Udayan Care

Appalled by the stark reality of 31 million orphans in India and shocked by the condition of institutions housing them, a few like- minded individuals got together to take serious action. This obsession was the seed which sprouted as Udayan Care, - which was registered in 1994, as a Public Charitable Trust. While our first initiative was the Udayan Ghar programme for orphaned and abandoned children, we gradually worked towards ensuring higher education for girls through the Udayan Shalini Fellowship. In 2004, Udayan Care also initiated an Outreach programme for children affected by HIV, as well the Udayan Information and Technology Centres to improve employability of under-served communities...
Jan 6, 2015

Wedding Bells at Our Sun Shine Homes

Children
Children's Day Celebration with Make My Trip
  • About our Sunshine Homes

With your constant support these SunShine Homes have nurtured over 406 children with love and protection in 13 Homes across Delhi, NCR, Kurukshetra and Jaipur. Presently, there are 196 children across all homes. Every moment these little kids make us feel like proud parents; sharing with you all one of those proud moments below.

Abha (Name Changed) came to Udayan Care when she was only 9 years. She had been handed over to Udayan Care by Palna (Delhi Council for Child Welfare) by the orders of Child Welfare Committee, Kingsway Camp, Delhi for long-term care, support, rehabilitation and better education. As per the records available with Palna, Neetu was declared an abandoned child.

Being a child with Low I.Q. level, she wasn’t stretched much towards academics rather facilitated to learn stitching and tailoring. She also showed interest in managing house independently. Keeping her this interest in mind, we provided her an opportunity in Kids Kingdom play school to learn skills and to earn money.

Just like any other girl she too desired to get settled through marriage, fortunately we found a nice match for her and got happily married on 3rd November 2014. The ceremony took place in the home at Greater Noida, where she grew up.

Presently, she has adjusted well in her new family life, performing her roles very well. She is also participating in taking care of the family business and facilitating the business in her leisure time.

Parul (Name changed) was born in Kolkata. After losing her father at a very young age, Pinky’s mother struggled to take care of her and her sister. Her mother worked in an export warehouse where she barely made enough to support herself. Pinky arrived at Udayan Care, Mehrauli Ghar, through child welfare committee. For three years, she lived together in the Mehrauli home with about a dozen other girls. With active and caring mentor parents, Pinky remembers feeling truly cared for, for the first time.

Udayan Care developed a tie up with a very prestigious private school in Greater NOIDA she was then offered a freeship to attend Delhi Public School School in Greater NOIDA and thus had to move to the Greater Noida home.

Parul has been living independently, since, supporting herself with a good job as a Booking Relations and Senior Executive in a building company. She has become a successful, independent, and driven young woman.  Her early childhood years, however, were neither easy nor pleasant.  She believes that although she has made decisions that she has had to learn hard lessons from, Udayan Care has been a massive opportunity for her, crediting it with where she is today.  By the help and support of her Mentor Parents, Supervisors, Care Givers, Social Workers, and other Udayan Care employees, she feels as though she was given a second chance at life, and is currently making the most of it.

She got married recently to Sumit (Name Changed), on 7th December, 2014, at Bulandshahar, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, about 100 kms away from Greater NOIDA, a place which is ancestral home to her husband’s family.

  • Workshops during this Quarter

Like every quarter, this quarter also we conducted several workshops with children, caretakers, coordinators, mentor mothers. These workshops were conducted on various topics as per the need.

Oral hygiene” – Taking into consideration the dental reports of the children at homes it was decided to conduct a workshop with the caregivers in order to enhance their awareness towards Oral Hygiene. As a result on October 29, 2014 a workshop was conducted on “Oral hygiene”by Dr Shalini (Name Changed) who is a dentist by profession and runs her dental clinic in Gurgaon.

Child Sexual Abuse” -Child Sexual Abuse is the most heinous of all sexual crimes that can be perpetrated against children. Most of them suffer silently and often bear the mental and emotional scars the entire life therefore on October 31, 2014 by the mental health consultant of Udayan Care Dr Dillip (Name Changed) on the topic “Child Sexual Abuse”with the Mentors and the Coordinators taking care of the children at home. Dr. Dillip (Name Changed) at Head Office conducted a workshop with the caregivers on November 28, 2014 on the topic “Child Sexual Abuse”. The purpose of this workshop was to enhance the awareness of the caregivers about “child sexual abuse at foster care”.

