VOL. 13, NO. 3, May - June 2019

Addressing Caregivers Challenges

A.R.T (Advocacy, Research and Training) conducted a workshop facilitated by Dr. Bharti Sharma, who, with over 30 years of experience shared her learnings in policy and its implementation, support systems for caregivers, and what measures caregivers could take to ensure the best for children, all supported by instances and experiences from her work. Her talk included roles and responsibilities, legislative support, individual health, burnout, and wellness of those who care for children growing up outside family care.

Mental Health Care Needs of Children in Out-of-Home Settings

Udayan Care, in collaboration with Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI), conducted a workshop on Mental Health Care Needs of Children in Out-of-Home Settings at the Udayan Care Resource and Training Centre. National and international expert mental health practitioners discussed resilience, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm, suicide and learning disabilities. Key speakers included Dr Kiran Modi, Mr Kris K. Bryant, Dr. Dorcas Adepoju, Dr. Nimesh Desai, Mr. Vikram Dutt, Ms. Akanksha Chandele, Dr Deepak Gupta, Ms Rita Singh and Mr Dheraj Bhasin. The workshop was interactive and included presentations, a panel discussion by experts and participant discussions.

Financial Literacy

47 students from four Udayan Care IT Centers (North Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi, Vinod Nagar) attended a financial literacy workshop focused on mindful spending and saving. The session was facilitated by Ms. Shreya Chhaparia, CA (Finance Analyst – American Express), Mr. Shravan and Ms. Ayushi, (Consultants – Ernst and Young).

Drishyakala, Exhibition at Redfort

Children and staff from four Udayan Homes visited Drishyakala, an annually held exhibition, at the Red Fort. The group was exposed to historical paintings and art, exploring India’s National Treasure Artists such as Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil and Nicholas Roerich. The children expressed their pride in our rich and diversified history and culture that was shared with them as stories.

Intel and NASSCOM Foundation train Shalinis on Computer Tech

Protsahan India Foundation and CSO Coalition provided a great learning opportunity for our Chennai

Shalinis, with a graded course on computer technologies facilitated by Intel and NASSCOM. Six Shalinis got through all the stages of selection process and were selected for a comprehensive computer training course.

Cognizant Chennai organized a 4 week, summer crash course for 22 Udayan Shalini Fellows on the Basics of Computers.  They learned firsthand the power of Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office Power Point and the Internet, the advantages and disadvantages of internet and social media and the use of E-mail. The trainers thought our Shalinis were enthusiastic and fast learners.

Summer Camps

  • The Udayan Shalini Vadodara Summer Camp was eight days of exposure and non-classroom learning. Workshops varied from20 key self- defense techniques, spoken English, Computer Literacy with The Maharaja Sayajirao University - Computer Center to Creativity. Komal, a Shalini said, “I feel strong, have got the confidence to travel alone and respond if any mishap happens”.
  • The three residential summer camps for North Delhi, Gurugram and Greater Noida were an opportunity for the Shalinis to understand the core values of Udayan Care - CIRCA Compassion, Inspire, Respect, Competence and Accountability. A slew of varied workshops, interactive sessions and self-expression marked the five days covering creative writing, meditation, cyber security and menstrual hygiene, culminating in a cultural night where they performed self-written plays, self-choregraphed dance performances and read out their original poetry.
  • Mercer India as part of the Global CSR Month conducted a summer camp for children at Jagshanti Udayan Ghar, Greater Noida for the 6th year. A variety of activities including sessions on health, nutrition & hygiene, career counseling and yoga kept participants engaged though the highlight was chocolate making and baking lessons!
  • Genpact organized a workshop for our Jaipur Shalinis on IT Skills
  • Udayan Shalini Fellowships Employability Cell offered 30 internships and 40 job opportunities to the Shalinis of Delhi & NCR. An aspiration survey was conducted for freshly graduated Shalinis from Jaipur, Gurugram and Delhi.
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