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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

536 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Krunal P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was great experience to work with Udayan Care. People over here are very supportive and encouraging.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Really great and passionate people are working here for the good of the society!!
i did my first internship here, couldn't have asked for a better place !!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a great experience working with Udayan Care. Everyday I got to learn something new and how are we required to work as professionals.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was an overwhelming experience and it helped me to grow personally.

Muskaan G.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a wondeful experience to work with Udayan Care. As this was my first internship, so it was a great professional start for my career.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was a wonderful experience working at Udayan Care. It helped me grow professionally.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm Anannya, a first-year law student of Symbiosis. I interned in Udayan Care under the advocacy department over the winter. Although my work was primarily at the Head Office, I was able to witness the functioning of an excellent alternative-care model. I was happy to see that, Udayan puts in efforts to help kids without parental guidance develop both academically and emotionally. Their home-model is very similar to home and focuses on a more family-style upbringing. I was also happy to see that Udayan directs its focus towards child rights and makes efforts towards this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Sakshi Chaube and I'm pursuing MA in counseling psychology from Amity University, Noida.
My experience at udayan care Greater Noida home was great.The work environment was very homely and understanding.
I leart a lot of things important for my field.I also enhanced some soft values like patience, discipline and time management skills.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a really wonderful experience working with udayan care.
-SONAKSHI NANGIA

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a really wonderful experience working with udayan care.

Akriti S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Akriti srivastava of amity university i worked here at udayan ghar mehrauli, the girls home
where i made a care plan it was a great experience,learnt about children and their need, goals and also as studnet i learn to be more patient

Netoo S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work and live in California, USA. I visited India and visited Udayan Care. In the long-run, I resonate well with Udayan Care's (UC) vision and mission statements which is to focus on uplifting those most in need for a nurturing home, basic - health and education and girl education and vocational placement. This NGO or not-for-profit organization is cost-effective, efficient and professionally managed where self-esteem and human dignity is at its core. This was my first time volunteering at UC and I was impressed by the well-managed and streamlined volunteer management process starting with an informative orientation. I gave a 5 day workshop on Soft-Skills development related to English language learning, Interview Preparation Skills and Critical thinking.

I accentuated to UC management about couple of items that should be stopped as a traditional practice rooted in Indian bureaucratic culture.

I am significantly impressed by my volunteer experience at UC and would return to it at the next opportunity and provide double impact (2x students).

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am Anju Chaturvedi, pursuing Masters in social work from Amity University, Noida. Being a final year student i got the opportunity to join the Udayan Care and worked at the grass root level, which was a great experience and exposure for me. i really took this internship seriously and worked hard and also enhanced my knowledge and understanding in the particular field. Udayan Care has given me the platform from where i learnt alot and can make my future in this field. Lastly if i get the opportunity i would like to join Udayan Care again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had really enjoyed working with Udayan Care and i would love to be involved in your programmes in future too. I feel that the programmes which Udayan Care is running are really helping the underprivileged people a lot. I overall had a wonderful experience while working with the children of the Udayan Care.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I am Liza Bora from Amity University pursuing Master's of Social work. Getting to work as a fieldwork intern on wednesday's and friday's with Udayan Care was great experience. The happiest thing was meeting the children and conducting workshops wherein they took full participation with us. Documentation work was taught to us well by Mr Tarni to me and my collegue. Hope Udayan care do wonders and change the lives of children for better. Dedicated staff and friendly atmosphere to work under Udayan Care.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care is a great place to work. I did my internship with Udayan Care as my field work in college I learnt so many things which are really helpful in my social work.
All the employees in the NGO makes you so comfortable to work and even they guide you.
Udayan Care will always be memorable to me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked at Udayan Care for a month as an intern. The people at the head office were friendly and full of life. There was never a dull day and I learnt things that I would have never otherwise known about.
Udayan Care and its motto to give each child an equal opportunity, to follow the "Rhythm of Life" is inspiring. I hope my research will help the aftercare services across India and I hope to have made a difference with my work.
Thank you Udayan Care for inspiring people and especially me everyday.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Teaching at the Udayan Care was my first volunteer experience ever. The students were not just enthusiastic, inquisitive and cooperative but also gave me unflinching love and respect. It was an enriching and wonderful experience for me. The time I spent with the children of Udayan Ghar Mehrauli Home 3 and 12 will be among most cherished memories of mine. The coordinator and supervisors were also very supportive. This experience has also laid the foundation stone of my passion for teaching. This exposure helped me understand the whole process of learning in a better way. I understood the importance of breaking things down into simple cases and I could see how effective learning process could be if we adopt algorithmic thinking. I also understood the significance of retention and memory, both long term and short term(working memory) in order to grasp a concept or an idea.
But above all, this experience helped me imbibe the values essential for being a sensible and responsible citizen, and motivated me to always contribute to the society in every way possible; especially to fulfill the needs of such underprivileged children.
Thus this Internship has been an enriching and learning experience for me and teaching me to be more patient and compassionate in dealing with children from such versatile backgrounds.

