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Aadhya Foundation Sports Meet
Aadhya Foundation Sports Meet

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 1061 children with love, care and protection in 17 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 211 children across all homes. 27of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

Expanding its embrace of care and protection to reach out to more children at-risk, Udayan Care has opened 1 new home (another Home for Girls in Faridabad, Haryana) in the month of May’19, making it to a total of 17 homes.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of March-May 2019, the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children engaged in preparing and appeared for their final-term examination. During the quarter, preparations for annual summer camp for children were in full swing. Workshops being a monthly affair addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators and also served for building their capacity.

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

  •  March
  1.   Workshop on “Career Planning & Career Assessment” with Children
  2.   Workshop on “Revision of FAIRSTART Training Sessions” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • April
  1. Workshop on “Child Participation” with Children
  2. Workshop on “Revision of Udayan Care Vision, Mission & Values” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  3. Discussion on “Trauma & its Neurobehavioral Sequelae; CCI Perspective” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.
  • May
  1. Workshop on “Setting Career Goals” with Children.
  2. Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training Programme, Session VI” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  3. Session on “Interactive Session on Understanding Care Providers’ Challenges in Child Protection” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Children don't 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 awareness & self identity, coping with emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, decision making, stress management, healthy habits; family & community, communication and problem solving.

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 –

Women’s Day Celebration with APCO WorldWide

 "Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity” – Mahatma Gandhi

8th March is observed as International Women’s Day and celebrated across the world recognizing and highlighting the achievements and struggle of women around the globe. Women’s Day was celebrated across different Udayan Ghars whereby our children and staff greeted all their female counterparts, mentor mothers, caregivers and teachers. The day was celebrated with exchange of handmade cards and remembering some of the great women leaders of the world.

Apco worldwide company celebrated women's day with children at Sant Nagar Ghars, Home 1 and 13 distributing some finger-licking snacks and engaging them in interactive sessions and other group activities.

Holi Celebration

Holi celebration, also called as festival of colors, takes place with lot of joy and verve throughout the country. The vibrancy of colors is something that brings in a lot of positivity in ones lives and Holi being the festival of colors is actually a day worth rejoicing.

Drowned in colors, our children and staff across different Udayan Ghars celebrated the festival of colors, Holi, on 21st March’19. The joy and love of the festival really added color into the lives of the children. In addition to that mouthwatering snacks, sweets and delicious lunch was all set to rejuvenate them after playing with colors.

LSR NEXUS Event by LSR College

Children from Sant Ghars, Home 1 & 13 were invited by the LSR College, Delhi University to be a part of their Annual Day Celebration, LSR Nexus Event, on 30th March, 2019. Our children participated in different activities, enjoyed some delicious eats, played games and received gifts too.

Visit to Science Museum & Waste to Wonder Park

Children and staff from Mayur Vihar Homes 2 & 8 visited Science Museum and Waste to Wonder Park on 30th March’19. Children were thrilled to see the store house of knowledge and information about human civilization, mechanics and some working science models making it easier for the children to understand principles of science.

They were overwhelmed to see the 7 wonders of the world together, created out of industrial waste at Waste to Wonder Park.

Visit by Team Accenture

Team from Accenture visited Mayur Vihar Home 2 on 6th April’19 as part of their CSR engagement initiative. The team held interactive sessions and fun activities with the children. They sang songs and even distributed some snacks.

Visit to Nehru Planetarium

A visit to Nehru Planetarium was organized by volunteers of U & I for children & staff from Sant Nagar Homes 1 & 13 on 6th April’19. They enjoyed a short video on formation of solar system along with reading some interesting facts about the universe displayed in the vicinity.

Sports Event by Aadhya Foundation

Sports Event was organized by Aadhya Foundation at Mayur Phase-II Sports Complex on 7th Apr’19. Children from Sant Nagar (Home 1 & 13), Mayur Vihar Home (2 & 8) and Mehrauli (3 & 12) participated and won medals in different races such as dash race, sack race, relay race etc.

Trip to Tirthan Valley, Himiachal Pradesh

Our long time donor and supporter, Vatika Group organized a 7 days adventure cum educational trip to Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh. A total of 13 girls from Sant Nagar, Mehrauli, Kurukshetra, Faridabad and Vasant Kunj Homes and children from other organizations supported by Vatika Group went for the trip. The group of children accompanied by our two staff members stayed at The Mother’s Riverfront, a retreat center managed by Camp Himalyan, situated in Gusaini, Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The group enjoyed the trip and was engaged in activities such as River Crossing, trekking, night jungle trek, rappelling, and trek to Great Himalyan National Park (India’s 11th World Heritage Site).

