendars for January 11, 2014. This unique awareness cum fund raiser is held along 55 km of beach in South Goa. This year’s walk, held on January 12, was hugely successful in that walkers managed to raise a whopping 55 lakhs for Ummeed through their participation.
23 Walkers participated in this event, with 9 completing the distance of 55 Kms lead by 14 year old Kabir Karamchandani. The walk continues to be very popular for its scenic route and fun quotient, quite apart from the money it raises for children with disabilities.
Come join the fun. Write to us as 55kmwalkfor email@example.com if you’d like to participate.
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.
Ummeed participated in the Footsteps for Good event during the Joy of Giving Week. The event is a 10Km Walk/Run organised by Ms. Jill Beckinsale to support charities. Ummeed was invited to participate in this event for the first time and had a number of runners registered to run in support of it.