Children
 India
Project #8775

Support orphaned children at our Sunshine Homes

by Udayan Care
Vetted
Agra Trip
Agra Trip

 

Sunshine Home

Udayan Care had set up its first Udayan Sunshine 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 678 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 164 children across all homes. 28 of our young adults are also been supported through our After Care Programme.

Workshops/ Activities during the repoting period

During the reporting period our team continued working for the success of the children and program. June was fun-filled and relaxing at the same time due to the good long summer vacations. Workshops being a monthly process addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Workshops were held with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) in enhancing stakeholders Unmet Emotional Needs, training on maintain of stock register, adolescent sexual health issues with children, disciplinary as a concern in Ghars with mentors. During the reporting period, education and aftercare committee meetings also took place.

Life Skills” 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 solving problem.

Shanti Home on a monthly basis conducts workshop with our girls of Greater Noida home, Uttar Pradesh. The topics covered are Anger Management, Dealing with Emotions and Tensions.

Volunteers Ms. Shobha Sharma and Ms. Priyanka Jain from Image Graph conducted workshop with children in one of our Girls home in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on Etiquettes and Manners.

Safety training on fire extinguisher was given by experts in one of our Boys Home in Gurgaon.

June unites the family together by celebrating Summer Breaks in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This year Summer Camp was majorly sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Many corporate involvements like Genpact, Research Now helped in making it a great success. Children were engaged in different activities like Zumba, Musical Play on Jungle Book, Play for Peace which involved children in learning like skills through play way methodology, Musical Choir by Manzil, NGO, Theatre by UK Volunteers, Art & Craft and Dance Fusion. Interesting parallel sessions were also done for the caregivers on the topics Sexuality by YP Foundation and Effective Communication by Mr. Rahul & Ms. Nidhi (Home Team).

SAP organized an outing for one of our Boys home in Gurgaon, Harayana at in Ambience Mall where they enjoyed a movie and games in FUN City along with awesome lunch.

Our Girls got a good exposure of Art by visiting Kiran Naddar Museum. Four children from Sant Nagar and Mehrauli, Delhi also involved themselves in Printing Classes being organized by them in the month of August. Text 100, corporate conducted Art Sessions with Sant Nagar Girls.

Korean Culture Center conducted Poetry Sessions with our Girls in Sant Nagar, Delhi. This quarter was a good time for Sant Nagar girls as they learnt Chocolate making and Gift Box making session from people associated with House of Hope, NGO.   

Mehrauli girls gave a dance performance on patriotic songs in #every8minutes campaign, a wonderful initiative of ipartner India to mark the World Anti- Trafficking Day, which culminated at Dilli Haat

Manjeet from Noida Boys and Sonal from Greater Noida got an opportunity to explore the Teen Expedition Programme in Kullu, Himachal Pardesh.

Children from Jaipur Home participated in Art of Meditation in Vipassana Meditation Center. Girls also went to Government Grass Farm (Nursery) and planted so many plants and the mentor mother explained them the important of plants in environment.

International Volunteers Linn and Anders organized a wonderful trip for Gurgaon Boys Home to Agra.

All the Ghars celebrated Independence Day, Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami.

Artreach India started with their monthly art workshops with children from different Homes - Mayur Vihar, Sant Nagar, Noida Girls and Greater Noida Home.

The achievements and awards are a never ending process for Udayan Family:

