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Health camps for healthy community

A health camp was organized at Sector 15, Dwarka for the community in which Deepalaya has been running SHGs and a vocational training center. Ms. Anita Rana, Assistant Manager, Program, who was taking care of our SHG and vocational training center in West Delhi made all the arrangements and mobilised the people.
The camp was organised in collaboration with Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. More than 200 people from the JJ Colony, a slum cluster in Kakrola attended the camp. They are so poor that they cannot go to the hospital like Max.

Doctors from Max Hospital provided leadership to the camp. Most of the patients were suffering from seasonal diseases they were provided medicines. Around 50 of them complained about the joint pains they were given calcium and multi-vitamins.

About 25 children were given deworming medicines. The doctors found that Anemia was a major problem especially among women. They were advised to eat more green vegetables. Diabetic tests were also conducted at the camp.

The health camp was the first of its kind for the people of the slum cluster. All this was possible with the efforts of Deepalaya and the staff of Max hospital.

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Go-cashless is the new mantra for women in Mewat

Be it money matters or social issues, Deepalaya SHG microfinance programme has enabled women to look beyond their households, unit together, solve issues and start a movement in Mewat. It was not so easy to see women come out from the four households of their house, manage bank accounts and also raise their voice against social evils.
Our SHG team has worked day in and day out to motivate them and defy age-old practices.
Since the dramatic announcement of demonetisation, the team has been very supportive in helping women on how to deal with a cashless economy and move from physical handling of cash. The team conducted training session at Pataudi in the presence of celebrated guests from NABARD, Sarva Haryana Grameen Bank, Pataudi and senior people from RUDSET (Rural development self-employment training), Gurgaon were also present at the occasion.
The workshop was attended by 100 SHGs members from 22 SHGs. The guests enlightened the women on various aspects of demonetization, digital transactions and how to make payments using the UPI and USSD method of payments. The guest speakers emphasized why it is important to move from a cash-centric economy to a cashless economy and how government is facilitating common people in using technology easily. Speakers also encouraged that maximum transactions should be used to avoid cash.
#Microfinance #SHGs #SelfHelpGroup #SHG #Demonetization #DigitalIndia #EnablingSelfReliance #Deepalaya

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Celebrating failure equally as success

I have failed over and over and that is why I succeed – Michael Jordon

Be it education or latent talent activities, students studying in Deepalaya Learning centers have proved their mettle as have the formal school students. These students are though enrolled in government schools but study in Deepalaya learning centers for remedial education centers. They are taught to celebrate their failure so that they can strategise to succeed later on.

9 students from Father and Daughter Alliance and 2 students from Vocational Training projects at Sanjay Colony decided to participate in a dance competition organized by Zenith Dance Academy. The students were required to give audition and could move further only if they are selected in the audition.

Mr. Arun Massy from the academy took audition of all the 11 students, out of which 5 students were selected for second round. All the 5 students went to Lok Kala Manch to take part in the second round. With stiff competition from other NGOs like Bharti foundation, Literacy India foundation and Vidya Jyoti foundation only one student was selected in Round two but could not go further.

Whatever may be the outcome at the end, it was a huge opportunity for the students, who had never participated in such professional competitions. The children met renowned Bollywood Celebrities like Happy Birthday song rapper D Soldierz (Apurav Aditya & Anupam Aditya Sharma) , Die Hard Fan (Mr. Avi J Punjabi music rapper) etc. Towards the end, the students were encouraged and gifted T-shirts and Certificate of Appreciation from Mr. Sooraj Katoch, Founder Member of Zenith Dance academy. The students got an insight on how such competitions are conducted and wowed to work hard to clinch the trophy next year.

#EducateAChild #SponsorAChild #EnablingSelfReliance #FADA #VocationalTraining #Dance #Deepalaya

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A day out in the lap of Science and nature
Science has always been a subject thought to be a pursuit of intelligent minds. But at National Science Center this notion gets changed. The National Centre in New Delhi is a Science museum set up with an aim of inculcating scientific awareness amongst masses and to evoke interest in the field of science. An exposure trip was conducted for 88 students enrolled at Deepalaya Community Development programme, Tilak Nagar. The students visited all the seven galleries, which portrayed ancient history, human biology, pre-historic life, emerging technologies, water: the elixir of life.
These galleries helped them understand the growth of science from pre historic times till date. The students were taking lot of interest in understanding the principles of science behind various day to day activities. The most entertaining was the Fun Science Gallery. They were given light refreshment before they moved on to India Gate – which was the next spot for their visit. Then everybody started playing badminton, cricket and other fun activities, the students were very happy while boarding the bus back home and expressed their interest in having more such trips organized for them.

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The Art of reading, remembering and retaining knowledge
Give me a book
On the floor, in a chair
Up a tree or on the stair
Books make magic anywhere
Books can take me where they will
Alien planet, haunted hill
Twisty plot or a shivery thrill
Books can make me cry or start
To laugh so hard I fall apart
A book can open up my heart ❤️
Give me a book, or two or four
I’ll gobble them up and ask for more

These words by Ms. Uma Krishnaswami, an author of picture books and novels for children were read out aloud to the children at Deepalaya Learning Centre, Sanjay Colony. Ms .Shelly, Mr. Satadru and Mr. Laksh, volunteers from Scholastic conducted the sessions for students of LKG, UKG, I and II. It was part of a special program launched by Scholastic- one nation reading together – for promoting reading amongst children.

