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...
Dec 1, 2015

UC IT Programme - Moving Beyond IT Skills

Presentation Skills Workshop
Presentation Skills Workshop

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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 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

Updates from this Quarter

Inducing Sportsmanship in our IT Students

Udayan Care organised cricket championship to induce the spirit of sportsmanship and team building in our IT Students. The entire group performed tremendously and the match ended with a nail-biting finish between the teams with the Narsinghpur Centre taking home the winner's trophy, given away by the Home Incharge.

Presentation Skills Workshop 

The Arrows Group conducted a Presentation Skills Workshop with our IT Centre's students. From improving presentation skills to interview skills and e-mail writing, the workshop taught the Narsinghpur IT Centre trainees to put their most impressive foot forward in a professional setup.

Rediscovering Childhood with UPS

28 of UPS Foundation’s volunteers helped trainees at our Narsinghpur IT centre reconnect with their childhood with a day of games like ‘Dog and Bone’ Tug of War, Kho Kho, Cricket and painting. They only stopped for refreshments and resumed the fun shortly after, giving everybody a taste of the days when there were no cares and absolute freedom was the only thing that mattered.

IT students in inlingua

Inlingua is one of the world's leading language training organizations with 309 language centers in 35 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. 13 IT students from our Badarpur Center got the opportunity from inlingua south ex, branch for learning English Speaking course.

Miracle of Hope

Small dreams is a form of future planning

Abhinav (Name Changed) is a true example of how determination can lead one to achieve one’s dream. Abhinav (Name Changed) was born and brought up in low income family where his father (who works in an Export Company) is the only source of income; many young dreams like Abhinav (Name Changed) do not see the light of the day owing to challenging situations. Today, Abhinav (Name Changed) pursuing his graduation final year by distance education, and simultaneous he joined Community Technical Skills Program (CTSP) in our Sahibabad Center. After completing his course he is now working with Spencer Retail as a Customer Service Executive and is earning decent salary to meet his family expenses.

“Now I am Feeling very excited and happy. At last I am very confident. And really enjoy this job there i am learning new things everyday i am the student of arts but i got the opportunity in retail sector where i learn accounting work also” – Abhinav ( Name Changed)

Inducing Sportsmanship and Team Building
Inducing Sportsmanship and Team Building
Reliving childhood with UPS
Reliving childhood with UPS
Small dreams is a form of future planning-Abhinav
Small dreams is a form of future planning-Abhinav
Oct 6, 2015

Capacity Building of young fellows

Re-living the dream of "MBBS"
Re-living the dream of "MBBS"

 

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 on communication skills added knowledge on the awareness log of technical aspect for effective communication. Knowledge impartation on the key components prerequisite for effective communication and developing interpersonal skills. Small group workshops covering stress management able to create an adaptable stress management plan for academic success incorporating stress management techniques. To welcome the 14th batch of fellows, the unique selection process that began with networking with schools and inviting applications and culminated in the three tier process of written test, interviews and home visits leading to the final selection of  50 Needy and meritorious fellows.  

 

 

II.  Details of Progress during Reporting Period:

Activities undertaken during the Reporting Period

 QUATERLY WORKSHOP

 THEME

Communication skills

EMPHASIS OF THE SESSION

  • whilst preparing for a talk/ speech prepare yourself on what the audience want to know
  • If possible structure your content and make a blue print of it that will make one more self-confident. 
  • Upon improving modulation which is the expression of voice; study the effect of your voice by recording and hearing it.
  •  To improve body language on should practice prior the final performance in front of the mirror

CONCLUSIVE OUTCOMES

  • Gain knowledge of using the term PREP, which are fundamentally the major sections of any speech.
  • Learnt the concept of "structuring the content”; an indispensable part of communication.
  • Understood the communion of mind, body and voice a prerequisite for an effective communication
  • Enable to concentrate more on positives which will give one “a sense of power” and create positive milieu

