BHUMI

Rating: 4.37 stars   43 reviews

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Location: 102, Osman Plaza, Near NMDC, Humayun Nagar,Masab Tank Hyderabad -- 500028 India

Mission: Grooming transformational leaders at multiple levels in the society who will bring about large scale, holistic and sustainable transformation
Results: * Close to 800 govt school children from underpriviledged backgrounds in the age group of 13-16 have benefitted in the last 3 yrs as part of Dronacharya and Ekalavya(DnE) leadership program. * Close to 800 youngsters, college students or working professionals, have benefitted with their experience in the last 3 yrs as part of Dronacharya and Ekalavya(DnE) leadership program. * A significant increase in the 10th grade pass percentage of ZPHS, Rasoolpura from 13% - 34% in the yr 2006-2007 and from 34%-46% in the yr 2007-2008 and similar results in 6 more schools in the yr 2008-09 as part of its flagship program DnE. * 6 students have joined engineering in Rasoolpura for the 1st time in the history of the slum. * In partnership with Roshan Vikas, BHUMI has mobilized 425 women from Rasoolpura community into 33 Self Help Groups(SHG’s) in the course of one year. * A comprehensive ground water survey at Rasoolpura was done and the report has been submitted to the Secunderabad Cantonment Board. The project was awarded second prize at Mondialgo Contest. Awareness programmes were also conducted simultaneously for better sanitation. * 15 Health camps conducted, 160 patients per camp As part of its flagship program DnE, BHUMI * Establishing a Wellness Center at Rasoolpura with focus on mothers and children below five as part of BHUMI's Preventive health plan project. * Establishing a Community Library in Rasoolpura, facilitated by BHUMI. * Close to 100 youngsters and school going students benefitted by English speaking and basic Computer classes in Rasoolpura. * Close to 400 babies in the age group of 4-9 months have been assesed for developmental delays using Bayley scales of infant development in Rasoolpura over the last one yr. Babies identified with developmental delays are being regularly given intervention at NIMH. * 2500 youngsters have engaged in the construction of govt school classrooms and toilets in the last 3 yrs as part of Freedom Under Construction event
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500 (Includes children, youngsters, infants and SHG women)
Geographic areas served: Hyderabad

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As a CAST volunteer I have had the opportunity to work with other international organisations seeking to better the lives of the people they work for. BHUMI, I feel, had the most workable model and the benefits were already being seen on the ground in Rasoolpura with the improvements in healthcare and education already tangible after just a few years of hard work. The simple model enforced by BHUMI has the potential to change India. Frustration at the lack of organisation and planning within India was widespread in both the UK and Indian volunteers. If the BHUMI workers can rise above the chaotic nature of life in Hyderabad and work in a more proactive manner I feel the model could be more effective and gain results far quicker. The organisation can only go from strength to strength with the introduction of their new centre on the outskirts of Rasoolpura combined with the dedication of those working for them. With BHUMI, the future seems bright for the Rasoolpura community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the improvements in the living standards of the Rasoolpura community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have greater organisation. Perhaps an assigned secretary whom would track people who have had contact with BHUMI and ensure they are followed up in a similar way to how I am.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the inspired people I have met along the way. Their drive is what carries this organisation forward.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

diverse yet unified in their drive to build a better India. Some of the best people I have ever met and are certainly role models in my life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of millions across India. I think this would be done by mirroring the Rasoolpura model across thousands of communities across India.

Ways to make it better...

I could have seen the babies we identified as being underdeveloped being followed up at the NIMH.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

cultural resistance to change. The people of Rasoolpura need educating in how to minimise the dangers they encounter everyday without even knowing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

realise the dream; BHUMI had a big chance to do so much. I will be back to lend a hand in the near future and I hope that further change will have been brought about.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Bhumi is the kind of organisation that influnces every individual at a personal level in various aspects of life.For my own part, I'm grateful to Bhumi for influencing my outlook in a postive way in such a short span of time. Its most essential job is accomplished when you start to feel like a Bhumiite:it instils a hope in you, that someday there will be a change, however small, and you will be responsible for it.Cheers!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

you understand the real values of life and for once you want to do something without anyone having to push you towards doing it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely helpful and encouraging.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

it is wonderful platform for the growth of a person as to becoming an efficient citizen in this country. and the best way to get the nation going is to help the youth realize their tasks ahead. being with bhumi i feel i can help spread a word among the youth and also can learn a great deal out of it. being a part of bhumi makes me very happy an d we knoe that "ONCE HAPPY WITH WHAT WE ARE DOIN WE CAN GIVE IN OUR BEST INPUTS" regards RATHIN