isha91

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have done volunteership at one of the udayan ghar in Ghaziabad. I must say that the kids are being brought up like a jewel covered in a piece of velvet cloth. They are given equal opportunities to shine the way along. I have remained as one of the udayan shalini's fellow, who earlier received fellowship support from this wonderful organisation. Kiran Modi mam is a source of inspiration. Now, I can proudly say that I had been a part of this programme, though as a volunteer now. Moreover, I would always seek forward to give my inputs to any of their programmes and love to be a part of them.

Joel K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had been working as a volunteering at the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Panchkula chapter. It was an awesome experience. My Mentor was very helpful and the projects I did were worthwhile and interesting. Overall it was a really awesome experience working with the organisation.

Swapnil S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I enjoyed to work with Udayan Care. All the staff members were very supportive and helpful. All are doing great job. I belong to educational field. This is the reason, I chose to teach Hindi phonetics to younger ones. We cannot neglect this fact that teaching should always be bidirectional. Children could learn something from me, but this experience would help me to be a better future teacher.
There were no time restrictions. You can apply according to your schedule. And whichever field you are belonging to, it doesn't matter. You are a college student or working man/woman or anyone else, if you wish to apply. Just fill the form and go for it.
Have an experience and enjoy to be a part of it. :) All the best.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My internship at Udayan Care was amazing. It challenged me in so many ways. I started teaching them things. I laid stress on Science and maths, as these are the things they need to apply in real life. It gave me immense satisfaction and inner peace when they showed interests. I gave them sufficient breaks between studies, and played educational games, told them moral stories too.
Creative things like drawing, painting, were also included in my daily targets. I made sure I worked hard, and I am thrilled that I was given the opportunity and made it happen. Members and employees of the NGO supported me a lot, and gave me ideas also. Atmosphere there was awesome, close to nature, peaceful, with very good hearted and thoughtful people around. I got acquainted with people who have devoted their whole lives for the betterment of society; with no self -gain or greedy motive behind it. They chose social work as their profession; because they wanted to do it, not for gaining publicity or making money; but for the satisfaction of joy of giving. Respect for them truly. I always recommend internships to anyone who is looking to change career or studying. Doing an internship was one of the best decisions I have made, both professionally and personally and is an experience that I will cherish and value forever.

Vaishnavi N.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Udayan Care is a great place to work. I did my internship with Udayan Care for 3 weeks and I learnt so many things which are really helpful in my law career. All the employees in the NGO makes you so comfortable to work and even they guide you. The best part of the internship was when I wen to shelter home to meet girls and we interacted and played so many games.
My mentor was really helpful will assisting work to me.
Udayan Care will always be memorable to me..

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

It was great interning at Udayan Care everyone was very helpful and they are doing a great thing and addressing a major issue successfully.

Safia C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was amazing volunteering at Udayan Care. I got to learn so much and all my experience gained me motivation and courage. Now I can proudly say that Udayan Care made a soft-hearted and a strong-minded person

Virakshi G.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I joined Udayan for a Summer internship. I am so glad I joined Udayan Care. I had a very good experience with the lovely kids there. I learnt so many things about my field as well as about life.

