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October 27, 2009

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October 27, 2009

We have found Deepalaya a very good foundation that strives to help under priviliged children to become independent, self reliant adults by spending received money well. Deepalya is a professional organisation with never forgetting what the core focus should be.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a few ocasions when visiting their projects

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the enthusiasm

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

with their heart on the right place

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

maybe even become self sufficient

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 22, 2009

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October 22, 2009

We are very much pleased with the working of this organisation.we are in touch with DEEPALAYA for the last seven years. We are glad to assist the children who are very much in need of help and affection. Once in a year we are proud to be a part of the joy of the inmates of DEEPALAYA. We are aware of each and every function through mails/phone calls and we try our best to participate. We are very happy to see these children performing their ability in their respective fields and we see them enjoying their tasks. This gives us much pleasure. Recently we have sponsored one girl child for education. We would further like to extend this help year after year. DEEPALAYA is giving full satisfaction for the efforts made by us. The courtesy shown by the volunteers of the DEEPALAYA is very much appreciable. We wish them all the very best in their future plans and we assure our full co-operation and participation in all the developmental activities. We once again wish to congratulate all the volunteers and staff of DEEPALAYA on their dedicated work.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

We were invited to see the performance of Choral Group headed by Mr. Sunny C.Varughese, we were graced to attend the same and the performance of the children was excellent. We came to know more about DEEPALAYA.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

I was exposed to Deepalaya about six years ago, when my elder sister got an opportunity to join one of the schools as a teacher. She has been my role model since my childhood. She is a wonderful person and I knew she would make a big difference to the Deepalaya family. But little did I know six years ago, what Deepalaya would do to her and to us! It has changed our very outlook towards life, towards children and about India! We live abroad and visit India for holidays and get to see only festivities, the lights and the smiling faces all around. But, one day I and my own child (who knows only America as his own country and gets very perplexed to see little begging kids on the streets!) went to visit my sisters school and in an instant we realized what a different world is Deepalaya. It is one job to teach in "just any" school and it's something else to teach at Deepalaya. The structure of the school is so obviously different than the Indian schools I have attended, the challenges are so strong and difficult to resolve! I strongly believe that my sister and her colleagues are doing a very difficult task to teach kids who attend Deepalaya schools. With tears in her eyes, my sister narrates her experiences in her school and when she visits the kids and the slums some of them live in. The children are coming from very different backgrounds than us, their needs are so different. Institutions such as Deepalaya are doing a very responsible job of helping these kids to come out of their not so good, and sometimes miserable situations by imparting education and encouragement and letting the kids know that they can turn around their lives! I can go on and on, but in a nut shell, the work that Deepalaya family is doing is incredible, the difference they are making in the life of the children will ultimately make a humongous difference in the composition of India and it's socio-economic performance in the World. I sincerely wish I could be a teacher in a Deppalaya school and help Deepalaya to achieve it's goals. To that end I and my family at present only donate money and hope that it helps in some way. I absolutely positively recommend Deepalaya for the award. It will encourage it's members and even donors like us to work towards meeting it's goals. Deepalaya deserves the award and this is the least that can be done for such an institute committed to make a difference in the world of these precious children who would otherwise go onto oblivion and fall prey to their unfortunate situations in life!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making some of its own students become teacher in the school as they graduated, and getting other jobs and being responsible citizens of India.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very committed to meet the goals of Deepalaya. My sister who teaches there often takes out time away from her own children to be with her students. Many teachers know their students so well and give individual attention which is so rare in Indian schools.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Improve some of the school buildings, provide a hostel for middle and high school kids to stay and learn.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

We are corporate and had the good fortune to interact and work with Deepalaya on different fronts. 1. We have been a donor in their sponsorship programmes providing education to kids from the slums studying in their school. We found that they were always responsive and up to date on their information about the sponsor kids and their improvement or not in the school. 2. When we started to train and employ people with disabilities in our factory, Deepalaya referred people who could be trained according their abilities and provided us full support in doing so. Also they regularly counselled the disabled people during the training ensuring success. Post placement also they visited the placed people to offer whatever support they needed, since they had joined a place of work for the first time overcoming the physical and mental barriers. 3. Deepalaya has always been one of our core group NGOs which has retained its proactiveness even after increasing in the number of work areas and outreach. It has also managed to both expand its scope of work and keep all its friends and supporters informed of the progress.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our work in the disability sector, of training and employing persons with disabities.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The passion and committment to their work

