A brief introduction to UC

United Care Development Services ( www.yousee.in ) also known as UC, is a Philanthropy Exchange which provides a wider giving platform through the Four Donations For Development (Chaar Daan, Chaar Dhaam) initiative, which invites contributions in the form of 1.Volunteering(Shram Daan), 2.In Kind Donations(Vastu Daan), 3.Waste Donations (Kachra Daan) and 4.Financial(PostPay) Donations(Dhan Daan). UC's objective is to generate Resources for Result oriented social work, in the areas of Education, Health and Environment. UC was founded in June 2009 and supports social work projects across India.

Tags: Introduction, Four Donations

How did the idea of UC and its model evolve?

A key challenge seen by stakeholders in social development work, is the elusiveness of results or outcomes for the investments made in development projects. A closer look at the nature of funding reveals that the risk is often borne by donors, as they PrePay. The idea of reversing this flow of funding, through a PostPay model, making it contingent to achievement, measurement and documentation of the results or outcomes, making it risk-free for donors, seemed an attractive potential, with a potential to unlock greater levels of giving. During first 3 years, the outcomes focus of this model, ensured a deep engagement with NPOs with whom UC worked, which eventually led to recognising the need and opportunity to provide all the 4 Donations (Chaar Daan) to organisations working for social causes.

Tags: Evolution, Growth, Four Donations

Does UC endorse the NPOs listed on UC website?

UC as an exchange platform works to make it easier to access available information or information sources about various NPOs. UC makes an effort to provide necessary information about the NPOs based on the type of resources (the 4 Donations) that they may be seeking to generate through UC's Philanthropy Exchange. We take an approach that many NPOs are involved in different kinds of social work, at different scale and levels of impact and it would not be possible for one organisation to study or evaluate all these organisation. We encourage Volunteers/Donors to acess the information or information sources provided on UC platform, to help them evaluate and engage with the organisation whose work may align with their area of interest.

Tags: NPOs, Verification, Audit

Why is UC incorporated as a non-profit organisation under Sec-25 of Companies Act?

In the initial 4 months of starting UC, various legal structure options were evaluated. UC was finally registered as a not-for-profit company under the sec-25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956. Some of the reasons for choosing this legal form were:

  1. In view of the prevailing ambiguities in the registration of trusts for charitable purposes, it was considered more appropriate to incorporate UC as a not-for-profit company under sec-25 of Indian Companies Act, 1956. The clarity that the Companies Act provides in terms of the registration process, legal status and also the guidelines on IT exemptions, would more than offset any accompanying admin and reporting requirements that it imposes as compared to a Trust or a Society.
  2. On a broader context, "Good Governance" and "Operational Advantages" were the points to be considered in making the choice of the legal form for UC. It was viewed that delivery of "Good Governance" is quite independent of the type of legal form of an organisation and no legal form can perhaps claim monopoly of "Good Governance". "Good Governance" ultimately boils down to people's commitment in an organisation to practice in both letter and spirit, the Governance principles laid out in the organisation. No organisation is gifted with it and they have to achieve it with their actions, and the same would apply to UC. Then coming to the "Operation Advantages", from the points mentioned earlier, a not-for-profit company form looked a better choice for UC to begin with.

Tags: Organisation, Incorporation

How is UC funded?

UC's activities started in June, 2009 funded by its founder. It was started with an idea to be able to demonstrate the concept over a 12-18 month periods based on this resource. In the second year of UC, it also managed its working capital requirements with interest free soft loans. In the third year of UC, it received a Grant from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, to expand it work. The mainstay for UC's revenue are the regular postpay donations. By design, UC's financial model too is not intended to be very capital intensive. It should ideally run on a strong working capital management model, where the turnaround-time for receiving postpay donations for completed projects should be short, to be able to plough back proceeds from these postpay donations into newer projects.

Tags: Funding, Finance, Post-pay Philanthropy.

How does someone join the UC Core Team?

As UC gets requests from several youngsters from very diverse perspectives, to engage with UC's work, we articulate the point that UC does not offer career opportunities, but plenty of caring opportunities. It has taken time to arrive at this thought process, to help set expectations with respect to UC. The ideas of compensation for fulltime volunteers/staff are evolving, while ensuring that they are aligned to the spirit of volunteering. We do not have at UC any specific employment opportunities. The work at UC is largely driven by interns and volunteers. The couple of people who work fulltime at UC have come from this pool and take a modest compensation, upholding the spirit at UC, of promoting volunteer effort and social participation. Any additions to this team would ideally come through a similar route, after having been exposed and involved in its work for some time. Joining UC fulltime, would require the person to make a conscious choice of committing to a work environment which calls for great personal involvement in the social causes that UC supports and being prepared to take a very modest compensation, reflecting the Giving spirit that UC promotes. Being an Ambassador of Giving is a role that every person at UC takes on, given that UC is a Giving Platform and a Philanthropy Exchange.