  • Pari (Name Changed) from Girl’s Home in Sant Nagar, Delhi got admission in Undergraduate Course in Psychology at Ashoka University, Sonipat, Harayana on full scholarship.
  • Vipin (Name Changed) from Boys Home in Gurgaon, Haryana won cash prize of Rs. 4,450 in wrestling event held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium.
  • Boby (Name Changed) from Boys Home in Gurgaon, participated in Floor Ball Unified State Championship 2016 event and won 4th position which was held at State Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Rohtak.   
  • Suman (Name Changed) from Girl’s Home in Sant Nagar, Delhi came 2nd in Collage making competition on the topic Save the Girl Child in school.
  • Vipin (Name Changed) & Sohail ( Name Changed) from Boys Home in Mayur Vihar, Delhi won State Soft Ball Championship in Special Olympics held at Air Force Station Race Course.
  • Ms. Monika (Name Changed) & Anu ( Name Changed) from Girl’s Home in Kurukshetra, Harayna won 2nd prize in a dance competition organized by Maharana Pratap School.
  • Rukmani, Soni and Deepa ( Names Changed) from Girl’s Home in Jaipur, Rajasthan secured 3rd position in a group dance in Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Memorial Inter School Competition.
  • Annu (Name Changed) from Girl’s Home in Sant Nagar, Delhi secured 2nd position in National Championship of Basketball held at Chennai, Tamil Naduorganized by Special Olympics Bharat-Delhiat St. Joseph Engineering College, Chennai.

Success Story 

Nisha (Name Changed), is a street child who was brought to Udayan Care by a police officer on late evening of 15th January 2016. The home staff couldn’t interact much with the child as she could not speak apart from a few words like “Nisha, Babu, Ghaur, Amma, Alla.

Communication was the biggest hindrance between the home staff and the child. Despite all the challenges the staff at home gave her extra care and attention to develop a bond with her.

Slowly & gradually, the child started learned and developed eating skills, improved her vocabulary and also learnt several social skills simply by imitating other kids at home.

Today, after 6 months, the child is studying in special school of National Institute for Mental Health.

The love, support and care from the Home staff and mentor mothers has made her confident and cheerful child.

Anti-trafficking Dance Performance
Anti-trafficking Dance Performance
Artreach Workshop
Artreach Workshop
KNM visit
KNM visit
KNMA
KNMA
Rakhi
Rakhi
Success Story
Success Story
Summer Camp
Summer Camp
Teen Expedition
Teen Expedition
Helen Lenga - Trauma & Attachment programme
Helen Lenga - Trauma & Attachment programme

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 603 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 164 children across all homes. 30 of our young adults are also being supported through our After Care Programme.

 

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of March, April & May 2016, the team continued working for the success of the children and the program. March, being the exam time, all the children were too busy with their annual examinations and had a good fun in the vacations. Workshops, which are conducted monthly, addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Workshops were held with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) on enhancing stakeholders’ Emotional and Behavioral Development, reviewing of committee meetings such as aftercare, education, health and alumni, orienting the new and the old staff with Child Protection Policy and POCSO Act by various trained professionals dealing in terms of child rights and child psychology during this quarter.

Since 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Monisha Akhtar (Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst Faculty, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia) & Dr. Kiran Modi, the DUKE University students have been conducting a longitudinal research study on Physical and Mental Health Support and Outcomes for Children in Residential Care Programs was initiated. The analysis of longitudinal study of 2014-2015 was shared with the mentors and the coordinators.

 In the month of March, Ghar Team (mentors, coordinators and caregivers) got an exposure to a 3 day training programme on Trauma, Attachment and Brain Developmentby Ms. Helen Lenga, who is a registered Australian Psychologist with over 30 years of experience and has specialized in the field of mental health, trauma and attachment. The focus of the training was to expand the staff’s psychological understanding of the impact of loss and trauma so as to assist in the care of the mental health needs of the children.

Like every year, this year too in the month of March, Udayan Care organized its 2nd biennial Conference on Improving Standards of Care and Alternative Child and Youth Care: Systems, Policies and Procedures. Delegates from South Asian countries, experts from the western world, civil society representatives, delegates from organizations and governmental bodies working on child protection and alternative care gathered together to learn from and with one another. The objective of the conference was to share experiences, best practices, research and information on alternative child care, with special emphasis on the development of care staff at Children's homes. It also attempted to examine the gaps in legislative and policy environment of After Care settings in South Asian Region vis a vis the implementation status. 

