The UDAAN Trust started as a social experiment in 2016. Our objective is to help talented girls from the underprivileged sections of the society in India get an opportunity to pursue their dreams by sponsoring their high school (11th and 12th grades) and college education and eventually offering them employment at NetElixir.
We believe that educating and empowering girls in poverty is the best investment anyone can make to break the cycle of poverty and child marriage and instead, create a path to success for them. We are currently (May 2021) sponsoring twelve bright and ambitious girls.
Our Catalyst Program is helping the girls- Swathi, Anu, Vaishnavi, Haritha, Navya, Sonali, Rosy, Veneela, Indu, Aishwarya, Pooja and Pavani - navigate the difficult path to academic success: staying in school, standing against child marriage, and giving each girl a step-by-step plan for achieving her long-term dream.
Academic Progress Table for girls being sponsored by Udaan:
|Student Name||Academic Update||Being Sponsored by the Udaan Trust since||Career Aspiration|
|Anu||Currently, Anu is in her third year at a leading Engineering College in Hyderabad pursuing a Bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering.||2016||Software Engineer|
|Swathi||Currently, Swathi is in her third year at a leading Engineering College in Hyderabad pursuing a Bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering.||2016||Software Engineer|
|Vaishnavi||Currently, Vaishnavi is in her second year of college pursuing a Bachelor's in Commerce.||2017||CA|
|Sonali||Currently, Sonali is in her first year of college, studying Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE).||2018||Software Engineer|
|Navya||Currently, Navya is in her first year of college, studying Computer Science Engineering (CSE).||2018||Software Engineer|
|Venella||Currently, Venella is pursuing a Bachelor's in Information Technology (IT).||2018||Business Professional|
|Haritha||Currently, Haritha is in her first year of college, studying BA HPP stream (History, Political Science, & Public Administration).||2018||Sports Officer|
|Rosy||Currently, Rosy is in her first year of college, pursuing a Bachelor's in Commerce.||2018||Human Resource Professional|
|Indu||Currently, Indu is in her second year studying Intermediate BiPC stream (Biology, Physics, & Chemistry).||2019||Cardiologist|
|Aishwarya||Currently, Aishwarya is completing her 11th Standard in the MPC stream (Maths, Physics, & Chemistry).||2020||Software Engineer|
|Pooja||Currently, Pooja is completing her 11th Standard in the MPC stream (Maths, Physics, & Chemistry).||2020||Software Engineer|
|Pavani||Currently, Pavani is completing her 11th Standard in the BiPC stream (Biology, Physics, & Chemistry).||2020||Doctor - Pediatrician|
Event at Zilla Parishad Girls High School(Ameerpet)
Installed a new computer and gave basic computer skills training to the students, conducted Quiz clubbed with a session on career choices and inspirational people, Girls Hygiene Session (only for 8th, 9th and 10th class students), Interactive Fun Session.
The entire program took place at the Moosapet Girls High School. We were all astonished by the energy levels they had in them. That level of enthusiasm in them was beyond compare. The competitions were tough, but ultimately there can only be one winner. The winners were awarded all types of stationery items that could be useful for them for their study.
A survey was conducted in the school where the girls were asked to fill in a questionnaire which was related to education, health, safety, and gender. After looking at the girl’s responses, we realized that they have less knowledge about their own health and hygiene. This survey has given a clarity and a sense of direction to us on where our focus should be now.
Udaan, with the vision to create a society and an environment “So That No Young Girl Will Ever Be Afraid to Dream Again.”