Uddami India Foundation-UCTC

Project Brief: Along with 6 months training of Basic Computer Skills, Uddami India Foundation will conduct Life Skills Training and Communicative English Classes of 3 months duration each. The programme mainly caters to the marginalized urban population of Kolkata and t
Project Type: Vocational Training (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: children from slums

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cornell
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Siddhanth Bhatt
Project Partner(s): Harshamanjari Nanda
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 158/4, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata - 700045,,Kolkata,
Tel: 011 91 9331961370
Stewarding Chapter: Cornell
Aug 2023CornellUSD 11314
Jul 2022CornellUSD 4993
Oct 2021CornellUSD 5400

Total = $21707

Project Goal:
Providing sustainable livelihood opportunity for marginalized urban youth of Kolkata and the sub-urban areas
Project Objective:
1. To impart knowledge on speaking and listening skills in English
2. To develop competency to communicate appropriately and effectively in English
3. To help in developing a positive attitude
4. To stimulate a desire and want to develop self

Project Rationale:
Knowledge of English still plays a very important role in the job market in India, especially in the service sector, retail industries, hospitality, management, call centers and other marketing jobs. The ability to communicate in English works as an added advantage in getting a job. In addition to the Communicative English training, classes on Life Skills Education also help the students to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, build up self-confidence, be more assertive in communicating their opinion and be focused in their life. At Uddami, the students who enrolled in the job-oriented computer course also attend the compulsory Communicative English and Life Skills Education classes which help in their holistic development besides getting the skill training. We at Uddami also believes in Women Empowerment and thus we try to keep a ratio of 60:40 girl and boy students in our. The project aims at addressing the Sustainable Development Goal of United Nations which targets Reduced Inequalities (SDG -11), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG – 8), Quality Education (SDG – 4) and Gender Equality (SDG – 5).
Asha for Education can provide financial support for conducting the Communicative English Classes and the Life Skills Training classes which will help in achieving the project goal towards providing sustainable livelihood option for marginalized urban youth of Kolkata and the sub-urban areas. The budget request made for this programme is Rs 401000.00 (Rupees Four lakhs One thousand only).
UIF believes in investing in the education, empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of young women and men in our society. Mission statement of UIF is ‘Empowering the disadvantaged for Sustainable Livelihood’
Uddami India Foundation (UIF) is a non-profit educational organization located at Prince Anwar Shah Road in South Kolkata. Computer training started in 1999 with the very humble but noble vision of empowering the talents of the underprivileged youth of our society to have a sustainable livelihood and a better life.
Later in 2005 Uddami India Foundation got formally registered as a Trust to allow the future of Uddami Computer Training Center (UCTC) be determined by its graduates cum trustees. UCTC, the focal point of UIF, provides free computer access and job-oriented practical skill training to youth and women from low-income communities.
In past 15 years the working area of Uddami has expanded manyfold. Besides UCTC, Uddami now conducts GDA training / Junior Nursing Training Programme, Feminine Hygiene Programme, Women Empower and Mental Wellbeing.