1 Nishant Kumar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience at Udayan Care is one such experience which I would cherish for the rest of my life. Udayan care does what it says and that’s the main reason behind their utmost reputation in the country. The kind of lifestyle and facilities they are providing and the etiquettes and education they are imparting to the children is the need of the hour. The children there were smart and unique. Apart from school, each one of them is engaged in some or the other activity and that too at an advanced level. Udayan care is even giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent at the Bigger stage by sending them abroad. The kind of exposure, they have provided to me has also helped me to develop mentally. All the children there treat all other children living in the home as their siblings. They also treated me more like a friend and less like any other volunteer or intern. The employees there were also quite helpful and made me feel like a part of their family. This journey gave me an opportunity to look towards other things in my life. It helped me realize that how small help from someone can do good to the other. This journey is something I will cherish for the lifetime. While working in the NGO I realized that despite all odds one has to face in his/her life, one can still be a strong person. This realization has helped me become a better person and has changed my perspective about life and people. I am very thankful to my Institute and Udayan care for giving me this opportunity and to help me make a better person. All in all, I want to say that the kind of work Udayan care is doing is excellent and I feel privileged to provide my part of support to the organization. It was a life-changing experience as I was able to feel the happiness of giving something without expecting anything in return. The joy of doing good gave me immense satisfaction. I also do hope to come back soon for another period of internship (if time permits) and will also like to remain connected for the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working in Udayan Care as an Intern in the field of Psychology.I didn’t knew that I would experience such vast exposure in my field here. I heard a lot about this amazing Organization before and I was so curious to work here. I was greatly influenced and amazed by the work of this Organization. I learned a lot. I was asked to work at Udayan Ghar Balika Sector 72,Noida. I really had the most amazing experience. I was so happy to see that the children were so disciplined, respectful, friendly and so energetic. They cooperated throughout. They all were so motivated to learn new things. When I used to teach them certain psychological concepts or strengthen their concepts through psychological games or activities they used to enjoy a a lot and used to tell me the next day that they played the same game or same activity at the evening again. The kind of satisfaction I used to get was priceless. Every child was so attentive. I had the best time of my life in Udayan Care Summer Camp 2018 held at Greater Noida. The kind of energy that was present in the children as well as in all the staff members throughout the summer camp was the reason to such a successful and wonderful event. The way all the people used to work together as a family was a treat to watch. I was given the responsibility of Documentation because of which I get to experience such beautiful event. I believe that the kind of positivity and happiness I experienced at Udayan Care, I wouldn’t have experienced it at any other organization. Everyone is so helpful and gentle in their approach here. All my doubts or queries were taken care of by the social worker I was working with or by the Volunteers Department. The kind of work Udayan Care does is speechless. The way Udayan Care look after their children and the way they raise their children I don’t think I have seen this at any other organization. The After care program, Udayan Shalini program and their work in the IT Sector highlights the thoughtfulness of this organization and tells how updated and trending this organization is and also all their programs expresses their idea of equality, freedom and quality of life for each and every child . I would surely love to work with Udayan Care again in the future and would encourage the people I know to volunteer here for sure.

Swati S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience working at Udayan was true and meaningful. I call it true because the organization actually does what it says. It works to nurture and offer a safe environment for children to grow, learn and progress. It was meaningful because I was able to put all of me into the work, interaction and experience that the brief tenure offered me. The experience was fulfilling, fun and significant. I would love volunteer again.

Yoshima S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's my first time working with Udayan Care but my experience here has been amazing. I would definitely be continuing as a volunteer. Udayan Care has given me an opportunity to meet such amazing children. I've learnt a lot from them and they're now like an extended family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Udayan care is one I will remember for the rest of my life. While working with children I realized it's a pleasure to be around them and their energy is contagious, one just cannot be tired while sitting around them. The children have this zeal for life that makes you feel as if there is so much to look forward to. My time at Udayan care was one amazing phase.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Udayan Care has provided me a great opportunity to know the children of the home intimately and develop an everlasting bonding with them.During my days of association with Udayan care I found that the care and efforts taken by the organisation to provide all modern amenities to the children for their development are worth appreciation. The cleanliness and quality maintained in the home deserves special mention. Most importantly, I carry a beautiful memory of my association with the children which I will always cherish fondly through my entire life. I was overwhelmed with joy to receive mementos from the children made out of their love and affection for me.

Bhavika D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan Care is an organization that doesn't only provide a home to those in severe need but also to those who work for making it happen. Working at Udayan Care opened me to a new family of workaholics dedicated to making a difference.
I got to learn a lot during my time here and shall keep in touch always because I really do believe in the cause and the people here.

Surya Pratap Singh

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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 !!

Meghna P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.
Love,
Meghna- SOIL Intern

Rushikesh M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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)

rebeccaramsey

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Vasavi B.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Yilan G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Vidit A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Vidit Agrawal
Udayan Volunteer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The entire experience was very welcoming and heart touching. It felt like another family. These are doing a noble cause.

Samriddhi C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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...

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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 .

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Mariya K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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..

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place for making a difference in the lives of less fortunate children

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Shikhar M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Sai K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Yashika G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.