The last few months have been good not just for everybody at Udayan Care, but also for the organisation itself. 'Institutionalised Children: Explorations & Beyond', an academic bi-annual journal - the first of its kind in South Asia-just published its fourth issue, covering diverse topics related to children in institutional care. The journal is focused on South Asian countries and addresses subjects such as Child and Adolescent Personality Assessment: A Practice Primer, Effective Case Management', Training Care Givers' and Sense of Place in Children's Residential Care Homes'. You can read more by clicking here. If you would like to subscribe, click here.
It is with great pride that I relay the news that Udayan Care is now a certified ISO 9001:2008 organisation for Accountability, Credibility & Transparency in Systems & Procedures for Program Implementation, Fund Raising, and Financial Management. It is a significant and joyous milestone in the life span of our organisation. And that's not all - after a thorough due-diligence process, Udayan Care has also been awarded the Guidestar India Platinum Certificate. With this wonderful news, we also laid out a grand welcome for our newest family members - Arun Talwar, COO, Udayan Care; Shalu Saharan and Swati Ticku, who will be Programme Coordinators; Jyoti, Assistant Programme Coordinator, USF Gurgaon; and Dr. D. C. Miglani, Supervisor cum Fund-raiser, USFP.
Like two sides to a coin, life at Udayan Care has both, happy and sad moments too. We welcomed new members to the family and bid a few tearful farewells. On August 20, 2015, our partner Udayan Care Australia's stalwart member, Robyn Beech lost her long, hard fight with cancer. We cherish every moment we had with her and are immensely grateful to God for having sent such a generous, selfless human being our way. Poornima Narang, our programme coordinator for USF, Aakanksha Tiwari and Ira Tamar, social workers with Udayan Ghar, and Sohini Karmakar, Manager, Resource Mobilisation bid us adieu as they left Udayan Care to explore new horizons. Their contributions are invaluable in making the children and youth of Udayan Care what they are today.
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Dr. Kiran Modi