Currently, UDHAYA has 25 deserving children under its care. We provide them with food, shelter and education. Most importantly, we provide them with hope for a better future. Due to financial constraints, we cannot help everyone who comes to us for help.
If you wish to extend your heart and hand to someone who awaits an opportunity, please join us, and we shall try to light a candle in the lives of the deserving and the needy.
ACT is registered under –
Income Tax Department under Section 80-G
Income Tax Department under 12 A (a)
FCRA Act 1976 - Reg. No : 075850214
The idea of starting UDHAYA was developed in early 1997. However, things moved very slowly in the beginning. It was tough to find people who believed and shared the vision of UDHAYA. We also faced much ridicule and opposition from various quarters. It was very difficult to find someone willing to lease out their premises for us. Finally, after much persuasion and effort, UDHAYA opened its doors in June 2006 with three children.
By the end of the first year, we had 15 children and that number grew to 18 children by the end of the second year. In June 2007, we relocated the boys to our current location. In 2009, we constructed a Home for them.
Who are the children we sponsor?
These children whose parents typically work as house maids, vendors, painters, tailors are from the lower-income group. In most cases, it is a single income family consisting of 4 to 5 children with the parents struggling to educate at least one or two of them. While most children are first generation literates, it is apparent that the parents have neither the time nor the awareness to attend to the children. Most of the time whenever there are financial crisis in the family the children are pulled out of school to do proxy work for their parents. Moreover the parents are unable to afford the fee hikes that take place when the children move to higher classes. In such cases the children are withdrawn from school. ACT steps in such cases to ensure that the child’s education is guaranteed.
The Next Steps
As the number of children grows, there is increasingly less space for the boys and their care takers. It has now been decided that the existing building will be restructured to provide better quality housing for the children.