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History of the Chapter
East Delhi (a.k.a. Trans Yamuna) shares its border with Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. With a literacy rate of 88.75, it is one of the fastest developing areas of Delhi. In 1999, inspired by the first Udayan Ghar in Sant Nagar in South Delhi, Ms. Madhu Gupta, a women entrepreneur, offered one of her flats in Pocket-IV, Mayur Vihar, Phase I for opening of a boys’ home (Udayan Ghar for Boys). It was her commitment and spirit to mentor the boys, that many of the children who have grown up in this home, are now well-settled in life. In September 2008, we established another home in Pocket-1, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 in East Delhi which was the eighth home established by Udayan Care. Both the homes in Mayur Vihar Phase I are for boys and have common mentor mothers and social worker. In total, 24 boys are residing in both the homes with full time caregivers in each home, supported by supervisors and social worker and guided by the mentor mothers.
In 2006, Microsoft provided us funding for 4 new centres under their Project Jyoti programme. One of the centres was opened in East Vinod Nagar in East Delhi. We opened this centre to provide computer literacy training to the children and youth coming from economically poor families and on successful completion of training, these student were given certificate under Microsoft certified courses. Similarly in 2016, we opened another centre in West Vinod Nagar with the support from American India Foundation (AIF) where we started Graphic and Print Design courses on Adobe softwares. ON completion of project period under AIF, we have been continuing running these courses for the benefit of youth from the community.