Indian Social and Political Environment
End Term Exam
Prof. Vandana Swami
Sandaka Chaitanya Kumar (133091)
Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur
Deepalaya Education Society, Delhi:
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Deepalaya, a non-government organization strongly believes on this philosophy to self-sustain and empower people to live on their own. Established in the year 1979 (Wikipedia, 2014), with a motto of fighting against illiteracy, its vision is to work on empowering rural and urban poor, with a special focus on children. Deepalaya Education Society is one arm of Deepalaya which works in the field of education. Deepalaya Education Society, based out of Delhi started its operations with an annual budget of 17,500 INR, serving five students and two children. Over the years it has grown steadily reaching 270,000 children in states like Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana (deepalaya, 2014). It has now become a role model for education based NGO’s. Apart from education, Deepalaya also works on other social issues with programs like Community Health, Women empowerment Institutional care, Vocational training for differently abled people. To work for a greater cause and to come out with meaningful interventions, Deepalaya in collaboration with government and other agencies works on some initiatives. Nature and quality of work:
Delhi, the national capital region over the years has seen a tremendous development. But, in and around Delhi there are many slums where literacy rate is very low. Deepalaya, identified places like Mewat where the literacy rate is only 33 %( as per 2002 census) and is even worst among females. Throughout its journey it has built 337 schools (deepalaya, 2014) some of which have been recognized by Central Board of Secondary Education. Schools in areas like Gole Kuan, Gusbethi, Kalkaji, Sanjay colony which are built in 1990, major focuses on students from slums and economically backward and weaker sections. As per the latest annual report, Depaalaya tried to maintain a girl boy ratio of 46:54 with total student strength of 3273 (Annual Report 2012-13). Programs at Deepalaya:
Education on wheels: A large section of people stills believes that education is a part of luxury and is not interested in sending their children to schools. Deepalaya, over the years made a significant impact on the mindset of parents about education and helped them in understanding the benefits of it. Education on wheels is one such program started in the year 2006, which helps in achieving their goal. They purchased a bus which is equipped with computers, boards, charts and messages describing the importance of education. As part of awareness program, this bus would travel around places Delhi and provide teaching to children of different age groups. Father and Daughter alliance: India being a developing country, still some sections believes girl child as a burden and trouble to the family. Considering this fact, Deepalaya strongly believes that empowering girl child with education and skills to work would not only uplift her, but also can share the knowledge with her present and future family which would serve a larger cause. Father and Daughter Alliance is one such program which targets children especially girls who lack formal education or dropouts. Apart from providing education facilities they also encourage them to take part in some of the skill trainings such as sewing, arts and computers. In the academic year 2013 they have identified and enrolled 140 girl children (deepalaya, 2014). Outreach Strategy, Financial Resources and Planning:
Over three decades of its successful journey, Deepalaya besides facing some tough situations achieved many milestones and achievements. The success it is enjoying today can be related to its formal planning and structuring in 2002. To make the...
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