Let’s build confidence, competence & creativity in children in slums! | Milaap
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Let’s build confidence, competence & creativity in children in slums!

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NGO DISHA is helping Raju, Kirti and scores like them from the slums of Maharashtra in garnering skills that the changing world demands. DISHA runs community centers that provide mentoring, IT/computer education, life skill trainings and general tutoring that children need in their years of growing up. Children spend time at DISHA centers after school for a few hours every day. The initiative aspires to instill confidence in these children to pursue their education, their dreams and become the beacon of change in their families and communities.

DISHA is currently running one community center in Wadali slum in Amravati with 67 enrolled children. This center was started in the year 2011 and supported over 600 children so far. The center offers e-learning till 10Th Standard, basic computer course and 10 life skills. One of the alumni facilitates the activities of the center. The life skills are scheduled and taught by external resource persons whenever required. These life skills are core part of mentoring to children that target at building awareness among children about abuse, personal safety, and their development opportunities. The center helps children to be more aware and form a responsible community. The center has become a catalyst in transforming the lives of children and working on making their future bright and secure.
This success also became with more responsibility and request to support more students and set up community centers in different areas. DISHA aims to open 2 such centers in Mahadeve Khori and Wadarpura and support more than 500 needy and bright students. The annual budget for setup and running 3 centers is INR 10.56 lakhs.

This crowdfunding initiative is to collect this sum to start and run this center by 15 August 2020. We wish a day will come where poor children won’t struggle with basic educational resources, facilities, and infrastructure in order to fulfill their dreams.

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19th May 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the love and support.

Uncertain individual donations were the main source of the Disha Community Center for children in Wadali  and hence although planned we could not meet important needs of children like full time facilitator and bigger space as center was running in one room.

Earlier we refused admission to many children in the center, just because our volunteer facilitator was only available in evening hours and no space to accommodate more children !

With the support from Milaap, for the first time, we engaged full time facilitator for the center from March 2020 @ Rs 5000 per month.

We found a little more spacious rental space (3 rooms) for center from 15 March 2020 @8000 per month in Wadali.

For the first time we were hoping to open center  from 10:30 am to 8 pm and with full time facilitator, full-fledged one year activity plan to build confidence & competence in more children in Wadali.

Unfortunately lockdown started from 22 March 2020 in Maharashtra.

And although appointed 1 full time staff and engaged bigger space for center we had to stop our all activities for children since 22 March 2020.

We hope to reopen center by 1 June 2020 if possible.

Thanks,
Jyoti
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the love and support.

Uncertain individual donations were the main source of the Disha Community Center for children in Wadali  and hence although planned we could not meet important needs of children like full time facilitator and bigger space as center was running in one room.

Earlier we refused admission to many children in the center, just because our volunteer facilitator was only available in evening hours and no space to accommodate more children !

With the support from Milaap, for the first time, we engaged full time facilitator for the center from March 2020 @ Rs 5000 per month.

We found a little more spacious rental space (3 rooms) for center from 15 March 2020 @8000 per month in Wadali.

For the first time we were hoping to open center  from 10:30 am to 8 pm and with full time facilitator, full-fledged one year activity plan to build confidence & competence in more children in Wadali.

Unfortunately lockdown started from 22 March 2020 in Maharashtra.

And although appointed 1 full time staff and engaged bigger space for center we had to stop our all activities for children since 22 March 2020.

We hope to reopen center by 1 June 2020 if possible.

Thanks,
Jyoti
Rs.66,702 raised

Goal: Rs.1,056,000

Beneficiary: Disha info_outline
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