Sponsor health and well being of differently abled by Diya Foundation (DIYA)

Sponsor health and well being of differently abled


Siva enjoys cooking on her own now!

Siva is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Despite this, she completed her school through NIOS system and took up 24 months Multimedia Course at Diya training centre. Afraid of challenges, Siva used to give up if she found anything difficult. The Personal Social training curriculum at Diya helped her improve her confidence by understanding what her weaknesses were. She also worked around her strengths, improved her communication skills and learnt how to work in teams. With time she became a peer trainer who gently gives instructions, shows respect for her peers, understands their limitations and keeps her patience.

Since she likes cooking, she sometimes also helps in the kitchen. There she helps her peers understand the recipe, do the necessary prep work and then she makes something delicious. She also supervises the clean up process and makes sure that the table is made up which she serves with her own hands. She is trained to be mindful and respectful to others and be alert of the safety issues.

Diya is working with many people like Siva to help them achieve big in life. They are nurturing them one day at a time, giving them their own space to learn and grow. Diya is helping people with special needs to set goals for their future. Donate to help them achieve their goal of a society where every person with special needs has an equal opportunity to live.


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Diya Foundation (DIYA) is a Vocational Training Centre cum sheltered workshop in Bangalore, providing training and employment to differently abled individuals. When beneficiaries come to Diya, they are assessed in different work units to gauge their strengths, likes and dislikes. On the basis of this, they are placed in a unit where they are expected to achieve success, happiness and self-esteem. They are then given hands on training by the trainers for practical exposure and then are mentored and evaluated on the basis of the output they produce. Keeping in mind their challenges, limitations and strengths, their goals for daily production are set and then recorded. Once targets are being achieved consistently, new targets are set to take trainees to greater heights.

The donation for this program covers the counsellor's and the nutritionist's fees (who takes cooking classes and teaches nutritious meal recipes), the raw materials for the cooking classes and the rent of the centre.

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Diya Foundation (DIYA)
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Diya Foundation (DIYA)

Diya Foundation has the mission to enrich the quality of life and bring dignity to differently-abled adults by training them in life skills and vocational skills, building support systems and enhancing awareness in the community. Every individual has the right to be loved and respected. Thus, Diya Foundation strives to see individuals who are intellectually challenged, live with dignity, pride, and confidence in the present and future.

People at Diya Foundation are given pre-vocational and life skills training to make them eligible for future employment, thereby enabling them to live a life of dignity. Diya Innovations Pvt Ltd is a project of Diya Foundation that provides employment to the differently-abled. Diya Foundation is an instigator, bridging the significant gaps that specially-abled individuals otherwise face once they complete school. Through training, intellectually challenged adults are taken on a journey from self-awareness to expressing their self-worth, striving towards self-organization and finally self-actualization.

They have completely transformed the lives of those whose parents were constantly worried about their future and safety, by making them self-reliant. Diya Foundation believes in pushing the boundaries when it comes to the word 'impossibe'.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Maria S. Santamaria

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Vocational training | differently abled

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Diya Foundation (DIYA) has

provided quality training to 85 different-abled poor students

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December 2018

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