Help Buy Running Shoes for Children at Diksha


DIKSHA is a non-profit school in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, India established to provide free and quality education to about 300 children from low-income families in the neighborhood. Children are typically from migrant labor families living in jhuggis (make-shift homes) and belong to economically weaker sections living in Chauma village, Dharam colony, Carterpuri and New Palam Vihar, found loitering in the streets begging for alms or drop outs from up to three previous schools.

C.B.S.E based academic education is provided by salaried teachers who receive on-going professional development and are mentored by experienced volunteers. Children are encouraged to learn a variety of extra-curricular activities such as folk art, dance, drama, music and yoga and participate in inter-house and inter-NGO sports meets. Diksha supplies a nutritious mid-day meal (prepared on the premises daily) and a snack to each child in addition to uniforms, shoes and books. Periodic dental and medical check up is given to all students by volunteering organizations and doctors. Parents are an integral part of Diksha and participate in regular parent-teacher meetings and workshops on hygiene, nutrition and non-violence. Parents are encouraged to lend their expertise to support the school.

About the Campaign

Children are encouraged strongly to participate in sports activities. We now have a full time sports teacher who is dedicated in bringing out the best in sports-inclined children.
Every year at the annual Inter-NGO Sports meet our children excel. This year they have brought home 4 trophies and 22 medals. The trophies include the Best March Past and the Best Overall Team plus best girl and boy athletes. Only the 20 participants receive sponsored athletic shoes just a week prior to the Event.
However our 300 children have only one pair of school shoes which gets worn out during regular games practice. A pair of athletic shoes would serve them very well in all sports activities.

How can you help?
A small contribution of approximately Rs 170 (about $2.5 US) will help a child receive a pair of running shoes which could motivate him/her to participate in sports.

We hope you will spread the word to your friends and family!

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3rd August 2018
Thank you dear friends for your continuous support. Please do share with your friends and associates.
21st May 2018
Thank you dear Supporters for your generous contributions towards this campaign. We are slowly but surely heading towards our goal. We hope you will share the campaign with your family and friends.

With warmest regards
8th December 2017
Dear Supporters:

We thank you so much for your most generous contributions which will be helping all our children who are so very sports oriented to wear running shoes during this academic year. Your support is very much appreciated.

Warmest Regards

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raised of Rs.25,000 goal

6 Supporters

10 Days to go

Beneficiary: DIKSHA info_outline

Supporters (6)

Nitin donated Rs.5,000
3 months ago
Nachiket donated Rs.7,000
9 months ago

Bless the kids

Sumant donated US $100
over 1 year ago
Shivum donated US $100
over 1 year ago

Hello, my name is Shivum Patel. I'm from Sacramento, California. Please accept my birthday money. My Ankur Mama told me all about your school. I would really like to come for a visit, as I am the same age as you all. Kind regards, Shivum Patel

Megha donated US $50
over 1 year ago
Divya donated US $25
over 1 year ago

All the best to the kids in their sports activities! Ms. Shanta Sharan taught me in the eight grade and has been a huge inspiration in my life. She is doing such great work with Diksha and it is an honor to be a part of this campaign.