Udayan Care - Shalini Fellows Summer Program

Project Brief: The Udayan Shalini Fellowship program provides support to girls from 11th grade till the end of graduation. It is normally a 5-6 year program. Asha is supporting a summer school training program for 50 fellows.
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Kriti Sapra
Project Partner(s): Sohini Karmakar
Other Contacts: Ripika Bedi
Project Address: , 16/97-A, 1st Floor, Vikram Vihar Lajpat Nagar- IV,,,
DELHI  110024
Tel: 011-46548105/06
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
May 2013BerkeleyUSD 1969

Total = $1969

Asha gave funding to support the organization of a Special Summer School aimed at providing academic training for 21 days to 50 Udayan Shalini class fellows in grades 11 and 12, in Delhi. This summer school aims at giving extensive tutoring in subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, and accountancy, by expert and specialized resource people and academicians. It has a two-fold objective of career orientation and academic preparedness. For career orientation, it focuses on clarity on career choices, specific skill development, and career planning. Under academic preparedness, it focuses on student ability, language development and communication, and improving academic record.
Undaunted by the stark reality - 31 million orphans denied basic rights, many forced to live on streets, often trafficked or employed in exploitative conditions; the abysmally low number of young girls, completing higher education from disadvantaged backgrounds –Dr. Kiran Modi and 3 others resolved to take issues head on, determined to make civil society an active participant in bringing about a social change.
Udayan Care was set up in 1994 with a vision: “To Regenerate the Rhythm of Life of the Disadvantaged”
With a Mission: “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.”