ArtReach India Foundation Exhibition and Open Day

The yearlong series of art workshops focusing on different themes was culminated into a wonderful exhibition on 28th April’19 wherein our budding artists who have been a part of Art Room programme by ArtReach India Foundation got an opportunity to display their art work and gather an applauding praise for themselves.

Visit to Drishyakala, an Exhibition at Red Fort

Children and staff from Sant Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Mehrauli and Vasant Kunj Homes visited Red Fort on 111th, 18th and 25th May’19 where they had a curated walkthrough in the Museum and saw the Exhibition, Drishyakala. Children were also engaged in fun activities around coloring and finding pictures in the museum.

Success Story

“I’ am different but, not less” – Temple Grandin

Rescued as a 6 years old little girl from the notorious streets of Delhi, Amulya came to Udayan Care in 2006 for her long term care and rehabilitation.

Having no traces of her past and family, Amulya was nurtured with all the required love, care and support. She was enrolled in a school for children with special needs as she was assessed to be a child with IQ below borderline. She was also diagnosed with epilepsy. Being groomed by the Udayan Ghar team composed of mental health & social work professionals, caregivers and mentor parents, Amulya turned out to be a more social & confident child executing high standards of performance.

Overcoming all her limitations, Amulya was enabled to skill herself into different sports and participated in various sports competitions for children with special needs winning numerous awards, certificates and laureled alongside many known sports personalities. Recently, she had been to Abu Dhabi for World Special Olympics held in the month of March’19 where she won a bronze medal in 100 m race and bagged 4th position in 200 m race. Participation in such a grand event itself is an achievement and to win is a feat.

Amulya, now a grown up young adult, is being supported through our After Care Programme so that she could achieve her dream to bring gold to the nation in the next World Special Olympics.

LSR Nexus Event
LSR Nexus Event
Trip to Science Museum
Trip to Science Museum
Trip to Tirthan Valley
Trip to Tirthan Valley
Visit to Drishyakala, an Exhibition at Red Fort
Visit to Drishyakala, an Exhibition at Red Fort
Visit to Nehru Planetarium
Visit to Nehru Planetarium
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Children at the 13th Adidas Annual Sports Day
Children at the 13th Adidas Annual Sports 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 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 in 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 and so on.

Since inception, Udayan Ghars have nurtured over 1020 children with love, care and protection in 16 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 186 children across all homes. 26of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

Expanding its embrace of care and protection to reach out to more children at-risk, Udayan Care has opened 2 new homes (girls Home in Gurugram, Haryana and another one in Vasant Kunj, Delhi) during the period December’18 to February’19, making it to the total of 16 homes.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of December, 2018 - February,2019,the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children engaged in preparing for their final-term examination. The quarter brought along some major celebrations including adidas-Udayan Care Winter Carnival and 13thadidas-Udayan Care Annual Sports Day. Workshops being a monthly affair addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators and also served for building their capacity.

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

December

  • Workshop on “Time Management” with Children
  • Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training (Phase III), Session III” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Discussion on “Understanding Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) as a Mental Health Concern in Alternative Care” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators

January

  • Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training (Phase III), Session IV” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Discussion on “Preparing Individual Care Plan of Children” with Mentor Parentsand Coordinators.

February

  • Workshop on “Care Giving, FAIRSTART Training (Phase III), Session V” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Session on “Understanding UdayanGhar Model” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Children don't 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 every other quarter which focused on various subjects like self awareness & self identity, coping with emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, decision making, stress management, healthy habits; family & community, communication and problem solving.

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 –

Theatre Show by Salaam Balak Trust

Children from Sant Nagar, Mehrauli and Ghaziabad Ghars went to see theatre show by Salaam Balak Trust, a not for profit organization providing residential care to vulnerable children. The play, Street Dreams portrays the story of three children living on the streets and facing various hardships take a call to transform to their destiny with their utmost determination. The skit for the play was written, directed and performed by the alumni and children of Salaam Balak Trust. The children were truly thrilled and motivated after seeing the play.

Christmas Celebration Josh Technology

Our Boys from Gurgaon Ghar were invited for Christmas party by Josh technology at their Head Office in Gurgaon on 21st December’18. Children from other organization were also a part of the celebration. They were engaged in different fun activities. Children danced, got Christmas presents and enjoyed some delicious food. 

Greenlam’s Family Day Celebration

Girls from Ghaziabad Ghar were invited to be a part of Greenlam’s Family Day Celebration on 22nd December’18. Girls performed a skit and were made a part of several games and activities organized by Greenlam. The day ended with presents distributed to the children followed by a mouth-watering feast.

Heritage Walk by Apni Basti Mela

Children from Sant Nagar and Mehrauli Ghars went for a heritage walk in Nizamuddin on 23rdDecember’18 organized as a part of Apni Basti Mela. The children walked through the medieval settlement area, Nizamuddin, named after the highly venerated 14th century Sufi saint, Nizamuddin, wherein, they saw medieval era tombs, shrines, mausoleums and step-wells.

