I wished to intern in an organization that worked for children, families or communities. Hence, I chose to spend the next 21 days at Udayan Care. It is an NGO which works for disadvantaged groups by establishing more family homes, ensuring girls’ higher education, providing vocational training and livelihood programmes, advocating for better standards in institutional and alternative care, etc.
The programme started with an orientation to the interns, 8 in all, about social sector, Udayan Care’s Vision and Mission and its activities across the country. We were also informed about the strict timings which the interns were expected to adhere to, and were told that we’d be working 6 days a week between 10 am to 5 pm at the Lajpat Nagar head office of Udayan Care. Subsequently, the students, divided into different teams, were attached to different departments for three weeks to work with them.
The work allotted to us included, first of all, knowing and understanding the organization, their activities and their brand guidelines, and assisting in areas such as developing content for the communication department. We gradually started enjoying working in an office environment. Each day, we used to reach office between ten to ten thirty in the morning and would leave after four thirty in the evening.
We also had the opportunity to visit the Mehrauli Udayan Ghar, where we spent around 5 hours with the children, playing dumb charades and Antakshari. These girls were cooperative, well behaved and eager to play games and get photographs clicked with us. We left the Ghar with a smile on our faces. The satisfaction derived from spreading smiles amongst children was much more than any college project we would have ever done!
During the internship duration,each intern was supposed to conduct a workshop for the other interns, and these sessions-ranging from cupcake decoration to Haiku writing-brought us interns closer to each other.
The highlight of the internship was a day when an Udayan Care alumnus came to the office to share her life journey with the interns. The lady, whose medical education had been sponsored under the Udayan Shalini fellowship programme, talked about the importance of dreaming big and working hard to realize dreams. She charmed us with her zeal and passion and motivated us to pursue bigger goals.
The programme concluded with each intern presenting a report -summarizing their experiences and recommendations along with organizational development strategies.
It was an amazing learning experience. The work assigned suits your interest. Since this is a volunteer driven organisation, my work had immense value to the organisation.
I worked with Udayan Care for a Period of 3 weeks . It was a wonderful journey . I worked in the Accounts department . I got a glimpse of corporate environment by working here . I used to make different annual and quarterly expense model for both local and FCRA donors. Also I maintained day book expenses of various homes . My supervisor ( Mr. Rajeev sir and Abhimanyu sir )were always there to help me . I am thankful to be a part of this NGO and i will continue to be a part of Udayan care.
I was an intern with Udayan Care for 3 weeks and it was the best experience .It helped me explore as an individual and inspired me to become a change. The common mindset of community work is challenged by Udayan care as it also incorporates office work along with community work which is great learning experience. I can't thank Udayan care enough for all the exepriences and teachings it help me gain through my internship.
I was associated with Udayan Care as an intern roughly for a period of 3 months. During my brief stay at the organisation, I was overwhelmed with the scale of work handled by the members of the team and the dedication each one put to make children smile. It requires a lot of patience and expertise to coordinate the wide range of tasks that the Udayan Care undertakes. My best wishes to the team. People in the office were great and really helpful and made me feel like part of the Organisation.
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.
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.
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.....
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.