Sponsor lifeskills training to the differently abled by Diya Foundation (DIYA)

Sponsor lifeskills training to the differently abled


Every monthly donation provides life skills to differently abled people like Raisa

Change can be as overwhelming as a tidal wave. For Raisa, coming from a conservative family, joining Diya was a move that demanded a lot. Initially, the swirl of activity around her left her feeling bewildered. Working with Raisa, the staff helped create yet another story of tremendous transformation.

Beginning with making paper-mache bowls, she now makes magazine holders without any assistance. With a constant smile on her face, Raisa is especially great at communicating with her team members.

Raisa's leadership skills have grown immensely and in the absence of Raju, the trainer of her group, she takes on the responsibility of allocating work to others, ensuring everyone has the raw materials required and closes the day by ensuring that the workspaces are clean.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Diya Foundation works on providing Vocational Training and employment for the differently abled in Bangalore. Once identified, beneficiaries are assessed to gauge their strengths and interests before placing them in a training unit that aligns with their skill. Trainees go through pre-vocational training before they start the program. Here, they train on interpersonal skills and group dynamics as a preparatory process.

Apart from training in making handmade products, Diya Foundation also trains them in life skills and communication skills. Depending on their challenges, limitations, and strengths, their production goals are set. Once these goals are met, newer targets are set. This is done till the trainee masters the skill.

Donations made to this program support the cost of trainer's salary and administrative expenses.The program not only trains them to be financially independent but also equips them with skills that give them confidence and belief in their own abilities.

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About The NGO

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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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

At Diya Foundation students are taught to be independent to large extents. The students are put into employability skill training in areas of their interest and liking. Skills sets such as Paper Mache, Block Printing, Chocolate Making, Housekeeping, Office Attendance, Hospitality etc., Along side of training the students are also taught the importance saving money, punctuality at work if not followed will give them a loss of pay, self grooming etc,. Once the student successfully completes his / her training, they are are placed for employment.

CONGRATULATIONS!! to our batch of 2019 graduates on successfully completing the course on Multimedia. This is an eighteen month program through AIMS Media. The batch had students with down syndrome, autistic and cerebral palsy but their physical challenges didn't stop them from achieving their goal with vigor, eagerness and interest. These students sat through the program learning skills like photo editing, creating, posters, calendars, videos etc.

Story from the field

Shafiq was born on 18-Oct-1995 is diagnosed as a person with cerebral palsy and limitations in academic functioning. In the beginning be lacked self confidence within himself and hesitated at everything he did or was asked to do. He felt that because of his incapacity and disability he could not succeed in doing what was asked of him. At Diya, he was taught how to follow instructions, to listen and to be consistent at the task given, which he did slowly pick-up. He loves to feel needed and now is a big support during our Diwali production. As part of the training at Diya he has been exposed to internship training and work exposure at The Chancery and SHELL. These exposures have helped him to understand the world of work, the expectations of Employers and the quality of work expected of him. His family too have understood the importance of their support to make Shafiq getting a placement, a success.

During the year he went for an interview to Mitti Café and was successfully offered a job with meals and accommodation.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?21
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date21
Village/City/State where project is locatedChelekere, Bangalore, Karnataka
Total Budget for the project for FY18-195331000
Total Expenses for the project YTD5854290

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