Rating: 4.72 stars 247 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training
Location: 16/97A, 1st floor, Vikram Vihar Lajpat Nagar IV New Delhi 110024 India
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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My third internship at Udayan Care was another sweet & memorable experience. I chose to work with Udayan again was not only because of the conducive working environment but also the love & affection from the children at the Udayan Ghars. I started my third time stay at Udayan Care by volunteering at the Ghars. Seeing the happy faces of the children made my day. This encouraged me to spend the entire day with them helping out in their holidays' homework & creating sweet memories. After that I started interning at the office whereby I was allotted a research project on creating workshops on the developmental goal "Safety". This required background study from Psychology & Sociology which greatly interest me. I was able to complete the research in my 3 weeks of stay. The overall experience encourages me to work with Udayan Care again & do my bit to serve the great purpose it is fulfilling.
Working with UC gave me an opportunity to work in the social field and volunteer my time with the Udayan children and be more proactive in life. It helped me be more responsible as a person and what they are doing as a organization, helping children, youth and women is amazing. Let's hope they grow more and be successful in their field.
This was my first internship and it was quite a good learning experience to work in an office and with children. I got to learn about how a research is conducted and what all it takes for a successful research project. Through the audit work, I came to know about all the homes and the children living in the homes, how they live and taken care of, what all opportunities they get and how their registers are maintained on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
My overall experience was good and it was a new learning experience.
It was an extremely exciting journey. Since it was the first time I did a community service I wasn’t confident about it. But the orientation that we got before joining helped me boost my confidence. I was interested in devoting my time towards the children but unfortunately I was a bit late! All the children had left for summer camp to Nanital. But still office was a unique experience.
I was associated with Udayan Care as an intern for one month . It was an enriching experience working here. My project was to develop communication research material for Need assessment of urban slum community , staff members are very cooperative and supportive , they helped me to accomplish my tasks successfully . i also visited child home and had a very nice experience interacting with girls there . I am very Thankful to this organisation for giving me this opportunity.
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It has been a great learning experience. The organisation is very co-operative. It was a very warm feeling working with Udayan Care.
I was with Udayan Care with a month and a half and volunteered at one of their orphanages, and I feel that it has helped me to grow as a better person and a more compassionate human being. Udayan Care is doing an amazing job by uplifting underprivileged children and providing them with numerous opportunities to shine and do well for themselves.
I had a great experience working with Udayan Care.I interned in this organisation for a month.Got to learn a lot.Working in a such a environment was a very good experience.All the interns and the staff members were really helpful and cooperative.The project given to me will surely be helpful in future.The organisation is really very good and motivates all the volunteers to work hard.I had a great time at Udayn ghars with the lovely kids .Udayan Care is taking a good care of all the children residing in Udayan ghars. Would love to work with the organisation in future.
As interning for the first time, i had high hopes that I'd learn many things from this organization. The fellow inters took their inspiration from the office workers from their high level of work and due diligence. The visit to Udayan Ghar was an experience of its own, the children taught me so much considering the fact that I went there to teach them something.
I had a really nice experience at Udayan Care. I interned here for a month and i enjoyed my work. Working in an office environment was a great thing. I also visited Udayan Ghars and spend time with the kids, interacted with them and helped them with their studies. My one month went with a lot of learning, lot of hard work, lot of experiences. I had a good time and I'm taking back lots from here.