Welcome to St Joan of Arc’s Udayan Mission 2024

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the St Joan of Arc Udayan Mission 2024, for our visit to India in February 2024. Udayan has been a whole school charity for St Joan’s since 2004 and the 2024 mission will be the ninth trip students from the school have made to visit Udayan. We hope that our website will provide readers with an insight into Udayan and our travels through our daily diary written by us, the students, along with photographs.

The countdown begins…

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The group who will be going to India to visit Udayan includes 10 students (Lola Boi, Michael Bradfield, Evangeline Delargy, Madeleine Drury, Charlotte McEvaddy, Emily McEvaddy, Ruby O’Connor, Isabel Perez-Pineda, Amy Rodrigues, Eva Wise) together with 2 teachers Liam Lynch, Becky Bowden and former student and trustee of City of Joy Aid, UK – Chris Mann.


We look forward to telling you all about our time on a daily basis from India!

Week 2 Summary

Our arrival back at London Heathrow marks the end of our journey from what can only be described as a trip of a lifetime! So many amazing memories and bonds made that we will never forget.

The Last Supper

After a long night of dancing, we had a slower morning as our final day had arrived. We started our morning by spending some time with the girls after a very emotional night for both us and the children.

2 roses and a thorn 2

Today the emotions of leaving hit like a hot madras with extra chilli. This evening there was to be a gala evening with a cultural programme of entertainment so our attention turned to rehearsals after breakfast.