WELCOME TO MY STREET SCHOOL
Umang Foundation Trust runs a learning centre for serving the less privileged students with education, counselling, mentoring & employability skills. Many of these children come from broken or abusive homes. Through our initiatives we intend to make a better world for them. Volunteers from different colleges make all the difference from spending their time each day in helping our Umang children with their daily studies, teaching them vocabulary, communication skills, book reading, building their confidence and oratory skills.The Learning centre also encourages fun activities such as art crafts, educational movie session, creativity workshops.
Students from all walks of life deserve to make a successful and fulfilling career. There are many deserving students who want to pursue their career are unable to do so due to lack of financial aid for the professional courses.
At UFT Centre, we currently have 53 students that we provide for their overall academic needs. At Umang Foundation Trust, we focus on providing students with the best education possible. No matter where they want to excel, we strive to make sure all our students have the tools and resources they need to prepare them for tomorrow’s workforce.
ABOUT MY STREET SCHOOL
“My Street School” is a school for the less privileged, which began in 10th October 2010. “My Street School” is an initative of “Umang Foundation Trust” to provide education focusing development of young learners.
The school began its first year with 10-15 students .
It was started with a vision to provide free coaching, focusing on their school subjects and providing them vocational training. Regular counseling to the children and parents has been provided for their overall development. The school is an eclectic team of volunteers who come to the classroom with extensive, real-world experience . They guide the learning of each child from dependence to interdependence with deep knowledge and understanding of their subjects and the curriculum offered.
B. BEYOND ACADEMICS
Beyond academics my street school also conduct different activities like:
1. English Speaking :
English Speaking program began on 3rd August 2013.The student and tutor simply meet in a classroom to accelerate learning and ensure student is able to speak well!
During the session the tutor uses variety of tools and practice exercises to ensure best outcome. This includes role plays, listening exercises, vocabulary building exercises, by connecting the program with day to day situations.
Students and tutor move through each course together, beginning with a review of the last class materials, followed by a new lesson, then by guiding practice, and finally ending with a mastery demonstration. The English speaking class has helped the students to communicate more efficiently and confidently.
Another project undertaken by “My Street School” (Umang) was Employment Program.
- Identifying Youngsters who are suitable to work
- Training them
- Searching for vacancy
- Preparing the candidate for Interview
Eg: Beautician Courses, Tailoring
3. Skill Development Programme:
The objective of Skill Development is to create a workforce empowered with the necessary and continuously upgraded skills, knowledge and qualifications to gain access to decent employment. Umang aims at increasing the productivity and employability of workforce (wage and self-employed) in some sectors.
Hence Umang started skill development programme such as Beautician Courses, Tailoring Course. Skills development can help build a “virtuous circle” in which the quality and relevance of education and training for youngsters who are suitable to work fuels their innovation.
The counseling pregame started with a view of providing ways to test students and meet their needs.
Counseling helped many students from non-dominant backgrounds (i.e., students of color, poor and working class students, students with disabilities, and bilingual students) from getting the rigorous coursework and academic, career, and skills needed to successfully graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary options including college.
Counseling is been provided to students as well as their parents.
5 . Explosure To Self :
The main objective of this programme is to give students to experience their skills. Here we have students who have dreams to achieve goals in life and “My Street School” is a place where this is done free of cost.
I enjoy coming to “My Street School”. Over here we study, play, do different activity . We also get snacks, books, pencils and many more things. Coming to “My Street School” I have learned to be disciplined , keep cleanliness and different types of activity.
I like coming to “My Street School” because I don’t like to stay at home and in the school I get to meet all my friends and I also get to learn many new things. I learned many good habits and also learned to be disciplined. The teachers over here are very kind and they are always ready to help and guide me.
In “My Street School” the studies are very nice. The teachers here are very systematic; they talk to us in a very friendly way. I get to meet my friends over here so I like coming to the school every day.
I am in class four I like to study and like studing more wen I am in “My Street School” . I learned many things here . Its like my second home.
I come to “My Street School” from past one year, this is my second year. I like coming here because I like studying with my friends we all over here like to study along with studies we get to learn many new things . the teachers over here help us to do our home works, teaches us good habits and many new things.
In the school I do my home work, learn new things and habits. I like “My Street School” because I get to meet my friends. After we finish our studies we do different activities such as Drawing, Craft, Sometime we even play games. The Teachers here are very helpful they always teach us good habits.
Does “My Learning Center” (Umang) receive government funding?
As an NGO (non-government organization), we do not receive any direct government funding allowing us to remain independent, making unbiased evaluations of government policies and programmes.
In that case, how does “My Learning Center” (Umang) raise resources?
Through two main routes:
– donations from concerned individuals and organizations.
– sales of products (these include greeting cards, stationery, and calendars) and
Some may sponsor the costs of education and/or health inputs to a child or group of children, others to support the specialized inputs required by challenged children among others.
The problem is HUGE! Will my small contribution make a difference?
Sure it will. In fact, we estimate that something as small as the purchase of a single card can pay for a child’s education and health for a day. And, trust us, all those small contributions put together add up to a LOT!
Why does “My Learning Center” (Umang) not give the names of children to donors?
We believe that the work we do restores to children what is rightfully theirs. Beneficiaries must not be made to feel obliged for the support they receive. Hence, rather than supporting individual children, we pool the resources we raise and disburse them to the programmes we support. Every attempt is made to ensure that there is no differentiation between children. And while names of children are withheld, we encourage you to visit the projects we partner, so that you can experience the various ways to which your resources are being put.
Are “My Learning Center” (Umang) employees paid for their work?
The full-time employees are. We believe that this is important to attract the professional talent we need to manage our activities (and your resources) effectively. It is important to note, however, that “My Learning Center” (Umang) salaries are modest in comparison with commercial organizations.
In which month does the academic year begin at “My Learning Center”?
What are the minimum age criteria for admission?
Minimum age criteria for admission is 05 years
Is there any admission test or what are the admission criteria?
Admissions are granted on 2 key factors collectively, one is compliance to the minimum age criteria and second the parents must be interested in continued education of the child.
What are the school term periods and when are the school holidays?
There are three terms in a year and school holidays are worked on the basis of festivals and school breaks.
Do “My Learning Center” schools provide school bus transport for students?
Does “My Street School” have school uniform and can I purchase the school uniforms from the school?
What is the fee structure of the school?
5500 per student (which is taken care by donors)
What are the school timings?
The School timings are from 5:30pm-7:45pm