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP

THEME

Stress Management

 PROCESS OF THE WORKSHOP

The relevance of the theme arises from the fact that in this fastest growing world stress has become a universal and unavoidable phenomenon.  The workshop was basically designed keeping in mind the relevance of stress management for the fellows in their personal and academic life. Stress nowadays has become a major issue affecting the students who find it difficult to understand the prime reasons of stress and how to cope up with these factors eventually affecting their performance

  OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the meaning of stress including its positive and negative aspect
  • To build an understanding on the repercussions of stress on our mind, body and behaviour
  • To explore the sources of stress and to identify the stressor in our lives
  • To set personal goals for self-care

OUTCOME

  • Able to maintain a stress awareness log. Including identification of causes, symptoms and analysis of effects on mind, body and behaviour.
  • Able to create an adaptable stress management plan for academic success incorporating stress management techniques.  

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP

 

THEME

Importance of quarterly Performa

PROCESS OF THE WORKSHOP

The workshop was conducted with two batches and the whole workshop was conducted in two sessions, held as follow. 

OBJECTIVES

  • To involve the participation of fellows on the importance of the  quarterly Performa
  • To understand its components with respect to the fellows learning and progress
  • To bring clarity on the requirements of form filling
  • To add to their level of involvement and confidence

 

MENTOR MENTEE MEETS

MENTOR MENTEE MEET 1

 OBJECTIVES

To address the motive behind the meet

  • To discuss on enhancing the performance level of mentee’s
  • To discuss the learning of workshop on “Stress Management”

PROCESS OF THE MEET:

Mentor mentee meet was conducted primarily with the aim of encouraging the fellows on how to study to perform well in their 12th boards and also emphasized on the techniques one should adopt in the same direction.

The meet also revolved around making the fellows understand the prominence of scoring well in their boards which is a pathway headed towards their dream careers and the fields they want to excel in future. During the interaction session with mentee’s the fellows were asked about their individual experiences of workshop and how now they perceive stress in their lives and if encounter with any situation what are going to be their strategies to combat. The prime motive of the workshop was achieved when all fellows were able to elaborate the word stress and ways towards its management.

OUTCOME:

  • They got a sense where they are lacking and guidelines on how not to repeat in Future.
  • Mentor’s suggestion will also keep them motive to secure high.
  • They are able to figure out the loopholes in their way of studying and how to improve upon on the same.

MENTOR MENTEE MEET 2

OBJECTIVES

  • To get to know the fellows routine.
  • To make them aware of importance on use of time.
  • To help them understand how loss of time affects day’s plan.
  • To know ways to work on alternates and coordinate for positivity.
  • To let them know that USF activities are a platform where they can share their thoughts without any inhibition.

CONCLUSIVE OUTCOME

  • Realize the importance of managing time to get effective results.
  • Short term goals on day basis should be realized.

SELECTION PROCESS-

Batch 14th -

WRITTEN TES & INTERVIEW

Girls qualifying the written test are interviewed by a panel consisting of 2 members in each panel depending upon number of candidates. The panel consists of core committee members, mentors, staff and senior Shalini fellows

Sucess Story

Reliving the dream of “MBBS”

Rashmi ( Name Changed), batch 11th fellow joined Udayan Shalini fellowship in 2011; from the very beginning she undoubtedly was clear with her aim of becoming a doctor.  She was so firm on her decision that soon after completing her 12th boards with 95% when she didn’t cleared medical exams, but she secured good rank for B Sc Nursing in AIIMS. But she denied to take admission in Nursing. Her desire was to get admission in MBBS so that she took one year gap, worked thick to thin and finally her hard work paid and she performed commendably well by getting 104 rank in AIPMT (All India Premedical Test) at all India rank, stood 26th at Delhi and secured 67th rank in UPCPMT.

Her belief systems has been further reinforced via incessantly attending USF workshops and meetings with her mentor that through handwork and determination on can accomplish any goal in life. She shares an emotional bond with the program.

Apart from her academic brilliancy she has also turned into a socially sensitive citizen of the country. She has volunteered for SIDHI, an NGO for collecting clothes and relief materials for Nepal earthquake victim.  

