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Deepalaya

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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: To identify with and work along the economically and socially deprived, the physically and mentally challenged - starting with children, so that they become educated, skilled and aware. Enable them to be self-reliant and enjoy a healthy, dignified and sustainable quality of life And to that end, act as a resource to and collaborate with other agencies - governmental or non-governmental, as well as suitably intervene in policy formulation.

Geographic areas served: Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

13

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

5

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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.