Accomplishments

Academics!
Two of our children (Simi from Mehrauli Home and Akash from Mayur Vihar Home) got admitted to a very reputed residential school, called Sagar School in Rajasthan, courtesy the school. We are truly grateful to the school authorities.
Our Earning Members!
Two of our boys, Jagpal and Rakesh from Gurgaon Home have received an opportunity to work with the Crown Plaza Hotel as paid trainees. Jagpal is being trained to be a Chef whereas Rakesh is underoing a training in Housekeeping. This endeavour was made possible with the help of Youthreach and Crown Plaza Hotel. Thanks to both!!!
Monica from Sant Nagar Home, on reaching adulthood, entered into the fiscal world. Her debut at M.M.Exports has transformed her into a confident young lady and a feeling of happiness and satisfaction has permeated her life.
We Reinstate!
After spending more than 11 years with us, Sunita from Sant Nagar Home reached the age of maturity and was restored back to her family, from whom she had parted as a lost child.
9 more add up to the team of 105 Udayan Care Children!
Our newest home at Noida has welcomed 6 new boys and the Mayur Vihar Home has accomodated 3, thus, taking up the strength to 114.
Representation Abroad!
A research paper was presented in Australia by Dr. Deepak Gupta on a study on the perception of quality of parenting practiced by ‘Udayan Care’ in its four residential homes, out of the existing six. Through this research, an attempt was made to study child rearing practices and parental (mentor mothers/care takers) attitude of rejection, overprotection and emotional warmth, as well as the Individual Programme Plan (IPP) on the part of the mentors and a sense of acceptance/rejection in ‘Udayan Care’ children.
A Refreshing Start!

Activities
On 28th of July, the children of Udayan Care celebrated the end of their summer vacations and the beginning of a new academic session with a picnic at the Garden of Five Senses.,The entire staff of Udayan Care, the children and their caretakers let their hair down and enjoyed themselves to the fullest. Children were exposed to various art and cultural activities that culminated in a performance at Siri Fort Auditorium. Two of our children (Lilima from Sant Nagar Home and Jyoti from Mehrauli Home) staged beautiful dance performances, as part of Firoze’s dance troupe.
Bond of Love

Festivities Begin
Raksha Bandhan marks the beginning of a series of festivals in India. As the country takes a dip into the colourful celebrations that continue till Holi, children at Udayan Care too rejoiced at the onset of fiesta. Udayan girls made beautiful Rakhis out of silken threads and ribbons for their brothers staying at Udayan Care boys’ homes. On 25th of August all children from Udayan Care were gathered at Indraprastha Park and celebrated this festival of love and brotherhood.

Monthly Workshops
Managing Volunteers
The monthly Workshop on 24th July flagged off a discussion on Volunteer Management. A subsequent meeting was held with the volunteers to improvise the Volunteer Manual, which was so painstakingly compiled by our volunteer Mark Gaoini, from Princeton University. The next monthly Workshop on 21st August, made the participants mull over the Nutritional Value of food being providedto children. A discussion was also held with the Mentors on the ‘Best Ways to Discipline a Child’ which concluded on the note that no one way could be standardized as both the children and the kind of mistakes committed are varied.
Caregivers shared their experiences with one of our volunteers, Ms. Vibhuti Sharma in the workshop held in July while the August workshop was directed towards improving their relationship with the volunteers frequenting their homes.
Workshops aimed at inculcating good behaviour in children and making them understand the importance of following rules marked the month of July while in August, informative workshops commemorating Friendship Day and Independence Day featured most.

Corporate Volunteering & Mentoring
On July 21st, the children from Mehrauli and Gurgaon Homes enjoyed a ‘fun workshop’ organised by the Royal Bank of Scotland at Unitech Park’ Gurgaon. After a day full of sports activities, all the children were treated with delicious lunch and gifted colour boxes and water bottles.
ADIDAS joined hands with Udayan Care to provide a training in sports to the boys at Gurgaon Home. Different teams from Adidas visit the home each Friday and guide the boys in various sport activities. As a part of Corporate Mentoring Programme, the children from Sant Nagar and Mayur Vihar Homes continued to visit CSC every Tuesday, and children from Greater NOIDA visited XANSA every Thursday to interact with their mentors.
The children staged a beautiful programme at CSC on the eve of Independence Day.

