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Udayan Care

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Foster Care, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: By engaging individuals, committed to human rights, under the framework of the SDGs, Udayan Care enables nurturing homes for vulnerable children; empowers girls to aspire for and pursue higher education and gain employability; offers communities digital and vocational training to become self-reliant. Through research, training, conferences, and advocacy, Udayan Care influences policies and practices on the Standards of Alternative Care in the South Asian region.

Results: Since inception, with the help of many passionate people like you we were able to impact and empower: 1211 children in 17 Udayan Ghars across Delhi, NCR, Kurukshetra and Jaipur More than 8400 Shalinis through Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme More than 17000 women, children and youth through Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centers 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 homework 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 advice, 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.

Target demographics: children, youth and women

Direct beneficiaries per year: With a Vision "Making Young Lives Shine", presently there are 211 children across 17 Udayan Ghars, 8314 Shalinis were inducted in the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme who will live their dream of higher education. Since inception our 15 IT centres have equipped over 16752 students with the dignity of self reliance. Our Vocational training centre has since inception given successful training to 1426 underserved women in Stitching and Tailoring, Beauty Therapy, Paper Craft, Enamel Work, Block Printing, Graphic Design, China painting, etc. and provides livelihood opportunities for disadvantaged women by selling items created by them, under the label ‘Sukriti’. Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 25 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children, youth 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

Geographic areas served: Delhi, U.P, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu

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, caregivers and supervisors. 2. Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme - USF Through monetary and mentoring support, 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, Gurgaon, Dehradun, Haridwar, Phagwara, Aurangabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Greater Noida, Panchkula, Pune, Thane, Bengaluru, Noida, Chennai, and Baddi. 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 13 Computer training and 1 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. 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. 5. 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.

Community Stories

529 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Udayan Care for about 3 months now and I believe I have been grateful to have worked with all these wonderful people. The management staff here is incredibly supportive, they helped me throughout the volunteering term.It was a great opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

Garvit S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure working with Udayan care and we had this opportunity to work with them and to teach student was really wonderful experience. This period of almost two month interraction with student and other staff of Udayan care provided a very positive impact on my life in this period of time. It was fun having conversation with other kids which are so nice in talk and very generous too. Being a future teacher we have learnt so much during this internship and we are grateful of Udayan care that they provided us this opportunity to be a part of Udayan. I am very thankful to udayan care to take me as volunteer and provide some noble cause that taught me a meaning of life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a summer intern with Udayan Care, New Delhi for the duration of 4 months (May-August). I worked under the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond Journal (ICB) with the Advocacy, Research and Training Department (A.R.T.). The ICB Journal at Udayan Care is an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal on Alternative Care for out-of-home-care (OHC) children and young persons, focused on the South Asia region.

My work experience included working on database creation and management, proof-reading, outreach, news updation, graphic designing, report writing and online research in the field of child rights, advocacy and orphans. I also had the opportunity to attend webinars on the topics of accelerated learning principles, research integrity and publishing ethics, and the effects of COVID19 on children with disabilities. These hands-on learning experiences not only helped me expand my skillset but also sharpen writing and communication skills. The platform provided to me by the organisation and publication was educative and my supervisor provided guidance throughout.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to associate myself with Udayan Care as an Intern under Online Resource Creation Project. I was involved in creating powerpoint presentations, and collating hindi worksheets for the kids of Udayan Ghar. It was a well rounded experience wherein I got the chance to use my abilities and understanding in making
educational topics interesting and engaging for kids.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was great experience working with this Organization. I really liked it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a wonderful experience working with Udayan Care...the kids and coordinators are so kind and supportive that I never felt like an outsider...will cherish this experience for a long time and looking forward to work with them again..god bless

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working as a volunteer at Udayan Care was an honour for me. I got to learn a lot from the volunteering. Teaching girls for the GHAR program at Udayan Care was the best.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern at Udayan ghar, i have experience many amazing learnings. The amount of work done by udayan care for the upliftment of children from disadvantaged section of the society is commendable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Udayan Ghar Programme as an Intern and I have had the best time interning with the Senior Manager and her team.
There is lot of work going on for the developmental and mental well being of children and adolescent. Counselors and other staff members are striving to create a nurturing environment for the children and adolescent where they can thrive and strive to be independent and successful in their life.
I have had the best time in Udayan Care and I believe that they will continue to bring a positive change in the lives of children✨
- Lashika (Intern)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Working under a NGO... Train's us for a professional front.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an amazing experience working with Udayan Care. There was a two way exchange of time and learning. While I was contributing my time and resource to the organization, I was also receiving experience and insights from the other side which definitely enhanced my learning process through out the internship. I also appreciate the selfless work Udayan Care has been engaging since years. Great endeavour!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had an amazing experience and learning about all the good this organization does for the community and it's children and how there's constant effort to improve the mental health of their people and children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern at Udayan Care for 2 months and had a great amount of learning opportunities with the research department and with my first time working in an NGO.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered as an intern with udayan care for 2 months. I got an opportunity to learn a lot. This internship gave me an experience in the field of research.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I Interned with Udayan Care for two months in the research department. It was a great experience as I got the opportunity to write a research paper. I am greatful to the whole team for having faith in me and giving me such a huge responsibility. I learnt a lot from this experience.

