Dec 31, 2019

Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi

The Grand Alumni Meet 2019
The Grand Alumni Meet 2019

Dear All,

Greetings of the day!!!

My name is Supriya and I have recently completed my training in a specific accounting software called Tally from Udayan Care Computer Learning Centre. The 3 months of intense training gave me an opportunity to associate with a renowned firm "Srivastava & CS Co." and earn a decent income.

During my intermediate schooling, I used to accompany my father at his workplace where he worked as a typist in one of the Lawyer’s Chamber. I was raised in Bihar along with my 4 elder siblings, and after completing my intermediate, I decided to move to Delhi for better future prospects.

Building up my career in the field of accounting was not an easy journey and in a city like Delhi, I was struggling to find a platform where I can grow and earn for my living as I never wanted to be dependent on anyone. One day, my brother suggested to pursue an IT course and then to look for job opportunities, but due to financial crisis we couldn’t afford to go to a private institution, but we didn’t give up and encountered with Udayan Care’s Learning Center which became a boon for me towards achieving my career goal.

A few days back I got a call from Muzzamil Sir, who told me about the Grand Alumni Meet 2019, which I have heard about it from alumnus of the same centre where I have my pursued IT course. I met Pawni didi (alumnus) who came to the centre on a weekend to conduct a session on a specific topic which she learnt at her workplace. After the session, we had a conversation where she introduced me to the process of becoming a part of Udayan Care IT centre Alumni Network and the reason to be a part of the same association. She told me about her family background and the support which she received from the placement cell who gave her an opportunity to work with a company in their accounting department itself. She had expressed her heartfelt gratitude towards Udayan Care and decided to help other beneficiaries who come from the same background.

In 2018 when Udayan Care IT Center programme initiated "Alumni Network" with an objective to “Enable alumni to contribute their time, donation, knowledge and personal networks for the upliftment of UC IT Programme and Underserved community". Pawni didi was very happy and felt proud to be a part of the Alumni Network and doing something for the existing students of IT centre. After knowing her experience and testimony, I decided to be a part of the Alumni Network in order to "Give back to society"

On 15th Dec 2019 I went to Hindi Bhawan where the Grand Alumni Meet 2019 was organized, and I was astonished to see the auditorium filled with 350 alumni who came to participate from across 14 IT Centres, out of 350 alumni 64 alumni came from our own centre and I felt great after meeting my batch mates who were also a part of this meet. This event was devoted to showcase what we know as "Women Empowerment" and celebrate the success of alumni network too. The meet started with sharing highlights of Udayan Care IT Center programme which were shared by Manoj (Dept Head – UCIT), in the next activity Tamanna, Sapna, Shelly (alumnus of IT Center), Kiran (Managing Trustee-Udayan Care), Poonam (Faculty - IT Center) and Dolly (Mentor Mother - Udayan Ghar) came on stage to light the lamp as to inaugurate the Grand Alumni Meet 2019.

The event was attended by the senior staff of Udayan Care, partners & donors – Prem (Founder - Kishwarna Charitable Trust), Manju (CSR Head-Microsoft), Shirish (Microsoft), Dolly (Mentor Mother), Deepak (Trustee-Udayan care), Ashutosh (MD-Business Connect). As per the agenda of the programme, the students of Vinod Nagar IT Center gave a magnificent performance through an act which tells us about the values which Udayan Care stands on: - Compassion Inspire Respect Competence Accountability (CIRCA), second performance was given by our Badarpur Center students to show “Women Empowerment” and the potential they have to live their life with dignity. Two beneficiaries, Aditya and Prince shared the stage with their mother and told us how their mother took a stern decision to step out of the house and work in a factory to raise her children and fulfill their desires. She was really thankful to Udayan Care and the staff members for giving the opportunity to provide quality training to Prince & Aditya which helped them to establish their career in the field of designing. Aditya gleamingly shared how alumni network became really prolific for him, and how Mukul & Sitam helped him to get hired in the same company where Mukul works, they have fulfilled each and every responsibility which was assigned to them as an active alumnus of Udayan Care IT Center programme.

I was inspired by all active alumnus who have done a great job for "Giving back to society" and I have also decided to associate with Alumni Network for doing something meaningful for the society where so many needy students are growing as I was, I want to help them in the same manner as I got from Udayan Care, staff members of the centre, mentors, and active alumnus of the centre who motivate us and inspire us as and when we need them.

About Udayan Care

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 25 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women.

