વેબસાઈટ જાળવણી ખર્ચ ના સ્પોન્સર સ્વ.ચંદનબહેન પી.સોની (હ. ડો.ગૌતમભાઈ પરીખ)

Activities

The youth group is committed to assist members of the Damania Soni community by running such innovative programs that lay down the base for holistic growth. These activities are aimed at creating platforms for people to get together for noble causes.

A Web-Portal for Damania Soni Samaj

The web-portal for Damania Soni Samah – www.damaniasoni.com – is the key initiative of the Youth Group. This web-portal is aimed at enabling all fellow Damania Soni to share their news, events, experiences, employment and matrimonial information with one another. This web-portal also contains our history and history of individual Mandals.

This web-portal was officially launched by Lord Dr. Bhikhubhai Parekh on Sunday August 11, 2013 from Navsari. Fellow Damania Soni witnessed this revolutionary moment all over the world through the live telecast of the launching event. On this day, this web-site was dedicated to its true owner – the whole Damania Soni Samaj. We seek their blessings and support to come up with new ideas and activities that can be rolled out through the web-portal for the benefit of one and all!

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Computer Literacy Drive

Now that we are about to finish developing our portal, we are going to launch another campaign to train our adults with basic computer skills. This includes:

• How to Turn-On and Turn-Off Computer (PC, Mac or Tablet)
• How to create an Email ID, browse thru its content and open up an attachment
• How to Log-on & Log-off
• How to browse through various websites specifically www.damaniasoni.com
• How to open up various web pages and use of a mouse
• Develop familiarity with Google as a search engine and its usage
• Get them signed up on Facebook “Damania Soni Youth Groups”
• Get them into habits of checking emails at-least once every other day

This may require 8 to 10 hours of training per adult. The trainer will observe person’s competency and confidence level to make sure that he/she can do the task without anybody’s help.

Our group will delegate the task to local volunteers in the group for each City. They will in-turn start this program from his/her own family and extending it to other relatives (Mama/Kaka/Foi) all the way to the street and City level.

Our goal is to eliminate computer illiteracy and its fear from our elderly/adult community. Build up their confidence so that they don’t feel intimidated by computers. We will raise their awareness of the technology. Our expectations are that they will develop proficiency with a lot of practice and become savvy with smart phones as well.

“Our vision is to train our adults to compete with younger generation”

How do we start?

Vaishali Parekh (Principal, S.S.Agrawal College, Navsari) is going to resume a “Computer Literacy Campaign” starting with Navsari and simultaneously takes this model to other Cities. She is the mentor for this program and will oversee its implementation. She will seek volunteers from our Facebook Group to coordinate activities in each City.

City coordinators will sit down with City/Group leaders and make a list of adults who want to learn basic computer skills. Our Group members can also suggest the names of the people in their City who want to take the training. Our group members are encouraged to take part as trainers. City coordinators will find a suitable youngster probably from their own family or otherwise and match them up for training. Please make sure that both people are talking and they have set-up a training time. Make sure that trainers have patience working with adults and do not get frustrated with them. Try to find a match for an adult with a same gender person if possible. Make sure that adults are not intimidated with youngster’s attitudes. Please make a worksheet attached and list all likely candidates who want this training with matching trainers.

It’s a simple straight-forward project and no politics involved !! It’s a worthy program for our community and the trainers will get satisfaction once the adults start browsing and reading emails on their own. We need to complete the training program by August 15th.

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Mentorship Program

Mentorship

Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.

Let us divide our community in there groups and target each group with their critical needs. People may not think about those needs simply because of ignorance or may not have resources to meet those needs. Let us mobilize our youth volunteers to address following specific needs of present time.

    1. Health & Wellness Program

Mentors wanted to raise the health awareness of our people and conduct seminars to prevent sickness & diseases. This will address mainly our elderly community.

The topics may include:
• Stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, Alzheimer awareness, treatments & prevention
• Importance of Diet and Exercise
• Value of Yoga and Meditation to your health

Please contact Ishita @ iparekh87@gmail.com.

    2. Career & Entrepreneurship Program

Mentors wanted to help college attending and fresh graduate adults.

The topics may include:
• Career selection & awareness
• Resume writing, Interviewing skills and job search
• Develop leadership and public speaking skills
• English proficiency
• Advanced level computer training (Excel/Word/Internet/social networking)
• How to start a small business, risk & rewards
• Tax laws for professionals and entrepreneurs

Please contact the Coordinator, Deven Tekrawala at deventekrawala@gmail.com

    3. Math/Science tutors for high school kids (Grade 8 to Grade 12)

Mentors wanted to help high school students. There are families in our community who can’t afford tuition fees for private tutoring for their children. Parents are not educated enough to help them or do not have time to teach. Our volunteer force specifically teachers/lecturers, engineers, IT professionals, post-graduate students or math/Science experts from any professions can spare some time to mentor those kids and help them with their learning.

Please show your interest and we will contact you.