Sanjita N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care is my first ever NGO, i was volunteered in Noida Boys Ghar, The boys are very friendly and very productive as i got to know through the activities we did together.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first time volunteering and the kind of support and push I achieved from everyone is tremendous. Also they let you do the project without any complaints and the work here is appreciated. The moto of Udayan care is heartworming. It helped me grow as a person on many levels.

Neha G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was a very good experience interning with Udayan Care. I came to know about many new things and how this organisation is helping the deprived children.

Manya K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great experience working with Udayan care. Fantastic organisation who’s solving a huge problem that exists in the country. Wonderfully managed. I learnt so much and was able to help in the best possible way. If you’re looking to make a difference in the world, definitely volunteer with them, I guarantee you’ll be in awe of the organisation in terms of the work they do, their management and so on. And the best part is—you’ll truly be making a difference in the lives of so many beautiful children.

Aditi S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Udayan Care in the month of June and continued till the end of July. I worked on the DUKE SRT Project where I got the opportunity to interview children, Shalinis and alumnae of Udayan Care to assess their over all mental health. It was a really good learning experience for me and an overwhelming feeling while interacting with the beneficiaries. As bringing smile on their face with slightest of the things gives a great sense of relief. The overall internship experience was really good and encouraging towards the cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Name is Gurpreet and i have just completed my 1 month internship as a research intern with udayan care. Udayan care is doing a great work and my experience working with them is good. during this internship i have learned many new things and have enhanced my personal and professional skills. All the senior volunteers and staff is very helpful and cooperative.

Saumya M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a wonderful experience working with Udayan Care. It provides immense opportunities to children, caregivers and volunteers. I felt extremely positive after working here. I have now become more interested in helping people at Udayan care and look forward to more such opportunities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a wonderful experience to work with Udayan care. Collaborating with Duke University as an SRT intern gave me the opportunity to not only understand the mental and physical health of children and their caregivers but it gave me the chance to put a smile on their faces by interviewing and talking to them. Seeing them smile made my day as making the slightest of difference in their lives is the most rewarding job of all. Thank you Udayan Care for giving me this amazing opportunity.

Tanishq J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been an amazing experience working with Udayan Care throughout the whole term. The reason I wanted to be associated with this organisation because I had been following its work and it had always inspired me to do my bit for the society and be an active member.
I've learned and gained so much being part of this volunteer experience. Also, I've grown as a person, personally and professionally.

Satya B.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a great experience to volunteer at Udayan Care. It was good to see that all the coordinators, supervisors and even care takers are very responsible, supportive and also concern about the education and health of the Children. All are doing great job together.

Aditi N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Udayan care for a SRT project with DUKE University USA and it gave me an opportunity to mingle with kids and understand their views about attachments and their resilience. It was an amazing experience , looking forward to work with Udayan care for many more such projects.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care works towards various objectives for the betterment amazing experience, work with many different people, team bonding.This aids greatly in the learning process I loved the experience during the 3 weeks volunteer work that I did It was a great experience for me as I had never done volunteer

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a great experience to be a part of Udayan Care. All staff members are very helpful and nice. Got to learn a lot and gained a experience of working online due to COVID-19. I would always like to connect with this organisation.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

UDAYAN CARE ,is doing something which cannot be explained in words .Its doing things for all those kids .
Yet many people still have to know about it and it will be really appreciable if people and different organization and institution will help in any way ..my working experience was very naice ..I learned alot

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was an amazing experience for me to be a part of Udayan Care. I felt that it helped me gain experience and not only experience but my various skills were being improved.I really had a good time here and I feel happy to be a part of this organization.I gained a lot of patience over time

