OF UDAYAN CARE ACTIVITIES
15th April – 15th June
Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 13 years, for
the quality care of disadvantaged children and women. The mission is to
‘Regenerate the rhythm of life of the disadvantaged’. Under
Udayan Care’s Residential Programme for orphaned and abandoned children:
Udayan Ghars (HOMES), 105 children are growing with love and protection
in 6 Homes across Delhi and neighbouring states. Under Udayan Shalini
Fellowships we have touched the lives of more than 448 girls through monetary
and mentoring support. The West Bengal chapter has added another feather
to our cap.
After a hectic schedule of exams and then celebrations, children settled
down to the new academic session and new syllaby. Three boys from our
Mayur Vihar Home found admission in the prestigious Sri Sri Ravishankar
Vidya Mandir in the district Una, Himachal Pradesh. 4 girls in Greater
NOIDA got admision in the DPS and the rest also found admissions in different
schools. 4 girls cleared their Xth Boards. The summer holidays was full
of fun and excitement for the children, where they participated in activities
like career choices, mosaic painting, envelope making, household waste
management and many more. Its not just in fun and games our children excel,
they also proved that they are good in studies too…. Many of them
got more than 80% in their annual exams.
Workshops by Sanskriti
Sanskriti Foundation organised wonderful workshops for our girls in Sant
Nagar and Mehrauli from 11th to 17th May for pottery, papier mache, and
origami at their very scenic Anand Gram at Mehrauli. The experience actually
brought anand (joy) to our girls and they came back with a craetive experience
that is going to enrich their lives.
27 girls from our 3 girls Homes, Sant Nagar, Mehrauli and Greater
NOIDA attended a self defence residential camp in Village Manesar,
organised by Sarvadeshic Arya Veerangna Dal and learnt martial art,
yoga and self defence for about 8 days from 19th May -26th May.
They also learnt paragliding, and rock climbing and came back fit,
bubbling and excited to share their experiences with others.
summer Camp was organized for all our children in our Greater
Noida home from 29th May to 1st June 2007. It was really an enjoyable
occasion for all of them to come together and share intimacy.
The camp commenced on a much excited note as about 105 children
from all the 6 homes reached the Greater Noida home on the 28th
May evening. They stayed together till 1st June in a continuous
state of excitement and joy. During these four days, our children
had games and fun, quiz, fancy dress, paper painting, pottery
decoration and many more activites and workshopped on a number
of issues. Ms. Alka Kumar, GM, GAIL was the chief Guest and the
huge expenses were met with the donations from Rotary Club of
Delhi Southend, and Unitech machines Ltd.
children from across the Udayan Homes were awarded cash prizes,
launched as an annual feature, as “Mani Sharma Memorial Meritorious
Students’ Awards” for academic excellence on the concluding
day of the Camp; when children departed tearfully for their respective
who recived the Mani Sharma Memorial Meritorious Students’ Awards
I – 81%
them, Prathibha, Rekha and Urmila Passed the Class 10 Board exams and
Ruchi toppped in her class in the 11th exams in Informatics Practice.
An outing was organized by Disney group for our children on the
26th April 2007. The children, along with the enthusiastic Disney
volunteers, visited Mahavira Kendra, South Campus of Delhi University
and watched an animated movie for children. They also played different
games and savoured icecreams, pop corn and sugar candies. The
day conluded with a magic show, which all the children enjoyed
to the fullest; at the end of day, they also received gift packs
containing School bags, bedsheets, etc.
Earlier in the year, Disney got Nerolac to paint the rooms in Greater
NOIDA Home with interesting Disney motifs. The rest of the sprucing
up was done by none other than GAIL. The Home is looking so beautiful
and the proud little angels take all the visitors around with such
belongingness that it is absolutly touching.
Concern Against Child Labour
12th June being International Day against Child Labour, we were
graced with the presence of the Chairman and a member of Child Welfare
Committee (east zone), at our Mayur Vihar boys’ home. They
enlightened our boys with knowledge regarding child rights, and
also interracted with them. It was also a day of rejoicing for us,
as one of our boys, after the completion of his course in Auto Mobile
Mechanics, had his first salary on that day.
