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Indian school girl writing on blackboard
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Two girls playing in the field in India
School kids smiling for camera in India
Indian school kids

Empowering the future

Regenerating the lives of impoverished children in India

School girl

Empowering the future

Regenerating the lives of impoverished children in India

School boys

Empowering the future

Regenerating the lives of impoverished children in India

Two Indian girls playing

Empowering the future

Regenerating the lives of impoverished children in India

Indian School kids

Empowering the future

Regenerating the lives of impoverished children in India

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Udayan means rising sun in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India.

India is home to about 30 million orphaned and abandoned children. To change this appalling reality, Udayan Care is committed to bringing sunshine into underserved sections of society that require intervention. Headquartered in New Delhi, it was founded in 1994 by Dr. Kiran Modi. The NGO works to empower vulnerable children, youths and young women across the country.

It started with one small family ghar (home) for disadvantaged children in 1996. Today, there are 13 Ghars spread across India, 34 chapters of Shalini Fellowships — achieving higher education for girls — and 23 Information Technology centres to improve the employability of underprivileged communities.

Udayan Care has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) since 2018.

Udayan Care CANADA was launched in 2024 to help further the mission of providing orphaned and abandoned children a chance to prosper and realize their full potential.

Indian kids celebrating the Holi festival in India
Holi festival in India

Join us in transforming the lives of
orphaned children and youths.

Varanasi, India
Varanasi

Udayan Care CANADA is an organization based in Toronto, Ontario. We advocate for the rights of marginalized children and youths in India.

Along with providing nurturing homes for this vulnerable section of Indian society, we empower economically disadvantaged girls to aspire for higher education, and offer underprivileged communities the tools to become self-reliant.

Indian kids playing tug of war outside on the grass

Cultivating lives

The Udayan Ghar program provides abandoned children a nurturing, loving home where they can flourish, grow and go on to achieve their dreams. 

Indian girl reading a book in the library

Empowering women

The Udayan Shalini Fellowship program offers disadvantaged girls the chance to enroll in higher education so they can blossom into self-assured, resourceful, successful young women.

Students working on computers in IT class in India

Building livelihoods

The Udayan IT & Vocational Training program teaches underprivileged communities skills that make them employable in various industries.