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...
Mar 1, 2016

Update from our Computer Literacy Programme

Miracle of Home
Miracle of Home

About Udayan Care

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 21 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 The Programme

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

One more step towards climbing to new heights

Udayan Care's IT Programme extended its reach this New Year, as we opened our 8th IT centre in West Vinod Nagar (place in east Delhi).

This has been possible with the kind support that we have received from American India Foundation (AIF)

This centre is one of its kinds, as we will training our students to work on upgraded software of Graphic & Print Designing.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by IT students

Joining the hands in the mission of cleaning our country, our students organized a campaign to clean their surroundings and nearby community areas and created awareness in nearby area as well. Students walked from the institute with broom in their hand to spread the message of cleaning our country.

Christmas Celebration in IT centers

Christmas is a time to give and forgive, celebrated everywhere as a joyous family affair, In our Narsinghpur & Dadri center celebrated Christmas as a happy time with students. The students decorated IT center premises and Christmas tree with use of bubbles, bells, colorful ribbons etc. All students cut the Christmas cake together and enjoyed the party Christmas party with lot of fun, singing and dancing.

Miracle of Hope

Ariv(Name Changed) belongs to a lower middle class family living in small village in, Badarpur (place in south east Delhi) and completed his intermediate from a Government school. Being the eldest son, he has the responsibility of supporting his family.

He joined our Advanced Diploma Course in computer application at one of our IT center in his area (Badarpur) and used to work at his Uncle’s helpline center and was helping people in doing online money transfer, helping people in getting their registration / legal certificates.

Today, Ariv is on the verge of starting his own independent helpline center to generate more profit and support his family.

Christmas Celebration
Christmas Celebration
Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign
new Center
new Center
Jan 4, 2016

Update from Udayan Fellowship Programme

Business Etiquettes
Business Etiquettes

Narrative Report Format

Name of the Organization: Udayan Care

Reporting Period: October 15 to December’15

Name of the project: Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme

  1. Executive Summary

Udayan Shalini Fellowship (USF), one of the unique programmes of Udayan Care that aims to promote and support higher education for girls from disadvantaged background 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 away their most cherished dream to think big and make a mark for themselves. Howe ever, 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 behavior through awareness drives. The fellowship stands different because of its pyramidal mentoring.

The quarterly workshop conducted covering diverse topics on diverse themes incorporating, “Programming for gratitude” to Disability: “A boon or a Bane” to “Right to education” for children from economically weaker section of society. Small group workshops conducted on imbibing an understanding on Business etiquettes and indispensible life skills including conflict resolution aims to bring awareness to resolve conflict situations in life. Induction ceremony marked another milestone with the new intake of fifty additions to the USF family. Campaign conducted on the grave issue of girl child trafficking in the slum area of Jahangir Puri has developed a sense of social responsibility which comes with social sensitivity.

  1. Details of Progress during Reporting Period:

S.no.

Activities Undertaken During the Reporting Period

                                      Results

QUATERLY WORKSHOP

DATE

15 October’15

THEME

DISABILTIY

(A BOON OR A BANE)

PROGRAMMING FOR GRATTITUDE:

(TO LEAD A HAPPIER LIFE) 

RIGHT TO EDUCATION

FACILITATOR

Ms Binni

Ms Vibha (Co-founder of Muskaan Trust)

Indus Action  Team

FELLOWS

133 fellows (All batches)

VENUE

Mahavir Senior Model School

 

THEME ONE: DISABILTIY: A BOON OR A BANE

PROCESS OF THE WORKSHOP:

The facilitator who herself is considered in the category of Person with Disability in societies view, has decided to take up the issue of disability among people spearheading a talk on disability as a boon or a bane.  She commenced while emphasizing on “Person with disability Act”, 1995 which claim to give equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and complete involvement of people with disability but on practical grounds has many loopholes which needs to be taken care of via appropriate amendments. The facilitator addressing fellows puts across a question on what do they all feel when they all meet and see, a person with disability, most of the fellows responded in a sense of hesitation in communicating whenever dealing with person with disability. In addition to the question, the facilitator queried on what encourage them to help person with disability, why do we help them?  What do we get in return? Fellows responded in terms of a Sense of satisfaction all of them experience whenever they get an opportunity to help someone in their capacities.

