Shalini's journey from an closet artist to becoming a design executive
Shalini lives with her parents and four siblings in Badarpur, South Delhi. Her father works as a painter and mother is a homemaker. With five children to provide for, her father barely managed to make ends meet.
Badarpur is close to the Haryana border. It is a poor urbanized locality and girls in the community face a lot of constraints.
Shalini was a talented artist. Looking at her potential, Shalini's sister managed to convince her parent to enroll Shalini in the Graphic and Print Design Course. This course was being conducted at the Badarpur's Udhayan Care IT center.
Shalini cleared her screening process and joined the course. The course nurtured her talent and gave her the skill required to get better. She worked very hard at her subjects even with lack of resources at home.
Shalini got selected to do an internship in DDB Mudra Group. During the course of this internship she worked closely with their in house creative team. Her seniors were appreciative of her typography work.
This experience added wings to her career. She completed her course with flying colors.
Shalini is at present working with Brightwaay, South Delhi as a Designing Executive. She is working on improving her professional skills in the field of designing. She is now a confident young and independent girl. She also contributes financially to her family.
Your help can make many more poor students like Shalini. You can donate so that students can get livelihood skills and better employment. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.
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What the beneficiary gets
The programme acts as a platform to bring children, women and youth from economically weaker sections to access IT and vocational training.
Donations to this program covers the cost of Salaries, Travel and conveyance, Administrative expenses.
It empowers them through digital literacy and job-oriented skill training. The program was developed with the core belief that skills improve employability.
The 'Udayan Care Information Technology Programme' planted its roots in 2004, bringing technology closer to underserved communities and using it as a tool to improve their livelihood opportunities. The program operates from 13 centres spread across the 3 states of the NCR region.
The students go through a 3 step selection process which includes an interview, a written test, and a Thematic Aptitude Test (TAT). The program cost depends on the student's financial background. It is completely free for all underprivileged students.
The students get a diploma for the course completed .and these are not affiliated to any institution (3)
The IT centres offer various certificate and diploma courses in basic as well as advanced computer applications, such as
Community Technical Skills Program(CTSP)
Diploma in Graphics & Print Design
Diploma in information technology (DIT)
E-Accounting with Tally ERP.9
Desktop Publishing, Computer Concepts,
Diploma of Computer Application
Advance Diploma of Computer Application.
The centers also offer a Microsoft, Adobe certification, NIELIT (Govt of india) certification and Tally Authorised certificate too.
Emphasis on other aspects of holistic development such as soft skills training, English speaking skills, personality development and offer mentoring is also given to make the students ready for the professional world.
Udayan Care elevates the levels of computer literacy among youngsters, helping them keep up with an increasingly digital world. The programme focuses on disadvantaged sections such as densely populated clusters of slums that lack access to technology.
When you donate to this program you help an poor student become computer literate and increase their livelihood opportunities
5 October, 2021
Udayan Care Infromation Technology Programme
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
From Jan'21 till Apr'21 our centre worked actively to train the trainees at their respective centre following proper COVID guidelines, released by the government, but in mid-Apr '21 due to a spike in COVID 19 cases sudden lockdown was announced in Delhi NCR. Our Vijay Nagar (Ghaziabad) team worked really hard to ensure the smooth functioning of the project and developed effective strategies to engage students with online training classes and mobilize students in online training courses. During the period of Jan'21 to Jun'21, we have enrolled 48 students in IT courses.During the training of trainees, we always ensure the holistic development of students. Keeping the same in mind we have conducted 7 workshops & activities sessions virtually on specific topics like - Role of Artificial Intelligence, how to improve communication skills, financial literacy etc.
Challenges faced and next steps
2nd wave of COVID 19 became a major challenge to ensure the smooth functioning of our programme, however, our team partook in multiple training sessions to build their capacity to be resilient from the alarming COVID situation. Our team engaged beneficiaries with online training courses even in situations where our students had limited access to practice for their practical sessions. We created repository videos, e-content to trained our trainees as per the curriculum. We actively worked with some well renowned, external agencies like IBM Skills build, CSRBox, NIIT Foundation, and ICICI Foundation to organize varied workshops and sessions for our students to motivate them towards e-learning.
