Welcome to St Joan's Udayan Mission 2015


It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the St Joan of Arc Udayan Mission 2015 website, from our visit to India in February 2015. We hope that it provides our readers with an insight into Udayan and our travels through our daily diary written by us, the students, along with photographs.

The group that went to India to visit Udayan included 8 students (Francis Albrecht, Finn Black, Sasha Correia, Pedro Custodio, Bernie Gamble, Vicky McMillan, Ruth Charlotte Yardy, Jason Yates), Mrs Weldon, Liam Lynch and former student and Secretary of City of Joy Aid, UK – Chris Mann.

Click below to find out more information about each of the students, the journey and their daily diary:

Thank you for your support of our trip!

Latest entries from the India 2015 Diary:

Our Return to the UK

Our Return to the UK

19 February 2015 | Read full article and comments

After 12 wonderful days in Kolkatta, our Udayan mission has come to an end. We set off for Kolkata airport at 5am this morning and we are still travelling. We are currently an hour into the Dubai to Gatwick flight on an Airbus A380, living the high life (if you’ll pardon the pun!) and are due to arrive back in the UK at 6.30 this evening.

Brother Gaston's Ashram

Brother Gaston's Ashram

18 February 2015 | Read full article and comments

On the itinerary for today was visiting ICOD, which is a home for women and children who have been affected by sexual abuse, another traumatizing event in their life or who have learning difficulties. When we first arrived, the feeling of peacefulness was the first thing that hit us. The place is surrounded by greenery and within the gates are small gardens filled with flowers and a few cats sleeping in the sun.

Our last day at Udayan

Our last day at Udayan

17 February 2015 | Read full article and comments

Today was our last day at Udayan, most of us had a slightly later rise, however some of us still went for the 5am start. After breakfast, before the older children headed to school, Liam organised for a whole school picture to be taken, after a lot of organising, we managed to get a good shot.


Previous Trips

Click on the images below to read the blog from each of the previous trips