The facilitator puts forth the discussion on the major role of society, plays in shaping the person with disability. Often seen as a liability than an asset, Nevertheless our positive contribution in the society has already been proven by many like us. Giving instances of the famous personalities like Sudha Chandran, the facilitator talks about the contribution PWD’s (person with disabilities) are making in the society.

Talking on the denial of basic Human Rights including the denial of getting admission in the general school system, to get employment, to live independently in the community, to vote, to participate in sport and cultural activities, to enjoy social protection, to access justice, to choose medical treatment and so on.

The facilitator culminated her session with a Quote “Disability is god given but the handicap is man-made”.  Where she emphasize on dialogue, we all have options, options to choose our vulnerability to weaken ourselves or to strengthen ourselves.

THEME 2: PROGRAMMING FOR GRATTITUDE: To lead a happier life

Prior to the commencement of the gratitude section, Ms Rachel Siyang, who is an alumnus from Harward business school shared few words of knowledge with the fellows, talking on facts, she informed on how 25% of employment depends on our Intelligence quotient and rest 75% depends upon the willingness, and eagerness to learn in life. Saying on three points as follow:

  • Gratitude

(Showering thankfulness to the people we are blessed with in our life)

  • Writing a Journal

(Memoir of daily experiences, everyday writing down three things we are grateful for).

  • Exercise

(Exercise to keep mind and body in best of their health, exemplifying as concentrating on every intake of breath every morning)

Mrs. Vibha, founder of Muskaan trust spearheaded the session with a quote, “Whatever happens in life, happens in the form of give and take”. She commenced her session asking the fellows to sit in one big circle. The first exercise she asked “what do our hand lines says about gratitude (looking at our hand for a minute). Then asked few volunteers to come up and share their experiences. Responses came up as follow:

  • Feeling of thankfulness
  • Our right hand is following the lines of our left hand and vice versa.
  • Thankful for the hands which are an important component of the body.
  • Giving without expecting any mean
  • The small lines on our hands are the happiness and the small lines are the problems.

The facilitator then further illustrated her points on exploring ways to show gratitude to people: 

Showing Smiley’s: We all have choices on how we react to the world and worldly vibration. Many of us have this habit to criticize things in life whether its people, situations or places. Explaining how the nature of every single thought going on in our mind, further turns into words and action, produces molecular waves and vibration in the atmosphere which has an effect on every object and waves spread throughout the universe.

The facilitator explained how any good thought, word or action produces a good vibration and does well to many and so in the same way how every bad thought destroys the person capacity to think.

The facilitator whilst explaining the circle on how our every thought give rise to the words  we speak which further turns into actions and then takes the shape of our habit became our character and then turn into our  destiny. She explained the more we give into a negative thought the more will be the drain in our energy and the more you give in to your negative thoughts, the stronger harmful they become.

Interconnectedness: Putting in dialogue the interconnectedness we all share with the world. She explained we all are part of the universe and by de-facto all are the somewhere related to each other.

Negative Self Talk: Addressing fellows, the facilitator bring forth the concept of self talk. The nature of conversation we have with ourselves determines our happiness.

Amplifying it with the lenses of neuron-science, the facilitator explained every self talk we have with ourselves sends out vibration to the universe. Every action produces molecular wave and spread in the universe.

Quoting “It is not happy people who are thankful rather it is thankful people who are happy”. The one thing that is common in all human beings is that we all want to become a happy soul.

PRACTICING GRATITUDE: The facilitator briefed on the levels of practicing gratitude. We all have so many things in life for which are grateful. All the levels are covered in the form of individual exercises.

Gratitude to YOURSELF:

In the ambit of which the facilitator asked the fellows to do an individual exercise, “Notice any one thing positive about oneself and write a note saying ‘Thank You’

FELLOWS Responses

  • “Thankful for having a helping nature and a helping heart”
  • “Thankful for having faith in almighty”

Gratitude to “NATURE”During this individual exercise fellows were asked, to “Pick any one thing for which they are thankful to Nature”.

FELLOWS Responses

  • For the sun that glows.
  • For keeping us healthy.
  • For the autumn and Rain 

Gratitude to “CARING FIGURE”:Part of the exercise the facilitator asked the fellows, to name anyone in their life, be it their mentor, teacher, friends who they considered as caring figure in their lives.

