THE UDAYAN CARE SUNRISE
Vol. 2 , No. 6
  Highlights of November – December, 2008  

Udayan Care wishes all of you a very Happy New Year !

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 14 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women. The vision is to ‘Regenerate the rhythm of life of the disadvantaged’.

Preliminaries!

Udayan Care organized a joint meeting of all CWC Members from Delhi and Meerut, distinguished social activists and representatives of a few NGOs. This was a preliminary to an upcoming national level meeting on Mental Health that was conceptualized by Udayan Care and is being organised under the aegis of the NCPCR and the QICAC (Quality Institutional Care and Alternative Care) network.

In continuation to this, several more meetings were organized with representatives from various NGOs in order to assess needs and accumulate suggestions.

  UDAYAN GHAR PROGRAMME :

Us In the Spotlight!

IBN 7 and Lok Sabha Channel did a story on us thereby interviewing our Managing Trustee, Dr. Kiran Modi and three of our alumni, Swasthi, Mahua and Pinki. Both shows were aired on Television in the month of November and December respectively.

Fun Filled November!

Budding Stars

With the Children’s Day approaching, a number of Corporates planned activities for our children at the Children’s Homes, at their own offices and also at our Head Office. Citi Corporate Group, NIFT, Tata Communications, Zee Turner, HCL, CSC and Bharti Gr. of Companies were amongst the few Corporates with whom our children enjoyed watching informative films, participating in dramatics, discussing designing with the experts, participating in painting competition, games and quizzes and other interactive sessions.
Sanskriti Foundation and bookaroo organized a Children’s Literature Festival at Anadgram in which our children from Sant Nagar and Mehrauli Homes participated.

Milestones in a Leap

Our boys from Gurgaon Home visited 32Milestones and received an opportunity to interact with their favourite cricket stars Irrfan Pathan and Murli Karthik, courtesy their volunteers from UK and Germany, who arranged tickets for them to watch the cricket game organized by Delhi Railways.

 

Hip Hip Hurray!

Modern School, Vasant Vihar invited our children, alongwith children from 6 other NGOs to participate in the Inter NGO Sports Meet organized by them on their school premises. Children from Sant Nagar, Mehrauli and Gurgaon participated in the 9 events organized. 4 girls from Mehrauli Home and 5 boys from Gurgaon Home achieved first position in different races while 2 children from Gurgaon and Sant Nagar Homes came 3rd. Kudos to the school for organising such an innovative program for us NGOs!

Children from our Greater Noida Home participated in the NGO Mela organized by YMCA. They took part in competitions such as Fancy Dress, Face Painting and On The Spot Painting.

Stylish December !

Yog Mudra

I 3 Research organized a visit for our Sant Nagar girls to the studio of CNBC TV 18 channel, where the children observed the process of shooting and telecasting of News Broadcast.

Our children from Greater Noida Home displayed some beautiful yoga performances at the National Convention on Rights to Education & Abolition of Child Labour that was organized by Bal Adhikar Abhiyan.

Hey Santa!

Children of all our Homes celebrated Christmas with great pomp and show this year as one of the very well-known five-star hotels, Metropoliton threw a lavish party at our Greater Noida Home on 21st December. They brought an enormous Christmas Tree with them with a Santa Claus towing behind. Children entertained the group by Yoga performances and also a Rhythmic Dance that was taught by their foreign volunteer, Katharina. The enormous mouth watering lunch sponsored by the Hotel was consumed by the children within minutes of it being served.

Big 92.7 FM too organized a Christmas party for our Sant Nagar girls on 24th December, at their studio. The famous rock band ‘Bandish’ who rocked the Indian music with their mesmerizing song ‘Goonj’ also joined us in the party.

Google invited our girls from Mehrauli home for a Christmas party at their office in Gurgaon. The team put up a cultural program in the honor of their young guests.

Serious Learning

Goodbye 2008!