As part of the Corporate mentoring programme, a team of volunteers
from CSC (Computer Science Corporation) visited our Mayur Vihar
home for boys on the 14th April 2007 with their international
guests. The volunteers were delighted to be with our boys and
promised to return again. As part of our Corporate Mentoring Programme,
our boys from Mayur Vihar and our girls from Sant Nagar visit
CSC corporate office every Tuesday and get mentored by the dedicated
team of mentors there, in subjects as wide ranging as team spirit
to preparing presentations. XANSA employees mentor our girls from
Greater NOIDA. Plans are afoot to restart the Corporate Mentoring
Programme for the Gurgaon boys with ADIDAS.
that Shed light…… (Malayala Manorama, Delhi
Malayala Manorama one of the largest circulated News Daily in Vernacular
language, on The 12th May 2007, extensively covered Udayan care
and its activities. A half page of the of the Metro edition of the
news paper was dedicated to the different activities of Udayan care.
The newspaper also praised the organization for the distinctive
humanitarian work it is doing. This news paper lauded the efforts
of Udayan Care in the reunion of Akhil - a lost child, with his
The Two Indias Meet, At Least For A Couple Of Hours…..
(Mint 7th may 2007)
Was the heading given to the article by the newspaper on the corporate
Mentoring Programme of Udayan Care. The newspaper was full of praise
for this innovative programme of Udayan Care, as this brings the
Haves and Have-nots together. This programme not only benefits the
children of our homes in learning about the future prospective in
store for them, but it also gives an opportunity to the corporate
world to learn more about the plights of these children, said the
A group of students from Yale University came to Greater NOIDA Home
May 07 to 20th May 07 and had an exclusive experience of an Indian
Children’s Home. They were delighted with their stay and their
beautiful sojourn and creative experience is luring other student
groups from far and wide.
group of volunteers, organised by FSL (Field Services and Inter
cultural Learning) came on the 14th May 07 and worked with our boys
in Mayur Vihar for more than 8 exhaustive days of creativity, workshops
and interactions and went back with indelible love for our children
in their hearts and promise to return soon on their lips.
Volunteer wrote about us in school paper….
Phanda made friends and - a difference- while volunteering in India’.
Malika, a 15 year old girl from the States wrote after returning to her
school from Udayan Care. She was so moved by the sisterly love of the
children at our home that she vowed to return to be with them.
We had two monthly Mentor Mothers’ workshops on 12th April and 17th
May 07, conducted by Kachina Chawla and Dr. Deepak Gupta respectively
on ‘Cognitive Behavior Therapy’ and ‘Career Challenges
for children at Udayan Care’, and Caregivers’ workshops on
topics, such as Time Management and Listening skills, Record keeping and
JJ Act, Anger Management & Non-violence by Ms. Teji Anand, Mr. Vikram
Dutt and Vikas Katoch on the 18th April, 24th May and 13th June 2007.
AFP organised a workshop on Volunteer Management in May 07 in Bangalore
and Dr. Kiran Modi, our Managing Trustee, represented Udayan Care.
Shalini Fellowship Programme is aimed not only at providing monetary assistance
to deserving and needy girls, but it also provides mentoring support to
groom them and turn them to be true Shalinis (empowered women). We started
this programme by supporting 72 girls in the year 2002. Till now we have
touched the lives of 448 girls and 355 are benefiting from this programme
As we believe not just in the accademic performance of our Fellows,
but in the holistic development of her personality, we regularly
arrange workshops for them. This time our Fellows had the privilege
of having three distinguished persons conduct the workshop for them.