FELLOWS Responses

  • Thankfulness to USF mentors
  • Majority expressed heartiest thank to “Mr Faheem” (Assistant Director of USF program) for being a caring brotherly figure

Gratitude to USF: The facilitator asked the fellow to quote one thing for which they are thankful to the USF program. Realizing that though it is not an easy task to put feeling into words.

FELLOWS Responses

  • A platform has been provided though which I happened to meet inspiring people who shaped my personality and changed me as an individual.
  • The programs believed in us and act a catalyst in making us believe in our capacities as an individual.

Gratitude WALK:the facilitator asked the fellows to walk out of the room and make a call to that one person to whom they are thankful to the bottom of their hearts. 

FELLOWS Responses

  • Feeling of contentment and onus prevailed all over body.
  • Enhanced level of happiness when the feeling of gratitude was expressed.

EMPHASIS of the Session

  • Each time we express gratitude, a pathway leading to happiness and positivity is made.
  • Taking note of few good experiences of the day previous day help us to stay positive

The session culminated with a de-facto confession, addressing fellows that every individual is blessed 84000 second in a day and it is upon each individual how we utilize each and every minute.

THEME THIRD : RIGHT TO EDUCATION

Since the Right to Education has opened up many opportunities for children from economically weaker sections. The Indus team informing on Section 12(1) (c) of the RTE Act which mandates that private unaided schools reserve 25 per cent of their seats in for EWS students and those from disadvantaged groups.

The Indus team, praised fellows who made their best efforts to spread awareness and knowledge on the policy during their engagement as a volunteer for the cause. The team congratulated fellows for their previous contribution in making difference in the lives of many children via volunteering for the cause and guided on how to carry on worth the work.

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP

               DATE:            

            11th October, 15

        THEME 

Conflict Management        

   VENUE

Mahavir Senior Modern School

       NO. OF PARTICIPANTS                       

13th Batch

FACILITATOR               

        Ms. Shalu Saharan

Mrs. Arti Upadhayay

 OBJECTIVES

  • To draw the attention and participation of the Fellows on the topic of Conflict.
  • To increase their ability to analyse conflict situations
  • To bring awareness to resolve conflict situations
  • To provide a platform where they can share their thoughts and get clarity.

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE SESSION:

Facilitator conducted Small Group Workshop for batch 13. The whole workshop was divided in two sessions. These sessions were as follows:

SESSION FIRST:

The first session was conducted with the aim of understanding what is meant by the term “Conflict”. The facilitator asked the fellows what they understood by this word.  The fellows related it with the word “Duvidha”, and happens when there are two equally important situations, to choose from and then to decide which one to do. The facilitator then asked if this kind of a situation happens very often, to which there was a mild “YES” and then they were asked to think of a conflict situation that they last faced. Conflicts, if not handled properly, can become huge problems, and make things difficult.         

The fellows said that due to this being their important year being in the 12th grade, there were lots of conflicts that they were going through, and most important of which was to keep up with their time for study hours. The Facilitator then drew the attention of the Fellows to the question on what in their opinion is the source of conflict, how and when does a conflict arise. What is it that gives the chance for a conflict to happen?  The sources of conflict, she explained, were because of power or strength, and there is also economic power. These are bases for conflict which can also be aggressive conflict situations. There was another source of conflict that is non-aggressive, and arises from conflict in values. She said, in our day to day life, values have an important part to play. We all have values, and when that is affected, or when someone hurts our self esteem that is when most conflicts arise.

When bringing in discussion our ways of reacting to situation. We end up feeling agitated, dustups, and often ignore the situation or the place but there is a way called “NON AGGRESSIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION” which was further explained on the basis of model in the word of acronym.

The facilitator shared the term “STABEN”, and broke it down into components, that give rise, and also help solve conflicts when addressed in a systematic way.

  • S-  Source
  • T- Time and Place
  • A- Amicable
  • B- Behaviour
  • E - Emotion
  • N –Need

The facilitator then went back to the point where she had asked the Fellows to think of a conflict situation they had last faced. The fellows had to make groups of four, take 5 minutes to think of a situation, and each group do a role play based on the components explained.