Children from all our Homes joined together to bid farewell to the year 2008 as they camped for a week at our Greater Noida Home. Volunteers from Teach India Campaign and other eminent personalities volunteered to explore the potential of our children during the Winter Camp and gave our children some extremely joyful memories to cherish. They worked upon their memory power, public speaking skills, leadership and creativity and gave children an opportunity to rattle their brains with thought provoking films, funny numerical and swing their bodies into beautiful rhythmic dances. Besides sessions on General Knowledge, Modules on Success and Fire Fighting, children also practiced Yoga everyday. Picnic and a bonfire marked the end of the Camp.  Mr. Suresh Neotia, our Trustee very kindly distributed sweaters to all our children as well as our caregivers and gave a lavish party to mark the beginning of the year 2009.

 Enticing Swirls

They worked upon their memory power, public speaking skills, leadership and creativity and gave children an opportunity to rattle their brains with thought provoking films, funny numerical and swing their bodies into beautiful rhythmic dances. Besides sessions on General Knowledge, Modules on Success and Fire Fighting, children also practiced Yoga everyday. Picnic and a bonfire marked the end of the Camp and the beginning of the year 2009.

Salutation!

We salute Adidas, CSC and Xansa, our Corporate Mentors for showing their commitment towards our cause year after year. Our children at Gurgaon, Sant Nagar, Mayur Vihar and Greater Noida consider themselves extremely lucky as they bloom under the mentoring of these volunteers.
Children, we have more good news for you! Absolute Data and Make My Trip. Com too has agreed to hold your hands and guide you through thick and thin in 2009!

The Teach India Volunteers too continue to show their commitment by tutoring our children at various Homes during most of their free hours. Sporting the chilly weather, some of them even came all the way to our Greater Noida Home during Winter Camp and spent some very qualitative time educating our children. Joining Hands sent us some very committed volunteers during this period too.


Besides our various Indian volunteers, foreign volunteers from Germany, US, Toorak College, Australia, US, UK, Canada, Luxemburg, France, Norway and Finland continued to pour in through Volunteering Solutions. VIAe.V. also sent us 2 extremely committed volunteers from Germany for a period of 11 months.

A special thanks to SIMC, Pune, Chanakya National Law University, Jaypee Business School, Noida and ITS Ghaziabad for sending us their interns.

On behalf of our children, we thank each of the volunteers for dedicating his/ her valuable time to the cause.

For sponsoring orphaned and abandoned children, contact us at udayancare@gmail.com

End of 1st Innings!

Towards the End

While the workshop in November urged the participants to introspect, relive their past and examine one’s self critically, thereby assessing his/her own personality, the entire series on ‘Para Counseling Skills’ came to an end in December as Dr. Gupta and his associate Ms. Priyanka Goenka took the Mentor Mothers and the Program Coordinators for a memory ride through the various issues taken up for discussion in the entire year. Similar workshops were held for the Caregivers, thereby bringing the series to an end.

For the next year, a new approach with more academic counseling is being planned for the Mentors, Program Staff as well as the Caregivers.

  UDAYAN SHALINI FELLOWSHIP :
At Dehradun!
  • The 1st quarterly workshop of Kusuma Udayan Shalini Fellows was held at Welham Girls’ School and facilitated by our mentors at Dehradun, Mr. Vikram Dutt, Consultant USF, Dr. Kiran Modi, Managing Trustee and Sr. Program Coordinators, Mr. Sajan Mathew and Mohd. Faheem Khan.
  • Mentors Teaming Up
    The 1st Mentor Mentee Meet also took place on the same day at Welham Girls’ School. The objective of this meet was to make the mentors and the Fellows understand the concept of mentoring. It was the first formal meeting between the mentors and their mentees.



  • Jumping Jacks!
    Residential Camp was the most awaited event at our Dehradun Chapter. Held between 26th December 2008 and 1st January 2009, the Camp aimed at developing leadership quality in the 26 participants. The Convenor, Mr. Mittal was so inspired by the transformation in the girls by the end of the Camp that he donated Oxford dictionaries to each one of them from his personal funds. When the time arrived for goodbyes, (in the words of Mr. Vikram Dutt), “their eyes were clouded with tears but nevertheless, were shining like the sun penetrating the gloom of a misty Dehra Dun evening…”.
  • An inclusive two day training session was conducted for the staff by the Sr. Program Coordinators, Mr. Sajan Mathew and Mohd. Faheem Khan from Delhi.

At Delhi!