About IT centers programme

Udayan care Information Technology centre tends to brings digital media closer to the underserved society of the people to improve their livelihoods. Currently, we are running 14 IT centers in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana and have impacted the lives of more than 16,752 beneficiaries.

Our centers offer certificates courses in basic computer knowledge, diploma and advanced courses in computer application. Workshops on Spoken English, life skills training and job readiness are also a part of the curriculum.

Supriya
Supriya
Nov 20, 2019

Empower 50 needy girls in India through education

Seminar on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Seminar on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Background

Udayan Shalini Fellowship programme of Udayan Care is a unique academic excellence and personality development programme for deserving and talented girls from weak socio-economic background aiming to turn them into empowered and dignified women or Shalinis. It is unique because it goes beyond being a usual scholarship programme by not only supporting higher education but also providing regular mentoring and leadership development and inculcating a sense of social responsibility to them.

Summary 

These last two quarters, from September to November 2019, proved to be extremely fruitful and enriching for our Shalinis. There was a great mix of Induction process, workshops, focusing on personality development and employability simultaneously to facilitate their overall growth. For instance, there were workshops on emotional intelligence, CV preparation, personality development etc. These workshops gave Shalinis some indispensable tools which they can deploy to become more efficient and self-aware individuals. The best part however, was to see the fellows implementing their learnings from these workshops. They are truly transforming into more socially responsible members of the society, committed to passing on the knowledge they acquire as a part of USF. In addition, North Delhi chapter welcomed 70 new shalinis in program.

Overall, it has been observed that there is a visible growth and development in the Shalinis; they are becoming more confident, self-assured and independent with each passing day.  

Key Highlights 

In order to assess the desire to excel in life, family support & involvement, social sensitivity and general awareness, Interview was conducted wherein each panelist has to ask questions by referring a set questionnaire provided by USF Team.  

Microsoft CSR Team initiated a session with North Delhi Chapter Shalinis. The facilitator spoke about personal and professional attributes, etiquettes and nature of working environment.

The North Delhi Chapter of Udayan Shalini Fellowship conducted its orientation and induction ceremony for the 18th batch on 5th October 2019 at Mahavir Senior Model School.

Government has taken various steps to encourage skill development and entrepreneurship in India. The scheme has been initiated by Vishwa Yuvak Kendra. The approach was extended to Udayan Care and it greatly benefited our beneficiaries. The seminar was held on 18th October at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra and the topic covered was “Skill Development and Entrepreneurship”.

 

SEPTEMBER

Interview of New Batch - 2019

In 2019-20, we have received 619 Application Forms across all the Delhi Government Schools. Screening of application form is based on the basic eligibility criteria and the NAT (Need, Ambition and Talent) Calculator Marks. Through the written exam, the talent and ambition are assessed and based on the set cut off, the shortlisted girls were called for Interview. In order to assess the desire to excel in life, family support and involvement, social sensitivity and general awareness each panelist ask these questions by referring the set questionnaire of USF.   

Microsoft Session by Sridhar (Part of Enterprise Services Delivery at Microsoft)

Microsoft CSR Team initiated a session with North Delhi Chapter Shalinis. The team is basically from technical background in customer facing roles. Sridhar, took the session on Career and current scenario in working culture. It was started with an introductory round and the general discussion on Microsoft was happened. Facilitator mentioned three important things in his discussion to give a good start to the session; Knowing Yourself, Managing and Growing. By referring these points, he covered, likes & dislikes, motivators and de-motivators, cultural difference, background, values & beliefs, personality (introvert & extrovert), reaction & response of any individual at work place. He further explained about key highlights of managing yourself. A role play was also included to understand the challenges a team faces and via good strategies & communication, these challenges modifies into a positive work culture and team work. Overall, the session was interactive and relevant for the Shalinis to become a better individual and leads towards success. 

 

OCTOBER

Induction Ceremony 2019 for the 18th batch

The North Delhi Chapter of Udayan Shalini Fellowship conducted its orientation and induction ceremony for the 18th batch on 5th October 2019 at Mahavir Senior Model School. It was a moment of great joy and pride for our organization as we welcomed the new batch into the Udayan Care family and started off their journey as Shalinis. We were pleased to have ManuDentist at Modi Dental and Prosthodontic Clinic as our Chief guest, and Kailasha prominent social activist, as our Guest of Honor. Additionally, we were also lucky to have Kiran (Managing Trustee of Udayan Care), S.L (Convener), Aneesha, Faheem, Prashant, Ashish, Atul, Mona, Ruchika, Aparna and many more people to further support and motivate our program and the Shalinis. 