Life Skills” workshops at home were also held like every other quarter which focused on various subjects like coping with emotions, dealing with feelings and behavior, managing relationships, communication and decision making, knowing myself, managing anger.

International volunteer, Catherine, conducted a life skills programme with the Sant Nagar Children and covered topics like Self-identity, body image, relationships, family and community, healthy habits and stress management.

Mandeep, a national volunteer, and a couple of his friends from Gurgaon dedicated one full week to conduct different sessions for full days with our children starting from imbibing in them the importance of yoga, meditation, team building, confidence building, computer session, theatre, self defense and teaching English grammar.

As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, employees from Cognizant organized a science exhibition with our Gurgaon Boys on three laws of Newton.

 Girls from Ghaziabad Ghar went on an 8 day long trip to Rishikesh, organized by German international volunteers; Sandra, Gabriela, Vivianna, Anna and Tina which was together funded by Ms. Dimple Walia, UK Volunteer. Their accommodation was arranged at a lovely facility called “Nature Care Village”. They went to Rajaji National Park, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Waterfall, a Temple, New Tehri Dam, local market etc. They did boating in the Tehro Dam lake too. They also attended the beautiful evening arti at the “Triveni Ghat” and went to an orphanage in Rishikesh which caters to the needs of almost 60 children. 

Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across all Udayan Ghars on 24th March’16. The moment was enjoyed together by all the alumni, aftercare children and home children.

Greater Noida, Kurukshetra and Jaipur children celebrated Mother’s Day with their Mentor Parents.

Ms. Veena Modi sponsored and organized the Jungle Book show for Udayan Ghar children, aftercare, alumni and staff. 

In the month of April, free eye camp was organized for Gurgaon Boys by Sat Krishna Public Charitable Trust.

United Health Group celebrated Earth Week by planting Neem trees, Madhumalti, Kari patta and Ashoka plants with Noida Boys & Girls at their Ghars.   

In the month of May, people from Baxter visited Gurgaon Ghar and conducted a Yoga Session with the children and distributed gifts to the children.

Greater Noida girls spent quality time during their summer vacations. Mercer group conducted a 5 days Summer Camp for the children. Also, United Health Group conducted 4 days workshop with children and sensitized them regarding issues like cyber crime and cyber-safety. The group organized art and craft session for the children, enjoyed the third day at World of Wonders and last day was dedicated to a talent show.

Children from across all Udayan Ghars celebrated 21st May’16 of their vacation in Kidzania. KidZania is a wonderful place where a child can learn along with having fun. The activities add value as they teach children various skills. The virtual reality created by KidZania helps a child to gain confidence and live a life which they often dream about. There were different role-playing activities based on replicas of real-world industries and services, children can assume the role of a surgeon, detective, chef, candy-maker, fireman, television producer, radio jockey, mechanic and so many more!

 

The achievements and awards are a never ending process for the Udayan Family:

  • Chandani won First prize in Vocational Course of “Packaging” in her school, Akshay Pratishthan School.
  • Children won a trophy for securing the IInd Position in a dance competition at their school Annual function, “Akshay Utsav”. They chose a patriotic theme and gave it a title, “Bharat Ko Ek Salaam”
  • Hemant won a silver medal in a  Taekwondo competition organized by the North East Distt. Taekwondo Association of Delhi.

 

 Success Story

 Sarita(name changed), an 11 year old, studying in Modern School, Vasant Kunj, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. However, the child is channelizing her hyperactive behavior very well. With the help of constant motivation and enthusiasm, she has done well in her sports and other extra-curricular activities.

Recently, the child was the runner up in a Squash Competition and has bagged a gold medal and a certificate in a football competition held at her school by the Soccer Foundation. This has given the child good motivation and confidence.

