Jan 24, 2018

Computer literary for underserved youth in Delhi

English Bolo Programme
English Bolo Programme

Udayan Care Information Technology Programme report for GlobalGiving

About Udayan Care

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 23 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women.

Vision: To Regenerate the Rhythm of Life of the Disadvantaged

Theory of Change:“There are millions of orphaned and abandoned children in India; in addition, girls from weaker sections of society do not get an equal opportunity to continue their education; professional skills and attitude are lacking among disadvantaged communities to become economically self reliant”.

Udayan Care provides homes to orphaned children while also giving girls financial and development support to continue higher education, and communities to train themselves in vocations, by engaging socially committed individuals, who provide a transformative, nurturing and mentoring environment, to help them realize their full potential.

Mission:

A nurturing home for every orphaned child, an opportunity for higher education for every girl and for every adult, the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society.

About ITVT centers

There 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, the project intends to focus on 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.

Program 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

Target Group & Reach

Poor urban/ slum communities, especially women, adolescent, children of Delhi and NCR

Unique aspects of the Program

  • 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

Centre Locations

Udayan Care IT centers are located in the following locations:

Vinod Nagar

Badarpur

West Vinod Nagar

Uttam Nagar

Budh Vihar, Rohini

Sahibabad

Greater Noida

Bhangel, Noida

Gurgaon

Sidhrawali

Kurukshetra

1st Graduation Ceremony

In Udayan Care we focus to develop leadership quality in youth, which helps them for placement in relevant industry. Few months back we have expanded our IT Centre program in West Delhi, where we received support from Mr Subhash Chandra (Jeevika Saarthi Foundation) to establish a new centre called Kaushal Kalp - Udayan Care Vocational Training Centre.

On 9th Nov 2017 Kaushal Kalp - Udayan Care Vocational Training Centre celebrated its 1st graduation & scholarship cheques distribution ceremony. 72 students were certified in various computer courses and they are ready to fly with colorful wings in relevant growing sector.

During celebration our centre student performed an enactment on child abuse. This act was to deliver a social message; it was a proper blend of dance and drama. Dr Kiran (Managing trustee - Udayan Care) Mr Subhash Chandra (Jeevika Saarthi Foundation) Mr Deepak (Honorary Director - Udayan Care) gave such a motivational speech and wished our student good luck for their bright future.

Induction – “English Bolo” programme

Udayan Care IT Centre team intensely focus to promote Digital Learning through IT centres.  We believe teaching with technology can deepen students learning thereby supporting instructional objectives. However, it can be challenging to select the “best” tech tools while not losing sight of your goals for student learning.  Once identified, integrating those tools can itself be a challenge albeit an eye-opening experience. We are continuously making efforts to find resources for helping us to train our trainees and trainers to follow digital learning. Udayan Care is really thankful to Social Venture Partners (SVP) for providing their kind support to make our objectives successful. With the help of SVP we have received 14 licenses of "English bolo" course which is an online process for improving English communication. We are also thankful to "English Bolo" team for conducting orientation program in our Rohini, IT Centre and train our trainers to run this project smoothly. We are going to start first pilot batch of "English Bolo" with 12 students; it's a self learning module which helps youth to improve their English communication skills and would be helpful for them to increase their confidence level too. On 11th of Dec we formally conducted an Induction program of English Bolo, project coordinator took a 2 hours session to brief the student about the program and what steps students have to follow to learn this program efficiently.

Industry Expert Session

To make our centre youth familiar with industry trend, which would help them to prepare themselves according to market requirement, for getting job in growing sector. We continuously work to invite professional employees who are working with reputed organizations to take session on specific topic which is for the motivation of youth towards achievement of their set goals. On 9th Dec 2017 Mr Utkarsh  took a session on Resume building in our Uttam Nagar IT Centre, Mr. Utkarsh is working with a leading MNC as a recruiter. During his session he covered the entire component which each employer is looking for in a candidate’s resume. 40 youth who pursue job specific IT courses from Kaushal Kalp - Udayan Care Vocational Training Centre attend the session, with the help of tips which were shared by Mr Utkarsh our students prepared their resume and prepared themselves to face interview for getting job.