Adidas-Udayan Care Winter Carnival

The cadre of children and staff across different Udayan Ghars got together to celebrate “Adidas-Udayan Care Winter Carnival– Awaken the Superhero Within” at Jagshanti Udayan Ghar, Greater Noida on 5th January’19. Loaded with tons of fun, exciting games, mouth-watering eats, beautiful décor and banger that makes anybody dance, the carnival threw some spectacular performances where children dressed as superheroes revealed the colors of their super power to make the world a better place.  They also gave some jaw dropping group dance performance as a part of talent hunt show.

Art Workshop by Art Reach India Foundation

On 12th January’19, participants of the Artroom Programme by Art Reach India Foundation went for the art workshop where they painted and drew posters and info-graphics inspired from the nature walk held at Lodhi Garden, Delhi.

Republic Day Celebration

Republic Day was celebrated across different Udayan Ghars on 26th January’19. Each home celebrated the glorious with its own taste where, some sang patriotic songs, participated in quiz and others hoisted flag, made presentation on revolutionaries and shared their stories. The day is celebrated at Udayan Care in order to inculcate patriotism, loyalty and a sense of responsibility in children towards the nation.

13th Adidas-Udayan Care Annual Sports Day – “Clash of Titans, Let’s settle the score”

Udayan Care organized and celebrated 13th Adidas-Udayan Care Annual Sports Day – “Clash of Titans, Let’s settle the score” on 10th February’19. One of the grand events, hosted by Udayan Care and supported by Adidas, Sports Day offers an opportunity for all children and staff across different Udayan Ghars to get together on the same platform and compete against each other in the track & field events with healthy sporting spirit.

Track & Field Event by JyotiYatra

Children from Sant Nagar, Noida Boys & Girls and Mayur Vihar Homes participated in the track and field event, Khelyatra, on 16th February’19, organized by Jyotiyatra, a not-for-profit, working to promote sports among underprivileged schools and children. Giving a tough fight to the competitors among 20 different teams from various schools and NGOs, our young Udayanites bagged gold and silver medals in 100 m dash, 200 m dash, 400 m relay race etc. under different age categories.

 

Success Story

“A family beyond family”

A girl child is the god’s greatest gift to the world and, such gifts are to be received with all love, pampered, and cared for and to be nurtured well. But, the fate had it’s own plan for the five little sisters, Neelam, Shalu, Komal, Kanchan and Sheetal, who have been through a traumatic past in their delicate childhood. The mother lost her life while giving birth to the youngest girl, Sheetal, one among the five sisters, rendering them into semi-orphanhood. Their father couldn’t withstand the loss of his wife and sank into severe depression and was diagnosed with Tuberculosis too. Holding his little girls responsible for the misfortune, the father decided to leave the children with their paternal uncle and aunt who showed complete unwillingness to take the poor little girls into their care. The father with the hope to get helped by the children’s maternal grandparents moved to Delhi but, due to financial constraints at their place, the family returned back with a rejection again.

Left with no other options, the father decided to put all his 5 children into Hope Foundation (an adoption home). But, as nobody came forth to adopt the children, they were transferred to Udayan Care in June, 2004, for their long term care and protection.

By this time, children had experienced so much of trauma, neglect and several rejections which affected their delicate childhood, their socialisation process and their mental & emotional well being. The time when these little sisters were supposed to play, learn, to be loved and free from any worry struggled for shelter, their protection and survival.

Neelam, Shalu, Komal, Kanchan and Sheetal were just 14, 10, 8.5, 6.5 and 5 years old respectively when they came at JagshantiUdayanGhar, Greater Noida. They had low sense of self worth, low confidence and limited educational background and often break out into tears for their fate.

With conducive environment at Udayan Care, the girls were nurtured with all the required love, care and affection and they believed that they have found a new family at UdayanGhar. The efforts of the ghar team, that consists of mentor parents, social worker, care staff & mental health professionals, have transformed them into  responsible, independent and confident adults who share their experience of traumatized past without any hesitation.

The sisters were supported through the basic need of love and education too. They were enrolled into best schools and colleges as per their interest and capabilities where they have proved themselves and made some extraordinary achievements ranging from topping the batch to fetching scholarships in renowned institutes.

Today, Neelam is working with IBM an MNC for last almost 5 years. Shalu after working for a year with a pharmaceutical company  Vygon India Ltd. is currently pursuing M. Pharma from Delhi University. She is presently in second year. Komal is working with a leading travel company Airbnb. Kanchan is working with Policy Bazar. The youngest one Sheetal is studying in NIFT, Mumbai on 100% scholarship. Currently she is in second year in Fashion Designing. It is worth mentioning here that Sheetal competed in an All India test conducted by NIFT in 2017 and secured an All India rank of 277.Definitely a very big achievement for her and a very  proud moment for all associated with her.

