you a Joyful BLAST this HOLI!
The 16th Breakthrough
vision to 'Regenerate the rhythm of life of the
disadvantaged', Udayan Care has moved on to
its 16th year, working for the quality care of disadvantaged
children and women.
These were the words of one of our
guests present at our 3rd Adi Dassler Udayan Care
Sports Event that was held on the 11th of January,
also had the proud privilege of welcoming Mr.Kapil Dev, the
famous Indian Cricketer as well as Mr. Andreas Gellner, Managing
Link to our
children exchanging dialogue with Mr. Kapil Dev is available
on Udayan Care
Yoga performances, rhythmic dance and sudden appearance
of a Joker from amongst the seated guests gave Sports
Day a new perspective. Besides these, the Garland Race,
Dressing Up while Dressing Down, Sand Race and Wheelbarrow
Races were a few races that generated much cheer from
Mera Naam Joker
shall remain thankful to The Banyan Tree School for giving
us their grounds for the event, Adidas for sponsoring sports
gear and prizes for our children and Ms. Anita Jaipuria for
sponsoring cold drinks for our guests and participants.
Udayan Care conceptualized Seminar on Positive Mental Health
and Well Being of Children in Institutional Care (under the
J.J. Act) finally took shape as the QIC&AC (Quality Institutional
Care and Alternative Care) Group and the NCPCR (National Commission
of Protection of Child Rights) collaborated in a joint effort
to emphasize the necessity of positive Mental Health Program
for children living in institutions.
Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child
Rights, Ramon Magsaysay Award Winne Prof. Dr. Shantha Sinha
inaugurated the Workshop. Member Mrs. Sandhya Bajaj and Delhi
Government Director Mr. Rajeev kale were Guests of Honour.
Mental health professionals, social activists, representatives
from various Delhi based GOs and NGOs and students of Social
Work from in and out of Delhi attended the Seminar held on
6th & 7th of February.
audience marked its presence by vociferously applauding an
Ambedkar College Social Work students group that highlighted
through their performance, the despondent situation of the
caregivers who take care of children living in institutions.
The skit made it evident that the caregivers’ need for
appreciation, approval and encouragement played a major role
in the development and maintenance of positive mental attitude
in children. Most importantly, the Delhi Declaration on Child
Protection Policy was passed and presented to Mr. Amod Kanth,
Chairperson Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights,
the Chief Guest at the Valedictory.
GHAR PROGRAMME :
from our Sant Nagar and Greater Noida Homes were a part of
the celebration to mark the 7th Anniversary of
the Habitat Learning Center. The children gave
a beautiful Yoga performance at IHC and also participated
in a Painting Competition organized there.
more children at our Greater Noida Home have succeeded in
securing jobs for themselves. One has joined a Play School
while the other has joined the Sales division at one of the
garment outlets in Jagat Farms, Greater Noida.
The Home of Hope has been supporting our Mental Health professionals since past 8 years. Thus, under our Mental Health Program, Dr. Deepak Gupta, our Child Psychiatrist continued his visits to our Homes for smoothening down the prevailing examination anxiety. In the month of January, he was able to visit Sant Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Greater Noida and Pratap Nagar Homes while in February, he visited both our Homes at Noida and at Gurgaon. Our Counselors at Home too geared up for dealing with the jittery children. .
and people looking after our children, day and night received
an opportunity to participate in a Capacity Building workshop
on Child Rights that was conducted by Pratidhi, an NGO working
on children’s rights.
Excerpts from the letter sent by Arthur and Joyce Daniels, from U.S.A. who gave some beautiful and memorable moments to our children during their stay with us in 2006-2007.
like the previous year, this year too, friends and family
of Ms. Minoo Gupta donated a handsome amount to Udayan Care
as they celebrated the 1st Lohri of their grand daughter Raahat
at the Country Club.
Adidas, CSC, Xansa, Absolute Data and Research &
Analytics, our Corporate Mentors continued to lead
the path to a bright future for our children.
other regular volunteers, the Teach India Volunteers
too continued to empower our children with renewed gusto as
the children returned to their studies with an increased enthusiasm
to conquer over their final exams. Nervous excitement of the
children is slowly getting on to us too as they labor and
we pray for their best results.
volunteers are helping us in activities such as teaching kids,
data entry, arranging children’s files, preparing case
studies for USF program.
from Germany continue to give their services at our Gurgaon
and Greater Noida Homes. Volunteering Solutions
also continued to send us committed foreign volunteers from
UK, Luxemburg, France, Norway, Finland and Canada.
