What we do

Uddami helps support Uddami Computer Training Center (UCTC) located in Kolkata, India. The aim of UCTC is to teach skills that will empower the potential of young women and men from low-income communities in urban Kolkata so they can develop sustainable livelihoods.

The computer center provides:
  • Practical computer training
  • Computer teacher training
  • Life skills course
  • Business English classes
All core teaching staff are women who have graduated from Uddami and come from similar backgrounds to our students.

Uddami Computer Training Center Projects & Programs

Basic Computer Skills Course

Teaches basic practical skills for employment including:
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets and database
  • Presentations using PowerPoint
  • Internet and email
  • Basic Website
  • Basic image editing
Uddami teachers

Teacher Training Course

This course provides teacher training to UCTC graduates who wish to teach. Trainees are taught by current UCTC teachers and practice teaching in the computer center.

Life Skills Course

Develops skills that help students accomplish their ambitions and live to their full potential such as making good decisions, setting goals, communicating clearly, solving problems and assertiveness.

Business English Program

Increases English proficiency with a focus on spoken English in relation to the workplace.

Videos on Uddami

2010 Uddami Computer Center, Kolkata, India
Video produced by Alexia Prichard

2010 Samasource in India
Interview with Samsoni Sarkar, UCTC graduate

2009 Samasource in Action!
Interview with Uddami co-founder Bryan Forst

2006 (posted to Vimeo in 2012) Mujeres Que Cambian El Mundo – Capítulo 2
Interview with co-founder Alison Saracena & Project Director (2006-2018) Rabia Khatoon, produced by Hernán Zin (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Articles on Uddami Computer Training Center

2010 – Infochange News & Features, article on UCTC: Computer skills helping youth reclaim their lives written by Manjira Majumdar (click here for PDF)

2009“Their disability disappears…” by Carlos Mayans, U.N. volunteer who worked with deaf students at UCTC.

2009GRO Initiative India Deaf Communication Camp – Global Reach Out in partnership with UCTC and shuktara

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