Moreover, being raised in a family environment and inculcated with the right values, the girls are also supporting and looking after the same old ailing father who had abandoned them once in the past.

Children celebrating Republic Day
Children celebrating Republic Day
Christmas Celebrations with Josh Technology
Christmas Celebrations with Josh Technology
Winners at Khelyatra
Winners at Khelyatra
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Visit to Madame Tussauds
Visit to Madame Tussauds

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 990 children with love, care and protection in 14 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 186 children across all homes. 28 of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

 

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of September - November, 2018, the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children engaged in preparing for their mid-term examination. Workshops being a monthly affair addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators and also served for building their capacity.

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

   September

  • Workshop on “Dealing with Depression and Anxiety” with Children
  • Workshop on “Child Sexual Abuse & POCSO Act, 2012” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Discussion on “Confidentiality” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators

  October

  • Workshop on “Understanding Inspections at Udayan Ghars” with children.
  • Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training (Phase III), Session I” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Interactive Session on “Unpacking Deinstitutionalization in the Context of Udayan Ghars” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

  November

  • Workshop on “Moral Values” with children
  • Workshop on “Care Giving, FAIRSTART Training (Phase III), Session II” with Caregivers and Supervisors.Workshop on “Ghar Expense Analysis” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Children don't 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 awareness & self identity, coping with emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, decision making, stress management, healthy habits; family & community, communication and problem solving.

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 –

Teacher’s Day Celebration
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
-Einstein

Boys from Mayur Ghars (Home 2 & 8) gathered together with staff and mentor mothers to honor and give tribute to their tutors on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, widely celebrated across India on 5th September’18. The boys honoring their tutors gave handmade beautiful cards expressed their thoughts on the hard work their teachers do to make them excel in life. The day was followed by a dance performance, activities for the teachers and some mouth watering snacks.

Visit to Madame Tussauds Museum
Children and staff from Sant Nagar Ghars (Home 1 & 13) visited Madame Tussauds in CP, Delhi, on 21st September’18, sponsored by YUM Group. The children and the staff had a wonderful time while looking at the spectacular wax statues of celebrities from Bollywood, Hollywood, Sports and Politics. They also clicked pictures with the statues and enjoyed the day along with volunteers from YUM Group.

Soccer Tournament by Round Table
Team Udayan Care, consisting of boys from Gurugram and Mayur Vihar Ghars (Home 2, 5 and 8), was invited to play a soccer tournament at Plaza Farms, Delhi, organized by Round Table, an organization that promotes the interest of underprivileged children, on 23rd September’18. Teams from several other schools and organizations participated in the event. Moreover, the event was made special with the presence of some renowned sports personalities that too joined in and played football with the children. The fun was doubled when team Udayan Care after playing several matches against different teams stood out victorious as the sole winner.

Joy of Giving Week (Daan Utsav) Celebration
Each year, Udayan Care celebrates Joy of Giving Week (Daan Utsav) through which children at Udayan Ghars are reinforced with the idea of giving back to the society. The objective of the event is to ensure community engagement of the children as well as developing their conscience.
This year the participation of children across the Udayan Ghars was quite high and the children were actively engaged with the communities around their Ghars. The activities included tree plantation drive, organizing sports competitions and distributing snacks & goodies.

Einstein Hunt Programme
Children from Gurugram and Mehrauli Ghars participated in the Einstein Hunt Programme, a part of Talent Hunt event organized by Cognizant wherein children submitted their working models on Electricity Management, Water Management, Volcanic Eruption and Solar & Lunar Eclipse. Two models on Water Management and Solar & Lunar Eclipse were shortlisted and presented to the National Level Committee and result for the same is still awaited.

Event by Baxter
Every year Baxter Ltd. celebrates its annual day bringing all the employees and their families under one roof. The children from Gurgaon ghar were invited to be part of their celebration among others. The children were engaged in activities such as tattoo making, shooting, football board, remote car racing, and fun house for the smaller kids.

Halloween Night
With a tattooed face, our little wonders from Noida Girls Ghar dressed like cute ghosts went onto enjoy the Halloween Night organized in the ghar itself.

Going Live at VIVO Pro Kabaddi League Season 6
On 2nd, 3rd and 8th November’18, children from Greater Noida, Sant Nagar and Noida Boys and Girls Ghar got an amazing opportunity to watch live kabaddi matches at Shaheed Pathik Stadium in Greater Noida. They also got a chance to cheer and meet their favorite kabaddi players and get exposed to one of India’s oldest traditional sports.

