| Jun 25, 2015
Summer = Vocations = Summercamp
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.
Since inception Udayan Ghars have nurtured over 431 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 163 children across all homes along with 34 young adults After Care Programme.
Workshops during this Quarter
In house Life skills workshop were conducted with the children during this quarter focusing on the topic decision making, coping with emotions, knowing myself by the home coordinators. Also various other workshops such as Gender sensitization, Listening Skills were conducted with the children outside the home.
Similarly capacity building workshops were conducted with various stakeholders such as the coordinators, caregivers & mentors looking after the children on topics such as Orientation on Udayan Ghar Programme, Paradigm Shift, Physical Abuse, Transition & Preparedness – Role of Caregivers, Communication skills. The workshop on Orientation on Udayan Ghar programme was conducted in order to enhance & enrich the knowledge of the mentors & the coordinators with respect to the programme. The workshop on Paradigm Shift provided a very different angle of looking at various issues while dealing with the children. The workshop on Physical abuse and Communication skills are the presentation made by the coordinators focusing upon the mental health concerns and how does it affect/ impacts a child’s personality. Similarly, Transition & Preparedness – Role of the caregiver was a workshop done with the caregivers to enhance their knowledge regarding the measures & preparedness required while the child is in his/ her transition period before reintegrating into the society. Our staff has also attended training outside on parenting, child personality, conjugal relationship.
During this quarter one of the major events that took place was the 9th Summer Camp at Jagshanti home (One of our 13 homes located in the state of Uttar Pradesh) . The theme for this year’s summer camp was the Summer of 21 as Udayan Care completed its 21 years of journey.
Children from across 13 homes participated in this event along with the Programme staff. It was a 5 days event starting from 16th June 2015 to 20th June, 2015. All the 163 children were accompanied by 25 care staff; and entire team along with the Director of Jagshanti Home celebrated this summer camp at Jagshanti Home.
Summer Camp is a platform for the children to socialize with other children of different homes. The children take away with them a lot of memories and learning with the help of several activities that are conducted in the camp like taekwondo for body fitness, art and craft, theatre, dance, graffiti for overall capacity enhancement. Apart from this there was a star show conducted in the evening through telescope organized by Nehru Planetarium group for the children. Children were very excited to see the planets such as Venus the morning planet and Jupiter along with its satellites through telescope.
Road safety is one of the major concerns in present scenario therefore a street play was performed by ROSES, NGO working on the issue of Road Safety and Traffic Rules. It was very informative & creative way of making children learn and enjoy about the road safety. Towards the end of the street play the forum was kept open for the children to ask questions and interact to ensure that the right message is conveyed.
On the last day i.e, 20th June, beautiful dance performances took place by different groups who had been practicing while the summer camp. Along with this some group also exhibited their theater skills learnt during the summer camp under the guidance of trained professionals. An art & craft exhibition was also put in place across for the guests to have a glance at the beautiful creative skills of our little children. Towards the end of the day, cash awards were distributed to all the children who have excelled in the academics in the year 2014-15. Last but not the least the colorful 9th summer camp came said good bye to the children by ripping off the birthday cake of two of our children followed by the lunch.
Success Stories this quarter
Rahul (Name Changed)
Rahul(Name Changed) was a lost child transferred to Udayan Care from Salam Balak Trust (NGO) for long term Rehabilitation by the legal orders. It was observed that Rahul(Name Changed) being a child with Low IQ level was facing lot of challenges in his daily chores. These challenges was giving rise to several mental health issues such as aggressiveness, lack of attention, low self esteem. Because he also used to stammer he was unable to convey his thoughts well across.It was through proper sessions conducted by of Dr. Geetika Goel (psychologist & counselor) we developed a better understanding about the child and his concerns to be able to work upon. He is pursuing his education from Open schooling and is also enrolled in Aurobindo Ashram vocational training centre for 6 months to get vocational training in Art, Craft and Paper making.
Having interest in hospitality & care, Rahul(Name Changed) has also done his internship at Custom Canteen in Gurgaon as a hospitality and kitchen staff for he is also being paid of Rs.5000 for travel and extra expenses. He is very happy with his internship and soon will be permanently be hired by the organization once he attains 18 yrs of age which will certainly bring a remarkable change in his life ahead.
workshop on listening skills
Orientation on Paradigm Shift
Rock the floor this Summer Camp