Turn of the Interns!
students from the Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad,
helped us in developing Systems and Processes for USF Placement
Cell and Alumni Network while 5 from ITM, Navi Mumbai, worked
on ‘Effective Resource Generation in NGOs’.
from IIFT, New Delhi worked on four different projects viz.;
Plan to Collect Funds from International Organizations, Checking
the feasibility of implementing a system for keeping track
of fund-raising products and proposing a better system for
stock keeping, Online Donation Acceptance & Fundraising
Schemes worked out with test piloting, Use of Social Networking
Sites to raise funds and public awareness; Register Udayan
Care at different accreditation. Mr. Prabir Sengupta, Former
Secretary, Ministry Commerce and Industry, Government of India
and Former Director, IIFT, New Delhi graced the occasion on
one of the presentations of IIFT interns, 08-09 batch.
students from NIPCCD continue their internship with us.
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SHALINI FELLOWSHIP :
performance enhancement and Personality Development continued
to be the twin beacons that sustained and steered the work
of the Fellowship programme in these two months. It also
witnessed new programme enhancements, to set the tone in
the first month for the year to follow. The Kolkata chapter
acquired a spanking new office. This is through the kind
munificence of our Chief Advisor of Kolkata Chapter, Mr.
Ram Kishore Chaudhuri.
New Year started with mixed feelings: translated into tears,
of both joy and sorrow. The First ever Residential Camp
at Dehra Dun under the Kusuma USF concluded after six days
on New Year’s Day. The Fellows cried unashamedly at
the happiness of new friendships made and sorrow of parting
after so many hours of thinking, breathing, living and growing
Delhi, the chapter rang in the New Year with the Quarterly
Workshop being conducted by Core Committee member Mr. Ashish
Aggarwal. The subject was ‘Career Planning.’
He forced the Fellows into original thinking. The most original?
“Our careers have already started even though we are
still studying. We are getting money – being paid
– for being good students with a view on life to reach
out and make a difference. So being conscientious is a career!”
17th January witnessed a fresh look at ourselves. Most importantly,
it was the day when our Fellows crossed the threshold of
being students to managers. Two of them, Smita Verma and
Kanika Gupta were inducted as full fledged members of the
USF Core Committee, elevated from their current standing
as Mentor Didis.
In a well attended meeting that had the presence of over
20 people, many issues were discussed. The important decisions
were that an Alumni Association should be formed. Prof.
B.S. Kapoor volunteered to take on the responsibility. Similarly,
it was felt that a dedicated USF Newsletter should be started.
Mentors Sudha Mehta and Ashish Aggarwal volunteered to take
on the responsibility assisted by Fellow Darshana Joshi.
has graduated from being a sleepy town of retires to a bustling
one as the capital city of the newly formed state of Uttarakhand.
To such hustle and bustle of the streets on Sunday, 22nd February,
was added the presence of 85 Kusuma USF and senior mentors
and staff as they first walked the Delhi Road to reach New
Patel Nagar. The occasion? The Social Awareness Campaign against
Female Foeticide. Our Kusuma Fellows, smartly dressed in white
T Shirts with the Kusuma and Udayan Care logos and similar
caps, went door to door, spoke to the residents while focusing
on the ladies, and educated them about both the ills of female
foeticide and the pleasures of having girl children. It was
a successful campaign.
have never felt so valuable and being able to contribute
towards society,” said Fellow Garima Aggarwal. Similar
sentiments were echoed by others.
in January, the much feted motivational speaker and management
trainer Sameer Pathak, Business Development Manager of CNBC
18 (the news channel on TV) held 195 of our Fellows spellbound
as he spoke to them of what it takes to ‘THINK’
- the title of his workshop.
officers, Shri Ram Babu Khambampati and Mr. Sriram joined
the Fellows and shared intimate moments of exchange of inner
feelings and thoughts with the Fellows. Cheques were distributed
to the Fellows, the second instalment.
highlight of the day was the Power Point presentation made
by those Fellows who had attended the Residential Camp.
a result of the efforts made to strengthen our relationship
with one of the most coveted educational institutions at
Dehradun, the MKP P.G.College agreed to partner with us.
Thus, this quarter, as reported, Mr. Sameer Pathak, our
much committed volunteer conducted the workshop in the premises
of the above-mentioned college.
