Sponsor quality food for underprivileged children in a transit home by Deepalaya

Sponsor quality food for underprivileged children in a transit home

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Shankar overcomes the trauma of an alcoholic father to become a class topper!

Shankar, an 8 year old boy lives in Gusbethi, a remote village about 2 hours from Gurgaon. He lost his mother at a young age. His father turned to alcohol and soon became addicted to it. This led to a very difficult and disturbing environment at his home. This was no place for a young child to grow up. Shankar started going through severe trauma and soon dropped out of school.

During this time a nonprofit that was working in his village came to notice Shankar. Noticing that he needed to be removed from this environment, they referred him to Deepalaya.

Deepalaya team then visited his house and understood that he had no support. He was then enrolled into their transit home. He was given emotional support to cope with his grief.

The home provides him with a safe shelter, clothing, quality food and healthcare. This helped him bloom into a happy child.

They channelized his energy by enrolling him at Deepalaya School, which is in the same campus as the home. He took to studies like a fish to water and has been consistently scoring good marks. He was encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities like singing, drawing, dancing, and theatre.

Shankar scored 86% in Class III. He tops the class in English. He is good at art and dance. Shankar has become a mentally and physically strong child. There has also been a remarkable improvement in his behavior. He is a polite and friendly boy now. He is very careful about his personal hygiene.

Shankar now has the childhood that he lost. He loves school and wants to grow up to be a teacher!

Your help can transform the lives of many more children like Shankar. You can donate so that children from traumatic backgrounds can find a safe shelter and grow into confident adults. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


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you will be sponsoring the overall costs incurred to support the beneficiaries

About The Program

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Program Description

Deepalaya in Gusbethi is a shelter home as well as school that works with children from disturbed backgrounds.

One unit of donation to this program will will fund a day's meal for 80-85 children at this children home in Gusbethi, Haryana.

The transit home is not just a safe place for the children. The children get nutritious food, healthcare and education. They go through holistic development to grow into confident adults.

The children in the shelter home get the meals everyday. The capacity of the home is about 65-85 children.

The routine menu includes poha, sprouts, puri sabji, noodles, halwa, bread and eggs for breakfast and dal, rice, vegetables and raita for lunch and dinner. Special meal consists of all these with a sweet and a non vegetarian dish. The children receive individual attention and advised about hygienic living and healthy food habits.

They receive schooling at the Deepalaya School at the campus. In addition to the academic training they are given opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities.

The children also get 2 pairs of clothes from the school. There are inhouse first aid facilities. The home has partnered with hospitals for healthcare of the children. Regular dental check ups as well as monitoring of height, weight, haemoglobin and general health is done by a team from AIIMS.

With regular care and nurturing, these children who hail from disturbed backgrounds become mentally and physically strong.

When you donate to this program, you will help children from traumatic backgrounds with the nourishment that is very important for their growth and development.

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About The NGO

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Deepalaya is a New Delhi based organization with projects being implemented across north India. The organization is working dedicatedly towards improving the lives of children in vulnerable conditions.

They believe that sensitisation of the community is the approach through which empowerment, capacity building and social transformation can be achieved.

One of their projects is the Institutional Care programme where they provide shelter, care and a homely atmosphere, all aimed towards a dignified life for children from difficult circumstances. These range from street and run-away children, victims of child abuse, children of lifetime convicts, children of HIV+ and AIDS patients, children of sex workers, and other vulnerable categories.

These children belong to deprived backgrounds ? on an emotional, physical and social front. When brought under the care of Deepalaya, they receive overall rehabilitation support to help overcome the deprivation in their life. Healthy nutritious meals are one component of this rehabilitation process. In addition, the emotional, social, academic/vocational rehabilitation also take place through facilities available on campus, as well as in the nearby town of Tauru.

Mr. A J Philip is the CEO of the organisation, after having served as the president of the organisation for more than 20 years. Mr. Philip served Deepalaya since it started operations in 1979, with the sole intention of providing quality education at affordable costs. The motto is to enable the child look beyond slums.

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Founded in 1991
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A J Philip

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Street Children | children

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Deepalaya has

provided quality education to 4854 underprivileged children

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Nallor Viruthu (Good Samaritan) award

2015: Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award

2012: Partnership Award

2016: National Award for Child Welfare - 2015

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

23 March, 2021

Deepalaya Children's home



Deepalaya Institutional Care Program is now known as Deepalaya Children’s Home after its registration under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000. The program was started in the year 2000 with an aim to provide a safe and familial environment to children at risk. The students residing in the home have been identified by Deepalaya and also referred by the local Child welfare committee. These children come from disadvantaged families, orphan children, single-parent children, negative children of HIV positive parents, and broken families.

The project takes cares of all needs of children from food to clothes to shelter to education and their holistic development. We have adequate staff to take care of the counselling, social and emotional needs of children as well.