The funding model of the work at UC is designed around the PostPay Philanthropy model. This model works by prefunding of projects from UC's corpus, followed by measurement and documentation of outcomes from such projects. Potential donors are then invited to view outcomes from such projects and opt to PostPay for these outcomes, rather than funding them in advance. This applies to meeting administrative costs at UC which include paying the modest financial compensation to its Giving Ambassadors. UC's ability to add more persons to this pool depends on the PostPay Philanthropy trend.

Tags: HR, Volunteer, Intern

In which area would a Volunteer or Intern work?

UC as a Philanthropy Exchange platform gives an opportunity to volunteers and interns to work with a wide range of social causes. The project in which a volunteer/intern participates is based on their skills, their area of interest and the length and depth of engagement with the project. UC's website gives information about the range of activities and projects we support. We welcome students to read about our work, interact with other volunteers and interns who have worked in UC projects, visit and experience the work first hand and then plan for their volunteering/internship engagement with UC. Most projects at UC require real-time execution work, often requiring interns to multitask besides handling some core responsibilities.

Besides necessary skills applicable to specific areas of UC's work, Team Work, Empathy, Patience and Perseverance are key to UC's work, which is collaborative in nature.

Internships in the area of Information Technology
Students with background in Computer Sceince and Information Technology can also intern at UC in its efforts to develop and deploy Free and Open Source technology solutions for the social causes supported by UC. Students with interest in this area can go through the following page - FLap, which gives an overview of the IT initiatives that UC is promoting.

Tags: Volunteer, Intern

What is the duration of internships at UC?

We recommend internship engagements to be not less than 3 weeks full-time participation at UC.

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At which place can I intern with UC?

UC's core team is currently located at Hyderabad and therefore, for an active internship engagement at UC, the place of internship at UC is suggested to be at Hyderabad. Interns are expected to take a call if interning at Hyderabad would be convenient for them and if they can make personal arrangement for stay at Hyderabad.

While most of the interns at UC have done their internship at Hyderabad, UC is open to the idea of having interns working in different locations. This would call for a detailed planning and day-to-day coordination between the intern and UC team. It is also recommended that the intern make a short visit or two to Hyderabad, for broader exposure to the kind of volunteer work being promoted by UC.

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Are any payments made to Interns at UC?

Internships at UC are undertaken on a voluntary basis, integrating into the giving spirit that UC promotes. UC makes an effort to cover some of the travel and other incidental expenses that interns might incur as part the project work. Any such reimbursements covered are indicated by UC with respect to each project, based on its budgetary provisions.

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Will the volunteer receive a certificate for volunteering ?

UC gives acknowledgment letters whenever requested, describing the activities in which the volunteer has participated. Volunteers are also requested to post their volunteer participation information through their login accounts on UC website, which would make it easier for UC to acknowledge volunteers contributions.

Tags: Intern, Volunteer

Introduction to Vastu Daan (Donate in Kind) and Kachra Daan (Donate Waste) ?

As a part of its Donate Waste (Kachra Daan) initiative, UC works with Residential, Office and Academic communities to Reduce, Segregate and Donate waste. Dry waste items are usually donated once a month on the last weekend. Items like papers, plastics, glass and metal are picked up by a waste recycler (Raddhiwala) from the local area. Electronic waste items are handed over to specialised e-waste recyclers. UC facilitates in linking the community with the waste recyclers. The value generated from the dry waste can be donated by the community to support projects in Health, Education, Environment and other Social projects. During these donation camps, residents also donate old books and clothes, which are then redistributed to people who need them. UC also provides support to set up compost centers in these communities, so that their food and garden waste can be locally converted to organic manure, rather than being transported to landfills. The Donate Waste initiative is a citizen driven initiative, which simultaneously delivers environmental outcomes and also resources to support other social causes.

Tags: Vastu Daan, Kachra Daan, Donate in Kind, Donate Waste

How do we set up a Compost Center?

