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...
Jul 1, 2014

"Empowerment & Personality Development of Girls"

Capacity Building Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop

Udayan Care initiated the programme with a Visionto turn deserving and talented girls from weak socio-economic into empowered and dignified women. Since the programme’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it goes beyond being a usual scholarship programme by not only supporting higher education but also providing regular mentoring and leadership development and inculcating a sense of social responsibility to the selected talented girls. Therefore, many personality development Workshops and camps were organised during the period of reporting. All of these workshops were based on the objective to develop Confidenceand Leadership skills in their Personality. Following are the few activities organised during the reporting period

  • To develop Confidence in our students a workshop was organised by one of our Alumnae student and our volunteer from one of our Cooperate partners. The Workshop was divided in three sessions – the first session talked about the identification of motivation factors in ourselves and the second discussed about how to get over your fear and how to balance between confidence and over confidence. The last session emphasized on Identifying the five signs that show lack of confidence, How to overcome shyness and the Strategies to bring for instant confidence in ourselves.

Since one of our Resource person for the workshop was one of our Alumnaestudent, it brings the sense of responsibility of giving back to the society amongst our existing students.

  • With the central theme of Leadership & Personality Development a five days Residential Camp was organised during the month of May, 2014. The basic aim of the camp was to provide meaningful exposure to the fellows of different states, to interact, participate and engage on a common platform for mutual learning and develop positive attitude towards each other.

Every day was planned around the OBJECTIVES and activities were also planned accordingly.

social campaign was also organised by our students during the reporting period. The campaign was organised to create awareness about the cause and the preventive measures of DIARROHEA. The Camapign helped both illiterate and literate mothers to understand the causes of Diarrohea and how they can protect their children from the disease.

Sucess Story - Miracle of Hope    

In the narrow lanes of Sangam vihar area of South Delhi young aspirations are taking shape. While most girls in the area venture out only to their schools, Pooja travels, the distance of approximately two hours, confidently toin North Delhi, which is distantly located from her home.

Now, after completing her school this year with 78% marks, she is looking forward to join a renowned University of Delhi. However, before joining the programme she wanted to pursue graduation through distance education because her unfavorable family’s economic conditions.

Her achievement is an absolute success of overcoming hardships at different steps. While the family was coping up with economic crisis, the academic engagements kept her over occupied.

Today there is a confident spark in her personality and she is looking forward to pursue her graduation in commerce and the option of doing it through the distance mode does not exist anymore.

Capacity Building Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop
Residential Camp
Residential Camp
Residential camp
Residential camp
Social Campaign
Social Campaign
May 28, 2014

Update from Our Computer Literacy Programme

Our Center
Our Center

Since this our new project, we would like to begin with a brief background of the programme. It was found that here is a growing demand for Information Technology and vocational training among the poor urban and rural communities including communities around our Udayan homes. We have also found the use of computer and IT vitally important in our counseling programme for the children of Udayan Homes.

Thus, we instigated this project focusing on the mixed communities; communities who are located around our Udayan Homes and those in the densely populated clusters of slums, resettlement colonies and other low income settlements by setting up IT & VT centers for imparting Information Technology and vocational skills training.

With a vision to broaden horizons and bring IT close to the lives of underserved rural and urban communities in Delhi and NCR, and thus empower them for greater job prospects, we targeted Poor urban/ slum communities, especially women, adolescent, children of Delhi  and NCR

Following are few aspects that make our programme unique

  • Selection and enrollment of trainees on subsidized fees and free ships
  • Capacity building of trainers and program staff
  • Community Mobilization through co-curricular activities
  • Documentation and periodic program reviews
  • Trainee assessment procedures and certification
  • Job placement facilitation
  • Timely reporting to donors
  • Partnerships and linkages with other organization

During the period of reporting our children participated in many capacity building and confidence building workshops, a contributed in the social cause by collecting Flood Relief Fund collected for Uttarakhand. They have also participated in the Microsoft Innovate for Good Summit organised by Microsoft on 25th & 26th April 2013 in India. We have got the opportunity to tie up with joining hands for enhancing the employment opportunities

The impact of the programme is both direct and indirect to the target group. 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.

Following are few the achievements of the programme

  • In 2013-14, we have successfully enrolled 941 students across the all the centers, out of total enrollments 538 male and 403 females.
  • Out of 941 students, 415 certified in various courses and 96 were place.
  • The programme expanded into new territories like Dadri (U.P) and initial planning is done to set up another centre in Uttar Kashi, Uttarakhand.
  • Students were placed in companies like, Reliance, domestic call centers, BPO’s and some of them started their own business.  
  • 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.
  • Tie up with local Community Based Organizations provided a platform for long term sustainability.

  Sucess Story - Miracle of Hope    

“Today me and my family are living in society with pride”- Shalini, Kishwarna-Udayan Care IT&VT Centre, Badarpur.