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

more than a hepl to others it also helps you in many ways

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very good dedicated and very inspirational

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be ruined

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

All these years I thought working with an NGO is synonym for social work. Working with Bhumi, made me aware it’s not only social element that is involved, but also self development that comes into play. Bhumi provides all its stakeholders (this includes students) with platform where they can take new roles, new responsibilities; make effective contribution in all possible ways. Stakeholders are exposed to everyday challenges, where everyone is required to come out with solution. Solution, which results in win-win situation. Current such challenge we’re facing is, school principal is not allowing us to conduct our program in school premises. Such challenges not only enable development of stakeholders, but also help building organization from within. It allows you to look at your processes & correct them, if required. While doing all this we make sure that they deliver all set goals, objectives. Hence it comes no surprise to me that results in all schools Bhumi has touched are making exponential progress. Results have doubled since Bhumi has associated itself with many schools. And what is more important, we’ve managed to change way students, their parents look at education. Not as an expense but as an investment

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Schools I'm associated

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

invest time in planning & proper execution

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

people & their belief in creating change

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing & self motivated

Ways to make it better...

I could contribute more

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

developing its processes.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Got introduced to Bhumi with the Teach India Initiative. For this initiative they have done a brilliant job in instituting the Mentor-Tutor program at 7 schools in Hyderabad. I joined them as a tutor in one of their adopted schools. Despite initial hitches and challenges Bhumi volunteers pursued patiently with teh management to keep the program running and helping the students

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Successfully ran the Mentor Tutor program at the Vijayanagar Govt School and been the part of the successful improvement in the pass percentage for the X Grade

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

It’s been almost 3yrs that I’m associated with Bhumi…and the journey so far has been a roller coaster ride…with lots of ups and downs, where for every up we celebrate and for every down we are even more determined to learn and grow. Initially I was a volunteer doing social service for the betterment of the society, but as I started having a clear understanding of the work Bhumi did..I realized it was more about getting to know myself, having a deeper understanding of myself (more of a soul searching journey) and the betterment of the society is a co-product.and Bhumi is the best place to make mistakes/fail and learn from them.Thank you Bhumi for giving us this opputunity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the DnE program where we tutored and mentored govt.school children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the high energy level within and the personal growth I experienced.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and like minded ppl

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

organize a lot of leadership workshops for free..

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

life in my bhumi is awesome. there are only two things which energise me and drive me everyday. they are the team and the person leading the team(Abdul Mujeeb Khan). creative, enthusiastic, energetic....these words are not enough to describe the bhumi team.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Dronacharya And Ekalavya tutoring mentoring program.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

It has some of the most talented people working there for it! I am so lucky to be a tiy part of this big organisation. They are people with real persoalities! go bhumi!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their creativity..

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting these great people and helping them make the world a better ad healthier place to live in.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

real personalities..!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do anything and EVERYTHING!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Its been 3 months i have been part of BHUMI family.Its a great experience to be here.You get to learn lot of things in BHUMI like understanding people around you,communicate to the people and enhancing your career in the process of helping others. I joined BHUMI to join my hands for the good cause the BHUMI is trying to do but after joining BHUMI i realised i have hundreds of hands supporting me to move forward in my life. A big SALUTE to BHUMI.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Sharing thoughts with a 15 year old kid,trying to understand him, suggesting him good based on my bitter experiences in the past.And above all we have great fun time with the children at schools.

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About every week

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2009-9-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

B - It has BROUGHT Family, Friends and relationships into my life which will be with me till I die. H -I became a HUMAN. U -UNDER it I found love, care, respect, concern and life. M- MEANING to my life as an individual and also guided me to give life to my friends (kids). I- I is not only me but us who think about BHUMI in every moment of our life’s. This in my journey with BHUMI and i love every moment of it. Thank You Divyaa

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The experience was great i did meet the kids and also made lot of friends who are so great and very sweet and who are clear from there heart.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They are very sweet and understand your problem if you are not able to attened meeting or a group discussions

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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