This year, definitely, was Sarita’s year as she got an opportunity to go for a year tour to the U.S supported by the International Children’s Network/Matsiko World Orphan Choir Group. This has opened a door for her to experience new cultures and learn to adapt to her surroundings.

2nd biennial conference
2nd biennial conference
Session by Mandeep and his friends
Session by Mandeep and his friends
science exhibition by Cognizant
science exhibition by Cognizant
Trip to Rishikesh
Trip to Rishikesh
Earth week Celebration with United Health group
Earth week Celebration with United Health group
Sarita - Success story
Sarita - Success story
winter carnival
winter carnival

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 588 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 168 children across all homes. 33 of our young adults are also been supported through our After Care Programme.

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of Dec, Jan & Feb 2016 the team continued working for the success of the children and program. Our children brought applaud to their Udayan Family by winning a lot of prizes. Workshops being a monthly process addressed several concerns pertaining to Children, Care-givers, Mentor Parents and Coordinators.

Workshops were held with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) to enhance skills of preparing care-plans for children, understanding Udayan Ghar Policies, experiential learning on serving food and its impact on children and learning the changing roles with respect to the coming up on New Juvenile Act, 2015 by various trained professionals dealing in terms of child rights and child psychology during this quarter.

The Ghar team (Coordinators) was given training to understand Child Participation by Mr. Krishan Kumar Tripathy, Head Alliance who is an expert in child rights from past 23 years.

Life Skills” workshops at home were also held during this quarter which focused on various subjects like Decision Making, Sexuality, Relationships, Good touch bad touch, Etiquette and body language, coping with emotions, self-awareness, communication, puberty and menstruation and reaching my goal.

Our Noida Boys recently learned carpentry as a skill at a workshop organized by a young volunteer Vishrut Khaitan in the Noida Boys Home. Mohini Mitra, volunteering at Greater Noida organized workshops with children on menstrual and reproductive health and on personal hygiene.

A big event of Winter Carnival brought a lot of joy to the children on 26th December’15. CPM group expertise in sales brought a lot of excitement to the event with their ‘Khushiyon Ki Gaadi’. From decoration, food, children’s dance performances, raffle and gifts. Ashish Chhabra from JAZBA band sang songs and made the day more memorable for everyone.

After years of rented accommodation, Noida Girls moved into their own home, thanks to the generosity of the ASOS Foundation, UK.The housewarming ceremony was conducted amidst lots of fun and laughter. Children from the Noida Boys and Girls home welcomed Team ASOS true desi style, with an entertaining song and dance programme, and a sprinkling of the Udayan touch with a special hand-made ‘Thank You’ card.The ASOS Team has also decided to fully support Udayan Ghar for girls at Kurukshetra. 

On 13th January, all Udayan Ghars celebrated Lohri with toasty fires, tasty treats and even some special guests from the ASOS Foundation, UK.  On 14th January, children in Jaipur celebrated Makar Sakranti by flying kites. On 25th January, children from Noida Girls and Boys home lighted lamps on the occasion of Shaheed Divas. On 26th January, all Udayan Ghars celebrated 67th Republic Day by hoisting flags followed by a national anthem. Children from Noida Boys and Gurgaon celebrated along with their community by getting involved in different activities like painting, matka phod, badminton, running, chocolate race, slow cycle race and many more.  Children from Kurukshetra celebrated it with Udayan Shalini Fellows.

Assistant Manager of the Ghar Program, Mr. Rahul Raja Sharma attended a regional Consultation on Standard Operating Procedure for Care, Protection and Rehabilitation of Street Children in Lucknow.    

The 10th annual Adidas Group-Udayan Care Sports Day 2016 is much anticipated by everybody at Udayan Care, because it brings out the inherent spirit of competition and teamwork amongst the young and the old. This year on 14th February 2016, the event serves as a reminder on the importance of a child’s Right to Play. Special thanks to Dave Thomas, Managing Director- Adidas India, former Indian cricketer Nikhil Chopra and Femina Miss India 2014 Koel Rana. 