Stories from the ground
Impact story: Sweety, a 19 years old girl, grew up in Vijay Nagar where she was staying along with her parents and 4 siblings. Being the eldest among her siblings, she has a lot of responsibilities towards her family. After completing her intermediate, she started looking for a computer course that would help her grab a job opportunity. One of her friends took her to Udayan Care Computer Learning Centre (Vijay Nagar), where she started learning 4 months Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) course. Her hard work and dedication towards learning made her capable to get a job opportunity in one of the renowned companies called "Aerial Telecom Pvt Ltd, Noida". She is working as a data entry operator with Rs.8000 monthly salary + incentive. She is extremely happy to be independent and serve as a helping hand for her family.
23 March, 2021
Providing Digital Literacy and Vocational Training to underserved youth in Delhi NCR
During this pandemic, Udayan Care IT Centres cater to underprivileged youth in communities in and around NCR Region. Closed, since the lockdown, we pivoted our professional skilling programmes to focus on employability and soft skills training that could be imparted on Mobile Phones. Less than 2% of these youth have access to computers at home. Even our Udayan Care IT centre staff continued to promote digital modes of training for their ourses, their strong community inroads gave ear to repeated stories of their students whose families had been rendered deeply vulnerable due to the pandemic, lockdown and loss of livelihoods. In July 2020, IT team conducted a survey of 636 families of IT students to assess their economic situation. This survey revealed 72% of families had earning-members working in the private sector, of which 62% of people lost their employment or faced deductions in their monthly salaries. Udayan Care IT team extended financial support to 133 families who were on the weaker side of the survey. Our engagement during covid-19
• Start training of trainees with using digital format (online classes through zoom & meet app)
• Staff engaged to attend capacity building training's which helps them in future to ensure quality in
training of trainees
• Make continue to follow up with beneficiaries to know about their challenges during COVID-19 (related to training, financial support etc.)
• We start giving possible support through Udayan Care “Emergency Response Fund” to those beneficiaries who are facing difficulty to arrange foods as they lost their livelihood during this pandemic.
5 August, 2020
Creating a better livelihood opportunity for under-served youth
Creating a better livelihood opportunity for under-served youth
Udayan Care IT Centers ensures to provide quality training to youth, teenagers and women for the development of under-served community in Delhi and around the Delhi(NCR). During the period of Jan to Mar'20 we enrolled 468 beneficiaries in different IT courses like: DIT (Diploma In Information Technology), Tally PRO (e-accounting), Graphic Designing, CTSP (Community Technology Skill Programme) etc. Apart from regular training of IT courses we also ensuring holistic development of these students and conducted 27 workshops, activities, exposure visits with the help of external resource persons. 234 students successfully completed their training, and 92 students who completed their training in job specific trades and start working in field of accounting, data operation, designing with good entry level salary.
19 November, 2019
Students displaying their achievements proudly
Students displaying their achievements proudly
22 July, 2019
Udayan Care IT Centre organized its very first graduation ceremony on January 25th, 2019, where 70 students were awarded certificates and gave encouraging speeches. On the occasion of Lohri , along with 27 alumni , the team conducted a "Donation Day" in order to build an ‘Alumni Network’ and that eventually led 19 students to donate a valuable part of their salary towards the programme . In addition to this, a session on “identifying passion” took place and was conducted by Mr. Mayank Mahar, a career coach, for the beneficiaries in order to motivate them to make their passion a career option.
Story from the field
Roshan, an intelligent boy, coming from a low socio-economic background got the opportunity to enhance his marketable skills by joining Udayan Care Computer Learning Center. Recently, he completed his 3 months of intense training in Tally ERP, as well as received mentoring in developing his soft skills, English speaking skills, personality development at the Center. While training, he came across as an energetic, curious and enthusiastic 19-year-old boy to his faculty members and his peers. Time to time he expressed his desire to help his family with finances.
Earlier he had enrolled himself in a computer learning centre near his house, however, he felt they were not able to provide him with the required knowledge that could help him get employment. After the recommendation of his friend, he decided to join Udayan Care Center which provides professional courses in highly subsidized rates
By the end of his course he received an offer from a reputed company as an MIS Executive with Rs.10,000/- as salary. Today, Roshan is living his dream and feels proud that he is able to contribute financially and support his family with dignity. Coming from a disadvantaged background, he feels lucky to have received a platform to groom himself and receive the guidance to be successful in his life.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||1600|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||15000|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Delhi/NCR|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||13446213|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||12464000|