Quarterly Workshop on Emotional Intelligence for all batches by Ashish (Core-committee member)

Quarterly workshop was held for all the batches of North Delhi chapter on 13th October 2019 at Mahavir Senior Model School. This session was more special for the Shalinis of Batch- 18th it was their first workshop at USF. There was above 220 strength gathered to attend QW. In total, three sessions were conducted. 

First, the workshop was held on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ by Ashish. He highlighted the importance of being aware of not only the differences between IQ and EQ, but also how necessary it is for us to work on enhancing both of them. Thereafter, Ela and Ruchika (Volunteers) have distributed reusable sanitary pads along with the complete kit to all the Shalinis at free of cost. They also demonstrated how to safely use the sanitary pads, and the things included in the kit. The kits are made under ‘The MoonCatcher Project.’ Finally, YWCA (Young Women Christian Association) organized a session discussing all the courses open to the Shalinis, which they can choose to pursue after their school.  

Seminar on “Skill Development and Entrepreneurship”

Government has taken various steps to encourage skill development and entrepreneurship in India. There are lot of schemes supporting aspiring entrepreneurs. The attempt to create bridge that lies between the beneficiaries and the scheme has been initiated by Vishwa Yuvak Kendra. The approach was extended to Udayan Care and it greatly benefited our beneficiaries.

The seminar was held on 18th October at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra and the topic covered was “Skill Development and Entrepreneurship”. Shalinis found the session really interesting as it focused on enriching the youth with an extensive awareness about various facets of building an enterprise through various interactive sessions on idea generation and evaluation, scenario analysis and other business activities. Shalinis came across the ways to utilize their skills and enhance them in a way it transforms into market driven skill. They felt the inner strength to generate different employment opportunities through their caliber. Various official dignitaries were invited to the program. The guest speakers were G.K, Sanjay, and S.S who spoke about statistics of employment status in India, about the Ministry of Skill Development and various schemes associated with it.

Session 1: The session was covered by three speakers Satwinder, Chief General Manager (Technology Overseas Project), H.P, Senior faculty at NIESBUD and Shefali, Member at Ministry of Skill Development. Shalinis got exposure to various portals, incubation centers, training modules, training institutes and various relatable functionaries which paves path to become an entrepreneur.

Session 2: The segment truly inspired our shalinis as Nidhi and Dinesh, Members at National Skill Development Corporation explained the training undertaken by NSDC and also shared different success stories to give holistic overview of success of their initiative. Shalinis found the session very informative and was overwhelmed to see their success rate. Shalinis also got an idea of their functioning through their Youtube channel; Josh Talks. Dinesh spoke about National Deposit Loan and various partners associated with them.

Session 3: Last segment was devoted to success stories where two girls spoke about their journey of becoming entrepreneur through the government schemes and how it has transformed their lives. Shalinis were amazed to hear their stories and got inspired to set up their own venture through some need based creative ideas. The confidence and energy in Shrishti and Ramsa was clearly visible which did transfer to the shalinis.

“The joy of transforming an idea into a successful enterprise is unbeatable but it takes courage, conviction, creativity, and confidence to realize this dream of being a “Successful Entrepreneur”. It was a useful workshop for me, I learnt to generate and assess scalable business ideas, develop a business model and competitive strategies. – Dimpika, USF Alumnae.

  

NOVEMBER

Employability Workshop on CV Preparation for 14th batch (3rd year) by Neha (Placement Coordinator)

The workshop threw light on the meaning of CV and the impact it can have on our careers. The facilitator, Neha, explained how CV increases the chances of getting face to face interviews, and why it should be made specific to the jobs we are applying to. Facilitator then discussed the guidelines one should follow while preparing CV. The Shalinis were given a sample CV, where one side was kept empty and one side was filled to serve as an example. All the headings included in it were discussed in detail, followed by some important do’s and don’ts.

The facilitator also gave Shalinis the task to make their CV’s after collecting email id’s from them and asked them to send it to the facilitator’s email id for review and correction if needed. 