  1. Procure Material for compost beds - steel sheets, bamboo poles, binding wire and posters. The design of the suggested compost beds keeps it portable(they can be moved to another location reusing all the material) and low cost.
    • Number of Compost beds and Area: the community can start by setting up 2 or 3 compost beds, with 8*4 feet area each. We can leave 2 feet gap between the two. After some initial experience in managing the compost beds, the community can add additional compost beds based on the volume of kitchen/garden waste generated.
    • Material: Each bed can be made with an enclosure of corrugated steel sheets. We can use the standard 8*2.5 feet sheet with 24gauge(Jindal steel or any other brand). These are available at Wholesale Hardware markets. Each sheet would cost about 700 to 800 rupees. One compost bed  of the 8*4 feet area would need 3 such sheets and would therefore cost about 2400 per bed. About 12 bamboo poles of 4feet height can be procured locally for erecting each bed.
  2. Arrange 2 or 3 workers or housekeeping staff, along with a crowbar and spade, to do a bit of digging for placing the bamboo poles.
  3. Some young volunteers from the community too are welcome to join the effort.

Tags: Composting

How do we start a Donation Camp in our Community for Reusable and Recyclable items ?

  1. Identifying the Donation Camp Location: This should be a kind of public place(School, College, a Community space with an Office or Residential Campus etc) which is easily accessible for the public in that area.
  2. Finalise the Monthly Date and Time for the Camp: It would be ideal to have it on the last weekend of the month e.g. on the last Sunday of every Month between 10am to 12pm.
  3. Mobilise a few volunteers who can participate in some of the above activities, in manning the donation camp and also participate in subsequent sorting and distribution of the reusable items to NPOs
  4. Identifying local Recyclers: Before the commencement of the initiative, we suggest the volunteers in the donating community to identify a local recycler who will take most of the paper, plastic, metal, glass etc waste items, and also explain to the recycler the purpose behind the initiative. UC team can also join the local volunteers in the initial survey. Once the recyclers appreciate the initiative, they would provide good support to this initiative including giving a better price for the donated waste. On the donation camp date, the recycler should come to the camp location, have the waste items weighed there, hand over the money of the waste items and take away the load in his vehicle. The value generated from the dry waste can be donated by the community to support some of the Health, Education or Environment projects.
  5. Identifying place(s) in the area, where some of the donated reusable items like clothes, books, toys etc. can be stored temporarily before they are distributed to NPOs.
  6. UC facilitates the distribution of reusable items donated to various NPOs in the city. It develops the information list of NPOs running homes/shelters/schools etc. for the underprivileged, to whom the reusable items can be distributed.
  7. Spread awareness about the camp to those working and residing in the area. Prepare a few posters about the initiative which could be posted in offices and residential communities in the. UC team has some existing posters and these can be further customised for the local community.

Tags: Donate Waste, Recycle, Reuse, Donate in Kind

How do we manage the the Compost Center:?

1.    Have the material mixed daily by the workers using a rake, including the content from the bottom.
2.    Ensure right moisture levels.
3.    Once a bed is full, start filling in another bed the fresh waste and let the contents in the old pot just                cook(break down) for a few days.
4.   The natural openings at the bottom of the compost bed allow any excess water collected to drain off.             And as long as the moisture level are maintained at the right levels and the compost is thoroughly mixed       every day or on alternate days, there should not be any issue with odour or other pests.

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How do we manage the Donation Camp for Reusables and Recylables??

  • Send reminder emails to all the offices and residential communities in the area 3-4 days before the monthly Donation Camp date
  • Mobilise volunteers for the following tasks:
    1. Managing activities during the camp(10:am to 12pm): have 3-4 volunteers abd 2-3 housekeeping staff who will receive items brought by donors, ensure that they are placed in segregated bags/bins and respond to any queries that the donors may have.
    2. Provide logistics support(1pm to 4pm): 2-3 volunteers having personal 4wheelers who can help move the donated reusable items to nearby storage centers or NPO locations for distribution. Offices can also be invited to provide this logistics support.
    3. Provide temporary storage space for donated items: Offices/Organisations or Individuals who can store 3-4 cartons of donated materials temporarily, for further distributions to NPOs within a week to 10 days, as not all NPOs can be reached out on the same day

Tags: Donate Waste, Recycle, Reuse, Donate in Kind

How do we manage the non-vegetarian waste? How about cooked food left out like idlies, chapathis, dosas etc ?

