Deepalaya is an ISO 9001:2008 certified non - government organisation that was started on July 16th 1979 by seven founding members with the aim of fostering self-reliance and helping underprivileged children rise above their societal limitations.
We've been active in Delhi, Haryana, U.P. and Uttarakhand for more than thirty years and during this time, have interacted with several community members. Through these interactions, we've found that it’s not only illiteracy, but several related factors such as – discrimination towards the girl child, marginalization of the differently abled, oppression of women and lack of basic healthcare, that contributed towards the stagnation of a child’s overall development.
To combat these emerging social issues we decided to diversify our involvement and address each factor with a separate programme. In short, our focus shifted from educating only the child, to ensuring that the entire family becomes self reliant.
Over the years, we have established several projects in the areas of Education (Formal/Non-Formal/Remedial), Women Empowerment (reproductive health, SHG, Micro-finance), 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.