Deepalaya has around 10 learning centers where children from underprivileged sections of society come, sit for a while with their guides and mentors. These children do not have access to books. Libraries not only provide them an opportunity of connecting to the world of books but help them in instigating their thinking process. Pratham books help in understanding complex concepts with the help of stories. Children not only read these books but can easily relate themselves to these stories. You can bring these books to their doorsteps. Only you can help us in igniting more minds with new thoughts.
Deepalaya, a registered, ISO 9001:2008 certified charity helps the socially-marginalized sections of society through interventions in the sectors of education, vocational training gender equity, institutional care, mainstreaming the physically and mentally challenged, and community health. It was established in 1979 with 7 founding members contributing Rs. 2500 each. Since then, there is no looking back. Over the last 39 years, Deepalaya has educated more than 300000 children. Deepalaya, the abode of light, as it is said, has impacted many lives by spreading light of education, promoted self-reliance by providing essential skills and vocational training.
Deepalaya’s focus and sole reason for existence is the child, especially the girl child, street child and disabled child. The family of the child is the medium through which the development takes place. Organisation and sensitisation of the community is the approach through which empowerment, capacity building and social transformation are attempted. Over the last 39 years, Deepalaya has impacted many lives. Many of our children who studied from our centers and schools are now self-reliant and are employed in respectable positions. They are supporting their families. As they were supported by Deepalaya, they also have a vision of giving back to society in some way or the other. Deepalaya community library and reading programme is one such projects of Deepalaya. This campaign shall help us in enlightening more lives from the socially and economically backward sections of society.
The funds raised from this campaign shall be utilized in purchasing Pratham books for children studying in 10 learning centers of Deepalaya located in slums of Delhi and UP. The children shall be given read-aloud sessions. They will be given an opportunity to borrow books for a week and write book reports. Not only this, the unique STEM books shall generate their interest in education and induct into the world of science, technology and mathematics.