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  • "Our College is pleased to be associated with Jan Ugahi in its Supplementary Education and Cultural Programs through the National Social Service (NSS) Scheme. Not only have our students offered voluntary service in the above mentioned programs, but have also benefitted personally from their experiences with Jan Ugahi's animators and the children from the lower strata of society" - Prof. (Mrs) Joan M. Rebello, NSS Program Officer and Head of Dept. of English, Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Margao.
  • "I am pleased to note that health is one of Jan Ugahi's major concerns, amongst others. The health programs they conduct viz. (i) Fertility Awareness, Reproductive and Child Health, (ii) Health and Hygiene, (iii) Yoga, (iv) Counselling and (v) S.T.D./A.I.D.S. Awareness, are very vital for our society and particular the backward communities they work with, staying in low lying slum areas and suffering from all kind of ailments". - Dr. Freddie V Ferrao, Medical Officer I/c, Primary Health Centre, Loutolim.
  • "Jan Ugahi has implemented a number of programs and schemes of the Directorate of Education, Government of Goa viz. Non-Formal Education Program, Public Library and Environmental Study Tours. The Trust has shown great commitment and dedication in the development programs they implement for the vulnerable marginalised and poor children and women, who live in slum areas around Margao Railway Station" - K. B. Marathe, Dy. Director of Education (AE), Panaji.
  • I have known Jan Ugahi Trust for several years, ever since I was Dy. Collector cum Sub Divisional Magistrate, Margao in 2003 and they worked on Children's issues and the Government AIDS program. I have appreciated the good work done by Jan Ugahi for the marginalised and disadvantaged children of Margao and later on of South Goa through CHILDLINE service and other programs" - Dipak S Desai, Director, Directorate of Tribal Welfare, Government of Goa, Panaji.
  • "Jan Ugahi has been closely associated with this Office for over three years, under the DWARCA Schemes of (i) Tailoring, (ii) Vermi compost and some of the welfare schemes meant for the backward class women and children. The Trust is instrumental in providing skills and income generating outlets to a number of women, who live below the poverty line. Besides showing great commitment and dedication, they have also been concerned about the integrated and sustainable development of these marginalised groups, combining vocational training and income generation of women with education, self help groups, counselling and health" - F X L Ferrao, Block Development Officer, Margao.
  • "I have known Jan Ugahi's team of dedicated development professionals personally, who have been working for the progress of the poor and oppressed, specially women and children. The School appreciates the work undertaken by the Trust and has collaborated with their programs viz. (i) Supplementary Education, (ii) Vocational Training (Tailoring and Crafts), (iii) Other Educational Programs (Vermiculture), besides offering other kinds of support. The School considers such a collaboration as vital for bridging the socio-economic gaps of our society and assures Jan Ugahi full support in all ventures" - Mrs. Therese Almeida, Director, Manovikas English Medium School, Margao.
  • A Scrap Collector, 9 years old migrant girl, met Jan Ugahi. She did not go or want to go to school but decided to accept Jan Ugahi's advice and walked the non-formal educational path, was a good learner, passed SSC through NIOS, passed two papers of Class 12, became an outstanding non-formal teacher and social worker and served Jan Ugahi for twelve years till she resigned due to marriage.
  • A HSC passed girl met Jan Ugahi for remedial teacher's job in 2004. Stayed on working as Social Work Assistant full time. Was a good learner and did her B.A. through correspondence, only to discover later that the University was fake. She continued nonetheless with determination and dedication. Grew personally, socially, professionally to become a good social and case worker. She handled all cases and social work matters, documentation, networking with CWC, Police of all ranks, officials, others. She finally left and secured a job as an Anganwadi Teacher as well as completed her Diploma in Education with flying colours at Rosary College, Navelim. On her Graduation Day, she expressed deep gratitude to Jan Ugahi for its role in her all-round development.

There are many more, among children, youth and women, with special mention of a few girls in crises situation (whom Jan Ugahi took from Govt. Home as fit person / organisation), all whom Jan Ugahi supported and mentored, who moved forward in life, in protection, growth and development.


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