Success story

Ritu – student (Graphic & Print Design)

Ritu is a tranquil natured girl who is proactive and productive when it comes to work and fulfilling her responsibilities. Her parents passed away few years back and now she lives with her brother and sister in laws. Daily commutes from Burari (North Delhi) to Vinod Nagar (East Delhi) cover a tedious journey of around 3 hours where she has to spend a lot of money and time too. Her family comprises of 7 members where her brothers does a job and is able to fetch around Rs. 15000 per month hence condition is hand to mouth. Since her parents have passed away, she has been willing to be a helping hand to her brother financially. She became a part of Udayan Care when a coordinator of our centre when to another NGO namely Magic Bus.  The students were briefed about the functioning of Udayan Care and how it has been helping youth transforming their lives. Since childhood she has been interested in designing and painting etc. and wanted to get a career related to the same field. Ritu has also been awarded for model making on environment when she was in school. Today she is pursuing her master degree after her graduation from Delhi University.

After completion of 6 month training in Graphic & Print Design Ritu has start working with a reputed print media company as graphic designer.

Regards

Manoj Shrivastava

Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony
Resume Building Workshop
Resume Building Workshop
Dec 12, 2017

Update from our Udayan Shalini Fellowship Program

GSIF Workshop
GSIF Workshop

Project Background:

Udayan Shalini Fellowship (USF), one of the unique programmes of Udayan Care, aims to promote and support higher education for girls hailing from disadvantaged backgrounds, in order to develop them into dignified, independent young women. The fellowship ensures that the lives of the girls do not succumb to monetary hardships and they do not give up their dream. However, USF is not just envisaged as a monetary assistance programme but rather as a holistic programme of sustained mentoring support and association. The growth is fostered with continued association of mentoring, motivational workshops, and development of socially responsible behaviour through awareness drives. The fellowship stands different because of its pyramidal mentoring.

Key Highlights:
During this quarter, special focus was on the employability of our Shalinis. For this, Genpact organized a series of workshops at their office, wherein they conducted mock interviews, group discussions with our Shalinis. They also laid emphasis on corporate dress code and disciplinary codes as well, which prepared our Shalinis for the corporate world.
Apart from this, we also conducted our 16th Induction Ceremony, wherein we selected 80 deserving girls into our program.

OCTOBER

Small-Group Workshop

Session by GSIF (Genpact Social Impact Fellowship) Fellow Shreya:
GSIF fellow Shreya, who along with Chhavi are actively working on the employability of our Shalinis. For this, they conducted a session with our ‘Mentor Didis’in order to identify the key areas to work upon and improve. Our mentor didis, who are well versed with the nitty-gritties of the program, suggested ways in which we can successfully work towards improving the employability of our Shalinis.  Overall, our mentor didis brainstormed and participated in the interactive session organized by Shreya with an aim to magnify the impact and outreach of the program

Genpact Visit

‘To Prepare the Next Generation of Corporate Leaders’

 Genpact Headstrong Capital, Noida Uttar Pradesh

I. Job Preparedness by Genpact Recruitment Team

The CSR Team of Genpact organized a full day session with our Shalinis of Batch 14. The purpose of the session was to prepare them for them for the larger workforce and acquaint them with the process of selection through mock-activities.

Session I: Job application and Process
The session began by asking the fellows the process of selection and the importance of each stage of selection in the process of recruitment. Moreover, the fellows were also given some essential resume writing tips.

Key Points of the session:
- Research about the organization you are applying to
- Read the Job Description carefully
- Do what you are interested

Session II: Group Discussion and Interview (Tips and Tricks)
After this, the fellows were given certain do’s and don’ts during an interview and Group Discussion;

During Group Discussion:
- Always respect the participants
- Do not say things just for the sake of it
- Stick to the topic
- Present your thoughts in a coherent and articulate manner
- Try to conclude the discussion
- Display Leadership qualities

During Interview:
- Be confident
- Do not present any false information
- Have the right body language
- Display Confidence
- Never ask for feedback from the interviewer
- Never as for the result from the interwar
- Never beg for a job/position

Session III: Mock Group Discussion and Interview
No knowledge can be fully imparted if it is not practiced. To further help our fellows, Genpact designed mock interviews and Group discussions which would help the students gain an understanding of what the selection process is like, and how they can ace it.

1. Group Discussion:
All fellows were divided into three teams and taken into separate rooms. In each room, a moderator was present and the topic of the Group Discussion was presented. Consequently, each person had to present her views, for or against the motion.

After the group discussion, the moderator presented his views and feedback to each of the participant. This helped the girls identify the areas in which they need to improve. They also understood the importance of being an active listener rather than just being the speaker. Furthermore, the mock discussions helped each participant to present her views confidently and coherently

2. Interview
After the group discussions, the fellows were called upon in an alphabetical order for a mock interview.
After the mock interview, each fellow was given their respective feedback.

