UDiON Foundation (UDiON) was founded by Radwan Chowdhury in June 2010 as a response to the global crisis facing Poverty and Education. Inspired by his own sponsored/adopted child and encouraged by many others, Radwan first established a network of local volunteers in 1995 to house and educate orphan children though traditional “full-care.” The primary aim was to educate to eliminate poverty and raise global citizens. Realizing that there must be something terribly wrong with the society we live in, his first sponsored orphan inspired him to commit himself to eradicate poverty
>Mr. Chowdhury beliefs that 'UDiON', is a message of hope. UDiON’s plan for placing orphans and impoverished children in the society we live in. This work is a fundamental rethink on the economic relationship between the rich and the poor, their rights and their obligations and this is the way to work their way out of poverty with dignity.
It is this struggle and the unique and extraordinary methods he invented to combat human despair that he recounts here with humility and conviction. It is also the view of a man familiar with both Eastern and Western cultures.
In 2011, after the successful launch of first of the innovative program called “Cash Transfer”, UDiON began to provide “family-care” services – providing resources and support to keep orphans and impoverished children in their own extended families, with commitment to keep them in school allowing the families to remain intact. Since 1995, UDiON has continued to allow its original children to ‘age out,’ while beginning additional family-care services for the destitute of new disasters environment.
Radwan Chowdhury spoke on “Ending Poverty and Orphanages Globally” at the BRESEL Inception project in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Press Conference in Jackson Heights, New York, Feni, Chittagong, and Seminar in New Jersey FOBANA 2011 that became the new mantra of the organization – to move the world’s 163 million destitute/orphaned children into their own extended families whenever and wherever possible.
Through “Cash Transfer”, UDiON arranges for donors to provide on-going, monthly stipends for the financial, health and educational support to the impoverished children in its care. UDiON also provides school oversight, after-school tutoring, enrichment programs, health checkups, and regular monitoring of the child’s well-being.
UDiON believes the greatest number of kids can be served when neighbors, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are provided with the means to care for destitute children’s. This plan for “Cash transfer” requires intensive work by UDiON’s local staff, dedicated volunteer teachers and committed donors.
It is an appeal for action: we must concentrate on promoting the will to survive and the courage to build in the first and most essential element of the human rights.