SESSION SECOND:

 The objective and purpose for the role play was to have a clarity on their understanding of the conflict situation, and when faced with such a situation, how to find a solution so that the matter is settled in a non-aggressive way. The following situations were enacted and resolved by the groups:

  1. Deciding to spend 2 hours to celebrate her birthday with her friends, and got delayed, upset her friends, but in the end managed to have fun.
  2. Using whatsapp, friends decide to dine-out/have food at a restaurant, and share the bill. But it is high, and the host pays it.
  3. Siblings have an argument over use of television, which is one, and three of them want to use it at the same time, and how the mother helps them decide.

The Fellows, through their role plays, showed good understanding of how to resolve a conflict situation, because all of them used the method explained by the facilitator.

This also helped them build confidence in themselves, and to do away with fear of speaking up, and before the audience.

She explained the importance of time and place, and how sometimes it becomes difficult to face a situation and resolve the conflict. She emphasized that when we are in conversation, we must be sensitive to the place where we are. She gave the example of a teacher who reprimands a student for not doing and submitting her work on time, and scolds the student in harsh language before the entire. This hurts the ego and self respect of the student, and lowers her self esteem. When self esteem is low, it affects the mind and psyche of the individual and this does more harm to the student.

The facilitator also touched upon the fact that we all think from our own perspectives, and feel what we think is important, and do not consider others views important. But it is important to be practical and give way to reason based on the facts of the situation, and accept what is right.

She also said that we are all in our learning stage. She mentioned the term “SWOT” analysis, and elaborated that It is important for us to know our strengths and weaknesses. This is important for self development, and to improve on our weak areas in life.

It is also important to set goal, and as we go along, and improve, we can create goals to enhance our skills, and thereby raise our values in life, and preserve our self esteem.

CONCLUSIVE OUTCOME:

  • Orientation developed about the importance of conflict resolution in different daily life situations.
  • Awareness developed the effective behavior for resolving conflict.
  •  Enhanced knowledge gained for turning destructive conflict to constructive.

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP

DATE:

24th October’15

     THEME: 

Business Etiquettes

VENUE:

Media House, Green Park

 

NO. OF PARTICIPANTS:

30 fellows

FACILITATOR:                                           Mrs Arti Upadhaya

PROCESS OF THE WORKSHOP 

The facilitator spearheaded his talk stressing on the word, “Etiquettes”, and asking fellows on their understanding of the word. The fellows responded in terms of relating it with mannerism and behavior, way of representing oneself. The facilitator further added to the responses of the fellow  and explained etiquettes as a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to   contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.

The facilitator then expressed on the Etiquettes Standards for both men and women: Parameters on the basis of which standards should be set in terms of behaviors.

The facilitator elucidating it in terms of office behaviorism expected from both men and women and in common: but the same is relatable to everyone addressing mannerism as a way more crucial thing in life. An effort to draw a line of demarcation on the expected set of standards.

ETTIQUTTES STANDARDS FOR MEN, WOMEN AND BOTH: The basic etiquettes standards expected from men/women/In common,  on workplace 

Appearance Etiquettes for Men: Maintaining dress code, wearing ironed shirts, Ironed trousers, well tied tie, Polished shoes, Knowing business casuals.

The Indispensable Etiquettes standards expected from women counterpart on workplace.

Appearance Etiquettes for Women: A sense of dressing, Forbidding provocative clothing, Well tied hairs, Hygienically well maintained, Trimmed nails.  

 Basic mannerism etiquettes expected out of both the counterparts.

Standard for Hygiene Maintenance: Wearing fresh clothes, Body odor ,Trimmed nails , Combed and well tied hairs ,Mouth odor

BODY POSTURES: One of the crucial components bringing in the discourse on etiquettes is the body posture one follow in daily sitting attribute: the facilitator has demarcated/categorized the body posture attributes in five ways of sitting position: Sway back, Lumber hordosis, Thoracic kyphosis, Forward head and Good Posture.

INTRODUCTION ETTIQUETTES:Key things people notice is how to carry and present ourselves.

GROUND RULES: Stand up when introduced, Reach across and shake hand, Don’t panic if forget names, BE POISED. If someone forgets to introduce you take the initiative to introduce yourself.

HANDSHAKE TIPS: Handshakes are the only acceptable physical contact for men & women in the business arena. Handshakes are the universally accepted business greeting. Hugs & kisses are taboo in the business arena. You are judged by the quality of the handshake.