Outcome of the Session:

The session proved to be extremely beneficial to our fellows as they learnt how actual Group discussions and Interviews are conducted, especially in a reputed multinational company such as Genpact. They also received the feedback of the areas they need to work on and improve. Overall, the session made them more confident and they displayed immense motivation in not only participating in the mock sessions but also proactively asked questions related to the recruitment process.

Feedback of the Session:

‘The exposure which we received is unmatched. The Genpact team was interactive and motivational. They not only explained each and every aspect of the recruitment process, but also gave us examples from their own experiences which made it more interesting. The best part was certainly the mock interviews and GD. I feel very confident after the session and I truly believe that all these activities have given me an edge over my peers’. – Harshana (Batch 14)

NOVEMBER

Small Group Workshop

I. Exam Preparedness by Saumya

As the exam season is approaching, students find it difficult to manage their time and often feel overburdened and even worn out. Therefore, the objective of the workshop was to help our fellows understand how to prepare for the exams at different time intervals.

The focus was to start working on your weak subjects/topics or areas.  Also read your notes along with the main course book while you are travelling or get anytime free during the day.  Take your time and study at your pace.

One Week Before the Exam:

This is time to prioritize.
‘What are my weak subjects/topics? How many preparatory leaves do I have? How much time do I need to cover one topic?’

One day Before the exam:
- Though it is normal to feel stressed out and saturated. But it should not hamper your studies.
- Again, Prioritize! Focus and learn those things which need maximum attention according to you.
- Do not start anything new. Learn and fine-tune the topics you know.
- Take proper sleep at night and avoid going to tuitions.
- Stay focused and motivated.

One Hour before the exam:
- Everything seems to culminate during this time. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain your cool.
- Do not pick up anything new. Just focus on what you studied.
- Stay Calm and avoid interacting with your peers. Their doubts might confuse you and create panic.
- Read only small things like laws definitions etc.

Feedback of the Session:
‘The workshop was very helpful especially during this time when my exams are approaching. The session was interactive and the anecdotes shared by the facilitator were relatable’- Naina Batch 14
‘From the workshop, I learnt how to develop a time table and set realistic goals. I will surely implement the study and learning tips which were given in the workshop’ – Priya Batch 14

II. Orientation of New Batchby Mohd. Faheem 

The orientation of Batch 16; our newly inducted batch of Shalinis also took place.
As a part of the orientation program, Mohd Faheem (Assistant Director USF) acquainted the girls about the Udayan Care, its vision and mission and also talked about the inception of the Udayan Shalini Fellowship program, its outreach and a few success stories of our alumnae Shalinis.
After this, the fellows were allotted their mentor didis, who will provide them with guidance and support throughout their journey with USF.

Genpact Visit

I. Communication and Grooming By Genpact, Learning and Development Team:

The CSR team of Genpact organized a full day session to brush up the communication skills and grooming of our Shalinis.

The aim of the session was to help our Shalinis learn the different business etiquettes starting from a formal handshake to body posture through a series of activities and team building exercises.

The fellows were asked to empty their minds of all the thoughts which are distracting them and focus on the present.
Following this, fellows were divided in groups of 5 each and were asked to introduce each other and not themselves.

Each group was given a topic on which they had to speak. The audience was asked to judge the presentation on the basis of the confidence and the body posture of the person presenting.  The purpose of this was to help the fellows become more confident while they are giving a presentation or addressing a gathering. Emphasis was also laid on the right body posture and eye contact with the audience in order to be more impactful.

All the Shalinis were asked to form two circles, one larger circle inside a smaller one. After this, the members of the inner circle were asked to shake hands with the person in the front and then move towards their right.
After one full circle, each fellow was asked to tell with whom they had the best handshake and why?

Each team was also given a Hula Hoop ring which they had to balance until it is kept on the floor, without dropping it.
However, the catch was that each team member had to balance the ring on their index finger.
This was an effective team building activity which tested each group on their communication, strategy and teamwork.

Each team was given a set of newspaper, tape and scissors. With these limited resources they had to build a tower. The team with the highest tower wins.  The catch is that; the tower can have only one pillar and the pillar cannot be taped to the based. This activity also tested the teams on their strategy, team work and time management. After this power packed session filled with exciting activities, a PowerPoint presentation was also shown to our fellows regarding corporate dressing sense, 7 ways of effective communication and how to prepare for any interview. Finally, the session ended with informing the fellows about the need to be confident and how communication is different from language. Hence, effective communication can be in any language.