Children from Sant Nagar Girls Home and Gurgaon Boys Home got an opportunity to visit the DAG Modern Art at India Art Fair 2016. It was a wonderful time for our children to learn the different forms of Art and Painting. They learnt about portrait, landscape, modern art, 3D paintings and much more, while studying the paintings of famous artists like Picasso and MF Hussain in wonder.

The achievements and awards are a never ending process for Udayan Famiy:

  • One of our girls from Ghaziabad Girls Home won best orator award at her school.
  • One of our boys from Gurgaon Boys Home won man of the match award in Special Cricket in Harayana.
  • One of our boys from Mayur Vihar won 5 Gold Medal and was awarded as a best athlete award. The young tales also received a participation certificate in a football camp organized by Young Heroes.
  • Two of our boys from Mayur Vihar Boys Home won gold medal & certificate in inter-school cricket match.
  • One of our girls from Sant Nagar Girls Home got Silver medal in Relay and Bronze Medal in 200 m Race organized by Special Olympics at the JLN Stadium. She also got Achiever’s Award for the Best Sports Person on the School Founder’s Day.
  • One of our girls from Sant Nagar Girls Home secured First Position in the 3rd Step by Step Football Tournament 2016 held at Noida. She was also awarded the “Best Wicket Keeper 2016” at the 3rd Inter School Cricket Tournament for Girls under 15 organized by Modern School, Vasant Vihar.
  • One of our girls from Mehrauli Girls Home won in Delhi 1st Inter School Individual Squash Championship.
  • One of our girls from Mehrauli Girls Home won Gold Medal in Soccer Competition organized by Soccer Foundation of India in Modern School. She again secured a second position in Football in the Zonal Competition.
  • One of our girls from Mehrauli Girls Home won 2nd prize in inter house fusion competition at Tagore International School.
  • One of our girlsfrom Sant Nagar Girls Home is doing excellent in her academics. She secured 1st position in all the sections of VIII class.
  • One of our boys from Gurgaon Boys Home won Inter Akhada Wrestling competition.  
  • Three of our girlsfrom Jaipur Girls Home was awarded for Best in Sport in school.
  • One of our girls from Ghaziabad Girls Home is doing extremely well in her co-curricular activities. She participated in Poster making competition held at Kendriya Vidhayalya on the theme “Save the Girl Child” and she got 2nd position. Again she participated in a poster making competition on the theme “Cleanliness” and got 3rd position. She was a part of school Basket Ball Team on Sports Day and her team came 1st in entire school.
  • Four of our boys won medals in an Inter-State Karate Competition
  • One won Gold and three were bronze medals
  • One of our Boys from Noida boys won Bronze Medal in Inter Skating Competition and also ranked 1st in his school in National Science Olympiad.

 

Success Story 

Bhushan ( Name Changed) is great source of inspiration for all of us. Being diagnosed with mild retardation and IQ of 50 he proved himself to be an unstoppable child. 8 years ago when the child was referred to Udayan Care he was extremely in need of care and protection. He had partial paralysis towards the right side of his body the traces of which are still visible.

Under extensive care & protection gradual and noticeable changes took place in the physical and mental growth and development in the child. As per his intellectual ability the child was enrolled in a special school, Khushboo Welfare Society where he is learning etiquettes & mannerisms to cope up with the world outside. He is very famous and known for his leadership ability at his School. He is extremely helpful and cheerful in nature. As if that was not enough! Bhushan also made remarkable achievements by wining GOLD MEDAL in SPECIAL MARATHON from past two consecutive years. He has won BRONZE MEDAL in FLOOR HOCKEY at CHANDIGARH representing HARAYANA in SPECIAL OLYMPICS also. November 2015, he represented HARAYANA in SPECIAL CRICKET and won MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD. Soon, he will be going to Chhattisgarh as he is been shortlisted to represent Haryana in Special Cricket to be held in the month of March.