Shalini , just 18, belonged to a family of six members. Her father being a daily wage earner  making ends meet was a struggle. Shalini, had no choice but to look for  work after Class XII. However, lacking technical skills she was unable to find a suitable job.

Shalini saw a ray of hope when her friends told her about the subsidized courses offered by the Kishwarna Udayan Care IT&VT Centre in Badarpur where she enrolled for the Advance Diploma in Computer Application and the Spoken English courses.

Almost soon after completing the course, Shalini was offered a job through our placement cell at Family India Foundation as a computer teacher helping her to support her family and work towards her higher education.

                                                                                            

Inaugration_ New Center
Inaugration_ New Center
Capacity Building Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop
Shalini - One of our Student
Shalini - One of our Student

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Apr 25, 2014

Report from our Sunshine Homes for Children

Visit by  ASOS-Volunteers at our Home
Visit by ASOS-Volunteers at our Home

 Story of our Golden Girl

Mamta was a 9 year old abandoned child when she came to us in the year 2006. She has very traumatic past life where in her biological parents separated, father remarried as a result she came in the custody of her father and stepmother. Her stepmother ill-treated Mamta, made her do all household chores and did not allow her to go to school. Mamta was abandoned by her father at the Railway Station. She was rescued by the Railway Police and sent to children’s home at Nirmal Chhaya. Keeping in view the best interest of the child; Mamta was transferred by the Child Welfare Committee to us on 27.07.2006.

Later Mamta was diagnosed as a child with special needs with IQ of 50-60 & is therefore been provided all the mental health facilities by the organization such as rigorous medical supervision & medication by Dr. Deepak Gupta (Mental Health Expert) for aggression/hyperactive behaviour and bed wetting.

But despite of all the above hurdles Mamta did not stop, she never looked back, she kept her spirit on with whatever she had and tarnished her skills very well with the resources been provided to her just like any other child living with her by Udayan Care. Once started she never looked back. Here are those stars shining on her shoulder.

Presently Mamta is studying in Balvantray Mehta School participated in Special Olympics , Bharat ( National Championship for Athletics) held at J L N Stadium from 12th Mar'14 to 15th Mar'15 has won first position ( Gold Medal) in Shot Put 3 kg Div.; second position ( Silver Medal) in 4X100 M Relay and 100 M Run.

Whenever opportunity knocked her door she has never missed it!!! She has always made us proud and we are really blessed to have a child like Mamta.

 Worskhops and Trainings:

During this Quarter children were also exposed to various workshops to enhance their skills. In order to develop a sense of citizenship a workshop on “Rights & Responsibility being a citizen of India” was organized for them with the help of “We the people”, “Child Sexual Abuse” conducted by the home coordinators across all homes. On Jan 4, 2014Udayan Ghar Programme (team) celebrated Winter Carnival at Gurgaon along with the entire team and children and had great fun. To keep the kids physically fit On Feb 9, 2014Udayan Ghar Programme (team) celebrated 8th Sports Day sponsored by Adidas group at Banyan Tree School. And to keep the children well prepared about the world outside On Feb 22, 2014a consultation was organized at Udayan Care head office with theyoung adults coming fromdifferent Child Care Institutions such as: Minda Bal Gram, Prayas, Salam Balak Trust, Sai Kripa to discuss upon “How Mental health Interventions & its standards can be improved & enhanced” 

Similarly various conduct with the direct stakeholders of this programme who are dealing with the children on a day to day basis & nurturing them. These workshops focused on the Mental Health Intervention, Financial Overview, Monitoring and Evaluation to facilitate the smooth running of the children homes, planning to establish a Skill development centre for Children with special needs.

Recreational Activities

Other 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.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014, the volunteers staying in Greater Noida girl’s home organized a small workshop for the girls staying at home that day. The designated target was to collect answers to the question “Why am I proud to be a girl/ woman?” and hereby to reinforce their self-awareness of being a girl.

Everyone could share their ideas and write them on the prepared chart papers. The girls who are not yet able to write tried to express their feelings on this subject by drawing pictures. At the end of the workshop we fixed the presentation on the board in front of the kitchen to remind all of us of the meaning of this special day. Furthermore the children expressed that this day makes all of us to be proud of being girls and women and to regard our gender as a great individual benefit.Even though the girls needed some time to come up with their ideas, the workshop was a good opportunity to awake every girl’s pride of their gender and all its positive affects especially because for many girls being a girl in India is challenging sometimes.

 Need you Help to plan activities for Summer Camp for our children at Sunshine Homes

Coming May-2014 , we are planning to hold a Summer Camp for our children from our Sunshine homes like every year. We would like to hear from you some suggestion and ideas about what all activities  we can plan during the 4 day camp. It would be nice to know your feedback where you could be indirectly become a part of our planning team for Summer Camp.

You can write us at : fundraising@udayancare.org

Mamta-Our Success Story
Mamta-Our Success Story
CSR Event
CSR Event
Event by Avanta TATA
Event by Avanta TATA
International Women
International Women's Day celebration

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