I have been associated with 'Udayan Care' since September 2017 and i must say it's an amazing place to work. There's a lot to learn from and contribute to this institution dedicated to the noble cause of empowering vulnerable children, women and youth across 11 states of India. The management under the leadership of Kiran mam is very kind and supportive. I would like to thank the entire team of Udayan care for making my volunteering experience such a memorable one.
Loads of Love !!
On the first day I felt connected with the organisation and the cause. Never ever have I been this much excited about the task given to me. The members of the Organisation were always supportive and provided me with the resources required to achieve my tasks.
I would like to thank Kiran Mam for all her guidance and support and all other members who supported me. I thank my college for giving me this great opportunity to work with Udayan Care.
Udayan Care will always remain special to me and will always look forward to work with it.
Meghna- SOIL Intern
I have been associated with Udayan Care since Sept 2017 and since then it's been a great opportunity to give whatever I can selflessly towards contribution of a better society. There are many NGOs/Child Care Institutions in India who focus on child welfare and they truly live upto the mark by supporting the children to a legal age of 18. But what next just imagine yourself left by your family at that age, how will you carry on living a normal life after living under the guidance of parents/CCIs . Its difficult all of a sudden to face the harsh realities of life and children are vulnerable to unemployment, psychological stress, physical and mental illness, homelessness and dependency. Udayan care has started implementing After care services which will the benefit the children leaving CCIs and help them establish an independent life. Very few organisations have come up such initiatives that have holistic approach for welfare of children. The journey to fulfill this mission is very long yet Udayan Care is determined with to get over it with a strong workforce supported by energetic and diversely equipped volunteers. Udayan Care has seen a tremendous support from highly active volunteer base.
--Rushikesh Mandavkar (School of Inspired Leadership,Gurgaon)
Working with Udayan Care was an incredible learning opportunity! The staff are incredibly welcoming and kind, and show an inspirational dedication to their work. They are motivating, hard-working, and engaging. The work can be very self-driven and directed, which offers a greater freedom to the individual work process and overall project outcome. It is a holistically enriching experience and it is greatly recommended to pursue this nonprofit if slightly interested or curious. Working in the homes, if you choose to do so, is an experience that will impact you indescribably.
I worked with Udayan care under the Shalini Fellowship Programme for two months. As a content writer, it was mostly an online work. But still I believe that my efforts would serve the purpose of helping out the Shalinis. With constant support and guidance from the leads, I learned a lot while working. It was a peaceful environment conducive to personal development.
Had a wonderful time here interning with Udayan Care. Learned so much about the world and also myself. Anyone can come make an impact on these children's lives if you really want to and have the heart to do some good.
During my one year association at Udayan Care my main aim was to develop high order thinking capabilities in the group and I have given my 100% towards this. We know Udayan Care’s aim is to support overall development of all inmates and ensure they are given opportunity for right skill set and education to evolve as capable, responsible individuals. In my approximately 25 visits, I contributed towards the same cause.
This project was focused on interacting and assisting them with studies. During my long sessions, we used to have a study session first and then an activity session like playing football, solving puzzle, awareness on hygiene, creating a joke scrapbook by pasting the newspaper jokes etc. though these activities were limited to two to three students at a time yet enjoyable.
Overall I got a great experience from this project as it enabled me to touch many lives as if you teach someone you touch his soul. I have enjoyed my time in Udayan Ghar and will be continuing as time permits.
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 had the chance to live in the home for 7 weeks and deliver a drama project. We felt like a part of their extended family. The home really took care of us as international volunteers and the home staff treated us with the absolute top respect.
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.