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October 15, 2009

I am associated with udayan care for the past 4 years,getting a fellowship under USF programme.its not just the financial assistance which is helpful but moreover the mentor system and the workshops which provided me with the much needed motivation and enthusiasm to move ahead in life.

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

the difference they bring about in the life of students or anyone else for that matter who is associated with udayan care.

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

the residential camp held by the ngo was very beneficial, was good to be with so many orpahn and semi orphan children.

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

they all are very helpful and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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I became a part of the udayancare family in '07. What drew me [and most people] is Dr. Kiran Modi's warm ethusiasm and passionate energy for the cause to wich she has dedicated her life.It envelopes the whole organization right from the children to the volunteers!one visit to an Udayancare Ghar and you are completely in awe of the lady when you see the happy and confident children.Their past traumas are all forgotten !

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

Swati is a lovely young girl who was nurtured in one of the several udayanghars.Today she is a qualified chef and couldve had a lucrative career in a five star hotel but she chooses to works at udayancare to help others like herself !

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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My wife and I began volunteering for Udayan Care in November 2003 and did so until August 2005. We visited each of the five homes every week teaching English and Family Values. Kiran Modi and Vikram Dutt welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like part of the team. One of our assignments was to help the children realize that they had a family (the Udayan Family) with brothers and sisters and wonderful mentor mothers who really cared about them. We soon came to love the children and being with them. They became and extension of our own grandchildren and we still communicate with some of them via Facebook. It was truly a great experience to know and love these children and there we learned what real charity is; the pure love of Jesus Christ. We have the deepest respect and love for Kiran Modi and for Vikram Dutt who give tirelessly their time and resources for these children. It is gratifying to learn that some of them have progressed to adulthood and are studying for careers. We love them and miss them. I would encourage anyone who has the time and/or resources to become involved with this worthy organization. I know that all money received by Udayan Care goes to benefit the children and their education.

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

Seeing a real change in some of the children due to our teaching them family values and the value of living with each other as a family so that they can pattern their own families when they marry in a healthy and satisfying way.

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

In talking with other former volunteers, the biggest problem that was encountered was that the children didn't always have time given them to participate in the planned activities of the volunteers. Some became discouraged at this.

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

The full support of Kiran Modi and her staff and that she truly loves and cares for each of these children. She shares her life with them as if they were her natural children and sometimes has to make difficult decisions concerning them.

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

I think that they were certainly dedicated to fullfilling their assignments and accepted their tasks willingly. I believe that volunteers are carefully screened to insure the children are receiving the best and most safe care that is available.

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

Provide more facilities for more children. India truly has the need for it's population of street children. I believe that education is sorely needed in this great country. The growing generation is the future of India.

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We had the help and full support of almost everyone involved. We sometimes did not have access to the children when we arrived because the mentor mothers had other things for the children to be involved in and didn't notify us before we made the drive.

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

Money and staff to accomplish this great and worthy task. I think that good volunteers who can help for extended periods of time would help a gread deal.

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

Except for the heat, this was one of the most satisfying experiences of our lives. Being able to serve with Kiran is an unforgettable experience. I can't express enough good about her love and devotion to "her kids".

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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I am from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I came to know of Udayan Care through a friend in Delhi while looking for an international placement for my 4th year practicum to complete my under-graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria. Having been a long-term public service employee of the Provincial Government in Vancouver within child protection, I was curious to know and understand how social work was conducted in India and what kinds of social programs were available (if any) to those in need, compared to the West. I spent close to 3 months with the agency and was absolutely astonished at the quantity and quality of services provided to children, youth, and community. I commend Dr. Kiran Modi for her passion, commitment and leadership and the staff, mentors, volunteers, professionals, and sponsors who have dedicated themselves to the various programs supported by Udayan Care, in several regions. Each of their efforts is making enormous, positive impacts on the lives of those who are most vulnerable and unfortunate in the communities.

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

girls remain in school/ pursue higher education/ vocational training, opening doors to numerous opportunities. Assist to facilitate skills in critical thinking, strong communication, self-esteem and confidence, community involvement and compassion.

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

1) Assist in developing office systems that would enable staff to work cohesively. Distribution of duties would reduce duplication of work by multiple staff. 2) Planning for special events much ahead of time

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

being warmly welcomed to do my practicum with them. This opportunity provided me insights and expanded my vision on the needs of others. ‘Hope’ is something this agency has built into their structure to achieve social change.

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

amazingly hardworking and dedicated.

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

as Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General said “There is no tool for development more effective than the education of girls. If we want to succeed in our efforts to build a more healthy, peaceful and equitable world, the classrooms of the world have to be filled with girls as well as boys.”

