“A nurturing home for every orphaned child; an opportunity for higher education for every girl and for every adult, the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society.”
Work and Achievements
"Udayan”, in Sanskrit, means “Eternal Sunrise”. We aim to bring sunshine into the lives of underserved sections of society that require intervention. Registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, Udayan Care works to empower vulnerable children, women and youth in 14 cities across 9 states of India. We began with a thorough research on existing models for children in need of care & protection and opportunities that exist for young girls, women and disadvantaged youth. The dynamism of the founders and strong team work were the key factors in developing Udayan Care’s innovative programmes models.
Udayan Care’s initiatives are focused towards regenerating the rhythm of life of the disadvantaged. Through the power of mentorship, we nurture children, who are orphaned, abandoned and at risk, in the warmth of a simulated family environment at 13 Udayan Ghars, our long-term group homes. Once they reach the age of 18 years, they move into our After Care Programme and continue with higher education or vocational training to get into jobs. Furthermore, we enable girls from economically weaker sections to receive higher education through our Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme across 11 cities in India. We also empower under-served youth and adults to improve their employability skills at our Information Technology and Skill Centres across Delhi and NCR.
Udayan Care advocates for children's rights in alignment with the Indian Constitution, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), to which India is a signatory.
Each milestone in the 22 years of journey has been possible only because someone somewhere made a choice to support the rights of the children and youth we serve. Because of the steadfast belief of thousands of people across the globe, we have been able to bring hope and joy in the lives of over 16,000 children, women and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries and through our advocacy efforts. In these 22 years, we have directly impacted the lives of over 16,000 children, women and youth in 14 cities of India – Delhi, Noida, Gr. Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon (Narsinghpur and Sidhrawali), Kurukshetra, Jaipur, Phagwara, Dehradun, Haridwar, Aurangabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and areas surrounding them, with Mumbai being the latest to join.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds raised will be utilized to ensure the Joy of Education for our children from Udayan Ghars, Shalinis from Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme, and young adults from the community.