Feedback of the Session:
‘From the workshop, I learnt how to dress up professionally for an interview. The activity where we shook handshakes with each other. The activity was extremely helpful, as I didn’t know before how a simple handshake speaks volumes about one’s personality and confidence’ - Afroj (Batch 14)
‘As I am looking for a job as a fresher, this session was very fruitful for me. How to dress up properly for an interview, how our body language should be, were some essential takeaways for me through this session’- Kamini (Batch 12) 

DECEMBER

Small Group Workshop

I. Team Work and Team-Building by Saumya

Team Building is an important exercise which needs to be inculcated in our students, as it teaches them collective decision-making skills negotiation skills and also empathy towards others. Team-building also helps the students understand the need to distribute tasks in such a manner that it taps everyone’s abilities, talents and potential in order to work efficiently in order to attain a goal.

After this, a series of team-building activities wereorganized to help the fellows understand the complexities of working in a team. For this, the fellows were divided into 4 groups to carry out these activities.

All groups were given 10 minutes time to note down 5 things which were common among all members of a team.
The purpose of the activity was that the group identities what they have common with each other and what unites them, cutting across religion and caste boundaries. This helped them in identifying their strengths

In this activity, the fellows had to arrange themselves in ascending order of their birthday date and month. However, the catch is, they can only communicate through gestures. The Activity helped them in understanding non-verbal communication and how it is an essential part of team work

Each group were given a topic on which they had to make their own tv show. After this, they were asked to present their show. The activity helped them understand the importance of having role differentiation while working in a team. We also asked each team, who took charge as a leader? And 5 reasons why they were a good leader? The activity was extremely helpful as they understood the various conflicts that arise in a team and how to deal with them
Overall, the session entailed learning through activities. While discussing the characteristics of a good team; all groups strived to be a good team and put up a good performance.

Feedback of the Session:
‘From the session, I learnt the importance of good communication within the team. Moreover, I also understood how any sort of miscommunication hampers our team performance, which was seen through the skit we performed. Overall, the session helped me understand how difficult it is to work in a team and the challenges that can occur during any team related activity’. – Harshana (Batch-14)

II. Career Counselling by GSIF Team:
Working on the ‘employability’ of our Shalinis, the GSIF Team held a session on career counselling with our fellows in class 11th and 12th. The purpose of the session was to make the fellows realize their potential, work towards their goal and not to succumb to any sort of peer pressure.  The session started with a small activity, wherein each fellow was given a sheet of paper, on which they had to draw what they want to become/their ambition. The purpose of this activity was, how passionately one can explain their dream goal or ambition in life.

Moving further, the fellows were guided on how to choose their ideal career. They were informed that what they want to become in life should not be influenced by the decision of others, rather we should choose our ideal career based on three things; What I love doing? What can I do well? What can help me achieve my ideal career?

Followed by this, was a ‘Talk by the Experts’ in their field who held a Q and A session with the fellows. The experts here shared their journey of how they achieved what they are today? how they worked for it and the challenges they faced during their ‘struggling years’.

Feedback of the Session:

‘The session was extremely helpful, especially when we are in our crucial year of schooling; after which we have to choose our stream/subjects in college. The ‘Expert talk’ was very helpful. The journey’s shared by the experts was very inspirational and it made me understand that one’s career is shaped by our own choices’. – Mansi (Batch 15)

Achievements of the Chapter During the Reporting Period

Placement of Shalinis:
• Four of our fellows are now successfully placed in Genpact.
• One is working as a ‘Junior Research Assistant’ at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
• Eight of our fellows are pursuing their Post-graduation

Success Story

Ekta (Batch 10):
Ekta is the youngest member in her family of four. Her father was a factory worker and the sole breadwinner of the family. With all his blood and sweat, he was able to provide for his family. However, in the turn of events, her father suffered from a fatal paralytic attack which left him bedridden. Since then it has been an uphill battle against all odds for Ekta and her family. In such grievous circumstances, the burden of earning and sustaining the family fell on Ekta’s elder sister. But this did not prevent her family from supporting her education and dreams.
Seeing the pitiful condition of her household, Ekta decided to never back down and pave her own path to success. For this, she enrolled herself in the ‘Udayan Shalini Fellowship Program’. From the program she received mentoring and guidance which provided her with firm support during the time of extreme hardships in her family. The workshops also helped her in becoming more vocal and gave her a platform to express her views. In the course of 5 years, she transformed from a shy girl to a truly empowered woman who displayed strength in the face of hardships
She completed her graduation in Economic Hons from Daulat Ram College and went on to pursue Master’s in economics from IGOU. Presently, she is working as a Financial Analyst at A&E information system Pvt. Ltd.

