CARE India is a registered Section 8 company in India and a member of CARE confederation present in 100 countries, which works with the most marginalised women and girls to alleviate poverty and reduce social injustice through comprehensive programmes in health, education, livelihoods and humanitarian assistance and rehabilitation.
Udaan - Special Residential Learning for out-of-school girls | CARE India

Udaan- Special Residential Learning for out-of-school girls


With the help of local NGOs, CARE India has been managing Udaan project in the states of Uttar Pradesh (Hardoi district), Orissa (Mayurbhanj district) and Haryana (Mewat district near Delhi). These camps provide learning opportunity to out-of-school girls in the age group 11-14 years who have either dropped out of schools or never been enrolled in a school. Udaan, gives these girls an opportunity to break through the vicious cycle of illiteracy and complete class 5-level primary education in a period of 11 months. The curriculum and transaction approach is unique to Udaan, keeping the concerns of equity and quality of education as the program’s core component, and is enriched with IT support in teaching methods and lesson plans; a model accelerated learning program.

Girls in Udaan also learn about areas of self, family, society, institutions, ecology and economy; themes that promote broader objectives of rights and equality and provide an opportunity to develop a questioning mind. Girls graduating from Udaan are then mainstreamed in grade 6 in formal government schools.

The project has been honored and appreciated through various awards, such as the Commonwealth Learning Award, 2005.

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Haryana