Poetry & Creative Writing”  - On November 6, 2014 Prof. Arunima (Name Changed) conducted a workshop with a brief introduction about the workshop upon “Poetry & Creative Writing” with the children. She started on a light note and described the usage of bilingual language in social media these days and its relevance in present scenario, which is highly influential in their verbal and written communication. Dr. Dillip (Name Changed) at Head Office conducted a workshop with the children on December 13, 2014 on the topic “Child Sexual Abuse”. The purpose of this workshop was to aware children about the good touch and bad touch and how strangers can handle them and what they have to do to avoid such happenings.

Mental Health and Interventions for Better Care and Management of Institutionalized Children and Young Adults  - On December 19th and 20th training was also organized by Udayan Care in support with UNICEF which was Workshops onMental Health and Interventions for Better Care and Management of Institutionalized Children and Young Adults at India International Centre, New Delhi. The key objective of this workshop was to train and build capacity in therapeutic techniques of NGOs staff, volunteers and    professionals in addressing mental health issues, related to attachment, loss, grief and trauma, faced by institutionalised children.

Communication Skill, Self, Team building and Crisis Management” - A workshop with caregivers was also conduct on December 24, 2014 working upon their “Communication Skill, Self, Team building and Crisis Management”.

  • Recreational activities

Recreational activities were organized in collaboration with Corporates (CSR), who is our direct/ indirect stakeholders Such as home visit by ASOS to couple of our children’ home. Children of Udayan Care are given all possible exposure to fly high & touch the sky. As a result a small group of 12 – 13 children having interest in creative writing, reading and eager to know more about editing and publishing were taken for a visit to Dorling Kindersley, one of the international publishing company specializing in the creation of high-quality, illustrated books and online resources.On October 8th, 2014 the children visited Dorling Kindersley’s of at NOIDA where in they were welcomed by the team there. Children were served refreshments and were introduced to the team of DK representing various departments. Children were made to go through an exhaustive power point presentation to explain them the concepts of writing and most importantly the various dimensions of the planning, making, different styling, designing & publishing.

On November 14, 2014 children of the home located at Sant Nagar celebrated children’s day along with the team of Make My Trip Pvt. Ltd. Children danced on Bollywood Songs with the MMT Staff, Played Musical Chair, Snacks were served to the children and care staff, ripped Cake, Gifts were distributed (bags, bottles, tiffin box etc.). The children had great time and enjoyed a lot. They were really excited after receiving gifts. The children interacted with the MMT staff and promised to visit our home.

Standard chartered visited Gurgaon home on November 13, 2014 to celebrate children’s day Ms. Garima, the coordinator and their team was very happy to be with the kids. They expressed that it was an amazing experience and we were touched to see the spirit of Mr & Mrs Ghosh along with the coordinator Ravi Francis. She said that it is a place where I would like to come again to contribute not only in monitory terms but also for the development of the children! Thanks for making it a memorable experience.

Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival
Wedding bells in our Home
Wedding bells in our Home
Abha
Abha's Wedding
Jan 6, 2015

Udayan Family got bigger- INDUCTION OF 13th batch

induction ceremony
induction ceremony

The family of meritorious Shalinis at Delhi chapter got bigger with the addition of 100 needy and meritorious fellows of 13th batch.

At the ceremony held at Mahavir Senior Model School for another 50 girls, Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya, Member Rajya Sabha & Former Union Minister was the Chief Guest with Dr. Kavita A. Sharma, Director India International Center gracing the occasion as the Guest of Honour. The poetic touch rendered to the speech by the Chief Guest captivated the fellows and not for a minute could they miss his inspirational words. Dr. Kavita spoke of her journey towards education which was the best motivation for the fellows to excel in academics.

The Honorable Chief Guest administered the oath to the new batch. A sense of pride echoed in the voice of the fellows when they took the oath. After the oath the fellows were awarded their first fellowship cheque along with the Badge of Honour by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.

WORKSHOPS-QUARTERLY AND SMALL GROUP

Quarterly workshop on the theme of “Mai Samarth Mai Shalini(I am Capable, I am dignified) to reinforce the spirit of being a Shalini fellow was conducted by one of the prominent members, Mr. Ashish Aggarwal to inspire them for vertical thinking. Diverse and relevant workshops defined each month of the quarter.

