Location: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Haryana
'Udaan’ which literally means ‘flight’ is a part of CARE India’s efforts to ensure education for girls of marginalised groups. CARE India with the help of local NGOs has been managing Udaan project in the states of Uttar Pradesh (Hardoi district), Bihar (Madhubani district), Odisha (Mayurbhanj district) and Haryana (Mewat district near Delhi).
While CARE India implements Udaan in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar in partnership with local NGOs, it has a corporate partner in Haryana – SRF Foundation. The camp provides learning opportunity to out-of-school girls every year. These girls are in the age group of 11- 14 years and have either dropped out or never gone to school. With Udaan, they get an opportunity to break the vicious cycle of illiteracy and complete Class 5 level primary education in a period of 11 months – a successful example of accelerated learning approach.