THE UDAYAN CARE SUNRISE
Vol.2 , No. 2
  Highlights of March - April, 2008  

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 14 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women. The vision is to 'Regenerate the rhythm of life of the disadvantaged'.

Eventful days!

  • With the active participation of Sanjay Gupta and Anurag Gupta from American Express, and their team of volunteers, such as Archana Bhatia (HR) and Atul Kapoor (Finance) as well as volunteers from their process management team, we are all geared up to improvise best practices as well as evolve a manual of policies and procedures for consolidation and expansion of our programmes.
    Policy Matters
  • Our Policy on Child Protection got finalised with the help of a German volunteer, Ms. Melanie Effenburger. Almost 3 months were spent on this very participatory process with all the stakeholders, mentor parents, the professional staff, caregivers, volunteers and children.
  • We participated in various consultations, including the one organized by Prayas on J.J.Rules, and QIC&AC.
  • Udayan Shalini Fellowships Programme is now geared up for launching the chapters in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, and Dehradoon, Uttaranchal.
  • Now we have over 64 children affected with HIV/AIDS in our fold. Indian Oil Corporation and Mr. Seth Call also joined in to support our Udayan Outreach Programme with the existing donors like Kidstuf Promos & Events and some individuals.
  • Our Uttam Nagar Computer Training and Learning Center was shifted to Greater Noida. The strength at our 5 centers grew up to 3052.

International Contribution !

  • Kristen Benson, our international volunteer coordinator from Australia, is back at our New Delhi Office and is bringing additional advantages to the Program.
  • Melanie Effenburger from Germany helped develop training programs for our newly instated Child Protection Policy and Niti (USA) and Kachina trained the girls in Sant Nagar Home.
  • Julien Lesenechal and Antoine from France finished their voluntary assignment at the Gurgaon home after 5 months, and left behind a beautiful, artistic impression on the walls of newly painted home.
  • Martin Hoenel and Phillip Wolf from Germany began working full time in the office after spending last 6 months in the Noida boys home.
  • Debbie from UK began focusing on English speaking lessons with the very eager group of boys at Gurgaon Home.

Our Interns!

Twelve students from several reputed Indian colleges and universities have successfully completed their internships with Udayan Care. We extend our thanks to Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication and Jaypee Business School, Noida for sending their students to our organization for summer training/ internship. We wish to have a long-term association with these institutions.

Aiming at Perfection !

The Credibility Alliance conducted an audit for our organization wherein the designated assessor checked all the documents and made a visit to our Homes at NOIDA and Greater Noida. He took away a very positive impression of our organization.

Yet Another Award !

Dr. Kiran Modi, our Managing Trustee was presented with a bursary to attend an International Conference on Fundraising at San Diego, USA.

Presentations Galore !

Dr. Modi made an inspiring presentation at Princeton University that was attended by professors from different faculties, students and our already signed up international volunteers. Mr. Ricky Surie, our long time donor and friend organized this event and another with the elite gathering of Mc Kinsey Development Group where some very interesting suggestions came up.

Another opportunity came when, Mr. Suresh Neotia, our member and long time donor, invited a few important people of Kolkata at his residence on 12th April and presented Udayan Care with a very appealing speech. Dr. Kiran Modi's presentation of Udayan Care's work was truly appreciated. Our Convenor, Kolkata Chapter, Ms Kusum Bhandari's emotional appeal also had a great impact.

  FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES:
  • CONTINUUM- The Cycle of Life

Drops and Splashes !

Children from all 6 homes contributed to the event by making beautiful paintings under the skillful guidance of Ms. Mithu Sen, the famous artist. They also took part in the film being developed on the organization, which was to be shown during the exhibition.

Charity of Choice !

The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi launched Udayan Care as the hotel's charity of choice in an exclusive luncheon on the 25th of March 2007. The lunch was hosted by Metropolitan Hotel where Udayan Care's friends and life long volunteers participated. The interactive event also helped Udayan Care promote its impending art-show Continuum-a cycle of life. The Metropolitan hotel has very kindly decided to dedicate rent of one of their Suites to Udayan Care.

The Final Show !

