Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes

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Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes

Project Report | Aug 22, 2019
Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes

By Ravinder Kaur Pasricha | Sr. Manager

Auro Camp
Auro Camp

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 CareGivers, 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 1141 children with love, care and protection in 17 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 206 children across all homes. 29of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of June - August 2019, the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children enjoying their summer vacations. Like every other year, Udayan Care Annual Summer Camp (5 Days residential camp) was organized wherein, all the children and staff across all Udayan Ghars get together and get engaged in different sessions filled with lot of fun and insights. 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.

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

June

  • Workshop on “FAIRSTART Training Programme, Session VII” with Caregivers and Supervisors
  • Session on “Udayan Care; Genesis & Philosophy” with Mentor Parents & Coordinators.

July

  • Workshop on “Importance of Health, Nutrition & Hygiene” with Children
  • Revision session on “FAIRSTART Training Programme, Session VII” with Caregivers and Supervisors.
  • Session on “Udayan Care’s Vision, Mission & Values” with Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

August

  • Workshop on “Self Expression through Writing” with Children.
  • Workshop on “Working with Children with Special Needs” with Caregivers and Supervisors.

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 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 – 

Udayan Care Annual Summer Camp, Summer Funksters 

Schools are out, summers are in. Let’s welcome the fun as the summer camp begins!

Summer Camp is the time when children and staff across 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, 17 Udayan Ghars, 205 children, 27 young adults & 40 staff members came together to be a part of 5 days Udayan Care Annual Summer organized at Jagshanti UdayanGhar, Greater Noida from 10th to 14th June’19with the theme, Summer Funksters: Let’s have fun under summer sun, 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. 

Like every other year, children were engaged in different activities encompassing theatre, dance, music, amazing do it yourself science experiments, art & craft and more with the last day culminated into the grand finale where children presented/performed what all they have learned during the camp.

 

International Yoga Day Celebration

Know yourself, work on yourself & transform yourself with Yoga!

Proud to be a part of the nation which has been instrumental in recognizing this wonderful traditional Indian art form across the world. June 21st is observed as International Yoga Day around the globe. Keeping up the high spirits and giving due importance to its therapeutic and soothing benefits our young Udayanites celebrated International Yoga Day and practiced different YogAsanas at Udayan Ghars.

 

Weeklong Trip to Auro Camp, Nainital

Making this summer even exciting and vacations fun, a weeklong trip to Auro Camp, Nainital was organized for the children from 25th June to 3rd July’19 in association with Sri Aurobindo Ashram. A total 53 children and 7 staff members went for the camp that was held at Van Niwas, situated at a height of 7400 ft. on the top of a hill in a serene retreat, nestling among the Himalayan peaks, surrounded by trees & forests away from the hustle and bustle of the town. 

The group stayed at Sri Aurobindo Ashram where they were engaged in adventure activities such as rock climbing, trekking, artificial river crossing, etc. and, meditation, yoga, spiritual talks among others contributing towards the overall personality development of children.

 

Movie Outing

Children across all Udayan Ghars had a movie outing for “Super 30” organised by our Donors and Mentor Parents. The movie is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and the educational programme run by him. From being a child who while studying was engaged in supporting his family by earning through selling street food as well as tutoring 30 children for practical mathematics who in the long run clear IIT Exams and become successful in life. The movie was motivational and had a great message for children to understand the importance of studies and overcoming all hardships in life and become successful young adults. The children across all Ghars found it inspirational and thoroughly enjoyed the movie along with snacks and tasty lunch.

 

Visit by Feed India

Team Feed India visited Gurgaon Boys Ghar on 10th July 2019 as part of their CSR activity. The team conducted fun activities in the lawn outside the Ghar as well as played board games with the children. The children were also engaged in cooking simple recipes made from bread as well as the team did a small tree plantation drive to enhance their consciousness towards the environment. The day was made even more exciting with Feed India sponsoring a delicious lunch and providing children with goodies. The children really enjoyed the day.

 

Visit by Genpact

Team Genpact visited Noida Girls & Boys Ghars on 16th July 2019 as part of their CSR initiative where they engaged children in educational activities conducted in a fun way as well as played cricket with the boys at the Ghar. The team extended their generosity by donating ration for a month which also consisted of tasty food items for the children. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and acknowledged team Genpact with a Thank You card.

 

Workshops by ArtReach India Foundation

The next series of art workshops under Artroom Programme (II) has begun from the month of July’19. During the months of July and August children were engaged in 2 days film making workshop and visual story building workshop. The participants were exposed to the basics of cinema and camera holding, shot their own film and created their own short visual stories.

 

Independence Day Celebration

Inculcating the spirit of patriotism and developing a sense of love towards the nation and its people, the Independence Day was celebrated across different Udayan Ghars. The preparations for the celebration were in full swing with young hearts filled with inspiration and energy.

The day was an amalgamation of fun-filled activities which included quiz and kite-making activity that were 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. The real essence of independence was embraced with the unfurling of the national flag and singing of the national anthem by children & staff at all the homes.

 

Independence Day Celebration with Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree Hotel, Gurgaon invited children and staff from Gurgaon Boys Ghar to celebrate Independence Dayat at their Hotel. The celebration began with flag hoisting and singing national anthem followed by some games, art competition and other activities wherein, children won some exciting prizes and had fun. The children also enjoyed a delicious lunch.

 

Success Story 

Abandoned by her parents when she just learnt to crawl, Parvinder was devoid of the kind of love & care that every child deserves. Continued to be looked after by her grandmother who found it difficult to bear the expenses, she was placed at Bal Vihar Anath Ashram (an orphanage) at the age of 4. Have Lived there for 10 years, Parvinder was then transferred to Udayan Care for her long term care and protection. 

Parvinder, with warmth of love of the mentor parents, care givers and psychosocial interventions of the mental health team including social worker and mental health professionals, was helped to overcome her issues relating to fractured attachment, stress, anxiety and relationship building that arouse as a result of traumatic experiences around abandonment and multiple placements that she has been through in the past. 

Over the time, Parvinder had shown exemplary improvements and grew to be a bright and hardworking girl. She has always been clear and focused about her dreams and goals and aspired to be a clinical psychologist to help children undergoing mental trauma. After clearing her class XII with 73%, she was enrolled in Ashoka University to pursue her graduation. 

Parvinder today, a graduate in BA (Hons.) Psychology with 77% marks started her career as a counselor with Centre for Child & Adolescent Wellbeing (CCAW) under the mentorship of Dr. Gupta, Child &Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Independence celebration with Lemontree
Independence celebration with Lemontree
Yoga Day Celebration
Yoga Day Celebration
Success story of Parvinder
Success story of Parvinder
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Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
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Anjali Hegde
Delhi , Delhi India
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