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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Foster Care, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

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: 540 children in 13 Udayan Ghars across Delhi, NCR, Kurukshetra and Jaipur 4400 Shalinis through Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme 10,000 women, children and youth through Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centers Also till date we were successfully able to make 80 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.

Target demographics: young children and women

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, West Bengal, Telangana

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.

Community Stories

344 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Sonakshi N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working at Udayan Care was an immense, once in a lifetime kind of experience. I saw and very closely faced challenges that are involved in the management of the NGO. I can imagine how hard it must be to manage work with full on dedication and sincere efforts towards achieving the whole soul aim of society’s wellbeing and personal growth.
All in all , experience was worth it as it really inspired me to give back to the society.It gives one hope that things can be changed and will change.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I had a wonderful journey at Udayan Care. I had to know different-different works to do in a accounts department. I gathered information and knowledge from my supervisor. I had learn so many things, e.g.-about Indian and FCRA files, Home Expenses, to know about more in Tally, Bank Reconciliation, etc. I get know about the office environment and type of work. It is very Great experience. The supervisor (Miss. Sumita Ma'am) were always there to help and cleared all the confusion.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had really a great time spend with this organisation and collects lots of knowledge and gain experience through this organisation.I really learn that how do manage the official works like Bank reconciliation, TDS ,Home expenses etc. This organisation(UDAYAN CARE)is really done a wonderful work and this is really a memorable journey in my life and also feel thankful to be a part of this organisation.I always pray that this NGO continues very long time.....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care is by far the best NGO that I've worked with.
My project was Daan Utsav, previously known as the Joy of Giving week.
In order to achieve our target, we formulated proposals that were sent to CSR's and made PowerPoint Presentations to educate people about the Daan Utsav. All this was done with the help of our Supervisors. I had a great time here and am looking forward to working here for my next internship too.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care is one of the best NGOs in India, working in the field of providing care,protection and education to children in need.I worked here for about two months on a research project on Foster Care in South Asia.Working here was a marvellous experience since nowhere else can one expect such guidance, cooperation and support.The organisation utilises the skills of its volunteers and interns in the best possible way and anyone interning here is sure to gain in terms of knowledge and experience as well as personally.The enthusiasm, dedication and the whole hearted efforts of its members are simply commendable.Working at the head office made me feel that the transparency and accountability of Udayan can be seen clearly in the way it operates.

Linn L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did my internship as part of the master program in political science at Linnaeus University. During my 15 weeks of internship at Udayan Care I lived at the Gurgaon Home 5 with the amazing children and coordinators. Beside my internship and the work with the projects I spent time volunteering with the children.
udayan Care really let my use all my academical skills and listened to my needs as a student. I did not only get to grow academically but also as a person. I know have knowledge about my professional skills and also an insight to the great work Udayan Care does on the field. Udayan Care is very dedicated to their interns and provide all necessary support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Made my Internship for my bachelor in peace and development with Udayan Care. Spent 15 weeks staying at the boys home in Gurgaon while working on different projects for the organisation while volunteering outside office hours with the kids here. I had a great time and appreciation for all the hard and important work done by Udayan Care. It has been most valuable to me personally for both Academic work life experience and personal growth. Can recommend to all to volunteer and do internship here. Big plus is that they do not charge International volunteers/interns any fees as many other organisations do. The organisation is most professional and with insight in the economy I can with confidence say that every cent goes in to the work and to benefit of the beneficiaries of Udayan Care. Had all support I needed for my work and great contact with the volunteer department

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working at Udayan Care was an immense, once in a lifetime kind of experience. And I feel highly obliged to be a part of this great journey. I saw and very closely faced challenges that are involved in the management of the NGO. I can imagine how hard it must be to manage work on daily basis with full on dedication and sincere efforts towards achieving the whole soul aim of society’s wellbeing and personal growth.
All in all , experience was worth it as it really inspired me to give back to the society. Udayan Care lives up to its name. It gives one hope that things can be changed and will change.

LuCfer J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It inspire me knowledge on how an office working system operates. I had a great time acquiring fabulous ideas on aftercare and feel terrific to be part in making a network for the careleavers in India.

Anshupa S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience working at UDayan Care.
I got to know about the kind of work Udayan Care does for children with needs. They are improving every now and then and always up for suggestions that they take positively.
During my stay at UDayan. I have never experienced any kind of issues at all . The supervisors are always there to help and clear all the doubts.