Despite Covid, the project fulfilled the needs of all children staying with us. They were given masks to keep themselves protected. After the lockdown was lifted, a few children, who had their parents, were sent there like every year after taking all kinds of precautions. The children were given online education. The students, who stayed with us, complied with the rules of the home. They were given inhouse education with the help of teachers from Deepalaya School, Gusbethi and also through virtual platforms with the help of volunteers. Various activities were conducted in collaboration with Child Welfare Committee, Childline and other state-level authorities. Quarterly health check-ups were also conducted. The home was sanitised frequently with the help of state agencies and also corporates like Amway India. The following activities were conducted during this period

  1. 14th April --Ambedkar Jayanti
  2. 14th June to 21 June -Indoor games competition
  3. 3rd August -- Raksha Bandhan celebration
  4. 15th August -- Independence Day celebration
  5. 2nd October -Gandhi Jayant
  6. 25th October --- Dussehra celebration
  7. 14th Nov -- Diwali celebration and childrens’ day celebration
  8. 10th December- Human Rights Day

5 July, 2020

Foster love Foster care


Foster love Foster care

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Deepalaya Institutional Care Program is now known as Deepalaya Children’s Home after the registration under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000. This program started in the year 2000 with an emphasis on providing children at risk a safe and familial environment. The program today has 68 children (44 boys and 14 girls as on 20th March 2020). The children are from varying backgrounds - rescued off the streets and public places like railway stations, negative children of HIV positive parents, children of drug addicts and commercial sex workers, children from broken homes and dysfunctional families and domestic violence cases referred by District Child Welfare Committee. The Program functions from the village Gusbethi, Tauru Block, Mewat District, Haryana. With the support of Give India Deepalaya provides the children a family like nurturing and caring environment, which restores their right to receive adequate health care, opportunities for education and skill training and protection/security and enables them to head towards a secure and self-reliant future by adopting a child friendly approach in the best interest of children.

During the last quarter children celebrated different festivals and conducted different activities.

Deepalaya conducted an event for celebrating new year for the children. In the event we served them with special meal & distributed gifts to all children in the home.

On 26th Jan 2020, we celebrated Republic Day in Deepalaya children’s Home. During the occasion we organized different activities and games for the children and the staff. Special meal was also provided to the children.

Every month we organize painting competition in the children home as per the discussion & advice by the children committee. These are not only recreational activities but act as a platform for expression of new ideas and how they see the world from their eyes.

On 14th of Feb 2020, we celebrated Nation girl child day. On the same day five children went to Panchkula, Haryana for participating in the State level competition organized by the Department of Women and Child, Haryana Government.

Every year children of Home celebrate Holi Festival together. In the festival all the children do lots of activities like Dance, Singing Song, Drama, Social gathering etc We are grateful to Give India for the relentless support to the children at Deepalaya Chldren’s Home through sponsorship

3 December, 2019

Children enjoying nutritious meals


Children enjoying nutritious meals

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22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Deepalaya Children’s home registered under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000. This program started in the year 2000 with an emphasis on providing children at risk a safe and family environment filled with love, protection, education, food, shelter, clothing, rehabilitation and support to children for higher education so that they become good citizens and lead a dignified life. The program started with 19 children in the year 2000 and from that time onwards about 300 children have passed out from our home and at present we have 69 children (47 boys and 22 girls as on 31th March 2019). The children are from varying backgrounds - rescued off the streets and public places like railway stations, negative children of HIV positive parents, children of drug addicts and commercial sex workers, children from broken homes and domestic violence cases referred by District Child Welfare Committee. The Program functions from the village Gusbethi, Tauru Block, Mewat District, Haryana

Story from the field

Mohan was a missing child. He was roaming there in New Delhi Railway Station. A social worker of Deepalaya met him at railway station and asked about him. He was not known as he was a small child. Social worker told him that we provide food, accommodation and education. Then Mohan agreed and joined DCH in the year of 2005 and has worked hard from that time. He took admission at Deepalaya School, Gusbethi . Initially he was not able to cope up with the atmosphere of children’s home. With proper counseling he improved a lot. He likes to go to school and mingles with other children. He studied lessons very carefully. He is friendly and well mannered child. Gradually he is one of the best students in the school with scoring good marks in all subjects. Teachers and staff at Deepalya motivate him to work hard . He completed his class 10th with first division. He is fond of painting. He is an excellent painter and has achieved many accolades for the same. He is also a good football player and has played in many decisive matches. Mohan is now doing Diploma in Mechanical engineering from Govt. college of Manesar. This was possible only with the support of Deepalaya in his life. He is very much grateful to Deepalaya and the sponsors from Give India who helped him.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 100
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 70
Village/City/State where project is located Sahsola Patti, Block Tavru Distt. Mewat, Haryana
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 6245482
Total Expenses for the project YTD 4839577