We organized the quarterly workshop for our Fellows on the 8th April
2007, at the auditorium of Mahavir Senior Model School. The resource
persons were Dr. Val Dalton Dunn, country director of Latter Day
Saints Charities, and his wife, Mrs. Laura Dunn. They conducted
a beautiful session for our Fellows on the values of life and the
importance of Goal setting.
second half of the session was taken by the famous management consultant,
Prof. Sumit Choudhuri, who enlightened our Fellows on the topic,
‘From Student Life to Work Life’.
As with our home children, we conduct two residential camps a year
for the Udayan Shalini Fellows also. One in June, for the School
going girls, and one in October for the college going girls. We
conduct these residential camps so that, our Fellows get an experience
of the lives of orphaned children, and become socially more sensitive.
The Camp also intends to give an experience to our home children,
that, despite various odds in lives, these Fellows have given importance
to education and have excelled in their accademics. This June also
we conducted a 7 day residential Camp for our Fellows. 30 Fellows
attended the Camp this time; almost double the number than the previous
Camp began on the 5th June 2007, and ended on the 11th June 2007.
The schedule of the programme was designed in such a way that the
Fellows benefitted the most out of it. It ranged from the Morning
Yoga and Meditation session to computer classes to English language
classes to workshops, debates, quiz and theatre.
main theme of this Residential Camp was to develop leadership qualities
among the Fellows. For this purpose, the main aspects of leadership
qualities were divided into the following category:
During these seven days, not only the Fellows enjoyed maximum of
their stay there, but they also developed a stong bond with each
other as well with our children at the home. It was evident at the
time of departure, many were asking to extend the camp, and many
lost control of their emotions and wept uncontrollably.
CARE COMPUTER LEARNING CENTRES
congruent with the mission of ‘Regenerating the Rhythm of Life of
the Disadvantaged’, UCCLC ( Udayan Care Computer Learning Centre)
is the the initiative of Udayan Care to make a computer literate community,
and thereby improving the quality of of life of the local communities.
In assocaition with Microsoft, we have set up 6 computer learning Centres
in and arround Delhi, from which, more than 1700 people have benefitted.
There are 350 students in the 6 centres at present.
With the assistance from the Rotary Club, Safdarjung, a library
was set up in the Devli Computer Center on the 28th May’07.
A small beginning with 450 books on various topics, from fiction
to computer science, were made available to general public. This
Library was inaugurated by Ms. Sunita Khanna, President of Rotary
Looking at the good work we do in and arround these areas in helping
the community become computer literate, a team of print media visited
us in our
Centre on the 15th and 16th of May 07. reporters from Nav Bharat
Times, and the Business Standard were present on the occasion, along
with the members from Microsoft.
We have designed various tactics as a part of our strategy to make
people understand the importance of computer education. In this
connection, we conducted a road show for the general public in the
Narsinghpur village in Delhi, under the able guidence of Mr. Manoj
Srivastava, our programme coordinator. This was conducted on the
5th June 07.
Cricket being the most popular game in India, there could have been
no other medium to mobilize the local population and make them aware
about the importance of learning computer. With this idea in mind,
a cricket match was organized to mobilize the community and get
them interested in computer learning, in Vinod Nagar Center in the
month of May.
BASED CARE PROGRAMME FOR HIV AFFECTYED CHILDREN
programme is aimed at bringing new hope to those children whose
parents are infected by HIV/AIDS, but are themselves –ve.
them with a monthly support, aimed at providing educational and
nutitional support. We now have over 49 such children to our fold,
including another 7 during this period with the help of CAF (Charities
Aid Foundation) and two individuals.
Besides providing financial assistance, we also provide them with capacity
building workshops, both for the parents and children, every month. During
this period we conducted 2 workshops for them on ‘Being Creative
in Daily Life’ and ‘Goal Setting’ with the parents and
‘Being Positive’ and ‘Power Education’ with the
Home visits are another integral part of this programme, where we meet
the affected families periodically and interract with them. This is done
to ensure the correct usage of the monthly payment to the children as
well as develop one to one contact wiith the family.
Office, Udayan Care
C-9 (Basement), Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi-110024, Tel.:
011-29840151/32603837, Telefax: 011-29840151
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