Udayan Care

Rating: 4.72 stars   227 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: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Amazing!!!!!! The dedication and commitment of the organization is truelly changing the lives of the children. There should be more of Such organizations!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent, Dedicated, and hard working

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

will reach out to many more out there who deserve its care!

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I had a wonderful experience with the girls at the home in Noida. As a future elementary school teacher, I learned so many different things from the girls. They taught me patience, understanding and appreciation for another culture, and made me realize that teaching is truly what I want to do in life. One difficult thing for me with my experience was not being able to bring as much creativity to the girls as I would have liked. The education system in India is very different than the United States and I found it hard sometimes to adjust. I also found that I could not find a way to communicate with some of the higher up people that came to our home because of our differences. I feel like I didn't understand exactly their point of view and they did not take time to understand mine. I do, however, realize that I was in their home; not the other way around. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I think about the girls very often.

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

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generally very nice and welcoming. However, the mentor mother and father assigned to the home was rude, inconsiderate, and very closed off to what my ideas, thoughts, and other planning.

Ways to make it better...

I would have been able to spend more time with the girls on creative projects and just having fun rather than such an intense focus on memorizing facts.

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One time

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

It has been great helping out at udayan care.They are doing a great job with the kids.It's such a great feeling to see these kids have a home and someone to call their own. Have a sense of belonging.Have a family of their own.Get an education that is out of reach of many.At the end of it stand on their own feet and even help others.It is a very satisfying experience.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The selfless service they provide.

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About once a year

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2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

the year with udayan care was the most memorable time in my life...i was living and working in the greater noida girls home. the girls welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home. the kids are adorable, just amazing. it was a great experience to get to know a complete different country, tradition and life...the way how udayan care works with so much passion, love and compassion is really impressiv. i am proud to became a didi and a member of the udayan care family. they will always have a special place in my heart. keep on going udayan care, you all are incredible!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the girls..they are working so hard to achieve their goals...with so much strength and positiv engery, which udayan care has given them back

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being with the girls...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful...motivated..friendly...nice...warm hearted

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread udayan care more and more so that mor kids get the chance for a better future

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One time

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2009-10-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I first came to udayan care in the March of 2008 to volunteer for their Noida Boys centre and I was amazed with the kind of facilities, love and affection that was given to the kids there. The staff over here treated every one as an extended family, and they have that culture too..everyone's name ends with udayan. Also, Kiran Mam the managing trustee encouraged me to take the initiative so I also started the social media campaign of the NGO..starting from the blog to twitter. It has really been my utmost pleasure to be associated with the organisation and I hope this association continues forever.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in the betterment of the lives of the children living over there. I met kids who were lived and are successful professionals living a life of dignity

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their attitude towards new ideas and suggestions

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Being associated with Udayan has been an enriching experience. The spirit of the organization gets reflected in the positive attitude of the children under their care. The efforts being made by the organization to secure the children’s basic rights to food, shelter, emotional warmth and education are commendable. The happy faces that I get to see there every time I visit,speak highly of the support system being provided to the children. I wish all the children good luck and appreciate the great job that the people at Udayan are doing!

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everyone's welcome to the Udayan family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely warm and endearing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

secure the future of the children living here in whatever possible way it can.

Ways to make it better...

I could give more of my time to the children.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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I have been associated with Udayan Care as a volunteer with The Teach India Movement-A Times Of India initiative for more than a year now. This has been one of the most enriching experiences in my working life-it is not only about my contribution to the kids in subjects like English, Mathematics, General Knowledge, History & Science;this is also about my learnings from these kids. I have been amazed and impressed with the go-getting positive attitude the kids display,my bset wishes for all the teachers and people associated with imbibing these kids with such beliefs-i am sure this will go a long way in helping each one of them excel in their individual lives. It would be an honour to continue helping in whatever small ways possible.My best wishes for the people mentoring these kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way the students have developed personally in studies in the last year.Weaknesses have been identified and worked upon,with due recognition given for individual strengths.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the kids i taught are very intelligent, unassuming and open in absorbing new knowledge.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

throughly professional,passionately dedicated to their jobs.They also came across as strong guides for the kids.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have been better utilized for the older kids in taking specialized tuitions from professionals.This would also help the kids pursue lesser known professions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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8 people found this review helpful

as a child of udayan care i would like to thank udayan care for shaping my future . udayan care has given me a lot by making me a part of it and i am privilage to be a part of it.udayan care has given me best of education , a lovable family with so many sisters and brothers .

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in helping children to bring out their thoughts and feeling to this world

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

change nothing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they take care of each and every need of a child and by giving lost love..

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

really caring and loving

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open more homes to get homeless children in and i would provide them with all facilities

Ways to make it better...

i was living here from my childhood

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

i would give them more opportunities and more fun and masti

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

hello.................udayan family thank you udayan family for giving me so many sisters and brothers.............I am so happy to have such a big family and I am pround of my family..................if I would be with my own family I woul have only 5 people in my family but here i am having 30000000000000000 of people in my family...............now everyone think how lucky I am (plz people don't feel jealous) I LOVE MY FAMILY

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY..........

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I taught at the udyaan home in Noida sector-51 and was really amazed with the udyaan care people. They gave their best to fulfill the needs of the children. Be it the girls' birthdays or the weekends, they used to be with them leaving all their personal works. They made them enter into good schools and used to be really happy if the girls excelled in some or the activity or subject. I am planning to go again if i get time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making sure that the girls get a good education.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

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