The general input from several forums involved in composting has been to avoid non-veg waste, as they increase the chances of attracting more pests, add to the odour challenge and take longer to compost. We have been advising the same to communities where we have worked to introduce composting.The smell at the compost pit is directly related to its management: 1. ensuring right moisture levels - too much of it is a recipe for the unpleasant smell and no moisture will slow down the compost process and 2. tilling the compost pile regularly ensures aeration and faster composting process, reducing the smell issue. Keeping the compost bed away from the residing place may offer you a little margin for error in proper management. Non-veg waste can go to the municipal waste. All other food waste, cooked and uncooked, can go into the compost bed. It is also good to ensure that some garden waste like dry leaves etc goes into the compost bed, as it offsets some of the odour that would otherwise be created by having only food waste in the compost bed.

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How do we manage segregation of kitchen/food waste at Homes?

Having the right kind of vessel for temporarily storing the food waste is key for easy adoption of the segregation practice. For this purpose, it is recommended that a sufficiently large bowl, made of plastic or steel, is placed close to the common hand and vessel washing basin in the kitchen. This arrangement provides the following advantages:

  1. It is good to avoid using a regular dustbin for storing the food waste, as most people may accidentally drop non-food waste too into such a bin.
  2. Since bowls are usually associated with food items, it ensures easier compliance of dropping only food waste into such a bowl.
  3. Having it close to the wash basin and at the wash basin height, makes it convenient for people to direclty empty plates and vessels with leftover food into the waste bowl.The bowl can be covered to avoid any flies or odour.
  4. The bowl also makes it easy to wash, every time after it has been emptied during the daily collection at door step for onward dropping off into the community compost bed.

Tags: Composting

How do we manage daily collection of kitchen and food waste at Homes in a community?

  • Have a designated housekeeping person who visits all the homes at a designated time, to collect the kitchen waste and drop it off into the community compost beds.
  • Equip the waste collection person with the right equipment:
    1. Provide a trolley with space for keeping multiple bins. The colleciton person can empty at the door step, the waste from food-waste bowls into bins in the trolley.
    2. It is recommended to have multiple bins in the trolley, to make it easier to lift and empty the bins into the compost beds.
    3. Provide a scooping handle with the trolley, so that contents from food-waste bowls at each home can be quickly emptied into the trolley bins, including items which may be sticking to the food waste bowl.

Tags: Composting

How do I donate bulky reusable items?

Interested donors who wish to donate in kind, large and bulky items, can now post this information on UC website for NPOs to know.

Tags: Reuse, Donate in Kind

Some points to think about before we decide to donate old clothes?

  1. Am I giving away good to use clothes, so that I can find an excuse to shop for new clothes Would it not be a good idea to rather spend that money to buy and give something  that an NPO or a Social Cause really needs
  2. Let me only give clothes which are in neat condition. I give them possibly because they do not fit me any longer, but can be worn with dignity by anyone else. Let me not give any undergarments or soiled clothes.
  3. Too many clothes donated by too many people on a single day pose a challenge for NPOs to manage the collection. They do not have adequate resources to store, sort and distribute these clothes in one go. Such a large collection would be ideal when there is a natural calamity to respond to quickly. At other times, it would be better to donate these clothes on a regular basis at the monthly collections camps organised by UC ( www.yousee.in ) or at Goonj offices ( www.goonj.org ), making it easier for them to manage the logistics involved.

Tags: Donate Clothes

How does UC reach out to its audience through various channels?

UC reaches out to multiple different sections of audience who engage with UC, through both online and offline channels some of which are listed below:

Web/Online platforms
  1. YouSee Website: www.yousee.in
  2. Social Media
    • www.facebook.com/youseeupdates
    • www.twitter.com/youseeupdates
    • www.youtube.com/youseemovies
    • www.dailymotion/youseemovies
    • www.slideshare.net/youseepresents
  3. Other Resource Exchange Platforms
    • www.volunteermatch.org
    • www.samhita.org
    • www.karmayog.org
  4. Web Search: Google Adwords (through a free account provided by Google for Not-Profit organisations)
  5. E-mail updates to Donor, Volunteers, Partners and others. Queries to contact@yousee.in
  1. YouSee Quarterly Open House presentation meeting about UC and its work Quarterly
  2. Events for sharing and showcasing the work of the social sector
Meetings - One to One meetings with Individuals, Companies and GroupsPhone: through UC helpline number +91-8008-884422

Tags: UC Outreach

How did the Donate Waste program get initiated?