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Totally dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Transform the meaning if education for the kids from the slums and other underprivileged sections of the society.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

If you are looking for a reliable, effective and transparent partner in Delhi, Deepalaya is your choice. They have proven to be a wonderful ally to my efforts and those of the Father and Daughter Alliance (FADA) which I preside, to bring girls from the slums to school in Delhi.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Partnering to bring girls from the slums to school.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to train new leaders to join the organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My relationship with T.K. Mathew, head of Deepalaya is wonderful. He is competent, wise, and results oriented. Sudha, the Executive Director, is also highly capable, efficient and very professional. Varghese and Virander are also very competent.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Just great, see above for details. The Principals are the 3 schools are also motivated, dedicated, and very knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Revolutionaze India for the better, particularly girls education.

Ways to make it better...

We had more resources, so we could bring more girls to school.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am very satisfied with my experience with Deepalay, its leadership, staff, and volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

To be part of Deepalaya is to be part of a fulfiling experience. Just the joy in reading about the dreams of the child makes every cent donated worth it. It is not an investment to the insitution my family made rather it was an investment to see atleast 1 child make a difference to the society in perticular and humanity in general. We feel humbled by the dedication of the Deepalaya team who have taken the cause of educating the future of these children. May this initiative from Mr Mathew and his team grow from strength to strength. You have my complete support in this noble cause.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Results I see in the children's progress report

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

A smile on the child who otherwise would have ended up in the streets of another city in India.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have not met any in all these years, but that is of little concern to me. Its the faith i have in the institution that matters.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do exactly what its core objectives are

Ways to make it better...

Nil

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

More Awareness and more funds so that more children can turn from poverty and street children to good human beings.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep up the good work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

My experience with Deepalaya has been very fruitful and positive. I have witnessed myself a few of the several initiatives that this organisation is taking for the betterment of the lives of the underprivileged specially children. I have been quite impressed with the honesty of purpose and sincerity of action shown by them in utilising the donations meaningfully so that the benefits percolate to the lowest strata of society. I wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing educational support to the underprivileged children and helping them develop their latent talents. By providing access to quality education through the Deepalaya school to the needy children it gives them an opportunity to educate and develop.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

Have been a sponsor for many years now. It has been a pleasure to be associated with Deepalaya and receive regular communication on the child that I sponsor and about the various activities of the organisation. The people make this organisation a very special one. There is a sincere commitment to serve those who are less privileged and it is great to see them associated with not just educating children in the slums, but also providing vocational training, institutional care, health, etc. I have had the opportunity to visit the formal schools, listen to the choir, present during a sports day, etc during my visits to India. To see children in an environment where capabilities are tapped into and developed is awesome.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

- getting letters from the child that I sponsor on how he is doing in studies and other activities. - seeing the organisation reach out to more and more people and move them towards self-reliancy.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

- awesome, be it at the schools or corporate office or board members. - very helpful and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

- benefit lots and lots more people. The feel that I get is that more suport they get, the more difference will they make in the life of a child, family and community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

It has been great experience to e associted with Deepalaya. We have been associated as Donor with Deepalaya since last more then 8 years & we are truly impressed by their approach in their selfless service to the under previleged class. We are especially delighted with their efforts in working for children in the Ghusbethi village. The way the kids have shaped us before us is an delightful expreience.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Ghusbethi Village

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The happiness of children with the efoorts of teachers & volunteers at the Transit home in Ghusbethi

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent. Very devoted to the cause. Selfless service. Its really hard to work there in the remote village under the trying conditions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a real change in the society. They would try & get the maximum out of the last buck

Ways to make it better...

I would have been able to spare more time & funds for this NGO

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funds & dearth of willing volunteers. We all should volunteer more n more

One thing I'd also say is that...

They are the best NGO, I have ever been associted with. I work with lot of NGO's but the way they utilise the resources, its an example

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 19, 2009

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October 19, 2009

I have been a contributor and supporter of deepalaya for close to 8 years now. I think they do a wonderful job with the kids and are one of the genuine NGOs working in India today. I wish them all the very best.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, motivated and exceptional

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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