Employability Workshop on Goal setting for the 18th batch (11th class) by Bhaskar (Vice president at Contract Advertising)

The workshop on Planning Vision Creation & Goal setting was organized at Model Town at Delhi. It was attended by batch 18. The objective of the workshop was to make Shalinis understand the need to plan, steps of planning & use planning for life events. Further it was to guide them to set goals in the smart format create a plan to achieve the goals. Before beginning with the session trainer asked all the Shalinis, how did they begin their day. Did they plan yesterday to sleep on time and wake up early. Did they keep their things organized so that there is no hurry in the morning? He got mix response. Taking the session further he explained with examples that adherence to time and a plan can do amazing things. You feel confidant and in control of things whereas if things are not planned then one feels upset, angry and thing keep getting delayed. Shalinis were given example of very successful people in their field whether it be sports or cinema. The reason behind their success was quoted to follow a strict regime daily.                                                                                                                     

The Concept of smart goal was taken up. To make the goal S.M.A.R.T., it needs to conform to the criteria of Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. It was said that SMART goal setting creates verifiable trajectories towards a certain objective, with clear milestones and an estimation of the goal's attainability. Thereafter number of role plays were taken up to reinforce the concept of SMART goal setting.

Soon after 6 steps of planning What, Why, When, Who, How and Celebrate were elaborated. An activity was taken up where Shalinis were to think of small term achievable goal and make a plan for it. Shalinis were divided into pairs and each devised the plan and discussed with each other.

By end of the session it was clear to Shalinis that setting goals and reflecting upon them will make their priorities align. Shalinis became aware that goals are good for motivation andGoal setting is associated with achieving the optimal conditions for flow state and can aid to success.                                  

Employability Workshop on Emotional Intelligence by for Batch-17th (12th class) by Garima (Sr. Manager-Training & Development)

The workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ was organized at Model Town at Delhi. It was attended by batch 17. The goal of the workshop was to recognize the existence of emotions in each interaction, understand emotional strengths and shortcomings use the core values to rewrite the emotion blueprint and communicate to convey a sense of balance. The workshop started by asking Shalinis how their mood is on that day. Were they happy to wake up early on Sunday or were little upset to wake up early? Most of the Shalinis responded they were very happy and excited to come as they would get to meet their friends. Negative emotions and Positive emotions were numerated while differentiating and evaluating emotions, it was mentioned that neither all bad emotions are bad for them nor all good emotions from bad deeds are good for them. This was further elaborated with examples. Emotional awareness was illustrated as knowing about feeling while Emotional Intelligence was explained to manage the emotions or behaving appropriately to the environment. Soon After REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Theory) was dealt in detail. In explanation it was narrated, first to know largely ones thinking about events that leads to emotional and behavioral upset then Identify self-defeating thoughts, challenge these feelings and finally replace them with productive beliefs. Many situations were given to Shalinis where they were asked to respond. First time reflex and second after evaluating the emotions. Each and every Shalini narrated a recent incident where there was emotional outburst and they realized after the session that they could have handled the situation in better manner.

By end of the session Shalinis realized that to become aware of ones’ emotions and have capacity to control, and express these emotions will make them capable to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. 

 

Success story

Chanchal belongs to a middle class family which includes her two older siblings and one younger. Her father got separated while she was in class 11th and her mother had to take the complete responsibility on her shoulder. At a very young age Chanchal faced lot of problems where her brother met with an accident and suffered a brain injury due to which she was compelled to start earning in order to meet her family needs and to pursue her higher education.

Despite these challenges she never gave up and joined Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme in 2013. USF programme provided the financial support to pursue her higher education and taught her how to tackle the challenges she was facing in her family. Chanchal, believes that USF has completely shaped her way of life, and gave her the courage to chase her dreams.

Due to USF Program and her family’s unwavering support she not only graduated from Delhi University, but also passed CA Intermediate Exam and preparing for next stage. She is also preparing for SSC competitive exam. Chanchal shows gratitude towards the program through various ways where she has opened a ‘Coaching Centre’ to give back the program and society in a partnership with a local person. USF has a component of giving back to the society so she thought to connect this with Shalinis where they can provide tuition classes at minimal cost.

When asked about her goal for life, she says “I want to become a respected government officer (AAO). And after that I want to open an additional educational institution, only for the less fortunate children. I also want to sponsor a USF Shalini.”

Induction Ceremony 2019
Induction Ceremony 2019
Microsoft Session
Microsoft Session
Success Story - Chanchal
Success Story - Chanchal
Nov 18, 2019

Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes

Children's Day
Children's Day

 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 1181 children with love, care and protection in 17 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 209 children across all homes. 34of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of September - November, 2019, the team passionately worked for children ensuring that they are cared, loved and, protected and assuring that all their developmental needs are met. The quarter unpacked infinite joy, laughter and sense of oneness and belongingness among the children and the team. Festive celebrations, achievements and children being engaged in preparing for mid-term examination remained to be some major highlights of the quarter.