Ms. Shelly read out a book to the children, which virtually transported them to a different world. She later on asked several questions to test whether the children could understand what she read out. The children received books as prizes when as they replied to her questions. All the children had a joyful time among books and pictures and stories.

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Yet another feather in our cap

District-level competitions: Every year, children from Deepalaya School Gusebthi, participate in district-level competitions. This year too, students took part in a number of competitive activities organized by District Counsel for child welfare, Mewat at Sardar Gurmukh Singh Memorial School from 5th November to 10th November, 2016. The prize distribution function was held on 11th November, 2016 at the district headquarter, Nuh in the presence of District Child Welfare officer, Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee and other IDCS staff. The function was presided over by Additional District Commissioner.

The students participated in Quiz competition, Sketching, poster making, Rangoli, Fancy Dress, Solo songs, Solo Dance and Group Dance and brought us laurels by winning prizes in almost all categories.

Inter-school Painting Competition: Water and sanitation group organized block-level painting competition on 16th November at Senior Secondary School, Tauru with water conservation and sanitation as its theme. 80 Students from almost all schools in Tauru block participated in it. Ms. Meena Kumari, Child welfare committee member especially invited children from Deepalaya children’s home.
Five children of DCH participated in this competition. It was amazing to see the ideas that children were able to portray through their paintings, for addressing one of the burning issues of Mewat (now Nuh). Mohan from DCH got the first prize and one girl Shehzadi got a motivational prize. All guests gave their best wishes to children. The news was also covered in a leading local daily.

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Crusaders on the way

Someone asked one of our teachers how is non-formal education system different from the formal schools. Pat came the reply, “We are not only teaching children how to read and write but are also equipping them with skills necessary to get admission in their age-appropriate class. We are not merely mentors but crusaders, who take the responsibility of interacting with the community, parents and their relatives to change their attitude towards education. If a child is not regular in attending classes, we would not simply strike off his/her name but would visit the community, talk to the parents and make every effort to retain him/her in the system.”

Over the last 37 years, Deepalaya has educated around 300000 children from the under-privileged background. We could make this possible only because of our relationship with the community, frequent home visits and door-to-door surveys. One such community walk and survey was conducted in last November. When our staff members from both Sanjay Colony and Panchsheel Vihar projects joined hands together to mobilize students for identifying students for ASHA project and vocational training center. The move helped us in increasing the strength of all the projects.

#DLCSC #RJRND #EducateAChild #SponsorAChild #GirlChildEducation #ASHA #EnablingSelfReliance #deepalaya

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Visitors from the UK
On the 5th of April 2017, Sanjay colony had a school team from UK visiting Deepalaya. The entire team of boys ranged from students studying in 7th grade and up. They are a part of their school cricket team. They came to India to play friendly matches with various academies. The team visited Deepalaya to get an understanding as to how charity organizations in India work. The team was briefed about Deepalaya – and the sectors of its interventions in the four states of India. Later they visited classes and interacted with the students. They danced and sang with Deepalaya children and staff also. They were brought along by a Travel group- Earthen Experiences. This travel group has sponsored two students of class I- Sakhsi and Shweta from SCLC. Mr. Raees from Earthen Experiences met the girls and was happy to see them.

The team donated 21 cricket bats and 112 Cosco balls. Earthen Experiences gave a cheque of Rs.1500/- towards the cost of the cold drinks and biscuits served to the team. The teachers expressed their desire to work with Deepalaya, and will see to it that Hailebury School can be Deepalaya’s charity partner.

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A family away from home
Nikon India Private Limited – one of our CSR Partners organized a function for its employees alongwith their family members. They invited Deepalaya children to be part of it. Thirteen girls from Deepalaya Childrens’ Home decked up for the function. They rehearsed extensively for presenting a group dance and a welcome song.
As they entered the venue, the students were given a very warm welcome. They were asked to have breakfast. Ms. Abha started the programme and asked Deepalaya students to come upstage. Children sang the welcome song. The audience was spell-bound to hear their melodious song. Thereafter, the children performed wonderful Rajasthani group dance.
After the energetic performance, children had lunch and played the games. Towards the end, CSR team of Nikon thanked the children for coming and putting up such entertaining performances. They were given beautiful gifts and promised that they will visit Deepalaya Gram soon.

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Small initiative towards better health
A health camp was organized at Deepalaya learning Center, Gole Kuan with the help of Max Super-specialty Hospital, Saket City on 4th November, 2016. A team of two doctors arrived at the center early in the morning. They conducted thorough check up of the students. Around 225 students enrolled in the learning center, students studying with Social entrepreneurs and people from the community availed the benefit. The doctors conducted detailed check up, gave necessary suggestions and advised for further treatment. Most of the students were diagnosed as fit without any complaint. Medicines were provided to some children and people. The medical staff of the hospital gave clear instructions on how to take medicines. The teachers of the learning center supported with registration of people and students along with hospital people. Some general medicines for stomach pain, headache etc. was given for First aid box kept at the learning centre. It was an eventful day for the students and people from the community, considering the kind of locality they live in.
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#DeepalayaLearningCentre #DLCGK #GoleKuanCentre #NGOinDelhi #HealthCamp #MaxHospitalSaket #HealthCare #SponsorHealthCamp

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