DIKSHA is a volunteer-driven non-profit school striving to empower children who come from economically weaker sections and equip them with the requisite knowledge and life skills to help them lead their lives with dignity, responsibility and purpose.
Work and Achievements
Diksha is a non-profit school in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, India established to provide free and quality education to children from low-income families in the neighbourhood. A core- group of volunteers along with salaried teachers and donors from the community have created a safe, stimulating learning environment that allows 400 children from disadvantaged families to develop a healthy body and mind. Children are nurtured with respect and taught to be responsible citizens in today’s worldChildren are encouraged to learn a variety ofextra-curricular activities such as folk art, dance, drama, music and yoga, sports, life skills and vocational art. Diksha supplies a nutritiousmid-day meal (prepared on the premises daily) and a snack/bananas to each child in addition to uniforms, shoes and books.
Achievements: From 2008 with thirteen children, we now have 400 children between Nursery and Class 12. In May 2018 we also enrolled five Special Needs children. DIKSHA was selected for the TED awardee Dr Saugata Mitrs School in the Cloud Project and the SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) Lab is operating very successfully in full strength. Summer internships have been offered to our Class 11 students for two consecutive years by PHFI (Public Health Foundation of India), Bueno Sandwichcraft and more recently by ASN Logistics and Pinto Cafe. Our School of Vocational Art started last July and has proudly produced budding commercial artists. Students of Class 10 successfully passed the NIOS Board examinations in 2017 and 2018 making it a landmark achievement for first generation learners.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds raised will be used towards the annual sponsorship of 100 children also provides free quality education and mid day meal to 400 children from low-income families.