Udayan Care

Rating: 4.74 stars   216 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training

Location: 16/97A, 1st floor, Vikram Vihar Lajpat Nagar IV New Delhi 110024 India

Mission: A nurturing home for every orphaned child, an opportunity for higher education for every girl and for every adult, the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society.
Results: Since inception, with the help of many passionate people like you we were able to impact and empower: 291 children in 13 Udayan Ghars across delhi, NCR, Kurukshetra and Jaipur 2678 Shalinis through Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme 8455 women, children and youth through Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centers 80 children and 67 families through our Udayan Outreach Programme Also till date we were successfully able to make 39 pairs of Big Friends with Little Friends INTERNING/VOLUNTEERING: WHAT IS IT ABOUT? As an intern, you will have the chance to apply what you have studied by working at the office, having an impact on the structure of the NGO. Psychology, economics, statistics, IT, languages…no matter what is your background, your skills will be needed! As a volunteer you will spend your time with the kids (for international volunteers, criminal background check by your local police is compulsory!), organizing activities, teaching them languages or other subjects, helping them with homeworks or simply just being there for them and enjoy time together by playing or going to the park… Of course you can do both, half of the day at the office and half of the day in a Ghar. You will discuss and decide your specific tasks with your supervisor once arrived, as the situation is constantly evolving and different needs may arise therefore no pre defined job description can be shared. Both you have to get accustomed to the new situation and the staff needs to know you before matching your interests and capabilities to the needs of the kids and Organisation. Keep in mind the differences between India and your home country. All of the international volunteer/interns feel disoriented and often incur into difficulties at the beginning but you will find in Udayan Care all of the support you need. Cultural activities, daily life advices, a lovely staff, the full availability of your supervisor, all of the other volunteers will help you cope with the cultural shock and in a couple of days you will enjoy your experience at best. There are always many interns and volunteers working with us, coming from all over the Globe to share the same experience: France, Japan, Ghana, Italy, Germany, USA, Egypt... The cultural variety will further enhance your staying and you will have many occasions to hang out together. Other opportunities will be about sharing your passions by giving workshops, receiving help for organizing your travels through India, having traditions, Hindi and cooking lessons, international days, receiving support to find the best accommodation according to your requirements… Your volunteering experience will be complete by offering you a chance both to give back and grow in individual capacity. By the end of it, you will probably have friends from all parts of the worlds and know itsy bitsy of all the languages.
Direct beneficiaries per year: With a Vision "To Regenerate the Rhythm of Life of the Disadvantaged", presently there are 188 children across 13 Udayan Ghars, 608 new Shalinis were inducted in the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme who will live their dream of higher education and 896 women, children and youth were provided with vocational training through our Udayan Care IT&VT Centers.Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 19 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women.Appalled by the stark reality of 31 million orphans in India and shocked by the condition of institutions housing them, a few like- minded individuals got together to take serious action. This obsession was the seed which sprouted as Udayan Ghars in 1996 - long term residential homes for orphaned and abandoned children.While our first initiative was the Udayan Ghar programme for orphaned and abandoned children, we gradually worked towards ensuring higher education for girls through the Udayan Shalini Fellowship. In 2004. Udayan Care also initiated an Outreach programme for children affected by HIV, as well the Udayan Information and Technology Centres to improve employability of underserved communities.
Geographic areas served: Delhi, U.P, Haryana, Pujnab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and West Bengal
