LEPROSY IS BACK ... IT NEVER WENT AWAY

Leprosy, which was declared 'eliminated' in India one-and-a-half decades ago, has re-emerged in different states, with high intensity.

Whilst health officials and activists celebrated 13 years ago, alarm bells rang out as the Central Leprosy Division of the Health Ministry reported that 135,485 new leprosy cases were detected in India in 2017.

India has the highest number of new leprosy cases in the world.  Every year, over 200,000 cases are detected globally and India accounts for 60% of these, according to the World Health Organization.

And children are the most vulnerable - at risk of contracting the disease from parents, growing up in an unsafe environment, impacted by poverty and malnutrition and unable to access a decent education to help them break the cycle ...

RISING ABOVE LEPROSY

UDAYAN is a home and school on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, for children whose families are affected by Leprosy. 

 

The children of families affected by leprosy suffer from the stigma of the disease - they are rarely sent to school and often end up as beggars, street children, child workers or involved in crime.  Girl children become victims of human trafficking.

Set on 8acres of lush, green land, this residential home and school ensures this does not happen.  Every year Udayan helps up to 300 children receive the highest quality of care, compassion and education - to enable them to lead healthy, respected, productive lives.

Udayan is a special place ... Once you visit, it remains in your heart, forever.

A LOVING HOME

Children are entrusted into the care of Udayan to provide a safe, loving environment for them away from the  stigma of leprosy. 

 Our many buildings are set up to provide children with basic facilities, and children are provided with clothing, school uniforms, study materials, health/hygiene requirements as well as care from ‘house mothers & fathers’ at Udayan.

EDUCATION

Students at UDAYAN are fully supported to do their best in school.  Our smaller children attend an on-site school, Udayan Vidyalaya, whilst older students from 5th-12th Standard, attend off campus, local schools and are ferried to and from school by Udayan Buses.  Udayan also provides scholarships for further studies and tertiary education.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

At Udayan we believe in fostering all aspects of the child and their personality.  Despite a busy schedule, we provide a variety of extra curricular activities to keep children active, stimulated, entertained & exploring various aspects of life.   Our students play sport, learn music and dance, do yoga and enjoy lots of fun activities.

A TRAINING GROUND
EMPLOYABILITY

Udayan places a strong focus on Vocational & Professional Training to give children good, practical skills to support them in gaining employment in life or in starting their own business.  Udayan also plays a role in helping place students in relevant institutes, provide scholarships and financial assistance and facilitate placement in jobs.

SPONSOR A CHILD

SPONSOR A CHILD

Sponsor a boy or girl child at Udayan and help provide a safe home, nutritious meals, medical support, education, extra curricular activities and training - helping each child reach their full potential in life

EDUCATION

Help sponsor the educational costs of a child at Udayan - providing school fees, uniforms, books, tuition and support, so that each and every child receives a strong education in life.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Your sponsorship will provide for the health and wellness of children, including home care, nutrition, medical support and a variety of hygiene and wellness related programmes.

UDAYAN SCHOOL SONG
ABOUT US
  • Udayan is registered under Societies Registration Act. Registration No. –          S/ 22996 of 1976- 79.

  • Udayan is registered under the Foreign Contribution Registration Act FCRA No: 147110587.     

  • We have Tax Exemption Certification under 12A & 80G

ADDRESS

PO: Sewli Telinipara, Village - Sewli, Barrackpore, Kolkata - 700121,     West Bengal, INDIA

PH: 033 25351589

M: 9748998092

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Udayan has received the CAF India Certificate of Validation - the verification and conformance of credibility and competence of an organization through a detailed and impartial analysis ('due diligence') of organizational and programmatic practices.

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