The Managing Trustee of Udayan Care, Dr. Kiran Modi is now the honorary member of a Committee that has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Social Welfare, to look into various aspects of the report of Homelessness, submitted by the Institute of Human Development. The survey was conducted to assess the extent of Homelessness in Delhi and to give recommendations to combat the problem area wise. She was also invited as a trainer to a Conference to train Fund Raisers, organised by SAFRG, Agra.. She spoke on "BRAND: Brand Building And Niche Development".
Envisioning Our Way To Success

Developing Organizational Strengths
The mentors and all those who play a pivotal role in the life of children at Udayan Care, were part of an envisioning exercise held by Mr. Rajiv Khurana, an management consultant, on 29th July, 2007. This was third in a series of such exercises.

  UDAYAN GHARS (HOMES): a Glance at the Recent Times
  • Under Udayan Care’s Residential Programme for orphaned and abandoned children: Udayan Ghars (HOMES), 114 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. With new girls being inducted in Kurukshetra and West Bengal chapters as in Delhi, the numbers by October end shall reach 800.
  • Udayan Outreach Programme sustains its regular workshops and home visits of the children of the HIV affected. The monetary support for education and nutrition of these children continues to be a regular feature at Udayan Care.
  • Construction of vocational cum educational center at Chandrapadi Village in District Nagapattanam is in full swing. This work is being done under SUGAM Project to help the Tsunami victims reflourish. Our educational programme with the existing government schools there continues.
  • Our Volunteer Programme continues to endow us with indispensable volunteers. Volunteers from UK, USA and France have spent some memorable moments with the children at our 6 homes

July – August, 2007                                                                              Vol. I, No. 3

UDAYAN CARE UPDATES
  UDAYAN SHALINI FELLOWSHIP: a view
Accomplishments
Testing Times!
Induction of over 350 new Fellows (150 for the newly launched West Bengal
Welcoming the candidates
Chapter in Kolkota and 200 for Delhi and Kurukshetra) is in progress. Written test was conducted on the 26th of August and interviews will be held on 9th September 2007 in Delhi and West Bengal simultaneously.

Induction at Kurukshetra
34 new Fellows were formally inducted into the Udayan Shalini Fellowships programme in the third batch of USF in Kurukshetra, making the total to 59. Mr. Agarwal, the Registrar, presided over the function and in his speech he defined Udayan Care as an organisation, having no hidden agendas and dedicated solely to the masses.

Question Hour
Activities

Mentor Didi Meet
A Mentor didi meet was conducted on the 1st of July’07 with the intention of strengthening the mentoring process as well as to make the senior Fellows more responsible towards their junior Fellows. This was also aimed to strengthen the bond between the Fellows.

Presentations
Quarterly workshop
Nine Fellows from the first and second batch, who completed the HR workshop conducted by our renowned mentor and core committee member, Mr. Ashish Agarwal, made presentations on ‘My Vision, My Strategies’. Prizes were distributed to outstanding campers, who participated in the 7-days Residential camp for the Udayan Shalini Fellows at Greater NOIDA, held in June 2007.
  UDAYAN CARE COMPUTER LEARNING CENTRES: a shufti
Accomplishments
With Flying Colours!

68 Trainess succeed at Dharuhera CTLC

On 2nd July 2007, Sri Brij Mohan Lal Munjal, Chairman, Hero Honda Group, distributed the Microsoft Certificates to 68 of our successful trainees, as this day also marked the occasion of his son, Shri Raman Kant Munjal’s birthday. He addressed the trainees with a motivating speech to pursue their future course with the same enthusiasm and informed them about the prospect of some of them getting absorbed by the Hero Honda Company itself.

Activities
Sharing our Experiences
Visitors at our Centers
Visitors have been a regular feature at our Computer Learning Centers. In the past few months, we received Mr. Simon Cillings, Global Head of Resource Alliance and a official from Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India, Ahmadabad at our Devli and Uttam Nagar centers. We shared our experiences with them on our various job oriented courses, community activities, monitoring systems, placement cell, etc.

Running together!!!

Hutch Delhi Half Marathon- 2007- join us
In the year 2005 & 2006 thousands of people ran for a noble cause, of their choice, in Hutch Delhi Half Marathon. Many of you may had run for Udayan Care!!!! Come forward on October 28th and “Run again so that our children could fly…”
Please register before 21st September’2007 and be a part of it or just call us:
Vasudha Pansari (9810249985)
Shrila Bajoria (9810810099)
Silky Grewal (9899869020)

The best investment is to invest in future……so please donate to enable a child to find one’s true potential !

Head Office, Udayan Care
C-9 (Basement), Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi-110024,
Tel.: 011-29840151/32603837, Telefax: 011-29840151
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