Self Awareness was the theme of the first small group workshop of the quarter conducted to address a very important Life Skill and its applicability in their daily life situations. For the newly inducted batch, the theme of Communication Skills was chosen at the very beginning to provide a strong foundation for effective communication and its different aspects. Giving back was the theme of small group workshop in December to inculcate strong value among fellows and develop inclination towards opportunities to Give Back in diverse ways possible.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Highly interactive and motivational session by Ashish  Aggarwal reinforced the value of being a Shalini.
  • Fellows making efforts in giving back became more visible this quarter. The gesture of Tanya Maggo, a 10th batch who sent Rs.300 along with the performa was praised and idea of voluntary small contributions was encouraged. Javitri, 10th batch, Manali Malhotra, 11th batch and Bhawna Gupta, 11th Batch made contributions of Rs.200 each out of their small savings.
  • Importance of Shalini Pledge was re-emphasized and Pledge was read by Preeti Lata, a 10th batch fellow to orient the fellows again towards the Pledge.
Shalini
Shalini's taking pledge
Small group workshop
Small group workshop
Selection of Batch 13
Selection of Batch 13
Dec 5, 2014

Update from Udayan Care's ITVT Centre

Dadri Center celebrating on its FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Dadri Center celebrating on its FIRST ANNIVERSARY

 

With the Aim to broaden the horizons and bring IT close to the lives of many more underserved youth, Udayan Care’s ITVT Programme participated in Global Giving Tuesday to double the impact of each penny putt-in by the donors of the Programme.

 

Following are the updates from the programme

Celebrations and Recreation at the center

  • Celebration of completing one year of our Dadri Center ( One of our ITVT Centre in Delhi )

In September 2013, ITVT Center was inaugurated in Dadri with the aims to train 200 women and youth with basic computer knowledge and advanced IT skills at subsidised rates within one year.

  • Rangoli competition

Rangoli completion was organised at one of our center (Raman Kant Munjal Foundation) and all students participated and made some fabulous rangoli designs with colours, sand, beads etc.

Activities organised during the reporting period

  • Marketing publicity and community mobilization activities organized on regular interval in every centre to popularize the programme and increase the enrolment rate at each center.
  • Training session was organized  for the Trainers to enhance their teaching skills on Microsoft excel
  • To monitor the performance of each centre Monthly Staff Meetings were organised at every centre.

 

Impact of the Programme activities

There is both direct and indirect impact of the programme. On the tangible lines, the basic and advanced computer courses are adding on to both knowledge and skills of the young students. Interacting with each other, the students become better aware and explore different career opportunities. Thus enhancing the livelihood options available to these students and giving them an advantage in the job market. Spoken English and life skills training are also a part of the curriculum to make students job ready. Looking at it on indirect lines, there is increase in the confidence level of the students who step out of the school academics attending the center and broaden their horizon. The students are ready to compete in the job market and stand equipped to face the career challenges. A sense of dignified independence touches them with the completion of the course. The students of different ages, gender and economic backgrounds make the learning experience more diverse and rich. Year on year the centers produce equipped more aware and optimistic students.

It goes without saying that the IT&VT centers have equipped students across Delhi & NCR with the dignity of self reliance.

Achievements during project period:

1)     In 2014-15 (July-Sept), we have successfully enrolled 174 students across the all the centers, out of total enrollments 112 male and 62 females.

2)     The programme has been initial planning to expend in U.P. & Delhi

3)     Reaching out the marginalized community at their door step is another milestone of the programme and the number of beneficiaries is increasing in every session.

4)     Social upliftment & improved living standards.

5)     Increased confidence level among men and women.

6)        Enhanced knowledge on employment opportunities.                                                                                                                

Miracle of Hopes

Success Story of Sanjana Arora (Name Changed)–Badarpur (Delhi))

“I understand the need for being computer literate. So when this opportunity came up, I enrolled to learn new computer skills”— Sanjana Arora (Name Changed)

Twenty one year old Pooja always has a smile on her face, no matter what the circumstances. But beyond her happy-go-lucky attitude there was another reality. Before joining the ITVT programme, Sanjana was not sure if her dreams would come true. The eldest of 4 siblings, she was keen to pursue Charted Accountant as a profession. However, her father, being a Private employee as account assistant in a company at Noida, with limited income, was not able to

Soon she heard about Kishwarna-Udayan Care Information Technology Center through our Community Mobilization team. She joined the DCA (Diploma In computer Application) course at our center, and after completing the course she got her first job through our placement cell after completing the course, she was placed as an Assistant Program Coordinator Trainee in an NGO, by the placement cell at IT&VT Centre, Badarpur. As she says with a smile lighting her face, "Today me & my family are living with pride & my mother was very happy when I got my first salary." Sanjana is now confident that she will pursue her specialised studies carving a bright career for herself.

RANGOLI COMPETITION
RANGOLI COMPETITION
Success Story
Success Story

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