FIRST LEAP Transform the lives of women by supporting their journey of empowerment! - FirstLeap by Umeed

Raising: Rs. 500000

Expected no of Beneficiaries: 50 Women

Raising Funds for:

Out of 149 countries in the Global gender index 2018, India ranks 142 in women’s economic participation. The IMF estimates that equal participation of women in the workforce will increase India’s GDP by 27 percent. We at Umeed are addressing this problem in our FirstLeap program by empowering women, making them employment ready and adding them to the Indian workforce. Umeed believes, an empowered woman is a woman who not only has the freedom to choose but also the skills, finances & mindset to make that choice and sustain it.

The Firstleap program for two months will focus on

  • Functional Skill for their financial empowerment: Programs for building employable skills, basic grooming, communication and presentation skills with a deep focus on bridging the gap between their knowledge and aptitude and the local industry requirements.
  • Values & Mindset for their emotional empowerment: Intensive self-awareness programs that develop women’s sense of self-worth. Sessions focus on improving women’s relationship with herself and with her family.
  • Exposure for their social empowerment: These sessions expose the women to the world. Make them aware of their fundamental rights and duties and introduce them to various banking instruments and government saving schemes along with digital and financial literacy.

The amount raised from this run will be used to empower 50 women through a very rigorous 2 month training program. Post the 2-month program, women will be provided with employment opportunities to take their very first step towards financial independence. This will kick start their longer journey of becoming empowered women contributing to the Indian economy.

The impact of the program will be assessed on:

  • Women's economic participation and independence
  • Women’s Relationship with her Self and self worth
  • Women’s Relationship with Family and her role in it

About the Organization:

Conceived with a promise to inspire and radically alter the way a woman represents herself and is represented by the society UMEED aspires to bring about an immediate and lasting difference, one of hope, dignity and security. To be able to do so, our work has at its foundation the three essential elements of Skill Building, Values & Mind-sets, and Exposure. Our vision of a gender equal society is where women have the freedom to choose and, more importantly, right skills to make that informed choice.

Vision and Mission::

Umeed was founded in 2014 with a vision to empower women with the choice to make decisions and the skill and mindset to sustain them. We work with women facing abuse from urban slum communities and empower them to take better control of their lives.

Volunteering Opportunities:

Volunteering Opportunities: Digital Media Management, Website Development, Digital Literacy Facilitators, Product/Handicraft Designers/Artists. Volunteering opportunities range between 1 month to 1 year.

UMEED(Not For Profit)

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Project Twitter Handle : umeedforwomen

Project Office Address : Dipak Kumar Mandal Rd, Raj Bhavan Rd, Surya Nagar, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082

Contact Full Name : Gauri Mahendra

Contact Designation : Co-Founder

Contact Phone Number : 8886020919

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