Rating: 4.68 stars 262 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 internship experience at Udayan Care was awesome!! It was my first time working as an internship and was quite nervous at first, but the very calm environment at the workplace and the very friendly staff helped me a lot in getting used to work. Our supervisor, Ms.Shradha and Ms.Prachi have always helped me whenever I had doubts and they wre both really helpful and caring, I could enjoy my work with their support!!
In addition, the workplace atmosphere was awesome! We harmoniously work together and have always enjoyed our conversation. Since, my birthday was on one of the working days, the interns opened a mini party for me. One of them baked a cake for me and the other one got cookie for me and it was amazingly fun. I think this explains how close our realtion is.
One thing that I got really surprised after comign to this organisation is that, Whenever had imagined an under privledged child, I mean no offence but I used to think of sad and lonely kids. However, when I went to the home (orphanage), all the kids were very very friendly and all the kids there were enjoying their lives there spending time with the other kids who are like families. That surprised me a lot.
I would definitely want to come back to this organisation as an intern sometime soon, at the same time wondering and wishing to do something new in a differnt organisation. However, I will definitely insist people to coome to the organisation as I think it is going to be very useful and a meaningful experience.
Thank you very much Udayan Care!!
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Being associated with an organisation like Udayan Care for duration of four months was a pleasant experience. What followed in the coming few months was the time that not only enriched the knowledge base but also gave an opportunity to understand the world of children who are in need of care and protection. Udayan care is working passionately for providing these children a safe environment with a fulfilling future. Children are prepared to be blossomed into independent beings who can adapt and live in this world happily and confidently. I hope they continue with the same zeal.
I was placed at Udayan Care as a part of the field work requirements of the course I was pursuing from NIPCCD called the Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling. I was working at the Udayan Ghar at New Manglapuri for a period of approximately 4 months. During this time along with fulfilling the requirements of the placements I was exposed to new experiences. Interacting with the children of the home made me understand the needs of children in need of care and protecion. In addition I also learnt that given the right support and care, children have an immense inner strength which helps them become survivors. The model followed by this organisation is unique and I experienced the impact first hand. Providing a family environment to these children is truly beneficial to their positive development both mentally, socially and physically.
The staff of the home where I was placed was cooperative and provided the support wherever I needed it.
It has been an enriching experience for me and I wish the organisation and specially all the children a bright future.
With Udayan Care it has been love at first sight. I decided to do an internship of 10 weeks at Udayan Care as part of my University course. This decision was one of the best in my life. From the first day I felt welcomed by all the members of the staff of Udayan Care as they were a family. I worked on a research project about foster care practises in India and other countris and so I gained a deep knowledge about child protection that will be very useful for my future career. To whom is in doubt about coming to India to live a volunteering experience I would definitely suggest Udayan Care because it is a reliable, well organized and passionate organization!
Udayan Care gives you the possibility to work in a very well organized and structured NGO. I had the chance to add something to my professional experience through the office work with a little project related to my studies and to add something to my personal experience through the work with children. Udayan Care's staff is ready to listen to your aspirations and to use your capabilities for their and your improvement. It was a very good experience, including the nice relationship between colleagues and other volunteers, with whom you could share values and vision of life because we all decided to dedicate some of our time to disadvantaged people.
Working with Udayan Care in the home was one of the most amazing experience that I was so lucky to have in India. The children there are so lovely and some are really talented. Moreover, the coordinators and workers of Udayan Care were so helpful, which made it was easier for me to do my work properly. Thank you for this experience, thank you for everything.
Volunteering with Udayan Care this summer of 2015 was a life changing experience for me and I learnt so much from this experience as well. The atmosphere of Udayan Ghar for Boys Mayur Vihar Phase 1 was so friendly. I loved all the kids and I’ll surely miss them all so much. My experiences and the relationships I've made made me learn so much about myself. It helped me to look towards world in a different way by mentoring kids as their mentor didi. Udayan Care is more than an NGO and I am privileged to be part of this family. I hope to be back to India as soon as possible to reunite with awesome kids I worked with.
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i was a volunteer at Udayan Care for the month of July,2015. every moment spent here was worth it and this place is like heaven for the under privileged children. the care homes they have are perfect in every sense and i don't think they are any less than a real family to the children. meaning of life is service and Udayan care is doing a great job for the children here with their various programs.
While working with udayan care i was able to implement my theoretical knowledge into the practical sense quite smoothly as the people associated with the organization tries to bring out the best in their employees and people associated with them.
The overall experience at udayan care boys home was pleasing and worth for my future.
My overall experience at udayan care was really amazing. People are very
Friendly and supportive. I want to appreciate the work of Interns/volunteer
Department. I was very much satisfied with the supervision and support of my
supervisor. Doing internship and participating in research project of udayan
care was my first time practical experience in the field of psychology. I loved