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Deepalaya is an ISO certified non – government organization that believes in enabling self reliance and is committed to working on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on women and children.
Deepalaya is committed to transforming the society which is based on legitimate rights, equity, justice, honesty, social sensitivity and a culture of service in which all are self-reliant.
The organization operates through the following method
- To identify and work alongside the economically and socially deprived, the physically and mentally challenged – starting with children, so that they become educated, skilled and aware.
- Enable them to be self-reliant and enjoy a healthy, dignified and sustainable quality of life
- And to that end, act as a resource to and collaborate with other agencies – governmental or non-governmental, as well as suitably intervene in policy formulation.
The NGO was started on July 16th 1979 by seven founding members, and for more than three decades, has been contributing to the crusade against illiteracy. Over the years, Deepalaya has established several projects in the areas of Education, Women Empowerment Institutional care, Community health, Vocational training and Differently Abled.
Till date, Deepalaya has reached out to more than 2,70,000 children, given vocational training to 9,700 adults and helped form more than 1,000 Self Help Groups with 11,000 women who have together saved Rs.408 million with a community revolving fund of Rs.1053 million.
The organization also takes the initiative to collaborate with the government and with other agencies to make meaningful intervention in the policy making process of the State.
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