Team Building Workshop
Team Building Workshop
Dec 11, 2017

Update from our Sunshine Home

Not only passive receivers, but givers also
Not only passive receivers, but givers also

Udayan Ghar Programme

Udayan Care had set up its first Udayan Ghar (Home) for children in 1996 and created its own model of LIFE: Living in Family Environment. This model enables erstwhile children in need of Care & Protection in to grow in a loving family environment. In these homes, the children are loved and cared for by a group of Mentor Parents-socially committed individuals (volunteers) who groom the children with a team of Coordinators at homes, along with resident Care Givers, Supervisors, & Volunteers.

These homes are located in busy, middle class neighborhoods, so children can reintegrate themselves into society through direct community involvement which helps mainstreaming the children ahead. Our children and young adults are receiving quality education in some of the best educational institutions such as: The Sagar School at Tijara, Alwar, Mata Bhagwati school, Genesis Global school, Tagore International School, East of Kailash, Banyan Tree School, Global Indian International School etc and colleges/ universities like College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi, Hi- Tech Institute of Engineering, Ghaziabad, Punjab University, Lingaya’s University etc.

Since inception Udayan Ghars have nurtured over 800 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 187 children across all homes. 27 of our young adults are also been supported through our After Care Programme.

 Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of September - November, 2017 the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children engrossed in studies preparing for their mid-term examinations and a few corporate engagements. Workshops being a monthly affair addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Workshops were held with all the programme stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children). In order to strengthen the stakeholders.

Since, in a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life, Life Skill workshops at home were also held like every other quarter which focused on various subjects like self awareness & self identity, coping with emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, decision making, stress management, healthy habits; family & community, communication and problem solving.

YP Foundation, conduct workshops twice in a month at Ghaziabad girls ghar. A range of topics has been selected under the broad topic of sexuality.

Mentor father, Mr. Deepak Sharma ensures that girls at Greater Noida ghar do not lag behind others in any respect and always try to get inspiring figures to interact with and motivate the girls. In the month of October, Ms. Suniti, S.P, Rural-GB Nagar was invited to guide girls about importance of education and how goals are set to achieve a career of choice.

Psychologist, Ms. Dipti Dash conducts life skill workshops every month with both Noida Boys and Girls. The topics covered so far include, knowing Myself, Managing Emotions and Relationship.

Opportunities, Events and outings are some of the things that never end for our Udayan Ghar children. The major recreation and co-curricular events that took place during the quarter include –

 HUDCO Painting Competition

On 3rd September’17, a Painting Competition was organized by HUDCO at the HUDCO Art Gallery, New Delhi. The first Monday of October has been designated by the United Nations as the World Habitat Day. Every year, as part of the celebrations to observe the World Habitat Day, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) organises a painting competition for underprivileged children, on themes related to habitat issues.

A total of 10 children from Ghaziabad, Sant Nagar and Mehrauli Homes participated in the competition where they were asked to draw and paint on the theme, ‘My City of the Future’.

Talent Hunt Event by Cognizant

On 10th September’17, Cognizant organized a talent hunt programme at Airforce Grounds, Subroto Park, New Delhi. The full day event had number of activities planned where the children were given the opportunity to participate where their interest lies. A complete manual was given laying out the rules and regulations for participation. From Udayan Care, Mehrauli Homes, Greater Noida Home & Gurugram Home participated and won prizes. 

There were different competitions scheduled in the programme which were divided according to the classes of the children. Group I consisted of children till V standard and Group II had children from VI to XII standard.  All the children were given amazing lunch boxes and school bags too!

 Dan Utsav (Joy of Giving Week) Celebration

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston S. Churchill

The first week of October is celebrated in India as Joy of Giving Week.

Dan utsav was celebrated across different Udayan Ghars while spreading the joy among the ones who know the joy yet, metaphorically have hardly witnessed it. Children across ghars gave away their belongings such as clothes, stationary, toys and even some eats bought from their pocket money to children in the nearby community, slums and/or under privileged schools.

