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 Charan

Charan has always exhibited a deep desire to work. He learns best with hands-on-training. Online classes are helping him do just that - a session with his Trainer on daily living and employment skills and then work in and around the house. An intense longing to learn new skills has meant that Charan has tried his hand at papier mache products, recycling initiatives and gardening. His eyesight may pose a challenge often, but he is not one to give up easily. It's that unwavering spirit within that’s helping him face life ahead.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
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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

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Vocational training | differently abled

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work


Diya Foundation (DIYA) has

provided quality training to 85 different-abled poor students

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 August, 2020

“When everyone else says you can’t, determination says,”YES YOU CAN.”


“When everyone else says you can’t, determination says,”YES YOU CAN.”

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Diya foundation aims at making the trainees independent and be actively contributing by being a responsible member in their family, during the last quarter the trainees were given session on managing their personal finance, doing their household chores with minimum support, understanding physical well-being, personal safety. Alomg with this the trainees have also had individual and group sessions with Rehabilitation psychologist, to improve their relationships with their family members and also understand the importance of establishing relationships with one another. Apart from this seven trainees have undergone employability trainings, out of which four trainees have been placed in service sectors. This year was successful year for Diya, as trainees have excelled in their learning’s.

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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-Date 21
Village/City/State where project is located Chelekere, Bangalore, Karnataka
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 5331000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 5854290

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