Our Development Mission
| Integrated slum development
Our programs for kids and youth of Urban slums, have been widely appreciated by the communities, especially the parents of these kids, and teachers and schools. The response from kids, towards this program has been great, as Umeed centers, have become a center for learning, fun, and a point for bachaa party of these colonies.
|Linking rural products to market
Umeed team believes that livelihood is one of the main intervention to bring sustainable development in the communities, which we serve. Our programmes involve understanding local skills and resource assessment, followed by market focussed design and value-chain inputs to deliver sustainable livelihoods.
Umeed is Voluntary organization formed by a group of professionals, working towards delivering sustainable development solutions in different thematic areas, and regions. Umeed wants to follow a new way of approaching problems, finding solutions linking technology and mainstream markets, with the rural and urban poor. Umeed was formed in 2007, in Dehradun and started its activities in the state of Uttarakhand, in the slums of Dehradun, and initiated a shop for Organic products in the Dehradun Airport, called the Mountain Shop.
theme line for Umeed is ‘citizens empowered for a future of choice’ and we
focus on working closely with the communities, towards delivering integrated and sustainable
development solutions. The key areas of focus being
- Livelihood programs and innovations,
- Education delivery focusing on quality,
- Promoting Eco-friendly and Climate-Proof rural lifestyles,
- Community managed tourism.
- E-governance programs
Honorable Minister for Rural Development Shri Jairam Ramesh, appreciating the
work of Umeed, with Mr. Dhumal, CM, Himachal Pradesh.