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Help DISHA To Empower 200 Children

This Diwali, Let's Shine Bright with DISHA!

Indian culture gives significant status to a lighting lamp no matter how big or small it is; for it defeats darkness with its light that can go far away. We teach children that light signifies शुभ (auspicious), कल्याण (well-being, welfare, bliss), आरोग्य (health), धन-संपदा (riches, abundance), i.e. overall prosperity when we teach them:  “|| शुभं करोति कल्याणम, आरोग्यम् धनसंपदा,| शत्रू बुद्धी विनाशाय दीपज्योती नमोस्तुते||”

And Diwali is such pious occasion of lighting lamps to fight darkness of all sorts and shine bright. And you know what? We shine brighter when we light a lamp of knowledge & prosperity in the lives of those people who hardly get any. Then one lamp is lit in their house and one within our heart! And the one within our heart shines brighter and longer!!

Here is one such opportunity – to donate and light shiny little lamps in the lives of the underprivileged children living at Wadali-slum, and violence affected people that DISHA is serving, through this campaign.

‘DISHA Community Centre, Wadali’ was an initiative taken 7 years ago to serve these children living in vulnerable conditions, with intention of empowering them with opportunities to develop, while maintaining a protective vigilance. This initiative was started with volunteerism and individual donations of people in collaboration with DISHA Ngo and it sustained for 7 years! – An achievement in itself for such a people driven initiative!

While DISHA has been working for rights and restoration of victims of violent crimes since 2009, it voluntarily took the role of being ‘knowledge & ground-work partner’ in this initiative, as it had faith in the volunteers, their uninterrupted support and honest striving to bring a positive change in the society and practical efficiency of this initiative to serve for the protection of children and crime-prevention in the risky area.

So every year around Diwali all the volunteers, individual donors come together to raise funds for the yearlong functioning of the community centre and also celebrate Diwali in Wadali itself with these children, playing with them, listening to their life stories, inspiring them and getting inspired from them as well. And lastly, we give them sweets and gifts, as a token of support and as a token of hope.

Through these seven years, we have reached to around 150 underprivileged children living in Wadali slums, initially with basic computer learning, and art & craft classes. Then with last year’s successful campaign, we also bought e-Learning facilitating TV & software, to help them in their studies, since most of them do not afford tuition fees, despite needing extra support in studies. 

This year, women living in that area expressed their willingness to learn basic computer for their own development; and a batch of such 30 women has already started, but we need some up-gradation and maintenance of the infrastructure, an appointment of a new trainer and stationery stock for art and craft tutorial sessions as needed.

Besides that, from this year banking on the exuberant response and support that we get, we are planning to raise funds for educational support to children – (child victims/children of victims/children at risk).

We appeal you to donate for this cause and spread the word about this cause. Your one donation, and one word of this information shared will create ripples of change in the lives of children in Wadali.
Last Year Diwali Photo Album
Last Year Diwali Photo Album
Donation is exempted U/s 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act. 1961.
Donation is exempted U/s 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act. 1961.
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20th November 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your continuous love and support.

We are overwhelmed with the response we have got. We will be utilizing the funds used for conducting various activities in the community center. We will be conducting training with the our target group that is children from difficult situations.

The activities will involve life skill training, child rights activities, etc. The funds will be used for the maintenance of the community center, honorariums for the professional social workers, activists and their salaries, and purchasing material for training. These activities will be conducted all around the year.

Once again, we at DISHA want to thank you all for your love and support.

Regards,
Praveen
(Director)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your continuous love and support.

We are overwhelmed with the response we have got. We will be utilizing the funds used for conducting various activities in the community center. We will be conducting training with the our target group that is children from difficult situations.

The activities will involve life skill training, child rights activities, etc. The funds will be used for the maintenance of the community center, honorariums for the professional social workers, activists and their salaries, and purchasing material for training. These activities will be conducted all around the year.

Once again, we at DISHA want to thank you all for your love and support.

Regards,
Praveen
(Director)
19th November 2018
Hello Donors!
Sorry for taking it a bit long to say thank you!
We take this opportunity to acknowledge that because of your initiative in the form of kind donations, the community centre has withstand for 7 years! completely on individual donations and support!
We are proud of this fact and we are proud of you!
Keep up the good work!!
Thank you once again!
P.S. The campaign is not closed yet. You can still share this campaign, if anyone wishes to donate for some cause.  
Hello Donors!
Sorry for taking it a bit long to say thank you!
We take this opportunity to acknowledge that because of your initiative in the form of kind donations, the community centre has withstand for 7 years! completely on individual donations and support!
We are proud of this fact and we are proud of you!
Keep up the good work!!
Thank you once again!
P.S. The campaign is not closed yet. You can still share this campaign, if anyone wishes to donate for some cause.  
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Rs.106,400 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: DISHA info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (32)

SV
SARVESHWARA V donated Rs.100
B
Bala donated Rs.1,000
Lalit
Lalit donated Rs.5,000

Happy Diwali and all the best to the nobel cause..

UW
Umesh donated Rs.1,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
Hitesh
Hitesh donated Rs.1,000

Happy Diwali !!