Our children ushered in the New Year with a feeling of joy and great hope! We thank everyone, our supporters and lifelines, for being with us, and wish you a very Joyous 2012! Without you, none of what we share, would have been possible.
Udayan Ghar Programme
Corporates and individual partners added extra flavour
Excursions and picnics organised by large hearted corporates and individuals had children visiting Qutub Minar, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Lodhi Garden Restaurant, Indraprastha Park as well as some corporate offices and a movie screening!
Students and children spent fun times together
Udayan Ghars, Noida (Girls and Boys) and Mayur Vihar, welcomed students from the American Embassy School, while students from Indian Management Institute celebrated Children’s Day with the little girls at Udayan Ghar, Ghaziabad.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year treats!
Mentor Parents, resident volunteers, partners and our children celebrated Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year with equal enthusiasm!
Brilliant Udayans - winners all the way!
Children excelled at everything they undertook this season - sport, art, scholarships, awards or academics- they won them all!
Workshops equip the teams
We were honoured to have Dr. Monisha Nayar-Akhtar, a renowned Psychoanalyst conduct a four-day workshop with social workers, Mentor Parents and the Udayan Ghar staff, The Manas Foundation conducting a workshop on ‘Stereotyping’ and Adolescent Issues and Limit Setting for children as well as weekly meetings with Dr. Deepak Gupta for social workers..
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Udayan Shalini Fellowships (USF)
Towards giving back to society, Shalinis in every Chapter contribute 50 hours of social work every year, through social campaigns. This time, Dehradun Shalinis organised a campaign ‘Save Trees Save Humanity in Mussooriee.
Exposure trip to Delhi
Dehradun Shalinis had a memorable two day trip to Delhi which included exposure to the corporate world as well as an enjoyable Delhi darshan!
Residential Camp at Dehradun
The eagerly awaited Residential Camp, was well attended by 31 Shalinis, from all batches of USF Dehradun. The five day camp was packed with workshops, giving way to fun-filled evenings.
Workshop on enhancing reach of USF
The small group workshop discussed future prospects for USF and how the programme could be widened in reach.
What Our Delhi Shalinis Say
Several Shalinis from Delhi shared their experiences and impression on how USF has transformed their life.
The Year Ahead
January 2012 will see a day long Alumni Meet in Delhi. There is also great excitement about the plans to initiate a 6th USF Chapter in Phagwara, Punjab!
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Udayan Outreach Programme
Udayan Care Information Technology & Vocational Training Centres
Encouraging Parents to Encourage Children’s interests
In order to motivate parents to understand their children’s talents and inspire them to pursue their interests, a workshop ‘Encourage Children’s Talents and Interests’ was organised.
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Certifications and Enrollments at ITVT Centres
ITVT Centres have witnessed 129 enrollments, and 49 students received certification.
Spoken English course launched at Narsinghpur IT Centre
To increase employability of students at ITVT Centres, Udayan Care, in association with EnglishHelper, introduced a spoken English course at the Narsinghpur IT Centre, Gurgaon.
Conducting surveys with neighbouring communities
Like every year, students of ITVT Centres conducted surveys within the neighbouring communities, where the Centres are located. This helped gauge the socio-economic issues of communities at Badarpur, Vinod Nagar, Sidhrawali Village, Narsinghpur Village and Greater Noida.
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Udayan Care Volunteer Management - Internship Programme
Santa visits Udayan Ghars!
Children at various Ghars played host to Santa as he visited in different forms!
Reaching out with new partnerships
Moving a step ahead, we formed new partnerships with Metropol University, Denmark, Step By Step WORLD School, Noida and Travlearn and are in the process of forging partnerships with Shanti Travels and Rissala Polo Club
An Intern Records Memories for Life
Chitra Surana, a young intern from Symbiosis Institute of Management Communication for Undergraduates, found her passion in shooting children, Shalinis and our supporters at the Marathon!
What Our Volunteers Say
Volunteers shared their experiences of being at Udayan Ghars, wanting to be involved again!
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Big Friend Little Friend Programme
New Big and Little Friends Ring in Hope
Pravah sent 8 new volunteers as Big Friends at the Mahavir Senior Model School. Besides these 8 Big Friends, 9 more Big Friends came aboard! 16 new Little Friends joined in prompting the 3rd Base at Udayan Care Office in Lajpat Nagar!
Certifications and Training
Nine big Friends completing a year were honoured by our donor and technical Mr. Randy Yeh and our Managing Trustee Dr. Kiran Modi, with certificates. A mid-term training for existing Big Friends, as well as for new new Big Friends was conducted by Mr. Randy Yeh.
What Little Friends and their Families Say
Many Little Friends and their families shared their experiences about being part of the Programme and how having a Big Friend had helped them in many ways.
The Year Ahead
An MOU was signed with IVolunteers, with an aim to expand the programme. We look forward to the pairing of our new Big Friends with their Little Friends at Mahavir Senior Model School at Model Town Base and we are really excited to start our 3rd Base at our Office in Lajpat Nagar and have plans to grow the Big and Little Friends here.
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