    Female Power
  • The last Social Awareness Campaign for the year 2008, was conducted on Female Foeticide at Sultanpuri resettlement area in North West Delhi.142 Fellows from different batches attended the campaign. They went home to home educating people on the issue and distributing informative material on Sex determination and Female Feoticide.

At West Bengal!

  • 104 new Fellows were inducted in the second batch of our West Bengal Chapter. It is only due to the incessant efforts made by the Convenor, Ms. Kusum Bhandari and the Program Manager, Mr. Parimal Das that the program has gained momentum.

At Kurukshetra!

  • Children's Day was celebrated for 5 continuous days at Shiv Shakti Mandir under the guidance of the Chairperson of. Kurukshetra Chapter, Mrs. Sushma Sharma. Numerous competitions on art and craft, rangoli, essay writing, painting, dance etc. took place. Guru Shri Hari Om Das Parivarjak from the Ashram rendered full help and participation in this program.
  • The Vice Chancellor, Kurukshetra University attended the celebrations held on Education day by the Fellows and blessed them on the occasion. Performances for the event were organized in the premises of Kurkshetra University.

For sponsoring the education of college going girls from disadvantaged communities, contact us at udayancare@gmail.com

  UDAYAN OUTREACH PROGRAMME :

Hello Kids!

Presently Udayan Care is providing counseling and financial support to 48 families and 65 children affected with HIV/ AIDS. Besides a workshop on Time Management, an experience-sharing session was also conducted with the parents of our beneficiaries. The entire group showed much gratitude towards the programme as it helped the family continue education of their children and also provided psychological support to them.

Children received an opportunity express their feelings through use of colors in the month of November while in December, they had a story telling session.

For sponsoring the education/ nutrition of children affected with HIV/ AIDS, contact us at udayancare@gmail.com

 

  UDAYAN CARE COMPUTER TRAINING AND LEARNING CENTRES:

A total of 110 Trainees enrolled at our 5 Computer Centers were given Certificates towards the completion of their courses while 71 more candidates joined our various centers.

Happy Hours

Christmas Jingles!

Our Computer Centers go beyond just teaching and keep the community involved by organizing cultural activities at various intervals. Students and teachers at our Vinod Nagar and Badarpur Centers sang and danced around the Christmas Tree and enjoyed cakes and other delicious food items. They also organized various games to entertain themselves.

  FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES :

Power Walk, 2008

Come On, Run Now!  

The Corporate Challenge Group- RBS, Vatika, American Express, Ambuja Cement, ICICI Prudential, the I Pledge Group- ABN RBS, CSC and the Dream Team comprising of Mr. Vivek Gambhir, Director, Finance, RBS, India Development Center Pvt. Ltd. and Ms. Aneesha Wadhwa, Board Member, Udayan Care and Mentor Mother, Mehrauli Home participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and raised about Rs.13 Lakh for Udayan Care. Kudos to them!

We are also thankful to Procam and Concern India Foundation for making it possible for us to participate in the Marathon.

The Friendly Corporate

Alike previous year, this year too Octagona, SrL team celebrated Christmas by encouraging their supporters and clients to give donations to Udayan Care instead of distributing Christmas gifts to friends and corporate clients. Their partners Corporate, Scouting S.P.A, and Eleven, SrL, Italy were among the first ones to donate.

On Sale!  


Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, Adidas, HCL, Orange, Moserbaer, YMCA, American School, AMEX and LG not only provided us with their premises for displaying our products but also helped us in selling them to their clients. A few of them also donated clothes and toys for our children.

 

  MOST RECENT NEWS

3rd Adi Dassler Udayan Care Annual Sports Event was held on 11th January, 2009. We had the proud privilege of inviting Mr. Kapil Dev as our Guest of Honor and Mr. Andreas Gellner, Adidas as our Chief Guest for the occasion. Wait till our next newsletter for further details!

  FORTHCOMING EVENTS :

With involvement of NCPCR and the QICAC group, the present date of our first workshop on ‘Mental health care for homeless children living in residential homes: Reflecting on the present, innovating for the future’ stands on the 6th and 7th of February. This is the first in the series of three innovative workshops (local, national and international) being organized, to share experiences and knowledge on various methods and good practices of fostering mental health in children living in residential care.

Still Available
2009 Calendars at slashed prices- Rs. 60/-
(all inclusive of taxes)
Calendar 2009



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