Our HERO – also got the opportunity to bear and run with the torch on 10th annual Adidas Group-Udayan Care Sports Day 2016.

A lot more is to come on the way.“He will succeed not immediately but definitely.”

Ravi ( Name Chnaged) is staying with Udayan Care past 4 years now. The child was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and is on continuous psychiatric medicine under Dr. Deepak Gupta. Research studies have proven that children living in alternate care are prone to more high risk behaviour than children living in normal families. Similarly, Ravi wasn’t an easy case. However, the determination of Ghar team; caregivers, supervisors, mentors and coordinator helped the child to channelize his energy and bring positive outcomes in the child. 

There has been a consistently progressive improvement in the child. No wonder the child was recently given the title of Most Intelligent Child of the class. Not just in school but the child is a best performer at home as well. He is self-motivated person who is obedient and is aware of the repercussions of his decisions. Also, with time his behavioral issues have been reduced and he has also started performing wonderful in sports activities. Recently, he also got first prize in 200 meters race in school and 3rd prize in 10th Adidas Udayan Care sports day in again 200 meter race.

The child is grooming well and there is a surety that with full determination and perseverance the child will be an all rounder.

sports Day
sports Day
Sports Day
Sports Day
Our All Rounder Ravi
Our All Rounder Ravi
Our Special HERO - Bhushan
Our Special HERO - Bhushan
Bhushan Running with the Torch On Sports Day
Bhushan Running with the Torch On 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 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 546 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 166 children across all homes. 33 of our young adults are also been supported through our After Care Programme.

 

Workshops/ Activities during this Quarter

During the period of Sept, Oct & Nov 2015 the program bagged lots of achievement. Our children brought applaud to their Udayan Family. Children got the opportunity to attend workshops outside home and many workshops were conducted by the organization addressing several concerns pertaining to their overall growth & development.

Workshops were held focused on Digital Storytelling through the medium of technology, Right to Play Campaign & Children Sports Mela with the children by Delhi Child Right Club. On the other hand sessions with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) were conducted to encourage Child Safety, enhance the understanding of Grievances and Concerns raised by the team, Safety at Home and Emotional & Behavioral Development in Children by various trained professionals dealing in terms of child rights and child psychology during this quarter.

Life Skills” workshops at home were also held during this quarter which focused on various subjects like Problems and Solutions, Coping with Emotions, Understanding Feelings, Network of Relationships, fire and prevention, Managing Difference and Conflicts, Beliefs & Values, My Body & Me and Identifying Problems.

On 3rd Sept’15, Udayan Care organized Training Workshop-“To Deliver Better Outcomes for Institutions: Towards a Socially Adjusted Young Person” atIndian International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

 

Children participated in a lot of events organized at home and outside. Janmashtmi was celebrated at home level. Boys celebrated it by performing the customary game played during Janmashtmi “Dahi Haandi” while the other children performed the rituals visiting the temple and also gave beautiful performance by participating in cultural event within the community on the occasion. Joy of Giving was one of the major events held during this period where children from different homes celebrated the JOY of Giving in different ways. Children donated their favorite clothes to children in slum, some shared their talent of art, dance and computer with children from village and others distributed food to the poor.

 

Our children also participated in HUDCO painting competition where they had a platform to showcase the theme of the event Safety at Public Places through painting.  Accenture very actively works with our children at Greater Noida. They conducted session on Communication Skills and also spread awareness amongst children on Cyber Safety. On 14th November Udayan Ghars celebrated Children’s Day with a theme on generating awareness about Importance of education/ Right to education amongst themselves along with involving the community/ neighborhood. The Research & Documentation associate of the Ghar Program attended a National Seminar on Child Protection and presented a paper on “To Evaluate the Current and on-Going Changes in Children's Trauma, Attachment, Self-concept and Ego-resiliency” at Christ University, Bangalore on November 18, 2015.    