Children’s Day Celebration
The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. – Bosco
Every year November 14 gives us an opportunity to look back at our childhood, get our heart filled with all the nostalgic experiences and also enrich the lives of the young ones around us. The day is recognised and celebrated as Children’s Day.
Children’s Day was celebrated across different Udayan Ghars thereby making children feel loved, special and also know the importance of the day. To mark this celebration, the ghar team organised games and other activities such as quiz, dance performance, visit to parks, group song performance etc. for the children. Children also went onto participate in the events organized in school and community.

Tree Plantation Drive by Team HP
On 16th November, 2018, a team from renowned enterprise Hewlett Packard (HP) headed by the Managing Director, Som, himself visited the Gurgaon ghar to drive a tree plantation drive along with the kids. The team had an interactive session with the kids wherein, they shared some inspirational stories and asked children about their interests, aim and aspirations. The event was followed by some toothsome snacks and a group dance.

Art Workshops by ArtReach India Foundation
ArtReach India Foundation continued to organize workshops for the participants of its Artroom Programme. The children are being oriented towards honing their artistic talent and look forward to a successful career as an artist. During the quarter workshops on different themes relating to music, illustrations and popup art were organized.

 

Success Story (any one)- 

“The love of the family is life’s greatest blessing”

For 9 long years, Ali was deprived of this blessing! Having lost his way when he was 6 years old, Ali was unable to furnish details of his family before the police. It was then; the CWC decided and placed him in a CCI in Gurugram, where he lived for 8 years before finally being placed to Udayan Care in early 2017. 

On a trip to an amusement park, he mentioned to our Udayan Ghar coordinator that he was familiar with the places en route. This triggered the quest to find Ali’s family, which after persistent efforts met success.

We applaud our team’s continuous and untiring efforts in reuniting a family and hope the best for Hasan, who has now returned to his family.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi League
VIVO Pro Kabaddi League
Children's Day celebration
Children's Day celebration
Artreach workshop
Artreach workshop
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Independence Day celebration
Independence Day celebration

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 to mainstream 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 930 children with love, care and protection in 14 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 189 children across all homes. 34 of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of July - August 2018, the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children engaged in productive activities during their summer vacation. Workshops being a monthly affair addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators and also served for building their capacity.

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

 

1.  June

  • Workshop on “Care Giving, FAIRSTART Training Session XI” with Caregivers and Supervisors.

2.  July

  • Workshop on “Transition and Resilience” with children
  • Workshop on “Care Giving, FAIRSTART Training Session XII” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Session on “A Manager’s Journey: Udayan Ghar Programme 2010 to 2018 and Way Forward” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

3.  August

  • Workshop on “Life Skills for Everyday Life” with children
  •  Workshop on “Care Giving, FAIRSTART Training Session XIII” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  •  Workshop on “Importance of Life Skills Education for children in Child Care Institutions (CCIs)” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

 

Children don't 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-awareness & self-identity, coping with emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, decision making, stress management, healthy habits; family & community, communication, and problem solving.

The boys at Mayur Vihar Ghars are growing and grooming well in the ghar environment. Kritika, a psychologist has been regularly conducting like skills workshops with the boys. The topics covered during the quarter include Relationship Building and Recognizing Healthy &Unhealthy Relationships.

Life Skills Workshops on Relationship NetworkIdeal Person & Me and Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships were conducted in Greater Noida Girls Ghar

The girls at our newly established ghar in Faridabad are getting their share of love and required care & protection. The psychologist and the ghar coordinator leave no stone unturned in grooming and nurturing the girls and provide for the opportunities to grow and develop. During the quarter-life skills workshop on Relationship Identification and Relationship Building were carried out with girls.

Likewise, life skills workshops on a range of topics covered under the broad theme of Relationship were conducted in other Udayan Ghars.

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 –

 Udayan Care Annual Summer Camp, 2018,

(Summer Surfers: Let’s Make Summers Fun Again!) 
Summer Camp is the time when children across our all Udayan Ghars come together for fun & learning and showcase their talent. It is the time filled with lots of surprises, gifts & awards and delicious treats. It is also the time where mentor parents, social workers, and caregivers get a wonderful opportunity to revive & beautify their relationship with the children.  Summer camp brings along the opportunity for everyone to come together to a common platform for becoming a part of collective and collaborative learning with fun.

This time, 14 Udayan Ghars180 children25 young adults & 40 staff members came together to be a part of 5 days Udayan Care Annual Summer at Jagshanti Udayan Ghar, Greater Noida with the theme, Summer Surfers: Let’s make summers fun again, set right to beat the sizzling heat. No doubt, the scorching heat wasn’t strong enough to stand against everyone’s highly raised spirits and excitement. The camp was scheduled from 5th to 9th June’18 with the last day culminating into grand finale throwing some spectacular performances and a wonderful exhibition.