Sep 17, 2015

Updates from Our Sunshine Homes

Workshop _ Child Identity
Workshop _ Child Identity

Udayan Sunshine Home

Udayan Care had set up its first Sunshine 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. 

Since inception Udayan Ghars have nurtured over 518 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 158 children across all homes along with 29 young adults After Care Programme

Workshops/ Activites during this Quarter

During this period of July August several activities took place at home level. Children got the opportunity to attend workshops outside home and many workshops were conducted within the organizational level addressing several concerns pertaining to their overall growth & development.

Workshops were held focused on Gender Sensitization through the medium of Art with the children by Adele – Flow India with two different age group of children keeping in mind their ability of comprehension of the subjecton the other hand sessions with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) were conducted to encourage Child Participation & enhance the understanding of Child Identity during this period. Children also got the exposure to learn the Japanese form of paper art “Origami”.

Mr. Rajnish Virmani who has a 30 years of working experience in multinationals like Amex, Aviva, Coltand is presently theCEO, Arrows Group conducted afocused group session on Team Building with the team of Udayan Ghar (mentors & home coordinators) during this period. The session highlighted upon certain key aspects, the prerequisites for team building. He talked about the strengths and areas of opportunity of the team members. He also emphasized upon the relevance of having strong Communication Skill within the team members which came along with having better clarity about the roles and responsibilities for each team members, and methods/ steps to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the program.

The YP foundation encourages young people to take eucation outside the classroom and apply their skills, knowledge and innovation towards instituting practical solutions to Human Rights issues they have identified in their communities. During this period they continued working on the life skill of our children at Sant Nagar Girls Home, Mehrauli girls home & Mayur Vihar boys homes. The taregted age group were the same 10-18 years old children which were further divided into two groups.  The topics being covered are Understanding gender, growing up and puberty, body anatomy, mensuration, masturbation and night fall, sexuality, relationships – power, consent and negotiation, violence STIs and HIV + STDs, contraception and abortion. 

As a part of the closure activity towards the end of the Workshops a campaign was conducted by the facilitator at each home in order to gauge the imapct of the one months continous session on Life Skills. The children enjoyed the sessions a lot and were delighted to perform activities in the presence of the mentor parents during the activities.

Children also celebrated Independence Day on 15th August by unfurling the National Flag and performing various activities at home level. Boys made card and participated in poster making competition in the memory of freedom fighters and girls showed their theatre talents by performing role play on the freedom fighters, recited poems, danced on a patriotic song and shared their understanding about our freedom fighters.

Success Stories this quarter

Varun  (Name Changed)

Varun (Name changed) was 9 years old when his father passed away and his mother left him and his brother Ram (elder brother) and got remarried. Both the siblings were staying with their grandmother. After the death of their grandmother both the Varun & Ram (siblings) were referred to Udayan home, Mayur Vihar home for boys.

Varun was diagnosed with low IQ as a result he was then enrolled to a special school in order to provide him appropriate education. Presently he is studying in 4th standard in Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan. In order to provide him proper medical care for his cognitive development being a slow learner he is also under psychiatric drug prescribed by mental health consultant (Dr Deepak Gupta, child & adolescent psychiatrist).

With the constant care and protection provided by the home staff and programme team the child exhibited his talent in sports as a result his energy was channelized in sports under supervision.Varun started participating in sport activities held in school like- Table tennis, Volleyball, shot put, race etc. Till now he made three outstation tours and played two times inter-state level table tennis (1st (gold) & 4th position) in Special Olympics and one time national level achievement in table tennis single (silver medal) Special Olympics held at Odisha, India. 

We have also applied for his scholarship for his national level achievement from Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi. He is also a wonderful chess player. He is happy & enjoying his stay at home.   There’s still a long way to go for which he is preparing himself!!

Workshop_Child Participation
Workshop_Child Participation
Workshop on Child Participation with caregivers
Workshop on Child Participation with caregivers
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration
Workshop on Origami
Workshop on Origami
workshop on Team Building
workshop on Team Building
 
   

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