On 3rd October, 2015 – Nihal*, Deep*, Rahul* and Shivam* made us proud by participating in an Open Karate Championship for the children of Delhi and NCR region organized at Ghaziabad by Grand Pix on 3rd October 2015. Our children participated in this open championship representing their Karate Club (Shito-Ryu karate–do association Uttar Pradesh) where they are enrolled to hone their talent named. The following is the details of the category in which the children participated:

  • Shivam* – Under 16 – won Gold Medal
  • Rahul* – Under 14 – won Gold Medal
  • Nihal* – Junior category – Silver Medal
  • Deep* – Sub junior category – Silver Medal

Consequently exhibiting consistent performance, on 28th November, 2015 Rahul*, Deep*, Nihal* and Shivam* participated in the Inter-State Karate Competition and bagged medals:

  • Rahul* – Gold Medal
  • Shivam* – Bronze Medal
  • Nihal* – Bronze Medal
  • Deep* – Bronze Medal

On the other hand Hemant* & Anil* from Mayur Vihar home bagged Bronze & Gold medal by participating in Open State Taekwondo Championship held at Taalkatora stadium, Delhi.

 

Participation in Inter NGO sports meet at Modern School also bagged in 2nd and 3rd prize for our boys (Mayur Vihar) and Girls (Ghaziabad) in dress relay race.

 

Parallely our Girls from Ghaziabad Homeparticipated in poster making competition in which Sapna* (child) bagged 2nd prize on the topic ‘Right to Play’ organized by Delhi Child Rights Club (DCRC) facilitated by Butterflies.

 

Suraj* from Gurgaon Boys Home studying in X standard did wonders by participating in Handloom Utsav in Lady Irwin College by dressing models with newspapers.He won 1st prize in the competition for which he was also been covered/ interviewed by the print media “Times of India”

 

Mamta* got a cheque of Rs.8 lakh from Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi for winning bronze medal in power lifting at the Special Olympics World Summer games 2015, Los Angeles, USA

 

Educational Walk at Humayun’s Tomb on International Education Week organized by United Stated- Indian Educational Foundation (USIEF) proved to be an insightful experience for the children of Mayur Vihar & Sant Nagar where the children expressed that they had a great exposure and learning experience about Mughal's Era.

Success Story

Raja*came to Udayan Care at the age of 8. The child ran away from his home and was traced by the government personnel and was thus referred to Udayan Care for his long term care and protection.

Every child is unique and so was Raja. With passing time, care and over all support Raja’s innate talent resurfaced. He exhibited his brilliant talent & deep interest in football. Simultaneously, constant efforts were put into the restoration of the child to his family. With adequate coaching, dedication & passion towards football Raja shined as an upcoming football talent. However, knowing the fact that he also needs to have adequate academic background to support his area of interest he is managing his academics at school by taking extra classes after school hours i.e. Genesis Global Public School, Noida. Raja is the core member of his school football team and has participated in many football matches/tournaments held at Delhi like Modern school inter NGO- sport meet, GD Goenkan world school football tournament, All India football championship, Pathways inter-school athlete meet etc.

On 28.11.2015 Raja won 5 gold medals & won trophy of best athlete in annual sport day 2015 at Genesis Global School.

The champs’ football wagon did not stop here as he has been shortlisted to represent Delhi in a football tournament which is going to be in Kolkata in January 2016, therefore if selected he will be get a brilliant opportunity to go to Spain and later on to Germany to get Internationally trained in football!!!!

*names are changed to protect the real identities of children

Workshop _ Child Identity
Workshop _ Child Identity

Udayan Sunshine Home

Udayan Care had set up its first Sunshine 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. 

Since inception Udayan Ghars have nurtured over 518 children with love, care and protection in 13 Homes across 4 states of India. Presently, there are 158 children across all homes along with 29 young adults After Care Programme

Workshops/ Activites during this Quarter

During this period of July August several activities took place at home level. Children got the opportunity to attend workshops outside home and many workshops were conducted within the organizational level addressing several concerns pertaining to their overall growth & development.

