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Fund deserted teen at design school

Focus: Education, Girl Child

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ONCE 18, abandoned youth can no longer remain in care homes. Udayan Ghar protegee Suman* has secured a place in Mumbai's National Institute of Fashion Technology but needs help with tuition and hostel fees.

Suman has been in an Udayan Ghar from the age of five, after her widowed father abandoned her along with her three older sisters. She has been a dedicated and consistent student, despite her traumatic past - and is thrilled to have now cracked the prestigious NIFT entrance exams.

Help Udayan Care provide support to this aspiring fashion designer and bear the cost of her education.

*Name changed to protect identity

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At 18 years, orphaned and abandoned youth are required by law to move out of institutional care and children's homes. This sudden loss of support often means they have no access to education, face unemployment and are unable to integrate into mainstream society. Udayan Care's After Care programme - under which Suman is - aims to prevent this outcome by providing educational support, vocational training, career guidance and more.

Udayan Care have supported Suman's talent for design

Aftercare programming is the key pillar in the delivery of rehabilitative services for adolescents and young adults in out-of-home care.

Cantwell N., et al., Moving forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, UK, 2010

Despite her difficult and traumatic background, Suman has become strong and mature with time and is ready to take on any challenge coming her way. She has also gained skills in design and wants to achieve something big as a fashion designer.

Deepak Sharma, Suman’s mentor father, Greater Noida

Since Suman has already aced the NIFT entrance exams, securing an all India rank of 277, she has got admission to their Navi Mumbai campus and has just started her three-year degree course. The successful completion of this Fundraiser will cover the Rs 2lakh costs of tuition for a year, and another Rs 1lakh for hostel fees - while she continues to receive support and mentorship from UC's After Care programme and her progress is monitored.

Here are some of Suman's fashion illustrations - a talent that she can hone at NIFT
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