Strengthens the understanding and English speaking abilities of students from vernacular medium schools.
Children from vernacular medium schools find it difficult to understand and speak in English. They are not able to read their textbooks in college because so far they have only been taught on vernacular languages-Hindi/Marathi/Urdu, etc. They find it difficult to follow lessons and as a result, drop out of college. Umang arms students from partner schools with spoken English skills which helps them participate in the real world with confidence and better communication skills.
It is a two-pronged approach comprising of in-class and out-of-class activities.
Students go through a three-year programme focusing on the following competencies of the English language:
In a span of 12 years, over 38,000 students have benefited from the programme.
Vernacular medium schools are closing down and there is an emerging shift of students moving from these schools to those where the language of instruction is English.