 

Visit to National Museum
The participants in the Artroom programme went to the National Museum on 17th June’18. The children took a curated walk-through in the museum around the ongoing exhibition 'India and the World - A history in nine stories'. The exhibition was about stories of different objects and artifacts that traveled around the world offering insight into two million years of history. Using Plaster of Paris (POP), they made Indus valley seal replicas.

 

Adidas v/s Udayan Care (Football Match)

This year has been marked as the 12th year of commitment of Adidas towards Udayan Care in protecting and nurturing the lives of vulnerable children. Having a core belief that “through sports, we have the power to change lives”, Adidas has organized a football match for Udayan Ghar children at their Gurugram office on June 20, 2018. Children from Gurugram, Sant Nagar (both homes), Noida Boys and Greater Noida Homes participated in the event. A total of 90 children & aftercare young adults and 7 staff members were there.


While beating the heat, the children displayed their full energies, all set to play a game of football with the Adidas Team. With, Dave, MD(Adidas-India) addressing the children and giving them a warm welcome, the spirits of all those present rose to high levels. Children in the football team were given Adidas studs & Jerseys.


Moving ahead with the program, children were briefed about the rules and regulations of the football match and were directed to take safety position in case of urgency. With a boost in the confidence of Children’s, the event began with all taking their positions in the field. Both the Adidas Group and Udayan Care teams took their respective position along with their team members. Udayan Care won the match by 3-2.

 

International Day of Yoga Celebration
Children across different Udayan Ghars celebrated International Day of Yoga on 21st June’18. They were made aware of the importance of yoga and meditation in today’s busy life where every one of us is on a run. The country commemorates this day every year to spread awareness about how yoga is an important physical, mental and spiritual practice that each and every one should practice.

 

2 Days Workshop on Basics in Photography by ArtReach India Foundation
Two days workshop on Basics in Photography was organized on 23rd & 24th June at Sanskriti Museum by ArtReach India Foundation. The workshop aimed at teaching the participants to demonstrate artistry through pictures, to apply the principles of lighting and color theory to a variety of photographic scenarios by measuring, evaluating, and adjusting light and color to create quality images and much more.

6 Days Workshop on Film Making by Tuning Fork Films
Being winners at the 3rd edition of Robyn Beeche Award for Best Short Film, themed on “A day in my life”, organized during the Udayan Care’s Annual Summer Camp’174 of our children from Sant NagarMehrauli & Gurgaon Ghar were invited by Tuning Fork Films for 6 days filmmaking workshop in BirHimachal Pradesh as an award. It was a great opportunity for them to get exposure and learning in professional filmmaking and explore their career paths in the same.

 Art Workshop by ArtReach India Foundation
On 14th July’18, a workshop on the theme of music & dance was conducted by ArtReach India Foundation for the participants of Artroom Programme. The workshop led by the artist, Nikhil taught the participants about connecting art with music & dance. The children also got to learn composing EDM (Electronic Digital Music).

 A Day in Jurasik Park Inn
Boys from Udayan Ghar for Boys in Mayur Vihar (Home 2 & 8) and Gurgaon  went for a day-long trip to chill at Jurasik Park Inn, Water & Amusement Park on 22nd July’18 and likewise, Girls from Udayan Ghar for GirlsMehrauli (Home3 & 12) &, Sant Nagar Home 1 on 5th August’18. The trip was organized in response to the special prize received by a couple of children from each of these homes from International Children’s Network (ICN) who decided on to take the rest of their friends with them.

The children enjoyed themselves to the fullest in the pool, water slides and other rides and, the special lunch organized at the venue itself.

 

I Sing for My Country Campaign with Knox Artiste
Girls from Jagshanti Udayan Ghar, Greater Noida were featured in a Song by Knox Artiste that was released on 15th August’18 on youtube.

Knox Artiste, a rising star on social media having always been passionate about serving the less fortunate and contributing to many causes visited the Jagshanti Udayan Ghar on 10th August’18 with his team as a part of their “I Sing for My Country Campaign” to interact with the girls and celebrate the 72nd Independence Day thereby, recording the video for Knox’s song “Dil Se.”

 

Art Workshop by ArtReach India Foundation
On 11th August’18 a workshop led by artist, graphic designer and musician, Pratyush was organized by ArtReach India Foundation. The artist did a visual-musical demonstration with his pop-up book on classical music 'Swarpeti'. He then taught participants multiple ways of creating pop-ups through techniques of folding paper. Each participant created their own pop-up shapes and birds. 

A brief presentation was made by the artist, Mr. Pratyush on graphic designing, he showed examples of info-graphics, animations, his own posters and other design work.

 

Independence Day Celebration
It was a cool, breezy morning of 15th August 2018, where the children woke up with a patriotic spirit and an excitement for the day’s activities. At the Udayan Ghars, the preparations for the celebrations were in full swing with children rising early and dressing up in their best outfits.