This initiative was conceived in September 2010 during the review of work being done for RagPickers at Indore with Indian Grameen Services. Its implementation commenced during the Joy of Giving Week celebrations at Hyderabad in Sep-Oct, 2010, marked with an event at the Karmayog Seva Mela on 1st and 2nd October, 2010.

Tags: Donate Waste, Donate in Kind

Introduction to Dhan Daan (PostPay Donations)?

The fourth form of giving promoted by UC, the PostPay funding model, works by prefunding of projects from UC's corpus, followed by measurement and documentation of outcomes from such projects. Potential donors are then invited to view outcomes from such projects, creating an option for donors to PostPay for known outcomes rather than anticipated outcomes. UC works to promote Giving for Result oriented, Transparent and Measurable Social Development Work, through a PostPay Philanthropy model. UC's support on financial front follows a cycle, where it prefunds specific line items of partner NPOs, measure and document outcomes from such projects and then invite donors to PostPay for these outcomes. UC's ability to fund more projects depends on the postpay donations trends, which is seeing a slow and steady growth. UC would however like to see an increased growth curve before taking a call on funding more projects.

Tags: Finance, Post-paid Philanthropy

How are UC's operations costs met?

UC has had a paradigm shift in terms of how we support UC's costs. This idea emerged in the fourth year of UC where UC's overheads are documented into a separate Project Certificate Documentfor which Donor's Could Postpay. This has simplified the communication for Donors, who postpay entirely for a chosen project. They can now also choose to postpay entirely for UC's costs.

Tags: Finance, Post-paid Philanthropy

UC follows a post-paid funding model, wouldn't this mean that it will have to turn down large grant funding, because the grant is pre-paid How does the post-paid grant funding model work on a large project ?

We believe that post-pay model brings in greater accountability and grant agencies would see the benefits of the model. The grant could therefore, be structured in a way that existing project certificates are paid for, or the grant could be released in tranches based on outcomes measured and documented in each phase. The post-paid model in large grants could be structured as Pledge Grants: UC would structure a macro project, with phased development goals, where the entire project needs funding much larger than UCs pool of funds. UC receives a pledge (based on pre-defined criteria) for funding the results at the end of each phase. An agreement to this effect will be signed between the funding agency and UC. The outlay of funds at each phase, will be of a size within UC's independent funding capacity and risk factors. UC will fund a phase of the project, take it to completion and document the outcomes The grant agency could then evaluate and fund(postpay) these outcomes and enable UC take up the next phase of project, with the procedure repeating till completion

Tags: Finance, Post-paid philantrophy

Is UC listed on other philanthorpy exchange platforms for mobilising donations ?

UC did initially initiate the process to possibly register on donation exchange platforms like Give India. However, UC has reconsidered the idea for two reasons:

  1. UC in itself is an exchange platform, though with a difference of being a postpay philanthropy exchange. We think that for donors it may get a bit complicated to understand the trace of donations from Donor->Another Donation Plaform->UC->NPO(+beneficiaries)
  2. At UC, a donation opportunity for a particular project closes, once it has been fully postpaid. Updating this status on another donation platform, which is more of a prepay model would require technology integration/interface at the back end for both, which may bring in additional technology challenges and costs.
UC links funding of new projects to postpay trends. While this has brought in some level of conservativeness in the number of projects UC is prefunding, the engagements on the other 3 donations forms is growing at a fast pace, both with Donor/Volunteers and NPOs.

Tags: Finance, Post-paid Philanthropy

YouSee Website features for?

Volunteer/Donor-Individual, Organisation or Group

You could be an Individual or a Group or an Organisation keen to Volunteer or Donate. Registering here helps you to

  • Sing-up for Volunteer Activities posted on UC site,
  • Make In-Kind Donation commitments on the site,
  • Help track your communities Waste Donations and
  • Make Financial (PostPay) Donations
Post Registration and Login, you could track all the above contributions on the MyUC page on the website. You can also print the Receipts for the donations made for claiming tax benefits under section 80G of Income Tax Act.