Programs: Our various innovative Programmes are: 1. Udayan Ghars: long term Residential homes for orphaned or abandoned children who are are nurtured in a simulated family environment from the age of 6-18 years. Through a strategy called L.I.F.E- Living In Family Environment - this ‘Group Foster Care’ model ensures children are loved and cared for by a group of Mentor Parents-socially committed individuals (volunteers) who groom the children with a team of social workers, care givers and supervisors. 2. Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme - USF Through monetary and mentoring, this programme supports girls from weaker sections of society to continue higher education. Today, we are proud that our girls, whom we call Shalinis, are pursuing fields like Engineering, Medical, CA, Computer Sc, among others. To make them socially aware as well as socially responsible, they have to fulfill 50 hours of mandatory social work. This Programme is currently on in Delhi, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Haridwar and Phagwara. 3. Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centres Udayan Care IT&VT Centres enable underserved youth and adults to develop IT and vocational skills to improve employability and livelihood opportunities. At present, we run seven Computer and Vocational Training Centres where we focus on bridging the digital divide and impart business skills to increase the employability of the beneficiaries we work with. 4. Udayan Outreach Programme Through Outreach, we support the educational and nutritional needs of children of HIV+ parents, who are in financial difficulties because of the debilitating illness. Our interventions are at the family and community level. Our counselors counsel children and parents to understand and cope with the illness. Outreach forges hope and inclusion by reducing stigma and adding resources and belief in a successful future. Since inception, we have worked with 80 children and 67 families. We are currently working with each of our Udayan Outreach families to prepare the necessary documentation for them to get their entitlements under the available government schemes and become independent and self reliant. 5. Advocacy Udayan Care also engages in research on the care of disadvantaged children. Through organizing conferences, participating in NGO networks, developing policy recommendations, we ensure the protection of child rights. We played a leadership role in setting up "Justice for Children: A Policy-Thought Network" an association of NGOs and government members for protection and advocacy of child rights. 6. Volunteer & Internship Programme By encouraging and motivating civil society to participate voluntarily in our Programmes, we enable them to actively advocate for child rights and serve society in a sustained manner. Udayan Care’s Internship Programme provides a great opportunity for students to learn and gain on-the-job exposure to the not for profit sector. The objective of the Programme is to provide students with intense, practical opportunities to learn and experience the constituents of the non-profit sector, as well as contribute in their areas of interest. 7. Big Friend Little Friend Programme The Big Friend Little Friend Programme focuses on the emotional needs of adolescents between the ages of 12-17 years in the urban context. It is a unique initiative born out of our belief that adolescents in the age group of 12-17 years from underprivileged communities need emotional support and companionship. It is a medium which connects volunteers (Big Friends) with children from underprivileged backgrounds (Little Friends).” Since inception, in a short span, we have seen 39 pairs of Big Friends with Little Friends being formed and are looking for many more such pairings this year.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I worked at Udayan Care as an intern for a month. It was a wonderful experience. All the staff members were very helpful and I had a nice time with them all. My work was explained in a nice manner and I enjoyed my work.I had research work so I went to all the homes and there I met many children . I went to girls as well as the boys home.I had a great time with them all . I tried my if I was able to help them. The children share many things with me .It was a good experience. I am happy that I was able to spend my time with these children and all this was possible because of Udayan Care.Thanks to Udayan Care.I got to know the hard work this NGO is doing towards these children who actually need the support and Udayan Care is really doing a wonderful job for them.I am happy that I got a chance to be a part of it and was to able to work with them.

