Udayan Care, since the past 22 years, has been working to empower vulnerable children, women and youth across 14 cities in 9 states of India. Their mission is to provide a nurturing home for every orphaned child, an opportunity of higher education for every girl, and the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society for every adult.
Their programs include:
Udayan Ghars: These are long-term residential homes that nurture children who are orphaned or abandoned. Till date, 431 orphaned/abandoned children have been given a home. They have 13 homes in 4 Indian states to shelter these orphans.
Udayan Shalini Fellowships: These fellowships are provided to girls from underprivileged sections of society to enable them to continue senior secondary and undergraduate studies. The fellowships contain a clause of 50 hours of mandatory social work for the girls. Over 3,500 young women have benefitted from these fellowships so far.
Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centres: Through this program, technology and vocational choices are brought closer to underserved communities and brings more livelihood opportunities to them. 6 IT centres are run in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and has helped over 10,000 youth in getting employment since 2006. The skill development centre provides vocational training in art and craft, tailoring, beauty therapy and teaching. Udayan care has also opened a day care centre for children of women who come to train at the skill development centre.
Big Friend Little Friend: This initiative, born out of a belief that adolescents in the age group of 12-17 years from underprivileged communities need emotional support and companionship, involves young mentors interacting, talking, listening and counselling young adolescents.
Advocacy: Udayan Care in plays a leadership role through the establishment of Justice for Children, a policy thought network. This is an association of NGOs, the judiciary, child rights activists, the academic community, managers of voluntary organizations, social workers, media and other civil society members. The group works towards a child-friendly legal and institutional mechanism for children in need of or living in institutions.
Income Rs9 cr
Expense Rs7 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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