NonProfit-Organisation or Group

Non-Profit Organisations or Groups working to provide services in the areas of Education, Health and Environment can utilise the following features on UC website:

  • On completing the registration form on the site, UC team would contact the Organisation or Group to confirm the information submitted. If the scope of work of the Organisation or Group aligns with UC's focus areas, then the registration process is completed with Organisation or Group receiving a confirmation email with user login information. At this stage
- The Organisation or Group will be listed on http://www.yousee.in/npo.php page so that      visitors to UC website can get to know about the listed Organisations or Groups
-The Organisation or Group can post Volunteering Opportunities with them, so that           potential volunteers can sign up to volunteer
  • If the Organisation or Group wishes to seek In-Kind donations through UC, then a visit is made from UC team to the organisation, to study and familiarise with the activities of the organisation. Where a visit is not possible to make, UC may seek additional information to take a call to activate the feature to post In-Kind donation requests on UC website.
  • UC may also prefund projects of some Organisations or Groups through its PostPay Philanthropy model. Such funding is contingent to UC having necessary Financial, Human and any other resources needed to support a particular project and also the ability to fulfill some pre-commitment and pre-commencement indicators and activities.

Tags: Donor, Volunteer, NPOs

Why does UC support Public Health Projects?

Public Hospitals are owned by People and can be accessed by all irrespective of their Socio Economic Status. They offer the promise of free and quality care for all, especially for the poor. Supporting these institutions to be "The most Caring and Cutting Edge" health care providers is a goal that UC pursues, by mobilising volunteer, in-kind and financial resources.

Tags: Public Health

What initiatives does UC support at Public Health Centers?

The support that UC enables at Public Health Centers in broadly in the following areas:

  1. Health Education Content Development and Dissemination "Prevention is better than Cure" is a motto that UC promotes through the Health Education effort. UC identifies available health education content, mobilises resources to develop new content needed and also for putting in place communication infrastructure like TVs etc for Health Facilities so that visitors to Public Health Facilities can be educated about various Health Care topics. This activity aims to enable preventive Health Care Behaviour and Healthy Lifestyle choices, both for people visiting these Health Care facilities and also for use for a wider audience, by making this content available online and in other formats necessary for dissemination.
  2. Free and Open Source IT Solutions - Development and Implementation Health4All a free and open source Health Information System has been developed by volunteers at UC. Volunteers also design necessary IT infrastructure plan, provide training and implementation support for this application at Public Hospitals. Currently this application is under implementation at Gandhi Hospital at Hyderabad. The objectives of encouraging the deployment of such IT solutions at Public Hospitals is that it could provide support to the medical and administrative teams at these public hospitals in providing care, research and for administrative planning.
  3. Patient Care support services, without substituting the role of Hospital Staff A range of services, like providing clear signages & information boards at health care facilities, developing website information for patients regarding services at hospitals, emotional counseling services for patients and also manning information desks at health care facilities to guide patients within hospital premises. The objective of these services to make the health facilities more caring and patient friendly.
  4. Hospital Infrastructure support, avoiding duplication in areas where support is being provided by Goverment Public Hospitals can suffer from poor infrastructure on account of one or more of these reasons ? inadequate and misaligned planning and funding, inadequate focus on maintenance of infrastructure and supply of consumables, and a wider range of issues that ail all Public institutions in India. UC works to supplement and fill gaps in infrastructure support for Public Health facilities, so that the intended Public whom they are suppose to serve do not face challenges in receiving free and quality health care, while consciously avoiding duplication and substitution of the role that Govt has to play in providing these resources.

Tags: Public Health

Does UC's support to Public Health Centers, substitute or crowd existing Govt Funding Does it let the Govt off the hook for its own responsibilities in managing Public Health Centers ?

The role of changing and improving public policy, planning and implementation has to be collective, involving all people and concerned organisations. UC's efforts in Public Health centers will be conscious of avoiding any direct substitution of effort and resources that the Government is already making, but would conservatively support areas where there is an inordinate delay in the Public Policy and planning for support in crucial areas of Health Care Centers which adversely affects access to free and quality health care for the disadvantaged and poor. The compelling reasons for UC to still look at providing some of the support services at Public Health centers are the following:

  1. The most vulnerable, Mothers, Children, Women and Old, especially from the poorer communities, should not have to wait indefinitely for the Public System to improve to get access to basic health care services. Every one of them served today, will save each household huge financial burden they would have to otherwise incur while accessing private health care providers and also save them from adverse health outcomes for now and for the longterm.
  2. The current engagement with Public Health centers with the support of volunteers can help evolve best practices in a few areas, which the system can adopt in a few more Public Health centers.

Tags: Public Health

What is Peoples Library?

Peoples Library is a project with an aim to bring access to free libraries close to every place. This project is an outcome of the 4 donations facilitated by UC. The books in the collection have all been received as donations during the monthly donation camps. Volunteers  have signed up to host libraries at their places and the growing pool of technology volunteers at UC have helped in building the online application to manage this initiative.

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