A Good Handshake: keep the fingers together with the thumb up and open, slide your hand into the other person's so that each person's web of skin between thumb and forefingers touches the others, Squeeze firmly.

A Proper Handshake: Is firm, but not bone-crushing, lasts about 3 seconds, may be "pumped" once or twice from the elbow, is released after the shake, even if the introduction continues, includes good eye contact with the other person

Handshaking Tips: If your hands tend to be clammy, spray them with antiperspirant at least once a day, Avoid giving a cold, wet handshake by keeping your drink in the left hand.

Extend a Hand when: Meeting someone for the first time, meeting someone you haven't seen for a while, greeting your host(ess), greeting guests, saying good-bye to people at a gathering, someone else extends a hand.

EMAIL ETIQUETES: Understanding email writing as one of the most important way of communication. The facilitator emphasized, when we converse we expect other people to observe certain rules of behavior and the same is true for e-mail writing. Following points should be kept in mind while framing any important mail which is as follow: 

  • Clearly summarizing message in the subject line: Throughproperly titled message with appropriate subject line helps people organize and prioritize their e-mail.
  • Should Avoid using all capital letters and writing in red font: The facilitator emphasized that, writing in capital letters, makes it look SHOUTING and also more difficult to read. Writing think in RED font is considered as an escalation.

OFFICE PARTY ETTIQUETTES: The facilitator explained on how important it is to behave at office parties and get together. Since, the name party is coupled with office when talking about office party etiquettes, it is very essential for an individual to behave sensibly at parties held in office.  The facilitator focused and tried to lineate the points one should keep in mind whenever physically present in the situation.

  • Take an initiative to introduce yourselves to Others: Office parties are a good way to know your fellow workers. Socialize with others, rather than standing at one corner. Greet all with a smile and exchange pleasantries.
  • Drinking excessively at office parties is foolish.
  • Should eat in moderate quantities, do not load up your plate with food and once finished eating, keep the utensils at proper places

CONCLUSIVE OUTCOME

  • Got an insight into the behaviourism/mannerism as a vital part of the life.
  • Understood on etiquettes set standard for men and women and both.
  • Understood on the etiquettes to be adopted at different situations.

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SOCIAL CAMPAIGN

DATE

5th December’15

VENUE

Jahangir Puri Residential Area (I & J Blocks)

PARTICIPANTS

65

BACKGROUND AND DESIGN OF THE CAMPAIGN

BACKGROUND OF THE CAMPAGIN

To raise awareness and provide solutions about how hundreds of girls and young women go missing everyday in India by involving NGOs working on child trafficking and education in different cities, from 25th Nov. to 10th Dec., coinciding with the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Woman and Girls.

10 NGOs across the country confirmed their participation. Among them Udayan Care participated through the USF programme at the re-settlement colony, Jahangir Puri.

PROCESS OF THE CAMPAIGN

The group went door to door raising awareness on child trafficking and providing information and solutions about how hundreds of girls and young women go missing everyday in India.  Fellows with their understanding on Human trafficking as one of the world largest crimes against humanity, yet it goes unnoticed by the majority of society.

During the campaign Silhouettes of girls with the tag #missingirls were painted on walls, followed by a street performance by the Shalini Fellows to inform the community about the problem of human trafficking and demonstrate how to take appropriate action when faced with a potential human trafficking situation.  Afterwards, an open discussion was held, with the active participation of community members.

In the end, our fellows enacted a street play on the cause of trafficking. Via which gave all the important dates of incidents that have happened so far in the recent past. And effectively imprinted the child helpline no by “N” no. repetitions into the psyche of the community inhabitants “1098”.  

 14th INDUCTION CUM ORIENTATION CEREMONY

 

DATE

                1st NOVEMBER’15

VENUE

   Mahavir Senior Modern School

Another Milestone achieved in the annals of the Udayan Shalini Fellowship (USF) Programme at Delhi has been marked by inducting another fifty new Shalini’s for the 14th batch, and welcoming them to prepare for, and begin this wonderful journey to realize their potential and reach their dream goals. The family gets bigger as Genpact takes on the onus of providing the financial support required to make this journey possible. A group photograph of the 50 Shalinis’ with the dignitaries and staff was taken before the ceremony, which is an important component in observance of this occasion.