Preksha S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was such a wonderful experience of working with Udayan Care NGO.
The children here are so passionate about studying which overwhelmed me. And the whole staff, coordinators etc. were also very cooperative.
Through virtual teaching i also learned a lot myself.
I'll always cherish the memories i have made with these children.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a wonderful experience working with Udayan Care. This internship was helpful for me in developing my time management & leadership skills, how to develop interest among students, how to form & maintain student teacher relationship. I am thankful to Udayan NGO for providing me this platform as it was a great learning opportunity for me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had interned with Udayan Care during the COVID pandemic. Due to the circumstances, I could only go through with an online internship. However, Udayan Care made the experience seamless and fruitful. Their professionalism and genuine belief to bring sunshine into the lives of underserved sections of society that require intervention are proved through their actions.
Aditi Srivastava ma’am, the Assistant Programme Coordinator for our batch, was very helpful and never hesitated to clarify to our queries. Moreover, Rashi Shivhare ma’am, our program coordinator, was a guiding force during the course of my internship. She played a crucial role while completing various projects allotted to me.
All in all, I found my internship at Udayan Care to be a very enjoyable and educational experience. I was exposed to new things and realized the importance of working together as a team and sharing responsibilities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was an amazing experience to be part of the udayan ngo. I am glad to say that u have contributed something to help children who needed it. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I feel happy to be a part of this organisation.

Neeru R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure working with Udayan care and we had this opportunity to work with them and to teach student was really wonderful experience. This period of almost one month engagement with student and other staff of Udayan care provided us so much and we gained more competency in the period of time. Being a future teacher we have learnt so much during this internship and we are grateful of Udayan care that they provided us this opportunity to be a part of Udayan.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

In the words of Sir Nelson Mandela" Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world", I being a student teacher have had a great opportunity to teach children under the New Normal on the Digital Platform with the immense support of Udayan Care Organisation. The organisation is doing great work in the field of Education and also they are making the society more humane with their agenda of making the young lives shines. They are headed towards bringing humanity in the society back by helping the children to grow beyond their potential inspite of the life being little harsh to these young children. Seeing the children so happy and enjoying their lives with their Udayan family and most importantly getting educated just like the other children was very inspiring.
Arranging the whole setup of classes through offline mode to moving towards the complete Virtual mode of teaching within few days to not stop the learning among the children have had require huge hardwork on the part of the team of Udayan care, but they managed it all so well that our internship happened to be a great experience with the organisation.Hope to have more such opportunities in future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Working with Udayan Care was a great experience. As we all aware about Covid-19, the platform let us to know about what all the things the teacher should be ready whenever a need arises. The student teacher relationship is much beyond the classroom. This gave us experience about the online teaching and continue with the classes with obstacles too. How to tackle all the obstacles and teach the student.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan care is really good NGO for children. The coordinator and all the members in this organization are very co-operative and helpful. my experience was incredibly good I had the opportunity to work with children and that was a very interesting and fulfilling experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a great experience to be a part of this non profit organisation. I worked as an intern and i am really happy to be a part of this udayan care . Mentors/Staff members here are very nice and helpful. Everyone here guides with patience and in lovely manner. I have to say that my experience with the NGO has been really amazing. There is great structure and discipline in the way things are handled here. There is a proper schedule for everything which is the best thing about this NGO.
I’ll be glad to a part of this again.

Dhruv D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was an amazing experience to be a part of the Udayan Family. Got to learn a lot about the community and gained lot of exposure in the HR field. All my work was acknowledged so well and motivated me to perform to the best of my efforts. Looking forward to be associated with Udayan Care in the near future. Thank you Udayan Fam for providing me this opportunity along with such a thrilling experience.

Prakamya A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience as a volunteer in the NGO was amazing. I must say i got really impressed by the culture of the organization, everyone there helped me a lot and cleared all of my doubts all the time with great patience. Every employee there encourages each other thats what makes it the best ngo i have ever worked with.

AditiPradhan

Volunteer

Rating: 4

If you are an individual who is looking to make a change, help vulnerable children and contribute to their well-being, working with Udayan care is an amazing way to do so. You will be mentored by helpful and inspiring people who will guide you throughout your volunteering/interning experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a very good experience working with this nonprofit organization. I was talking and working with people from different spheres and ages. Each person taught me something valuable. And it would be very helpful in my coming working year. I would always like to connect with this organization.

Vaibhav K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I have worked with Udayan care as a Volunteer.
I have Gained experience while working over the project that has given to me.
I am glad to say that I have contributed something to help Children who needed it.
The Instructors guided us timely and taken online meetings for a better approach.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a great experience for me as I had never done volunteer work and this helped me understand how I can use my Talents to help other people

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I loved the experience during the 3 weeks volunteer work that I did. The faculty is super friendly and understanding. They give precise feedback and support you throughout. During the internship I have not only improved my life skills but also learnt a lot more general knowledge.