The day was an amalgamation of fun-filled activities which included quiz and kite-making activity that was conducted at all the Homes.  The quiz based on general awareness about facts of India’s independence was found to be interesting and a mind flexing exercise. The kite making activity, gave the children, the full freedom to apply their creativity and scientific skills to make decorative kites. The kites were then flown high in the sky, giving the children, a sense of pride for their country. Children also engaged in role plays wherein, by emulating our freedom fighters, the core values were revived.

 

Success Story (anyone)

 “You May See Me Struggle But, You Will Never See Me Quit” 

Komal and her four sisters were left to themselves after their mother died soon after giving birth to her youngest sister and their father sank into severe depression due to the trauma. The dark clouds of trouble grew bigger when the father was diagnosed with tuberculosis due to which the sisters had to shift from one relative’s home to another for shelter and support. 

Komal was 8 when she along with her sisters was transferred to Udayan Care from some other organisation. Separation from parent, neglect, multiple changes in several dimensions of early care, the absence of a reliable adult to take care and, rejection from extended family; Pal sisters had seen it all. 

Komal lacked confidence in her abilities and had a weak educational base which made her vulnerable to the risk of falling through the gaps in the educational system. But, the mentors and ghar staff, with their strong determination to transform children’s lives, devoted themselves to nurturing the tender brains of these little girls, offered unconditional love and helped them overcome the stress and trauma they had experienced.

Komal grew-up to be a dedicated, hardworking and kind-hearted young woman who was adored by all. Not only did she excel in academics, she also established herself as one of the best swimmer and squash players in the reputed Sagar School, Alwar. She went on to complete her BBA from the renowned Galgotias University with a whopping score of 82.65% in 2017 and later on joined Vanity Cube’s HR department. Her dreams do not finish here; she aspires to pursue MBA and become an entrepreneur. We are sure she’ll achieve everything she wants in life.

A day in Jurasik Park
A day in Jurasik Park
Summer Camp
Summer Camp
Adidad vs Udayan Ghar children
Adidad vs Udayan Ghar children
Udayan Care children won the match by 3-2
Udayan Care children won the match by 3-2
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Holi celebration
Holi celebration

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 885 children with love, care and protection in 14 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 182 children across all homes. 25 of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of March - May, 2018, the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children studiously engaged in preparing for their final term examination. Workshops being a monthly affair addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

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

Children don't 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 awareness & self identity, coping with emotions, relationship building, healthy & unhealthy relationships, knowing self, decision making, stress management, healthy habits; family & community, communication and problem solving.

The boys at Mayur Vihar Ghars are growing and grooming well in the ghar environment. Ms. Kritika, psychologist has been regularly conducting like skills workshops with the boys. The topics covered during the quarter include Effective Communication, Recognizing Emotions and Good Touch & Bad Touch.

Life Skills Workshops on Relationship Abuse, Healthy Relationships and Needs & Wants were conducted in Noida Boys Ghar.

The girls at Jaipur Ghar are being provided with all the required love, care, protection and the right nourishment. To empower the girls, life skills workshops on Letting out Yourself and Decision Making were conducted with them during the quarter.Likewise, life skills workshops on a range of topics were conducted in other Udayan Ghars.

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 –

Holi Celebration with Team Baxter

Holi, a festival of colors, is widely celebrated all across the country. It signifies the victory of good over evil, love, laugh, play and strengthens the relationship. Taking time from a busy schedule, volunteers from Baxter India Pvt. Ltd. celebrated Holi with Children in Gurgaon Ghar. Children and volunteers smeared and drenched each other with colors. They have also arranged dinner for all the children in the ghar.

Likewise, Holi was celebrated across all the Udayan Ghars where children, mentor parents, care givers, volunteers gathered together to fill the colors of happiness in each other’s life.

Trip to Ranthambore National Park

Since, camps and excursions is an essential feature of Udayan Ghar Programme aiming to help children to build qualities of cooperation, coordination, tolerance, decision-making, team work, leadership, etc. thus, catering to the all round development of personality of children, Udayan Care in association with Adidas organized 2 days trip to Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan for the children across different Udayan Ghars aged between 12-17 years from 26th to 28th March’18. The trip was also supported by Monarch International Travel services

 The trip aimed to cover natural prosperity incurring scenic beauty, lent to wild life glory (flora and fauna), visit to Ranthambore Fort followed by fun activities in the resort. The children enjoyed the stay, and also ingrained supportive knowledge about the tour place.

 Few quotes from children-

  • “It was thrilling experience for me witnessing Tiger for the first time. I have seen the Tiger only on television. Now it’s like dream come true. Thanks to Udayan Care & adidas for organizing such a wonderful trip.”
  • “This is the best adventurous trip I have ever been to. Watching the Tiger on sight is ineffable.”

