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Director's Message

The last few months had been very hectic for Udayan. While we were trying to proactively avert the Coronavirus crisis and manage things amid lockdown, Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal which caused massive devastation across the state.
Despite all the challenges, Udayan is ensuring
 the best for our children and families through COVID-19 relief work. We hope things are soon normalized and Udayan operates in full swing.  

On behalf of Udayan I wish you good health in these trying times. Keep safe.
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COVID-19 Response

Ensuring Proper Nutrition

COVID has adversely impacted the livelihoods of daily wage earners and labourers. In these trying times, Udayan, with the help of its funders, is making sure that our children and their families have access to good nutrition... Read More

Continuing Education During Lockdown

Udayan is doing every bit possible to continue imparting education to our children during COVID-19 lockdown. We are making use of available technology and keeping regular communication alive between Udayan and children’s families.
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Post Lockdown - Planning

We are proactively looking at strengthening our systems and making plans to ensure a smooth transition post lockdown, to protect the health of our children and staff members. Following best practice guidelines, we are refining our strategies and creating detailed action plans in the best interest of our children... Read More

Revamped Funding Strategy

Udayan has been working on support for expanding our reach and have utilised ‘lockdown’ period to revamp our fundraising strategy for the future. By harnessing the support of our fundraising expert, Nandita Dalal, we are diversifying our funding base and planning strategies to deal with the challenges the NGO sector will face in raising funds post COVID-19... Read More

Events & Visits

Volunteers From UK

Udayan has re-launched its International Volunteering Program - developing a detailed ‘Guide for Volunteers.’  With the help of City of Joy Aid, UK and Hazel Nash, the program has kicked off with a bang – with 9 recent volunteers from the UK and more volunteers set to arrive thoughout the year! Read More

50th Anniversary Event

Udayan is well into its 50th Year, and a grand celebration was held in January to mark the illustrious occasion.  Attended by long time patrons Steve Waugh and Shamlu Dudeja the event saw the unveiling of a memorial to late founder, Father James Stevens, along with tree plantation, cultural program and of course, a game of cricket! Read More

Friends of Udayan

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first ever ‘Friends of Udayan, Australia’ and the re-launch of ‘Friends of Udayan, Kolkata.’ This is all thanks to the dedication of Deborah Bedford, from Sydney Australia, and Christine Ford who recently moved to Kolkata from Australia.  Both groups are gearing up for activity ... Read More

World Leprosy Day

Once again, the children of Udayan, staff and members participated in the World Leprosy Day Rally – creating awareness on the issue of leprosy with  banners. With 5 different Leprosy NGOs taking place in the rally, significant attention was raised as the march crossed Kolkata and covered 3-4 Km stretch of the city. Read More

News & Updates

Child Sponsorship

A new child sponsorship program has been launched and sponsorships have been coming in from across India and the world to support our children. The program offers individuals an opportunity to help children in different ways - providing donors with options according to their budget and interest. Read More

News from our Kids

Our children are always doing us proud and over the last few months they have managed to excel in exams, sports and the arts.  Children have done well in their recent exams, dominated a sports meet and for the first time ever, Udayan girls won the great Udayan Christmas Cottage Decoration Competition. Read More

2020-2025 Strategy

Towards the end of 2019, Chair Emily R Menon and Director Dipak Sahu led a Strtegic Planning Workshop with Governing Body members to chart out the strategic objectives of the next 5 years at Udayan. To get a sneak preview of key highlights...Read More
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