Thankyou

Shubhangi K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got to know about Udayan care through my friend Aditi Srivastava who has being working here for long. i started my journey with this organisation as intern of resource collection project and i m really happy to share my wonderful experience as i got to learn many things and the basic motive behind joining was to enhance my experience which is done in an unexpectable way! Thank you to all my team and My volunteer Aditi srivastava for such a wonderful experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an extremely fruitful learning experience through my internship at Udayan Care.
Though the global pandemic rendered all our work to be online; I was able to utilise my resources fully to create online resources for the organisation.
The managers and authorities are extremely kind and approachable and also provide constant feedback and suggestions on the work completed. This aids greatly in the learning process.
I hope Udayan Care benefitted from the work I have contributed just as much as I benefitted from this internship experience!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had good experience with udayan care.amazing experience, work with many different people, team bonding.Good work atmosphere, always time for some fun, very motivated and committed team.

Shreya B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care works towards various objectives for the betterment of the society and I feel proud to have been a part of their family for a while. Everyone is very helpful and kind. They make you feel at ease. I couldn't have asked for a better work experience.

Rashi M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience while doing internship in Udayan Care . I got to learn many new things and I never felt that my time was being wasted but whenever I thought about it I felt that it helped me gain experience and not only experience but my various skills were being improved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently volunteering virtually for USF by developing and conducting an English Communication workshop for the Shalinis. I have to say that my experience with the NGO has been better than I imagined! There is great structure and discipline in the way things are handled here. The staff are extremely understanding and supportive. The Shalinis are vivacious and eager to learn, which makes teaching them all the more fun. Really thankful for this experience!

Devendra P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi am Devendra Patil I join Udayan care as an intern. Udayan care is working towards the great cause and 8 am happy to begin a part of that. I work with shalini ma'am which are very helpful. Overall my experience with udayan care is great.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan care is really good NGO for children. They mainly teaches to the age group of 6-18 years of children in a very simplest manner. The managers and all the members in this organization are very co-operative and helpful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been presently interning with Udayan Care . My experience has been truly enriching. The members are co-operative. I feel happy to be a part of this organization that thrives for welfare of the society .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with CAF India for two weeks and it was very enriching experience for me. I was given a task and while doing the task, I learned so much about the topic itself.

1 Anindita K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello Iam Ishaan Kali Sarkar, It was a truly enriching experiencing to get associated with Udayan care through CAF India. Within a short span of one month, Members of Udayan Care conducted the internship programme in a focused manner. I was assigned write ups related to extremely relevant topics suited to the present context. Though online , Udayan care members Aditi maam, Hemlata maam were extremely helpful and responded to my queries . They were very good guides. This association not only gave me an exposure of the diverse ways of reaching out to the marginalized and distressed through diverse ways but also gave me an opportunity to sharpen my own writing and analytical skills

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I e -volunteered with Udayan Care.They assigned me a task to design fun activities for children with the help of riddles quizzes etc which are informative and yet not boring to do.The age group was 6/7 years old.I emailed a couple of PPTs.The mentors were very encouraging and prompt In their acknowledgment.I would like to be associated with them for long and would love to extend my support in any way possible.Its a great platform to help the children who may blossom more with a little additional support.

Juan Sebastian Prieto C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at Udayan Care, my experience was incredibly good I had the opportunity to work with kids and that was a very interesting and fulfilling experience

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi all,
Its Nimmu from Sri Lanka. I was applied to Udayan care to become a volunteer and With this covid pandemic I was unable to continue the process. Anyway I have studied your works well during the period of this vacation. It is nice to say that these udayn care children are lucky to have a mom like Kiran mom . Lots love to her and the team who work for children and youth who need help and attention also love and care. I miss you all and hope to work for these sisters and brothers in the udayan ghar . as we are doing projects here in sri lanka for care leavers will come to you also online. lots love to you all and keep the good works. Will back to you all soon with new way . Stay safe .

Sanjula W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience working with Udayan. Although the projects were all online based I was able to do work that interested me and I am glad to know it was of use. I definitely recommend working with Udayan for a good volunteering experience.

Aditya C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been connected with them on and off. I enjoy the challenges they throw at me. It's a learning experience for me and for the students who attend my sessions. Their struggle any day is bigger than mine but their heart to face the problems is also bigger than mine. I really appreciate the people working at Udayan Care because they create a caring environment and nurture people with love, affection, care, and discipline. They guide the students for a better future which makes a society strong and the country stronger. Hats of to the herd!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan care is working towards a great cause and I feel obliged to help Udayan Care in any way. My Internship experience has been great and I recommend people to come and support the cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I am Ishaan Chadha. It was an amazing experience working at the Udayan care Mayur vihar boys home. I enjoyed spending time with the children there and looked forward to playing and talking to them. The children were really sweet and welcoming. I was amazed seeing how much they had achieved. It was a great learning opportunity for me.