The entire experience was very welcoming and heart touching. It felt like another family. These are doing a noble cause.
Udayan care is well reputed for a reason. The efforts made by the organisation is highly commendable. The children are sent to good schools which ensures holistic development. The organisation also supports such children who are not inclined towards studies and desire to pursue non-academic courses like photography, painting etc.It ensures that the kids are well placed in their lives.
I have developed personally by working here. The children here are so special and always have a smiling face. They treat everyone as their own siblings. The management has actually given them a family. The children have so much potential in them and they work really hard to fulfill their aspirations.
- Navya Chhabra
This organisation is perfect as per the current scenario in the country as it brings out issues related to the welfare of the women force. It was my privilege to be associated with this organisation, even though for a small period but definitely an eye opener.
I wish them all the best for their upcoming initiatives.
it was great experience and i hv learned more than what i expected. at the time when i was leaving i felt like i m leaving my home...thank you for such beautiful experience...
I had a great opportunity to intern with Udayan care for a month , it certainly believes that all children are special because in the first place it works towards the welfare and betterment of the underprivileged children and secondly it gives an opportunity to intern for students of all courses and streams . For me the internship at Udayan care was one of the best experiences of my life , i found a new family here and it feels just like home because everyone is very helpful and supportive . I learned many new things here and i believe i have become a more better person both professionally and personally .
The first day when I came to the Organisation, everything just seemed like how an office would look like (probably a little boring). But with time, it probably grew on me. I felt more like a home. A home where I might be a stranger to everybody else. As I continued my work I began talking to the staff and soon build a good bond with them.
Now when it's my time to leave the organisation, it feels like I am leaving my home.
I had the great opportunity to intern with this NGO and Udayan Care is really working very well for the orphan and abandoned children, the whole staff is very helpful and I never felt like a intern here, its just like a family as well as I also learned a lot from here, the practical knowledge which I have gathered from here will definitely help me out in my future plans.
I had the lovely opportunity to live in the Jagshanti Udayan Ghar care home for girls for 7 weeks, conducting drama workshops. This was part of our Masters in Applied Theatre programme placement at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Everyone at the home took such excellent care of my colleague and I and helped us integrate into life at the home with ease and grace. We felt very much like a part of their extended family. They treated us with respect, care and compassion.
Teaching English to the children everyday for 2 hours Mondays to Fridays and conducting drama workshops with them, our main programme, was a treat and a joy to experience. The staff were every ready to communicate with us when we needed materials and supplies and always found ways to help us sort any issues we may have had.
We learned much about the culture, some new Hindi words and even got up to date with the latest drama shows! The home cooked food was authentic and top notch, food haven indeed.
Thank you everyone at the Care Home! It has been a truly wonderful experience. Thank you for welcoming me into your Home and taking care of me. I hope I have brought some smiles to you as you have filled my heart with smiles and joy :) Love and Light, Varshini
I volunteered at Udayan Ghars for ten weeks, and my only regret is that I could not stay longer. It wasn't just that the kids stole my heart (although that is certainly true); but seeing with what passion and commitment Dr. Kiran Modi and others at Udayan are working made me want to be a part of their efforts. What stood out in particular is a constant striving to improve the programs and approaches: during my visits to the main office I would often run into program managers discussing what needs to be changed or adjusted. I originally came to Dr. Modi with a proposal to include Udayan Care in my independent research on orphan mentoring programs. She was very open to it, and asked me to let her know if I have any insights on what else the children are lacking and what can be improved upon.
Udayan Care approaches the problems that vulnerable children might have from multiple angles. It provides a family-like environment, mentoring of caring adults, academic, artistic, and sports education, and guidance and support after they enter adult life. Some of the mentor parents, I could see, took on a full time volunteering position and committed themselves completely. The children themselves would tell me: "Udayan Care is the best NGO!" This, as well as direct observation of how well the children and the young people who have graduated from Udayan Care are doing, showed me that the model works. I am so grateful to have gotten an opportunity to be exposed to the great work Udayan Care does.
It was a great experience working with this N.G.O. It gives immense satisfaction to work for the society and see those kids you worked for, grow up into responsible citizens.
An N.G.O. with a very broad objective and aim to reach full perfections. My experience as an intern in this N.G.O. has been totally enriching and encouraging. Throughout my internship, I was working with the organisation, for the children, for the organisation. The multiple projects I was given in the N.G.O, like Report Compilation, workshop enrollment etc, groomed me into a well trained worker in an organisation, made me cautious and careful with work, made me responsible and conscious about the environment in which I am working and for whom I am working. It also gave me immense technical skill and knowledge.
I worked at the Skills Development Centre in Greater Noida for a month. They run a sewing production unit there which is fairly new and my role was to implement a quality standard and create new designs with the women working in the unit. As a trained designer, the project was a perfect fit for my skills and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Udayan Care has been lovely and supportive of my ideas and suggestions. The Skill Centre is doing a great job in producing hand made goods in an ethical and sustainable method and I hope to see the centre do well commercially in the future. I highly recommend volunteering with Udayan Care, it is a transparent organisation that is excelling in its work.
I worked in the Skills development centre for Udayan Care for a month. The centre runs a sewing production and it is fairly new so my role there was to help set a quality standard and introduce new methods of design. As a trained designer, the project was a perfect fit for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Udayan Care has been really lovely and supportive, they were open to my ideas and suggestions. The skill centre is doing a great job producing hand-made goods in an ethical and sustainable way. I would highly recommend volunteering with Udayan Care, it was a very satisfying month and i'm really happy with how much we achieved in such a short period.
I have been interning at Udayan Care. It's a great Foundation to work for. It provides various opportunities where we can grow professionally and personally. The people here are extremely cordial and make you feel accepted.
I have been a part of Udayan Care as an intern. The NGO has been doing a wonderful job in training the children and helping them fulfill their dreams. The staff is very helpful and loving- never felt like an intern-always felt like family! This internship helped me grow in all aspects-learning something from everyone I met..
I achieved personal satisfaction by working with this organization. Volunteer friendly yet very disciplined in the work. Much to learn from all the children and staff at the main head office. Cheers Udayan Care for creating 'Many Miracles of Hope'!
This piece of art by a child at one of the Udayan Ghars. Thanks for these lovely inspiring moments.
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.