SHARING ANECDOTE: SYMBOLIC OF INITIATIVE AND BELIEF IN ONESELF:

The Emcees, both from Batch 10 USF, Neha and Preeti Lata took centre stage as they began the ceremony with an inspiring quote,  " If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing to do is to "wake up”,avery appropriate quote for the occasion, which was followed by the “Lighting of the Lamp” by the dignitaries present on the occasion. Dr. Kiran Modi, Managing Trustee, Udayan Care, welcomed the gathering and shared the inception and story of Udayan Care and Udayan Shalini Fellowship. She narrated a small anecdote. It was how when the celestial forces, the sun, the moon, and the stars wanted a day’s rest from God, and how a small “Deepak” (diya/lamp) said that he would give “light” (Roshni) to the earth. God asked how a small “Deepak” (diya) could give so much light.

The answer was, one “Deepak” would light another, then another and then another, and in this way would give light to the Earth. This anecdote was symbolic of initiative and belief in oneself, and thus bringing a change by sharing knowledge.

ADDRESSING BY THE CHIEF GUEST AND THE GUEST OF HONOR

The Chief Guest, Ms. Amrutha Guguloth, (IPS), Additional DCP-II, then administered the oath, which is a “Pledge” that the Shalinis’ vow to stand by comes what may in their journey of becoming a dignified woman. 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 Honor by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor.

The Chief Guest then addressed the audience, and praised the girls for their intelligence and hard work, and said they were very fortunate to get such a wonderful platform to support them. She said that mere planning will not be enough. Action is very important. She blessed the girls for a bright future, and urged them to be strong, and make a difference in society.

The Guest of Honour, Mrs. Ameeta Mullah Wattal, Principal, Springdales School, and an educationist of repute, said she was amazed by the kind of work that Udayan Care is doing, and was touched by the concept of giving back to society included as an important component in the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme. Mrs. Wattal was very eloquent about the moment, and was very happy to be present among such an honourable gathering.

She also proudly spoke of the moment she had shared with our late President,  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and reiterated the three things that he had told her was important to remember in life, is “to be a lamp, a ladder, and a lifeboat”. She blessed the girls, wished that they all be a lamp, a ladder, and a lifeboat in their journey of life from this moment. She reminded the Shalinis that they were very fortunate to have mentors, and they must make the best of it.

Conflcit Resolution Role Play
Conflcit Resolution Role Play
Induction - Delhi
Induction - Delhi
Quarterly Workshop (Programming for Gratitude)
Quarterly Workshop (Programming for Gratitude)
Dec 17, 2015

Update from our Sunshine Homes

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 546 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 166 children across all homes. 33 of our young adults are also been supported through our After Care Programme.

 

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of Sept, Oct & Nov 2015 the program bagged lots of achievement. Our children brought applaud to their Udayan Family. Children got the opportunity to attend workshops outside home and many workshops were conducted by the organization addressing several concerns pertaining to their overall growth & development.

Workshops were held focused on Digital Storytelling through the medium of technology, Right to Play Campaign & Children Sports Mela with the children by Delhi Child Right Club. On the other hand sessions with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) were conducted to encourage Child Safety, enhance the understanding of Grievances and Concerns raised by the team, Safety at Home and Emotional & Behavioral Development in Children by various trained professionals dealing in terms of child rights and child psychology during this quarter.

Life Skills” workshops at home were also held during this quarter which focused on various subjects like Problems and Solutions, Coping with Emotions, Understanding Feelings, Network of Relationships, fire and prevention, Managing Difference and Conflicts, Beliefs & Values, My Body & Me and Identifying Problems.

On 3rd Sept’15, Udayan Care organized Training Workshop-“To Deliver Better Outcomes for Institutions: Towards a Socially Adjusted Young Person” atIndian International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

 

Children participated in a lot of events organized at home and outside. Janmashtmi was celebrated at home level. Boys celebrated it by performing the customary game played during Janmashtmi “Dahi Haandi” while the other children performed the rituals visiting the temple and also gave beautiful performance by participating in cultural event within the community on the occasion. Joy of Giving was one of the major events held during this period where children from different homes celebrated the JOY of Giving in different ways. Children donated their favorite clothes to children in slum, some shared their talent of art, dance and computer with children from village and others distributed food to the poor.