Pricey Exhibits
Udayan Care successfully conducted its first major art exhibition Continuum-the cycle of lif, on 5th and 6th April, with Hyatt Regency, Delhi so graciously playing the co-hosts. With 121 artworks from the best of contemporary Indian artists, curated by the noted Curators Sushma Bahl and Archana B. Sapra, the exhibition showcased plurality of thoughts in physical, metaphorical, theological, philosophical, socio-political or conceptual essence through a wide range of art works in different aesthetics, materials, techniques, styles and sizes-
Signing On
two or three dimensional- paintings or drawings or sculptures or new media- digital, installation or other forms of art. The objective of the show was to raise funds for our ninth home, which is being constructed in Modinagar; U.P. With some artists donating full amount to some half of the sale proceeds from their works for the cause, the event proved to be a celebrity event with Chitrangda Singh endorsing the cause of Udayan Care with her presence. The corporate society too contributed to this creative art project and helped raise funds for the cause. Perfect Relations took up their job of creating awareness about Udayan Care and the exhibition so perfectly!!! Vatica Group as usual supported whole-heartedly. We are truly thankful to all the others like Coca Cola and Professional Couriers for encouraging us by partnering with us in the event. The beautiful invites and the catalogues, so masterfully printed by Ajanta Offset Printing Press, were appreciated hugely by one and all. Meenu and Meetu of ROOTs fame put in their dazzling event management skill and the audience had a taste of soulful Sufi music and modern dance. The young and lively painter, Sakshi Nayar compered the event.
  • Product Raisers
A brainchild of Isabel Sahni, the mentor mother of Sant Nagar Home, our Design Studio has the active participation of various professionals to design new products and identify target markets, besides Madhu Gupta, mentor mother, Mayur Vihar Home and Shreela Bajoria, a member. We are grateful to the following for rendering us their precious time and support :

Julie Lantry a fashion designer from Australia, currently based in Delhi
Swati Jain a textile designer who specializes in sourcing work from village craftsmen and has her own production unit in Noida
Ashish Srivastava producer of household novelty items for the export market and has a wealth of knowledge of the local market
Inger Alsted graphic designer from Germany
Triveni Mahajan jewellery designer
Bess Nielsen textile designer from Denmark, based in Paris, expert on Khaadi
  Udayan Ghars (HOMES) :
The final countdown began in the month of March as results of final exams started coming out. We had a reason to celebrate as we achieved 98% success this year.
Practice Session
Those children who appeared for their Board exams of Class X and XII are still awaiting their results.

Workshop on Counseling Skills, being conducted by Dr. Deepak Gupta and Ms. Priyanka Goenka continued for our Mentor Mothers, Caregivers as well as the Program Coordinators.

At our Sant Nagar Home for Girls :

  • Delegates from the British High Commission, including Ms. Wendy Butler, Chairman, Charity Committee and the wife of Deputy High Commissioner paid a visit to the home and made a magnanimous donation of draperies and linen, clothes, suitcases, cushions and what not.
  • Kiran Udayan, awaiting her Class XII result, succeeded in getting a summer job at Mc Donalds’, Greater Noida.

At our Mayur Vihar Home for Boys :

  • CWC Members visited our Home on the 8th of March.

At our Mehrauli Home for Girls :

  • American Express gifted movie coupons to our children at Mehrauli Home, which they made use of on the 2nd of March to watch Jodha Akbar at PVR, Saket.
  • An Award Function was organized at Uppal’s Orchid on the 15th of March by HDFC Bank, for their employees. A few children from our Mehrauli Home, accompanied by our Managing Trustee, Dr. Kiran Modi, were invited to the function where the children were treated with snacks and given a bagful of stationeries. HDFC Bank also so graciously donated a cheque of Rs 1,00,000/-.
  • Children looked forward to the volunteers from Google to do various activities with!!!

At our Greater Noida Home for Girls :

  • Pinki Biswas and Ruchi Mahajan too succeeded in getting summer jobs for themselves. Pinki has started working as a Front Office Executive at M.P.S. Technologies Limited while Ruchi is working at Mc Donalds, Greater Noida. We hope they have a great experience working there and learn a lot!

