Cartoon Creation Workshop
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 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 698 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 174 children across all homes. 29 of our young adults are also been supported through our After Care Programme.
Workshops held during the Quarter
During the period of December, 2016 and January & February, 2017 the team continued working for the betterment of children and the programme. The quarter went well with children engrossed in studies to prepare for their final-term examinations and a few corporate engagements. 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:
Topic: Child Participation – For the Children, Caregivers and Supervisors
Coping with Examination Stress – For Children
Participatory Workshop on Sanitation & Hygiene at Udayan Ghars – For Caregivers and Supervisors
Challenges Faced by Mentor Parents while Dealing with Children at Udayan Ghars – For Mentors and Coordinators
Care Giving (Training Module from FAIRSTART) – For Caregivers and Supervisors
Udayan Ghar Mobile Phone, Internet & Social Networking Issues & Concerns and Methods of Control – For Mentors and Coordinators
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.
Shanti Home and the Mentor Father, Mr. Deepak conducts workshop with Greater Noida children on a monthly basis. The topics covered during the quarter are My Hopes & My Dreams, I Wish, I Hope – The book of me and Our Values, Our Behavior.
Psychologist, Ms. Dipti, conducts life skill workshops every month with both Noida Boys and Girls. The topics covered so far include Self-esteem & Decision making, Communication & Decision making and Managing anger.Likewise, life skill workshops at other Udayan Ghars were also conducted during the quarter.
During the month of December, volunteers, Ms. Aleena and Ms. Akshita (UNESCO – CID certified Expressive Arts Therapists) conducted four workshop sessions at Ghaziabad ghar. These sessions were themed on different topics, Body awareness, Pushing body limits, Brain exercises and concentration and, Trust building.
On 10th & 11th December, 2016 in continuation to their previous art workshops, in the month of November, a session was conducted by ArtReach at Greater Noida where children from different Udayan ghars were given exposure and learning of various forms of art and craft. This time, the participants were taught scroll painting, self painting and writing on real objects like vegetable flowers etc.
The much awaited Pottery Workshop was held at The British School, Chanakyapuri on 28th January, 2017 where the participants of ArtReach workshops were exposed to the art of moulding clay or ceramic into fashioned and desired shapes or objects.
Cartoon creation workshop was conducted at Noida Boys Ghar between 9th and 12th February, 2017. The workshop sessions were conducted by Mr. Aryan & Ms. Sonam from ArtReach India.The duo guided and trained the children on murals and made them paint the walls in the ghar. Children were motivated to bring out their imaginative and creative ideas and express them through drawing objects and characters on the walls.
Events and Celebrations
On 07.12.2016, children from Sant Nagar and Mayur Vihar Ghars were invited to watch a theatre show, Anokha Safar by Salaam Balak Trust at ICCR auditorium, New Delhi.
On 22nd December, 2016, the Make My Trip team invited children from Gurugram and Mehrauli Ghars to their office in Udyog Vihar, Gurugram to celebrate Christmas.
On 23rd December, 2016, a team of 6 employees from Prometric (also known as Prometric Testing, U.S. based company in the test administration industry) visited Gurugram Ghar to celebrate the holy festival of Christmas with the Ghar children. The team was being headed by the company’s Finance Controller, Mr. Lalit.
A two day residential Science Camp was organized at Jagshanti Udayan Ghar for Girls, Greater Noida on 4th and 5th January, 2017 wherein nearly 80 children in the age group of 13-18 years across 11 Udayan Ghars in Delhi/NCR area participated. 15 young and inspired Shalinis (beneficiaries of Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme) also participated in the camp. The overall objective of this Science Camp was to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education among the young Udayanites.
Like last year, CPM India and Khushiyon ki Gaadi partnered with Udayan Care to celebrate this season’s most exciting event, the Winter Carnival, on 6th January, 2017. Mr. Mandeep, MD & CEO and Mr. Prakash, Director Operations, along with their team from CPM India and Mr. Jaideep, with his team from Khushiyon ki Gaadi, made the event grander than ever before.Delicious eats, exciting games, beautiful décor, music and artificial snow fall to give a chilling feel was all set at the venue, Jagshanti Udayan Ghar for Girls, Greater Noida. Children and staff across different Udayan Ghars came together to enjoy the event.While children enjoyed winning gifts at the game stalls and the crowd grooved to the music beats, there arrived our celebrity guest, Mr. Akhil, to judge our Udayan Care Talent Hunt Show. The Talent Hunt Show, being the USP of this season’s winter carnival, drew in a large participation of young and enthusiastic udayanites who showcased their dancing and singing talent.
During the month of January, 2017, volunteers from ASOS, London visited different Udayan Ghars to interact with the children. ASOS has been supporting Udayan Care since, 2009.The volunteers visited Greater Noida Ghar, Noida (girls & boys) Ghar and Mayur Vihar Ghar where they had group sessions with the children. They even painted walls at Greater Noida and Noida girls Ghar.
This time, the Udayan Ghar children got an amazing opportunity to visit India Art Fair Exhibition on 4th February, 2017 organised at NSIC grounds, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi. The children were exposed to the modern and contemporary art and beautiful artifacts by some of the leading and eminent artists.
On 5th February, 2017, one of Udayan Care’s grand events, the annual Sports Day, was held at Plaza Farm, Mehrauli. It was the 11th Adidas Group Udayan Care Sports Day and the chief guests, Mr. Dave, Managing Director-Adidas India and former Indian cricketer, Mr. Murali graced the occasion with their presence.The Sports event began with the Teddy Race for children aged 4-6 years. There were many other races according to various age groups which included Smiley Race, Where Is My Money with mentor parents, 100 m Dash, 200 m Dribbling Race, Sack Race, Free Your Partner Race, Relay Race, Little Hearts Race, Back Ball Race with alumni, Run for Party with Care Staff, Burst the Balloon with male staff, and Balancing Act with Pots with female staff.
On 11th February, 2017 around 20 children from Sant Nagar, Gurgaon and Mehrauli ghars participated in the Inter NGO sports meet organised by Concern India Foundation at Air Force ground, Palam, New Delhi.
The achievements and awards are a never ending process for the Udayan Family:
- Sonia from Mehrauli Ghar 3 participated in the Inter NGO Sports Day organized by Concern India Foundation and won 1st prize in Frog Race.
- Pooja from Mehrauli Ghar 12 participated in the Inter NGO Sports Day organized by Concern India Foundation and won 1st prize in 100m Race.
- Badal and Arun from Gurgaon Ghar won Gold & Silver Medals in a Teakwondo championship organized in the month of December, 2016
The child, Rekha(name changed), came to Udayan Ghar at the age of 10 years. Having had traumatized past, the child faced behavioral concerns at the Ghar, time and again. But with the consistent efforts of the psychologist, social worker and the warmth provided by the mentor mothers and care givers, the concerns have decreased remarkably. Rekha has now turned into a confident and determined girl who is ready to shoulder responsibility of herself and her younger sibling, Moumita, who resides in the same ghar.
Rekha’s innate talent in art & craft has helped her open various windows of appreciation. Her ability to portray her thoughts on a canvas is tremendous. Recently, one of such paintings made by her was selected for the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) book cover. On 25thJanuary 2017, Rekha was felicitated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development at Civil Services Officers Institute (CSOI) in Chanakyapuri. This achievement is quite a feather in the cap for her.
Her art notebook is a delight to the eyes, with various emotions instilled in each picture for the onlooker to interpret. We wish for Rekha to have an imagination as deep as the ocean that can take her as far as the sky!
Visit to India Art Fair Exhibition
Annual Sports Day-1
Annual Sports Day-2