Volunteer with U&I!


    U&I is now recruiting volunteers!
    Give 2.5 hours a week for 9 months to teach an underprivileged child!


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    Be a Leader with U&I!


    Lead a group of crazies who are absolutely passionate about changing the world!


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    Intern with U&I


    If you're looking to do something meaningful and exciting this summer, U&I is the right place to be!


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    We are hiring!


    If you think you are crazy enough to change the world,


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    Annual Impact Report 2020-2021


    Here's what's been happening at U&I between April 2020 and March 2021!


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    U&I has 2 key programs - U&I Teach, U&I Care

    Non-formal Education


    Mission: Non-formal education for children

    English, Tuitions, Life Skills, Computers


    Through our after-school learning program, U&I Teach invests in children from underprivileged backgrounds with courses in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Under this umbrella, we also run a 360 degree Program where children are given a holistic education through science camps, field trips, art workshops and career building workshops, in order to build their confidence. Today, U&I reaches 1600 children in 20 cities across India. Our goal is to give every student the opportunity to shine in the classroom - and beyond.



    Transforming Insititutional Care
    Mission: Transforming Institutional Care

    Providing Care & Rehabilitation for 85 Mentally Challenged Children


    At U&I Care, our vision is to transform institutional care in our country. U&I assists in the care and rehabilitation of 85 mentally challenged and 100 special needs men at four Bangalore-based, state-run residential facilities. With nine members of the U&I staff working full time on the ground in these Homes, we provide medical care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and grooming for the residents, many of whom have been abandoned by their families. Our volunteers also spend time with these residents every week, giving them the social interaction that they crave. Our goal is that each of these differently-abled individuals would live to their fullest potential.






    "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
    Muhammad Ali


    Give 2.5 hours a week for 9 months (July-March) and teach a child English or tutor them in Math, Science or Social Studies. You can make their dreams come true! To find out more about U&I's Learning Centers, click here


    “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

    Mother Teresa


    You can change a life by sponsoring a child's education or medical care.

    Click here to donate.

  • Child Protection Policy

    Child Protection Policy is a framework of principles, guidelines and standards to best safeguard our students and vulnerable adults from all forms of physical,sexual, psychological and emotional exploitation. It is a 40 page legal document and a commitment to all the ways that U&I promises to protect the children we work with!


    Join a group of absolutely passionate volunteers
    who are changing the world today.
    2&1/2 hours of your week can alter the course of someone else's life.
    Take the plunge!


    These organizations vetted us and gave us a thumbs up!

    GuideStar India Gold Level Member

    Vetted by CAF America

    Ad grants partner with Google for Non Profits

    Vetted by Global Giving America

    Certified by

    Great Place To Work


    U&I is a volunteer-driven charitable organization based in Bangalore, India. The vision for U&I was inspired when our Co-founders, Ajit Sivaram and Satish Manchikanti, along with a few friends, would visit the Institute for Mentally Handicapped Children every Sunday. The group would hang out with the special needs boys at the Home, playing games with them or spending time cleaning the compound. They realized that ordinary people coming together can make a huge difference in the lives of the neglected. Over time, the handful of friends grew into a 50+ strong volunteer group.


    Around the same time as this social outreach, Satish ran a successful HR business. After discussions with Ajit, he decided to use the office space to conduct computer classes in the evening for children from a nearby slum. It was here that U&I was birthed. With the heart-warming response from volunteers and the students, Satish and Ajit decided that the idea of teaching kids through volunteers was worth pursuing. That was back in 2011.


    Today, U&I reaches 1600 children in 52 Learning Centers across 20 cities in India through our Teach program. We work with around 2000 volunteers who give their time, talent and energy so they can be the change. We continue the work that was started in the Home for special needs boys, now expanding our Care program to 4 other Homes.


    We continue to believe in the potential of every child we reach. We continue to hold firm to the idea that, together, we can make a difference.


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