Workshops were held focused on Gender Sensitization through the medium of Art with the children by Adele – Flow India with two different age group of children keeping in mind their ability of comprehension of the subjecton the other hand sessions with all the program stakeholders (mentors, coordinators, caregivers, and children) were conducted to encourage Child Participation & enhance the understanding of Child Identity during this period. Children also got the exposure to learn the Japanese form of paper art “Origami”.

Mr. Rajnish Virmani who has a 30 years of working experience in multinationals like Amex, Aviva, Coltand is presently theCEO, Arrows Group conducted afocused group session on Team Building with the team of Udayan Ghar (mentors & home coordinators) during this period. The session highlighted upon certain key aspects, the prerequisites for team building. He talked about the strengths and areas of opportunity of the team members. He also emphasized upon the relevance of having strong Communication Skill within the team members which came along with having better clarity about the roles and responsibilities for each team members, and methods/ steps to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the program.

The YP foundation encourages young people to take eucation outside the classroom and apply their skills, knowledge and innovation towards instituting practical solutions to Human Rights issues they have identified in their communities. During this period they continued working on the life skill of our children at Sant Nagar Girls Home, Mehrauli girls home & Mayur Vihar boys homes. The taregted age group were the same 10-18 years old children which were further divided into two groups.  The topics being covered are Understanding gender, growing up and puberty, body anatomy, mensuration, masturbation and night fall, sexuality, relationships – power, consent and negotiation, violence STIs and HIV + STDs, contraception and abortion. 

As a part of the closure activity towards the end of the Workshops a campaign was conducted by the facilitator at each home in order to gauge the imapct of the one months continous session on Life Skills. The children enjoyed the sessions a lot and were delighted to perform activities in the presence of the mentor parents during the activities.

Children also celebrated Independence Day on 15th August by unfurling the National Flag and performing various activities at home level. Boys made card and participated in poster making competition in the memory of freedom fighters and girls showed their theatre talents by performing role play on the freedom fighters, recited poems, danced on a patriotic song and shared their understanding about our freedom fighters.

Success Stories this quarter

Varun  (Name Changed)

Varun (Name changed) was 9 years old when his father passed away and his mother left him and his brother Ram (elder brother) and got remarried. Both the siblings were staying with their grandmother. After the death of their grandmother both the Varun & Ram (siblings) were referred to Udayan home, Mayur Vihar home for boys.

Varun was diagnosed with low IQ as a result he was then enrolled to a special school in order to provide him appropriate education. Presently he is studying in 4th standard in Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan. In order to provide him proper medical care for his cognitive development being a slow learner he is also under psychiatric drug prescribed by mental health consultant (Dr Deepak Gupta, child & adolescent psychiatrist).

With the constant care and protection provided by the home staff and programme team the child exhibited his talent in sports as a result his energy was channelized in sports under supervision.Varun started participating in sport activities held in school like- Table tennis, Volleyball, shot put, race etc. Till now he made three outstation tours and played two times inter-state level table tennis (1st (gold) & 4th position) in Special Olympics and one time national level achievement in table tennis single (silver medal) Special Olympics held at Odisha, India. 

We have also applied for his scholarship for his national level achievement from Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi. He is also a wonderful chess player. He is happy & enjoying his stay at home.   There’s still a long way to go for which he is preparing himself!!

Workshop_Child Participation
Workshop_Child Participation
Workshop on Child Participation with caregivers
Workshop on Child Participation with caregivers
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration
Workshop on Origami
Workshop on Origami
workshop on Team Building
workshop on Team Building
 

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Udayan Care

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​udayancare.org/​
Project Leader:
Kiran Modi
Managing Trustee
New Delhi, Delhi India
$10,788 raised of $30,000 goal
 
 
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