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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Umang Foundation enters the grand finale week of its flagship project – Promote Education

Umang Foundation enters the grand finale week of its flagship project – Promote Education

Umang Foundation, a Mulund based NGO has always believed education to be of paramount importance for the progress of the country. Every year Team Umang identifies schools with financially weak students and facilitates the supply of the stationery material needed for an academic year by them. The flagship project under which this is carried is called “Promote Education” which was launched in 2008. With its stanch belief and absolute commitment, Team Umang has been successful in reducing the volume of the dropouts of the students from these schools. Mr. Ashish Goyal, Founder and Managing Trustee of Umang Foundation proudly claims that “We are very happy that all our hard work has been translated into results. As Team Umang has progressively increased the number of beneficiary student year on year since 2008, we have actually even witnessed reduced dropouts. This gives a sense of achievement and we only pray for this continued progress.”

When asked about the plan of action for execution the current academic he said “Oh, we are already in the action-packed week of our project. This week we plan to prepare the stationery kits to be distributed. Over a hundred, dedicated Team Umang volunteers are very excited and enthusiastic to participate in the assembling of the stationery kits. No doubt, its a back breaking work but the members are extremely determined and hard working. Next week June 23, 2012 will mark our grand finale. More than 10,000 students will be the beneficiaries and we consider ourselves lucky to be able to witness the smiles on the faces of the thousands of the beneficiary students for one more year.” On being questioned about the adopted strategy of funding his calm reply was that “We use to get worked up and hassled earlier when it came to arrangement of funding but now we simply have learnt the magical effect of compounding of small amounts. For the collection of this year’s stationery kit distribution,  we have simply tried to explain that  a decision to contribute less than one rupee a day will secure an entire academic year of a needy student. This concept has been well received and people including individuals and corporate have realized that the otherwise insignificant one rupee has a such a profound compounding effect !! The response we got has left us spell bound. At Umang Foundation we believe that there’s more to life....Similarly, we had promised every contributor that there’s more to your rupee and June 23, 2012 will witness how truly have we lived our promise !!    
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Promote Education by investing a rupee...

Umang Foundation says – “Promote Education by investing a rupee!”

Since 2008 Umang Foundation, a Mulund based registered NGO, has been focusing and working towards promoting education through its various initiatives. One of the key project of Umang Foundation is “Promote Education” under which the financially weaker and under-privileged students of the identified schools are provided with the stationery kits for the entire academic year. As June marks the beginning of the academic year with most of such identified schools, Team Umang is geared to provide this assistance to more than 10,000 such students this year.  Team Umang has its volunteers from all walks of life.

Amrit, a young enthusiast student says “Umang Foundation has helped me understand the value and underlying power of a rupee. I mean, can you imagine just one rupee which sounds so insignificant can actually secure an academic year for a student? While I cribbed about my always insufficient pocket money, I can’t believe that a rupee when rightly used could have such a magical effect. I am so excited and can’t wait to be there for this stationery distribution drive of Umang Foundation in June 2012.”

Vivek Dehariya, an IT professional and member of Team Umang said “Oh, this is one event I never like to miss. This year also I am looking forward to actively participate in and gather more cherish-able memories by witnessing thousands of happy fulfilled faces of these needy students.”  Laju Dalal, a working lady and member of Team Umang was overwhelmed with her experience during the previous year’s drive  stated that “Once you experience this joy of giving, am sure you cannot resist participation in this drive year on year even though it involved back braking work and endless tireless efforts for months to be this together. You just want to do everything possible and that too for a NGO like Umang Foundation is like cherry on the cake.”

Ashish Goyal, Founder of Umang Foundation, when questioned about this initiative, stated that “Team Umang works very committed and dedicatedly throughout the year for this stationery distribution drive which is typically carried in June. We have always believed that education is paramount for every child and hence “Promote Education” has always been one of our key initiatives. There is a lot of homework involved but Team Umang always makes it possible to progressively increase the number of the beneficiary students, year and year. He further said that “This June too, Team Umang is geared up to double the number of beneficiary students from that of last year. I pride the efforts of Team Umang and keep my fingers crossed.” He then smiled and concluded saying “In this harassed inflation environment we are here to re-define the value of One rupee the belief of Team Umang is -  ...there’s more to life... we would also say  ...there’s more to your rupee...”

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