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Rating: 4 stars  

i have worked with Udayan Care as an intern. Frankly speaking i'am clad that I got the opportunity to be a part of Udayan Care.on my first day i was really scared as hell as it was my first internship but people in here were very friendly and I had an awesome experience. Children of different homes will give you a warm hug and welcomes you as you are there family. Kids are way too smart and obedient and friendly as well. My overall experience was delightful. Thank you Udayan Care for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful family.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked at Udayan Care as an intern for three weeks. The experience was amazing!! I learnt many new skills here. I had some very memorable moments with the children. At the Office, where I worked till the afternoons, everyone was helpful. The work environment was a very cheerful one!! In the afternoons, I used to visit the children of Sant Nagar Home. The girls used to be all smiling and spread their smiles all around!! They kept everyone very happy!
I thank everyone for making internship such an amazing one!!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been volunteering at Udayan Care for 3 weeks which had been full of emotions and new things to learn. As a foreigner, the whole team in Udayan helped me to fell at ease and comfortable in this new environment. I was working in the HeadQuarter during the day and spending time with the children during the evenings. I learned a lot by being in touch with everyone. Working in Udayan is meaningful and since all the people are trying to help you and guide you through your work you fell useful and good. Even if the differents programs are efficient, te organization tries to improve them all along and that's why it is a so rewarded NGO. I really enjoyed the time I spend there and I want to thank again all the Udayan Care family for the support and for giving me the chance to help!
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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked as a volunteer in one of the most experienced and prestigious organization ‘Udayan Care’ for about 4 weeks where I shouldn’t say I worked rather I lived there with the small, young and ambitious children in their sweet little cozy homes. Udayan Care is providing a great platform to the vulnerable children and youth to come up and live their lives. Udayan Care is providing home for every orphaned children, an opportunity for higher education for every girl and adult and help them realize their potential to stand on their feet different from crowd. In the homes of Udayan Care I made a strong bond with the children as well as the caretakers. Caretakers are the mothers to all the children, taking care of their each and every needs, taking them for the regular check-up to the doctor and fulfilling all their basic needs. All children are so lovey and dovey where we talked, danced and did all crazy stuffs together. This organization provided me a different vision of life and helped me to learn the value of family, love in our lives and the meaning of passion and struggle with which the whole Udayan Care team is working. My heartfelt gratitude to the whole team of Udayan Care who treated me as their child and helped me at every moment. Working with Udayan Care proved me a huge learning curve and created a new passion, enthusiasm and a positive wave in me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was working for Udayan Care as a volunteer for 8 weeks. However, I would not call it working since it was a fun and a most influencing time for me. Since I was actually living with the children in the home, I got to experience not only their daily routine but also the true Indian lifestyle in a way that is unique. I am still overwhelmed by the kindness and suave manner the people I was working with were showing towards me. However the main focus was obviously on the children and no one could ever describe the Impact on a person of such an experience. You simply have to experience it yourself. Even though the first couple of days were very hard for me and I was suffering of the typical culture shock with all its symptoms, holding onto my task and dream turned out to be more than worth it after all.The children helped me so much in growing as a person and becoming aware of the significance of helping the unlucky ones.
I am very thankful to got the Chance to be part of such an impressive organization as you can notice Udayan Care is exclusively focusing on the wellbeing of These children. Saying goodbye to them became a heartbreaking act to me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with Udayancare as a volunteer for 6 weeks, gave me a lot to learn and to remember as well, its a rich experience full of fun, improving skills and learn more about everything you work on. like i learned about how the NGO works and what they do exactly and how they do it, also improved my English and Arbaic when i translated some documents, in fact they helped me more than i did, They are more like friends than managers, they even helped me to organize my holidays and alot more stuff in Delhi . the children are so nice and respectful, we studied, played, sang, danced, paint, read books, decorate and celebrated birthdays and festivals together. i dont think if i ever worked in any other place i would have had this amazing experience. I'm really grateful that i worked with them that changed alot in my life for better grown up independent woman.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I’m back form my Indian experience an already processing all of the things I’ve learned.
Being an intern, I not only had the chance to spend time with the kids but also I could directly influence the company with my work at the office.
Before joining the organization, my expectations were more centred around the children and the activities I could do with them, being a little bit less excited about having to “work” seated in the head office. That’s the reason why the first day arrived I couldn’t be more surprised when I saw my future working place crowded by international boys and girls, all there to intern like me and literally representing each continent of the planet.
Form then on, having to wake up in the morning to reach the office has never been a burden. Actually, I felt kind of en eagerness to reach such a cosy place, my Russian-French-American-(…) teammates, my supervisor and all of the employees that showed such a great availability.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working for 5 weeks in Udayan Care. During these 5 weeks (4/08/2014-4/09/2014) I have done a lot not only working with children, but also at the office. The collaboration with Udayan Care has opened to me many new doors and perspectives and I do not regret the time I have spent there. Hope that they have appreciated my presence, too, and that I will continue the collaboration with them one day. Thank you very much for such an unforgettable experience!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with Udayan Care as an intern and volunteer over the past 6 weeks has been an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience, thanks in no small part to the friendly fellow interns, helpful supervisors, and of course, the wonderful welcoming children at the homes. I had the opportunity to work with and teach children, which is one of my passions, and also gain a better understanding of how NGOs operate through my time in the office. I would recommend this organization to anyone who is remotely interested in the field of social work or is looking for a meaningful way to spend a break.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would perhaps be a little clearer about the available/doable office projects when the intern is starting out.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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