Deepalaya

Rating: 4.72 stars   117 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 46, Institutional Area D-Block, Janakpuri New Delhi -- 110058 India

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
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

Dedicated, professionally managed, focussed organisation. It has been a proud privelege knowing and interacting with DEEPALAYA for over a decade. Have seen them growing from a one room + students to a school which is multi-storey covers basics as well vocational training (I am talking about the DEEPALAYA at Panchsheel Vihar). How I wish that there are many more TK Mathews/Gitanjali Krishnan's - and thro' them many more DEEPALAYA's.

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

Covering the segment which is generally deprived due economical reasons or not inclined to educate children is commendable job. I have in small way experienced it while dealing on similar issues with my staff. DEEPALAYA has won.

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

Nothing which comes to my mind

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

Immense confidance in whatever they do.

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

Employees, Donors.

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

Certainly will bring better infrastructure and amenities for children.

Ways to make it better...

I had time, will and energy to contrinute my time.

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

Retaining the goodwill and building on that.

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

I wish I could do even a small part of what TLM has done.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

I heard abount this organisation from a business client. After few visits of Deepalaya's schools I decided to sponsor education of 100 girl students. I visit Deepalaya School in Mewat District twice a year and fully satisfied with the work they are doing.

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

DEEPALAYA SCHOOL, Gusbethi. I attended several functions organised by this organisation in this school. I do visit classrooms, hostel rooms and kitchen and satisafied with their way of working.

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

Totally dedicated towards the organisation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Deepalaya since 1994, when I visited with my late husband, Professor Peter Townsend. We were always impressed with the underlying philosophy of the organisation: self reliance, community, individual attainment and excellence. We have sponsored several children, and have delighted in seeing them go out into the wider world with an excellent education and professional skills. And they have never discriminated between girl and boy children.

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

the chance to make a direct difference to the lives of children and their families.

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

dynamic, enterprising and professional

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

It was a great experience to see on 11 Oct 2009 a group of about 200 children taught by Deepalaya institutions on the stage perform with smiles on their angelic faces. Moreover, the programme was compered also by a small girl of less than ten.

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

a performance organized recently.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

My personal experience has been through their website, news letters, and their develomnetal activities heard and read from the like minded friends, media and promotors.What I understand is that Deeplalya has developed into a major force to uplift the children of urban rural and under privilaged strata of the society with special reference to their eduction perticulary the girl child. My best wishes for the good work being done by them and keeping the transperancy on and briefing the donors about their activities. They have been very vibrant and ever inreasing their strength to be able to do more for the deserving and downtroden children.It is really a matter of joy that I am part the endeavour to help the cause that is fruitifying into big tree with the passage of time. I have no doubt about their success in the coming years.My commitment to do whatever best through personal level,the friends and relatives of mine. All the best. Keep doing well keep the smiles beaming and bigger for those who are not so gifted by the destiny.Thanks

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

Through website media news letters friends and promoters

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

too early for me to comment on the issue.Requires deep understanding of the philosophy and efforts being put by the organisation.

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

Their work with urban underprivilaged children in the field of education with perticular reference to girl child

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

no personal interaction as yet wiith the staff except through web site and news letters which has been very consistant good quality and promising.

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

Do the the work beeing done by them with vigour and selfless motives for the cause they are commited.

Ways to make it better...

if i was in Delhi and could participate in their programes and progress

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

Sustaining the growth along with ever increasing pressures to do more and more at greater speed.

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

May they get more selfles donors with bigger money bags and will to help the cause both through money and guidance to promote the cause

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Deepalaya does a great job in bringing children from lower socio economic strat in life to schools and helps to keep them there, in face of any economic turmoil in their parents and gurdians lives. In India typically the girl child is the first casualty to such changes in economic status, and it is so nice to see these girls get an opporunity to have a regular life of a child and enjoy small pleasures of going to school and getting an exposure to education. Deepalay brings a ray of hope in these childrens lives and a reason for them to smile. These girls when they grow up will understand the importance of education and will be instrumental in ensuring that their own children also get educated and thus will influnce the future of the society. By giving me an opportunity to sponsor three of these beautiful and innocent girls, and keeping me posted with their yearly progress I feel I am involved in their lives (even though in an indirect way) and I get an opportunity to give back to the cause I really care about. My best wishes to Deeplaya and hope you keep up the good work and spread the light of knowledge to the darkest corners of the world till the whole world is filled with the light of education.

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

I have seen the yearly growth of the three students I sponsor. It is amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

The sincere efforts of the team at Deepalaya in taking education to the underprivileged children of India is greatly appreciated. As a donor it is very easy for us to write a cheque and forget the whole issue because we think our responsibility ends there. But with an organization like Deepalaya, and with the logistics involved in proper management of the funds as well as running the schools, it boggles the mind to think that our contribution is just a drop in the vast ocean in comparison to the work that the entire Deepalaya team are doing. I extend my sincere appreciation and thanks for the wonderful work Deepalaya is doing and we are sure that the under privileged children will definitely get an opportunity to increase their knowledge and look towards a bright future and a better life.

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

the way that they persevere to provide education to under privileged children, no matter what caste, creed or upbringing they come from.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Hi this is my second year of association with the DEEPALYA organization. I would like to mention what I have found impressive about this organization. 1. the quality of education provided to children: given the limited means I found on my visit to the school that classes were full, teachers were busy, there is flavor of cultural exposure apart form academics, the school also provides Computer education. 2. Relationship with the sponsor: the Deepalya’s system of keeping in touch with the sponsors is good, I receive greeting cards from children - progress reports etc are also sent to sponsors. 3. The Attitude of the staff is supreme, I have found in my interactions that the staff is well motivated, cordial and displays a positive attitude. 4. the Deepalya organization I feel is Always introducing something New , for example the singing society of the students recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary. Over all I feel very satisfied with engaging and sponsoring the activities of Deeplalya organization and wish them all the best in the future. Aman 9999219698

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

I made a visit to the school and interacted with the children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

My wife and I have been sponsoring under privileged children with Deepalaya since 2001. In 2005 we visited the Deepalaya organisation in New Delhi and our sponsor children and saw first hand the wonderful work they do, which is always done from the heart and with a smile

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

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

such genuine, caring and special members of staff who do what they do from the heart because they care about these children and their families in the slums of New Delhi

Ways to make it better...

I could simply do more and be there more often to help in anyway I could.

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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