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.
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.