Workshops being a monthly affair continued to happen addressing several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators and also served for building their capacity. In order to strengthen the stakeholders the following workshops were held during the quarter:

  1. September
  • Workshop on “Power of Gratitude” with Children
  • Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training Programme, Revision Session” with Caregivers and Supervisors
  • Session on “Findings of Research Study on After Care Practices in India” with Mentor Parents & Coordinators.

        2.  October

  • Workshop on “My Safety” with Children
  • Session on “Unpacking Learning from Biennial Conference held in Durban, South Africa on Child & Youth Care & Way Forward for Udayan Care” with Mentors & Coordinators

        3.  November

  •  Workshop on “Creating Children’s Manifesto” with Children.
  •  Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training Programme, Session VIII” with Caregivers and Supervisors.

Children do not naturally know how to make good choices. Life skills help children know what to do in everyday situations as well as how to make good decisions about more abstract, long-term choices. 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 expression, managing emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, Problem solving, verbal & non verbal communication.

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

  • Teachers Day Celebration

Books may provide knowledge but, Teachers help that knowledge get blossom!

A beautiful day to acknowledge and appreciate ones who have helped children inculcate values, discipline, and education and motivate them to become successful and productive individual was celebrated as Teacher’s Day where children across Udayan Ghars honoured their mentor parents and tutors. Children themselves organized activities, greeted their teachers with handmade cards having their thoughts penned down on it. The celebration was then followed by small snacks party.

  • Corporate Visit at our Udayan Ghar for Boys, Gurugram

The team from Toyota Group visited the Udayan Ghar for Boys, Gurugram on 7th September 2019 where they inaugurated their CSR Initiative by donating and bringing into operation in the Ghar the Water Cooler, Air Coolers, Silent DJ, etc. Arun, COO, Udayan Care along with the staff and children of the Gurgaon Ghar were part of this inaugural ceremony. The children and staff expressed their gratitude through momentos and an artistic card prepared by them as a token of respect.

  • Football Match with Team adidas

Celebrating the more than decade old association with Udayan Care and its children, adidas, had invited children from our Udayan Ghar for Girs, Lajpat Nagar Homes 1 & 13 and Udayan Ghar for Boys, Gurugram Home 5 at their office in Gurugram to play a friendly football match on 17th September’19.

The day began with interaction followed by light refreshments and the teams after that got set with all their safety gears ready to face each other in the football. Dave, MD (Adidas-India) addressed the children and helped them raise their spirits to high levels. Both the teams were packed with explosive energy and soon the ground was filled with some loud cheering. The teams did give a tough fight and gracefully, team Udayan Care won the match by 2-1.

  • Daughter’s Day Celebration

To celebrate Daughter’s Day, volunteers from KAZO, a merchandise company, visited the Udayan Ghar for Girls, Greater Noida on 22nd September 2019. The team of volunteers interacted with the children in the Ghar and donated merchandise from KAZO.

  • World Clean-up Day

On 21st September 2019, children from Udayan Ghar for Boys, Noida Home 6 celebrated World Clean-up day organised by HCL Foundation at Noida Stadium. The engaged in the awareness drive taking forward the need for cleanliness, reducing use of plastic as well as imbibe a healthy living standards.

  • Daan Utsav (Joy of Giving Week Celebration)

Reinforcing the idea of not always being at the receiving end and instead to be grateful and be a giver, our young children came forth to celebrate Daan Utsav (Joy of Giving) bringing joy into the lives of less privileged people. Colors of celebration were displayed through children getting engaged in donation drives in the nearby slums, spending time and organizing edutainment sessions for children at under privileged schools, Home for Children with Special Needs and senior citizens at Old Age Homes.

  • 3 Days Cricket Tournament, Aadhya Cricket Cup, 2019

11 Warriors representing team Udayan Care, returned back blowing the trumpets of triumph after they stood out victorious in the final cricket match played against Arya Anathalya (Home for orphans) on 13th October’19 at Bharat National Public School, Ram Vihar, Delhi. Team Udayan Care won the match by 8 wickets hitting 128 runs beating the targeted score of 127.

The 3 days cricket tournament, Aadhya Cricket Cup 2019 organized by Aadhya Foundation was seen as a platform for many underprivileged children to come forth and showcase their talent and love for cricket. Apart from Udayan Care, the tournament saw participation from several other NGOs.