At our Gurgaon Home for Boys:

  • Fidelity invited our boys to play Holi and have lunch with them. All our boys had a gala time there.
    Raring to Dare!
  • Our boys were treated to a practice session between the Delhi Daredevils and the Rajasthan Royals at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Friday 18th April. The children met the Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath and took his autographs while chatting with him. A big THANK YOU to adidas for organizing this event for our boys.
  • A group of 10 corporate volunteers from GE India spent an afternoon at the Guragon boy’s home on Saturday the 19th April. The day was jam packed with games and competitions and prizes were distributed later.

At our Noida Home for Boys :

  • 24th of March proved to be a memorable day for our 9 boys of the Yaakov’s Light Udayan Ghar, as they received admission in Rockwood School.

At our Noida Home for Girls :

  • We received the much-awaited license to run a second Home in partnership with Yaakov's Light and Home of Hope, at Noida, this time for our girls. Currently, we are in the process of bringing in girls, who hail from U.P., to the home.

At our Pratap Nagar Home for Boys :

  • We await a license for our newest and the eighth home at Pratap Nagar.
  • The architectural designs for the 9th Home at Modinagar U. P. are all ready to start work.

At our Modinagar Home for Girls :

  • The architectural designs for the 9th Home at Modinagar U. P. are all ready to start work.
UDAYAN SHALINI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME:
  • The first Quarterly Workshop of the year was held in Kolkata on the 12th of April, which was sponsored by Ambuja Realty. Kusum Bhandari, our Conevenor of the chapter conducted it on phonetics and presented all the girls with wonderful dictionaries. It turned out to be a great success.
    Against Tobacco
  • The first quarterly workshop at Delhi was conducted on the 13th April 08 in Delhi. Ms. Neha Jain an MBA from IP University and the grand daughter of Mr. C P Jain our Mentor and Core Committee member shared the technique of effective communication.
  • Udayan Shalini Fellowships had its first social campaign of the year on generating awareness on issues pertaining to the ill effects of tobacco on health, society as well as economy. The campaign was carried out in the Mangolpuri area of West Delhi. Over 130 Fellows participated with great enthusiasm and drew a huge positive response from the community.
    Mentor mentee meet
  • Mentor mentee meet of Bharti Udayan Shalini Fellowships was another major event that happened during this period.
  • A scientist in the making, Darshana Joshi our Fellow from the third batch, currently in Graduation IInd year (Physics) was chosen to participate in a three-month summer camp at Indian Institute of Science. Three cheers to her!!
UDAYAN CARE OUTREACH PROGRAMME:
    Lifted Hopes
  • Besides providing financial assistance, we also conduct various capacity building workshops for our beneficiaries every month. Workshop on ‘Remarriage amongst HIV positives’ was conducted with our HIV affected beneficiaries while another on ‘fighting against losing hope’ was conducted with 64 children affected with HIV/ AIDS.
UDAYAN CARE COMPUTER TRAINING AND LEARNING CENTRES
Certified!
  • Our first batch of Kishwarna – Udayan Care Computer Training and Learning center at Badarpur successfully completed their MUPP course and were presented certificates on 12th March 2008. Mr. K.L.Arora (Trustee Kishwarna Charitable Trust), Mr. B.K.Arora (Administrator, Kishwarna Charitable Trust), Mr. Bipin Bhatnagar (Manager-Kishwarna Charitable Trust) facilitated the certificate distribution ceremony
  • We successfully mobilized the community at Uttam Nagar.
  • We also shifted our Uttam Nagar computer center to Greater Noida.
Forthcoming Events
  • New office at Vikram Vihar
  • A Trip to Singapore for 11 girls supported by Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board under Udayan Ghar Programme
  • Udayan Shalini Fellowship worshop in Kurukshetra and Residential Camp in the month of June
  • Formal launch of Udayan Shalini Chapter in Dehradun and Aurangabad
  • Sports Activity at Dharuhera Center
Head Office, Udayan Care
C-9 (Basement), Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi-110024,
Tel.: 011-29840151/32603837, Telefax: 011-29840151
For further details,
visit us: www.udayancare.org or
e-mail us at: udayancare@gmail.com, ucare@udayancare.org