Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another
We believe that education is both the means as well as the end to a better life. It empowers an individual to not only evolve as a better citizen but also pursue livelihood opportunities.
Our vision is to ensure that even the most vulnerable children in the NGOs associated with us now and in the future, canrealize their dreams and break the vicious circle of poverty.
To this end a well-designed computer education model has been built internally and implemented. Classes are conducted by our specialized faculty but by our own employees, giving them an opportunity to contribute socially. While we try to nurture the educational needs of each child according to, and beyond the curriculum, priority is laid on the holistic development of the children. More than 500 children, primarily from the BPL category across Delhi/NCR and Haryana have been positively impacted.
Our mission is to double this figure by 2023. In addition, special emphasis has been given to the girl child and her education, so that she is empowered in the future.
Message form Chairperson
Make Life Count was set up to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills that gave them employment opportunities and a better life. It was important to involve the employees of the company on this journey. One of the strengths of the company was in training and knowledge transfer. This led to a natural leaning towards providing computer education with a focus on employability. For these children to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with their peer group, English and Basic Mathematics was added to the curriculum for the last two years of the program
We started Make Life Count in 2013 with just 25 students. Today our intervention impacts over 500 students between the age group of 6 and 16 years. The classes were deliberately started at the office so that in addition to being inspired, they would aspire to work in an environment such as ours. It is now an integral part of our organization, giving me great joy and happiness. My team's contribution too, is reflected in this steady growth.
Before I close, I want to touch upon the difficult past year. The pandemic has affected all of us in India and across the globe. While schools managed to continue online classes during the pandemic, we struggled to contact our children. When we did, the enthusiasm of both the parents and children delighted us. Using a combination of studio and video messages via WhatsApp, we took our classes online. Today, our courses are online, via Zoom, and for this, we thank the parents for walking that extra mile with us.
~ Mr. Rohit AroraChairperson
We Dream to Create A Bright Future Of
The Underprivileged Children
We teach more than 500 children as young as 6 years to as old as 18 years. The children enrolled with us are from Delhi/NCR and Haryana. We believe that as a corporate citizen and a committed organization to CSR, it is our underlying responsibility to make a difference in the lives of these children.
Sustainable impact of this kind means a focus on cultivating partnerships for collaboration to widen the reach of this program. Our endeavor is to keep expanding our program by encouraging Industry Partners to integrate Make Life Count’s social responsibility initiatives and partake in our campaigns.
An important step towards imparting great education is to lay a strong foundation. At Make Life Count, we ensure that we do this right by focusing on Computer Education. Digital literacy is a must for today’s underprivileged children and is the focus of our program.
1. Bridge the digital divide, facilitate the adoption of information technology in education and equip children with skills, tools and capabilities that the new global economy demands.
2. Make Life Count aims to spread the knowledge of computers among these children according to their age.
Classes are kept small to ensure individual attention and optimal learning. Baseline testing is done at regular intervals to ensure goals and outcomes are being achieved...
The hardware used is of high quality and computers are provided in a ratio of 1:1 i.e. each child gets to use his/her own computer.
This is complemented with building their competence in the English language and Mathematics, thus enabling greater employability in the future.
Vocational courses for the older students, 15 years plus, have been introduced with advanced computer education including MS Office.
In addition, classes on social mannerisms and behavior gives further confidence to them.
In our endeavor to improve quality of education imparted through the non-formal sector, several initiatives have been put in place for achieving maximum school enrollment and retention.
Teachers are trained to be gender sensitive to ensure equal treatment and are empowered to be effective facilitators. We have tried to inculcate a culture of reading in all students, by providing a conducive learning environment.
We use standard books recognized by CBSE board (Livewire Britannica Wire)
1. Classes are kept small to ensure individual attention and optimal learning. Baseline testing is done at regular intervals to ensure goals and outcomes are being achieved. 2. The hardware used is of high quality and computers are provided in a ratio of 1:1 i.e. each child gets to use his/her own computer. 3. Building competence in the Computers, English and Mathematics thus enabling greater employability in the future.
Vocational course for students in senior classes has been introduced with advanced computer education including MS Office enabling greater employability in the future.
While schools managed to continue online classes during the pandemic, we struggled to contact our children. When we did, the enthusiasm of both the parents and children delighted us. Using a combination of studio and video messages via WhatsApp, we initiated our classes online. Today, our courses are online, via Zoom, and for this, we thank the parents for walking that extra mile with us.
⮚ Raghuvir studies in class 4. His parents are elated to have him join the educational program with R&SA foundation. His mother always thought he would not study but his interest and excitement to attend classes is commendable. Now he is scoring well in his class and is inspired to further his learning.Raghuvir Class - 4
⮚ Rihana studies in class 5. She was not interested in studies during her early days. All she would do is play with her friends and wander around the neighborhood. That is the time her mother decided to get her married. Someone informed our NGO partners and they convinced Rihana’s mother to send her to R&SA foundation to study. Initially, she was disinterested and would not pay attention to the topics being taught. However, with the effort of our employees who are also the faculty members, today she is not only amongst the top performers in her class, but she also helps her mother on weekends. Her parents have dropped the idea to get her married, instead they want her to continue studies and become financially independent.Rihana Class - 5
⮚ Atul studies in class 9. His parents were worried about their only child. He was one of the rowdy boys of his locality. He was even put twice in a lockup. Atul had a habit of picking up fights and would often injure himself. When his parents got to know about our foundation, they immediately made him join our classes. He is a part of the vocational course and is one of the brightest students of the entire class. He is now focused and aims to join an MNC and make his parents proud.Atul Class - 9
I feel great to be part of team UMEED which is contributing for betterment of society. As a working person I rarely gets time to work for any social cause but here I got this opportunity within my working hours...
Being part of UMEED gives me motivation to be associated with social cause while engaging in my hobby to interact & train the diversified group of children. I feel privileged for having an opportunity where-in I not only teach kids but also helps me in gaining lifetime experience...
Corporate social responsibility is not one-off project for us but a journey and an integral part of business philosophy. Our motto – Make Life Count, is a sincere effort to contribute to sustainable ways of enriching lives.