With lost none and all won, team Udayan Care ruled over the hearts of not only the spectators and organizers but, also left a deep impression on its opponents.

  • Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”– Robert

Swachhata Hi Seva (Cleanliness is Service) Campaign, themed on Plastic Waste Management was promoted by children across 17 Udayan Ghars in full swing. The activities surrounding the campaign were undertaken during the whole month of October’19 where children from some of the homes organized awareness sessions and rallies in open communities educating people about harmful effects of plastic usage and the best alternatives that could be put in place to avoid its usage. Children from the other homes wrote slogans, distributed pamphlets, held dialogue with local market vendors and local leaders to put a complete stop on the use of plastic carry bags. Some children also initiated cleaning drives wherein they picked up rags from the community parks and other public places involving the local people.

  • Event by DCPCR to Felicitate and Honor Children scoring 70% & above Marks in Board Examination, 2018-19

District Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Delhi organized an event on 23rd October 2019 at open theater INA, Delhi to honor children, living in Child Care Institutions (CCIs), who have scored 70% and above marks in class X & XII Board Examination in the academic session, 2018-19. The event was seen as an innovative endeavor by the government authorities to recognize and acknowledge children’s efforts who despite being gone through hardships in life rise up and shine. A total of 8 children were invited from Udayan Care for the felicitation where they were presented with a memento and a certificate. It was a proud moment for us, being responsible for their care and upbringing, and for the lovely mentor parents, Deepak (Mentor Father) and Saroj (Mentor Mother) who accompanied the children on the day of the event.

  • Diwali Celebration

Dressed in their best ethnic outfits, illuminating their respective homes with colorful lights and diyas, exchanging gifts and sweets and sharing love, Diwali was celebrated with all joy and vigor by children, mentor parents and staff across all the Udayan Ghars. The bright and vibrant festival signifying the victory of good over evil had a lot to teach our young Udayanites about Indian culture and traditions and how everyone gets together to be a part of each other’s happiness. No doubt, such festive celebrations help inculcate a sense of belongingness and oneness among children as a part of Udayan Care family.

Children and staff from Udayan Ghar for Girls, Gurugram Home 17were invited by United Colors of Benetton at their Head Office for Diwali Celebration. Children had a great time interacting with the team UCB. They were engaged in games and fun activities followed by a mouthwatering festive feast. The children also received Diwali gifts from UCB. Likewise, children from Udayan Ghar for Girls, Ghaziabad celebrated Diwali with Greenlam at their office.

  • Children’s Day Celebration

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.

A happy childhood nurtures confidence, talent, and creativity, helping children excel in their adult life. Children are not liability but, God’s most beautiful creation that must be celebrated. Celebrating childhood and bringing a smile on every child’s face, November 14th is celebrated as children’s day all over the Indian nation.The staff and mentor parents at Udayan Ghars with all vim vigor put their best foot forward to make children feel happy and special where some of them had organized games, activities and delicious treats and some of them brought smile by giving surprise gifts. The day turned out well most importantly made children feel loved, cared and happy.

 

Success Story

The sun sets to rise again!

Childhood is the time wherein the munchkins, all adorable, are loved, cared for and protected against any harm to their delicate being and psyche but, fate had its own offerings for little Gulnisha who lost her parents one after the other at a very young age. The loss of parents rendered her into early childhood trauma. With nowhere to live and nowhere to go for support, Gulnisha landed on the streets of the capital city where she stayed for quite some time with her paternal grandmother and continued to struggle for shelter, food and survival. Rescued from the streets, Gulnisha was transferred to a government children’s home for her care and protection but, due to the non-conducive environment at the care home she was later transferred to Udayan Care for her long term care and protection.

Provided with all the required love, care, attention and protection, Gulnisha started showing improvements in her self-confidence, sense of worth and developed her social and relationship building skills. The ghar team comprising of mentor parents, social work and mental health professionals and caregivers did all their best in grooming her and helping her to overcome her traumatized past through Trauma Informed Care (TIC).

Today, Gulnisha is studying in class VII in a reputed English medium school and surprising everyone with her talents and dedication. She has keen interest towards almost all extra co-curricular activities. Arts, dancing, singing and sports, she has left nothing. Recently, she has been awarded with a Gold Medal in North India Shotokan Karate Championship, 2019 organized by Shotokan Martial Arts Federation of India.

Football match with Adidas team
Football match with Adidas team
Aadhya Cricket Cup
Aadhya Cricket Cup
Swachhata hi Seva Campaign
Swachhata hi Seva Campaign
 
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