What is Umeed?
Umeed is an initiative by Girl Power USA which started taking shape in 2020. After withstanding several hurdles, such as the pandemic, developing the curriculum, earning trust from the parents, and collecting resources, our vision to start a school for less privileged children in our offices in India came to fruition post-lockdown. We aim to empower children by inviting them to attend our in-office school to interact with and learn from our team twice a week.
Project focus includes:
This initiative not only transforms lives but addresses the inequalities that restrict one's capacity to learn. It builds a sense of confidence that evolves the students’ outlook on life and provides them with unique opportunities.
Where did the idea for Umeed come from?
Umeed is an ambition that entwines the idea of profit with purpose, enabling young minds by providing access to educational resources which aren’t available to them in their schools. The name “Umeed” means hope, which we are trying to provide to the children. The idea developed after witnessing the children around our office on construction sites who did not have access to quality education.
Our in-office school offers an environment that provides exposure, enhancing their capacity to end generational poverty and achieve financial independence in the long run.
to free oneself from the chains of generational poverty and to enable oneself to be independent both socially and economically, education is an essential resource.