 Visit of K9 School at Noida Girls and Boys Ghar

On 8th October, 2017 a team consisting of behavioral psychologists, volunteers and Stella and Phulki (therapy dogs) visited from K9 School our Noida Boys and Girls Ghars for interaction with the children. The basic objective was to introduce canine therapyidea and practices of canine assisted activities and canine assisted therapy which are being successfully used in many parts of the world in schools, homes, hospitals to address the needs of special children and provide supportive therapy to those dealing with grief, loss, childhood trauma associated with abuse, and a variety of cognitive, emotional and behavioral issues.

Auro Camp, Nainital – 18th October to 22nd October’17

This Diwali, we thought of gifting a wider smile to our ghar children and planned to take them for Auro Camp at Van Niwas, Nainital in association with Sri Aurobindo Asharam. The objective of the camp was mainly to celebrate Diwali, and provide fun & thrill, build courage, stamina & self confidence and channelize energy of children towards value added activities. Children were engaged in activities such as trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, meditation etc. catering to their all round personality development.

A team of carers also went with the children where, apart from their engagement in activities, they also got an opportunity to revive their relationship with children and rejuvenate themselves.

Diwali Celebration

We immensely thank Mercer and Benetton forlighting the contours of hope, joy and happiness in the lives of our children and making this Diwali a memorable one!

Children were invited at the corporate office of Benetton on 17th October’17 and a group of employees from Mercer visited our Jagshanti Udayan Ghar for Girls, Greater Noida on the same day to celebrate Diwali. Children were engaged different activities such as dance, games and rangoli making.

The children were given refreshment after Pooja and later gifts were also distributed among them.

 MAMD Family Day Celebration by Baxter

Every year Baxter celebrates MAMD family day in which all the employees along with family members come together and celebrate the auspicious day. Likewise every year, Baxter has invited the Udayan Care children to be a part of the celebration. Twenty eight children from Udayan Care Home, Gurgaon participated in the event organized at Tivoli on Oct 29th, 2017.

The children have given an amazing group dance performance and won the heart of everyone over there. Activities such as Tattoo making, shooting gun, football board, remote car racing, and fun house for the younger kids. Apart from these thrilling activities, children enjoyed delicious eats as well.

 New Home (Udayan Ghar for Girls) at Faridabad

Udayan Care proudly announces the establishment of its 14th Udayan Ghar at Faridabad, Haryana. The ghar would cater to the protection & developmental needs of orphaned, abandoned and at-risk girls. The ghar will soon be operational.

 Saksham Pedal Delhi

On 5th November’17 Children from different Udayan Ghars participated in the event, Saksham Pedal Delhi. The event was an initiative by PCRA aimed at propagating the importance of fuel conservation and efficient energy utilization among citizens. As a part of the event, children pedaled bicycles for 5 km. Later, they were given refreshment.

 Theater Show by Salam Balak Trust

Sheroes, a theatre show, written, directed and acted by the children of Salam Balak Trust was something really enjoyed by the children across different Udayan Ghars. The children were truly motivated and shared a good feedback.

 Art Room Programme

If children are exploring, thinking, experimenting and trying new ideas on their art notebook, then creativity and inventiveness has a chance to blossom.

ArtReach India continued to organize art workshops where children are being provided with a platform to learn, explore and enhance their artistic talent. During the quarter, the workshops were conducted on 9th September, 14th October & 11th November at Sanskriti Pratishthan.

Success Story (any one)

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you”

-    Walt Whitman

 The pain of losing parents is too overwhelming to be contained in a little child’s heart. By 2006, Muskaan had lost both her parents and was just six years old when she was handed over to Udayan Care by her uncle.

Udayan Ghar team consisting of mentor parents, social workers and, care staff nurtured Muskaan and helped her develop a sense of trust, bonding and security. The caring, non-judgmental and loving environment provided by the Udayan Care family helped her grow into a sincere, hardworking, and cheerful girl. Now, Muskaan is not just a sincere student but is also a good writer who likes to pen down her thoughts as beautiful poems.

This year, she appeared for the XII board exams and secured 74.6%. Her belief in herself was reinforced by motivation from her mentor father and she got admission in the prestigious Ashoka University with full scholarship. Now Muskaan is all set to give a constructive shape to her career.

Auro Camp at Van Niwas, Nainital
Auro Camp at Van Niwas, Nainital
Exploring, Thinking, Experimenting with Art....
Exploring, Thinking, Experimenting with Art....
Muskaan set to give shape to her career
Muskaan set to give shape to her career
 
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