 

Our children also participated in HUDCO painting competition where they had a platform to showcase the theme of the event Safety at Public Places through painting.  Accenture very actively works with our children at Greater Noida. They conducted session on Communication Skills and also spread awareness amongst children on Cyber Safety. On 14th November Udayan Ghars celebrated Children’s Day with a theme on generating awareness about Importance of education/ Right to education amongst themselves along with involving the community/ neighborhood. The Research & Documentation associate of the Ghar Program attended a National Seminar on Child Protection and presented a paper on “To Evaluate the Current and on-Going Changes in Children's Trauma, Attachment, Self-concept and Ego-resiliency” at Christ University, Bangalore on November 18, 2015.    

On 3rd October, 2015 – Nihal*, Deep*, Rahul* and Shivam* made us proud by participating in an Open Karate Championship for the children of Delhi and NCR region organized at Ghaziabad by Grand Pix on 3rd October 2015. Our children participated in this open championship representing their Karate Club (Shito-Ryu karate–do association Uttar Pradesh) where they are enrolled to hone their talent named. The following is the details of the category in which the children participated:

  • Shivam* – Under 16 – won Gold Medal
  • Rahul* – Under 14 – won Gold Medal
  • Nihal* – Junior category – Silver Medal
  • Deep* – Sub junior category – Silver Medal

Consequently exhibiting consistent performance, on 28th November, 2015 Rahul*, Deep*, Nihal* and Shivam* participated in the Inter-State Karate Competition and bagged medals:

  • Rahul* – Gold Medal
  • Shivam* – Bronze Medal
  • Nihal* – Bronze Medal
  • Deep* – Bronze Medal

On the other hand Hemant* & Anil* from Mayur Vihar home bagged Bronze & Gold medal by participating in Open State Taekwondo Championship held at Taalkatora stadium, Delhi.

 

Participation in Inter NGO sports meet at Modern School also bagged in 2nd and 3rd prize for our boys (Mayur Vihar) and Girls (Ghaziabad) in dress relay race.

 

Parallely our Girls from Ghaziabad Homeparticipated in poster making competition in which Sapna* (child) bagged 2nd prize on the topic ‘Right to Play’ organized by Delhi Child Rights Club (DCRC) facilitated by Butterflies.

 

Suraj* from Gurgaon Boys Home studying in X standard did wonders by participating in Handloom Utsav in Lady Irwin College by dressing models with newspapers.He won 1st prize in the competition for which he was also been covered/ interviewed by the print media “Times of India”

 

Mamta* got a cheque of Rs.8 lakh from Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi for winning bronze medal in power lifting at the Special Olympics World Summer games 2015, Los Angeles, USA

 

Educational Walk at Humayun’s Tomb on International Education Week organized by United Stated- Indian Educational Foundation (USIEF) proved to be an insightful experience for the children of Mayur Vihar & Sant Nagar where the children expressed that they had a great exposure and learning experience about Mughal's Era.

Success Story

Raja*came to Udayan Care at the age of 8. The child ran away from his home and was traced by the government personnel and was thus referred to Udayan Care for his long term care and protection.

Every child is unique and so was Raja. With passing time, care and over all support Raja’s innate talent resurfaced. He exhibited his brilliant talent & deep interest in football. Simultaneously, constant efforts were put into the restoration of the child to his family. With adequate coaching, dedication & passion towards football Raja shined as an upcoming football talent. However, knowing the fact that he also needs to have adequate academic background to support his area of interest he is managing his academics at school by taking extra classes after school hours i.e. Genesis Global Public School, Noida. Raja is the core member of his school football team and has participated in many football matches/tournaments held at Delhi like Modern school inter NGO- sport meet, GD Goenkan world school football tournament, All India football championship, Pathways inter-school athlete meet etc.

On 28.11.2015 Raja won 5 gold medals & won trophy of best athlete in annual sport day 2015 at Genesis Global School.

The champs’ football wagon did not stop here as he has been shortlisted to represent Delhi in a football tournament which is going to be in Kolkata in January 2016, therefore if selected he will be get a brilliant opportunity to go to Spain and later on to Germany to get Internationally trained in football!!!!

*names are changed to protect the real identities of children

 
   

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