Udayan Care

Rating: 4.73 stars   224 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: 4 stars  

I joined Udayan Care for a period of a little more than two months, for two days a week. My placement duration was quite short, but I quite enjoyed the experience of working in the head office. Udayan Care is no doubt sincere in its efforts to help children, and it was an honour to be placed here, no matter how short-lived. I hope in future I will be able to return and help out for a longer period.

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

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked for Udayan Care for a period of three weeks as a volunteer. It is very hard to comment about an organization after working for a duration as short as mine but I can easily claim that Udayan Care is one of those very few NGOs which are dedicated to their cause and are always looking for the opportunities to grow bigger and stronger. The dearth of resources is not a hindrance for them at all. The dedicated staff working here under an inspired founder not only fulfills the goals of the organization but also creates a memory for those associated with them indirectly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned at udayan care in feb-2015. It is a good experience for me, the management and the whole team are a very motivated group of individuals. During my short stint of just 3 weeks I could see how deeply the entire team related with the children and their welfare. udayan care is the light at the end of the tunnel for the underprivileged, lost and usually ignored young children, giving them a hope for a better future.

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Rating: 4 stars  

It is really nice to work in here because they not only give you valuable experiences but also widen your knowledge about the children and women in India. The people at the office are really nice and supportive, they will never give you pressure on your work. And the best thing ever during my internship here in when I got to meet the kids, who will always hugged me and called me 'Didi' whenever I came to their place. For me, they are just too lovely to be true

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks for the opportunity to work with you. You were very receptive and I liked working with you. The kids at the homes are lovely! You do an amazing thing helping the kids and women. I can not put in words the experience I gained and how happy I was by seeing the NGO in action and the life changes you provide and being a part of it.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I Joined Udayan Care for 3 Month intern any it was a pleasant experience working there. It was like family working together for a good cause. Udayan Care is working for the needy childs and provide them all the facility needed. They have good team and supportive staff.
Neha Singh

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Rating: 5 stars  

An NGO very active in nurturing Orphan Kids and granting scholarships to needy female child. They are a very active team doing great work. All the best to them

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Rating: 5 stars  

Interning with Udayan Care was an incredible experience that I will hold valuable and remember fondly for the rest of my life. I was able to design a project that was relevant to my field of study, which made the internship particularly beneficial to my career development. When I interned with Udayan, I was in the process of obtaining a BSc. in Environmental Science. After discussing what I could contribute with my supervisor (Shradha), we decided I should develop an Environmental Science handbook for Udayan Care.

In addition to working on the handbook, I spent time with 13 girls that were living together in an Udayan Care home. Getting to know these incredible young ladies was definitely the highlight of my time with Udayan Care. I have kept in touch with the girls, and I recently had the opportunity to return to Delhi to visit them, which was wonderful.

Another benefit of my time with Udayan Care was the exposure I got to life in India. Delhi was a fascinating city to live in.

I highly recommend getting involved with Udayan Care. They are dedicated to making volunteers have a meaningful and fulfilling experience, and allows one to see what it takes for a social development NGO to be successful. No matter what your field of study/interest, you can make a significant contribution to Udayan Care's efforts if you are dedicated.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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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