Ways to make it better...

my time with the agency was not so limited.

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

the funding and not enough social workers in ratio to the number of service users

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

we need more agencies like Udayan Care who are true to their work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Udayan Care has an energy about it that is difficult to explain - it just has to be experienced. Their approach to working with children is unique, interesting and intelligent.

Ways to make it better...

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

Recruit more qualified people

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

The passion and love the mentor mothers feel for the children

Ways to make it better...

Volunteers are told clearly outcomes expected and reviewed on the work done

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

We need more organizations like Udayan.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 15, 2009

I have known Udayan Care for over a decade now and the people working here are most humble i have ever seen. They are all very passionate and deeply commited to the cause. Mary Kay Cosmetics is very proud to be assocaited with Udayan Care as we know that our contribution will really reach it's beneficiaries and someone's life will be enriched in real. Keep up the great work Udayan Care !!

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

2007 when we donated for charity as Mary kay Cosmetics

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

They are deeply commited and very focused with a very humble nature.

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

very warm and loving . Always ready to help others.

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

enrich the lives of millions........

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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i was fortunate enough to come across Udayan and was even more fortunate to spend almost couple of weeks with the boys and trust me its the most amazing days in my life. after that i am in regular touch with the boys and never missed an opportunity to either visit them or get in touch with them thru phone and mails. i really impressed the way Udayan groom the boys. on my first visit, i approached the boys with a lot of apprehensions that how they will react, what will be their state of mind, but to my surprise the confidence level and the pride of the boys are amazing and it is because the culture Udayan follow. its an overwhelming experience whenever i visited or talked to them coz the love and affection they shown on me really very touching.

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

i felt like a part of the family and never had a dull moment whenever i was there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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My three month time at the Udayan Care Greater Noida home was one of the greatest and most challenging times of my life. I taught English to the younger girls at the Greater Noida home in the morning and helped the older girls with their homework in the afternoon. I had never had teaching experience, so I was faced with a challenging task. I didn't know where to start or what exactly to do when I was given a class of girls to teach English to. I think I could have been given a bit more guidance in exactly what to do, but I eventually did figure it out. However, I feel time would have been saved if there had been a clear idea of what was expected. Although the girls tested my patience throughout, I fell in love with all of them and have missed them since I left. Seeing the happiness on their faces when they went to events instantly made anyone around them feel their joy as well. The events organized by Udayan Care are great. They allow all the children a time to come together and have fun. They have I don't know if things have changed, but one thing I did notice was how the girls in Greater Noida were not always included in some of the events, I think due to their distance from Delhi. Writing this comment about my experience with Udayan Care makes me immediately want to go back to India. I hope with writing this, I become more involved with Udayan Care because it is truly an amazing organization.

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

living in their Greater Noida home while teaching the girls English.

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

getting to know the girls and knowing that there are great people out there willing to do everything possible to make the girls' and boys' lives any bit better.

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

amazing. Kiran Modi is one of those people you know there are truly very few of in the world. An amazing person who does so much for Udayan Care, Kiran Modi loves each and every one of the children she helps.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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I volunteered with Udayan care in the year of 2007 for a month and a half and even till today, still speak highly of the amazing experience i had. I volunteered with the home in the Noida area, in the boys home. I was welcomed with open arms from my first step at the airport until my departure. The boys home in Noida has now become my second family almost, and i still keep in contact with the mother and father at that home, Rita and Birender. The love and utmost care for these children can be sensed without even speaking a word. Kiran Modi and and her entire organization are such dedicated and passionate people. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

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

A volunteer mentor position working at a boys orphanage.

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

Exceptional, loving and caring people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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I volunteered for a month for Udayan Care in February 2006. It was a life changing experience I will never forget, and am excited to be able to come back and volunteer again in the near future. I can't say enough about the care, concern and professionalism of this organization. I have volunteered in other orphanages and homes in other countries and in no way could they compare to how well run all the homes within Udayan Care are. In fact, I was spoiled by the outstanding care and passion the staff (and Kiran Modi) portray. I went to other orphanages around the world expecting the same standard of care and concern, and didn't find it. Not only do they hold the utter most concern for the children in their care, but are also fiercely protective of their volunteers are well, and also have their best interests at heart. ple who make up Udayan Care are.

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

being human with the children, and being welcomed into their lives for a brief point in time.

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

incredible and always had the best interests of both the child, and the volunteer at heart.

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

help SO many more children out there in dire need to mentors and guidance, and a "family" that cares for them.

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed longer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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