Trip to Udaipur

The children and staff in Udayan Ghar for Girls, Ghaziabad got an amazing opportunity to visit Udaipur in Rajasthan, also known as ‘Venice of the East’ or ‘City of Lakes’. The weeklong trip to this city, famous for its rich history & culture, lakes, Rajput era palaces, museums and extra ordinary scenic locations, was organized from 23rd to 31st March’18. It was an educational cum recreational trip for the children as they visited some historical places, exposed to the new culture and had a time filled with fun and thrill while being a part of various other activities.

The trip was wholly organized and sponsored by two of our international volunteers from Germany who have been associated with us from past many years.

A Day with Team Genpact

On 5th April’18, team Genpact visited Jagshanti Udayan Ghar, Greater Noida to interact and spend quality time with children. The team carried out some ice-breakers and other activities to bond well with the children. The children danced, sang songs and enjoyed with the team. At the end, all children were gifted school bags and water bottles.

 Matinee Time

On 14th April’18, children from Udayan Ghar for Girls, Noida went to watch the movie, Baaghi 2 at PVR Logix Mall. The outing was planned as a reward for children’s hard work and improved academic performance during their final examination. The children loved the movie and enjoyed themselves to the fullest with the Mentor Mothers.

 Sukriti Fashion Show

On 20th April’18, a fashion show was organized at Canadian Embassy marking the commencement of celebration for Udayan Care’s to-be Silver Jubilee and displaying the clothes prepared at the skill development centre at Greater Noida. The children across different Udayan Ghars and, Aftercare young adults and Alumni wore the attire and walked the ramp. It was a celebration of the talent and vigor of our unstoppable women at Udayan Care. Mr. Nadir (High Commissioner for Canada to India) was present as the counterpart and Dr. Naresh (Founder Chairman of Medanta) as our guest of honor.

World Earth Day

Children from Udayan Ghar for Girls, Jaipur went to St. Jude India Child Care Centre to celebrate World Earth day on 22nd April’18. The children organized a group dance and group song performance for the children and families in the centre followed by a short skit highlighting the importance of environment conservation and planting trees.

Begining of New Session with ArtReach India Foundation

To keep a sustained growth of the artistic talent in children, ArtReach India Foundation began with organizing sessions for children under its Artroom Programme with the aim to help children explore careers in the arts. The first session, an introductory session was organized on 6th May’18. The children were briefed about the programme and workshops that will be taking place in the coming months being led by different professionals.

Visit to Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage, INTACH

On 25th May’18, the participants of Artroom programme got an amazing opportunity to visit to Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Delhi. It has beenrecognized as one of the world’s largest heritage organizations. The children were truly mesmerized seeing how INTACH works to conserve the art and culture through its different programmes and divisions.

Success Story (any one)

“The sun only sets to rise again”

 This is what exactly defines Shalu.

 Tormented by loss of her parents and other misfortunes, Shalu, a child of the street, came to Udayan Care in 2011 for her long term care and protection at the age of 10 years. The trauma she had been through, left her bereft of love and hope. Young enough to understand and know what she had lost, new bonds, new family of peers and a new destiny was written at Udayan Ghar, Mehrauli Home III for Neelu where she was helped to battle through her unresolved grief & overcome depression.

 Shalu adapted well to the home environment and was supported by the elder girls at the home. Love, care affection and protection at Udayan Ghar slowly transformed her into a strong, confident and independent girl that she had the potential to be. She was enrolled in C.S.K.M Public School where she studied for one year and was then enrolled in Bloom Public School, Vasant Kunj. She has been a hardworking student and puts efforts to do well in her studies. She received appreciation for her thoughtful nature and good behavior at school. She likes to read for which she has received an appreciation certificate from her school. She aspires to build a career into Creative Writing. To gain clarity, she participated in a Writing and Blogging workshop in August, 2017.

 The child is a keen observer and informative. She likes to sing and participate in different functions. Some of her past achievements include-

  • She was one of the two anchors for 12th adidas Udayan Care Annual Sports Day held on 11th February’18.
  • Certificate of Merit for Hindi in class VIII
  • Certificate of Merit for participating in Camp Himalayan in March 2017.
  • Participation Certificate for Adventure Youth Camp, Nainital in 2015.
  • Certificate for participating in Sports Day in 2013.
  • Certificate of Merit for Essay Writing Competition at 13th International Child Art Exhibition in 2014.
  • Participation Certificate for being actively involved in Conserving Energy and Protecting the Environment in 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation for being organized and meticulous during the session 2012-13. 
Trip to Ranthambore
Trip to Ranthambore
Trip to Udaipur
Trip to Udaipur
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