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My First Workshop

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As I walked into Mahavir Senior Model School for the first ever workshop since my internship at Udayan Care, I could hear the bustling of impatient girls, enthusiastic and thrilled to meet their friends after a very long time. As I entered into the classroom along with Ms. Shalu Saharan, the program coordinator of Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme, there were murmurs of excitement and greetings to meet their favourite ‘Didi.’ After an exchange of pleasantries, we proceeded to outline a plan for the workshop.

Such small group workshops are just one part of the bigger Udayan Shalini Fellowship (USF), a fellowship which supports the higher education of disadvantaged girls which combines financial aid with capacity-building.  In the North Delhi USF chapter (USF is in 10 cities across India!), the workshops are conducted on the first Sunday of every month with smaller groups of about 30-50 Fellows for more intimate interaction. While also teaching key skills, these workshops also are ai…

Reflections on a Year Gone Past -- Udayan Care’s Year in Review 2015

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"When I woke up today in the morning, I started replacing old calendars on the walls and my desk. I noticed that the calendar in my mobile had also changed. Standing at this milestone in time, I think it is time to recall our past and our thoughts, words, and deeds, and see where we stand. Let's scan our fears, dreams, doubts, achievements, experiences, activities, behaviour, trials which left an impact, may be bigger or smaller, on our lives. Leave behind the demons of the past and look forward to a brand new start in 2016. The New Year can mean a fresh start, some much needed change, or a continuation of success and happiness. New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours be renewed with lots of happiness and love. Let us also light a few candles at the altar of suffering humanity. Let each one do his or her very best for a noble ca…