Chapter Kurukshetra …!
is historically famous for the Mahabharata, where the epic
battle between Right and Wrong and Good and Evil was fought
according to Indian mythology. Today, the city has graduated
into being a University town and similar battles are constantly
being fought between ignorance and knowledge. Our USF Chapter
contributes it own essential bit to the success of this
Thursday, 18th February, a Quarterly workshop was held on
‘Career Guidance.’ The distinguished scientist,
Professor O.P. Bajpai, Director University Institute of
Engineering and Technology was the Chief Guest. He made
an excellent motivational presentation. The Vice Chancellor’s
wife, Mrs. Usha Bajpai gave away the cheques. Dr. Kiran
Modi welcomed Mr. Gaurav Goel who has recently joined our
Kurukshetra chapter and made his presence felt by announcing
a Fellowship sponsored by himself.
What a Motivation
brave have no rest… it well repeated in literature
and history. And what can be braver than combating the despair
that lack of money brings about; stopping bright young girls
from fulfilling their academic aspirations? Our USF is moving
from city to city and on Sunday, 8th March, the torch will
be lit with the First Oath taking and Induction Ceremony
to be held in our fifth Chapter, Aurangabad. More in the
next issue of our Newsletter.
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OUTREACH PROGRAMME :
made its presence felt in a 3 day national level training program
on ‘Care & Protection of children affected/
infected by HIV/AIDS’ wherein we received an opportunity
to bring forth the pain of children affected with HIV/AIDS. Ours,
being a unique endeavor received much praise for rendering qualitative
attention to one of the most neglected sections of society; the children
of the HIV infected.
of 65 beneficiaries shared their experiences as they gathered together
to receive financial aid for their children’s education and
nutrition in the month of January. In February, the group pondered
over the methods to make HIV/AIDS Awareness Programs more
Mera Number Kab
on the other hand indulged in some issue based sketching in January.
February taught them the usefulness of Books and
how books could become their Best Friends for life.
Brief Stop Over!
visits to the homes of our beneficiaries give us an opportunity
to develop a meaningful relationship with them. It also helps us
assess the impact of our program on the beneficiaries and measure
the usefulness of the grant being given to them. Moreover, receiving
guests from the normal stratum makes the families feel a part of
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CARE COMPUTER TRAINING AND LEARNING CENTRES:
RKMF-Udayan Care Compueter Training Learning Center at Dharuhera
distributed Microsoft Certificates to 47 of our trainees on successful
completion of their course. Ms. Sanyam Maratha, Manager CSR RKMF
graced the occasion and addressed them with a motivating speech.
She also mentioned of a very strong possibility that Hero Honda
may absorb a few of our good trainees.
(One World South Asia) once again partnered with us to air a program
on the Mental Health Program in Udayan Care. Mrs. Mamta Sahai, Chairperson,
Mayur Vihar Child Welfare Committee was invited to the show to share
her experience of working with children and throw light on the importance
of positive well-being of children.
One for Them Too
door to door campaign was launched at Narsinghpur Gurgaon. The pamphlets
distributed, aimed at sensitizing the community on the importance
of Computer education as well as the facilities being provided at
the Udayan Care Training and Learning Center at Narsinghpur. The
interest shown by the people there gives us reason to expect a rise
in the number of students at our center soon.
Box, Photo Frame, Magazine Holder, Waste Paper Baskets made of cotton
paper were a few newly launched products that were put on sale this
time. Our stalls put up at Absolute Data and JLLM
generated good sale.
We were also
invited by Akshay Pratishthan to put up a stall at the Craft Bazaar
being organized at the British High Commission.
too helped us in raising funds for the organization.
For ordering our products, please click on http://www.udayancare.org/shop_paintings.htm
FORTHCOMING EVENTS :
5 at Aurangabad!
much awaited Chapter of Udayan Shalini Fellowship Program is taking
a formal shape at Aurangabad, on 8th March 2009 with the formal
induction of new fellows.
the skillful leadership of Mr. Vikram Dutt, the much awaited Alumni
Cell of our Udayan Shalini Fellowship Program is being rejuvenated.
A Committee comprising of Prof. B S Kapoor and a few fellows shall
be meeting for the first time on 1st March 2009 in Delhi.
We look forward to some invigorated activities in future!
Books on Life Skills, for primary grades (Class I-V) have been published
by Rachna Sagar, in collaboration with Udayan Care and are being
used by various schools. Those interested in accessing these books
may kindly contact Udayan Care or Rachna Sagar for the same.
Office, Udayan Care
16/97 A, 1st Floor, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024,
Tel.: 011-29840151/32603837, Telefax: 011-29840151
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