The Martin James Foundation (MJF) is pleased to announce our new partnership with Udayan Care.
Udayan Care is an Indian organisation with headquarters in Delhi and working in 25 cities across 14 states. It was originally registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust and its initial work centered around its ‘Ghar’ (small family home) programme for orphaned and abandoned children in Delhi. Since then, they have established family homes in other locations, supported girls’ education (including fellowships for higher education) and provided vocational training to improve employability of underserved communities.
Our joint-partnership will focus on family strengthening, restoration and the reintegration of children back into their families in Delhi from Institutional Care during the Covid-19 crisis.
MJF’s CEO, Daniel Croft says, “We are pleased to be partnering with Udayan Care in this important project of supporting the reintegration of children with their families after living in institutions. We believe that children should grow up in safe and loving homes, not institutions, which is only achievable through the collaborative efforts of like-minded organisations. We will draw on experience of delivering foster care and family strengthening services to build on Udayan Care’s incredible work.”
Dr Kiran Modi, Founder and Managing Trustee of Udayan Care says, “Partnering with Martin James Foundation means a lot to Udayan Care. The reintegration project will build on our existing work on family strengthening as child and youth care practitioners. With COVID-19 already reminding us of the importance to invest more in family-based alternatives for children and young persons without parental care, this partnership is most timely. We hope to learn from MJF’s global expertise and be able to use that to craft a demonstrable model on reintegration for children in the Indian context.”