About Diksha

Diksha is a non-profit school in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, India established to provide free and quality education to children from low-income families in the neighborhood.

A core-group of volunteers along with salaried teachers and donors from the community have created a safe, stimulating learning environment that allows 300 children from disadvantaged families to develop a healthy body and mind. Children are nurtured with respect and taught to be responsible  citizens in today’s world. C.B.S.E based academic education is provided by salaried teachers who receive on-going professional development and are mentored by experienced volunteers. Children are encouraged to learn a variety of extra-curricular activities such as folk art, dance, drama, music and yoga and participate in inter-house and inter-NGO sports meets.

Diksha supplies a nutritious mid-day meal (prepared on the premises daily) and a snack to each child in addition to uniforms, shoes and books. Periodic dental and medical check up is given to all students by volunteering organizations and doctors.

Parents are an integral part of Diksha and participate in regular parent-teacher meetings and workshops on hygiene, nutrition and non-violence. Parents are encouraged to lend their expertise to support the school.

8 comments

  1. A beautiful initiative by you ma’am. Being a teacher myself and working with differently abled children, I too have a wish to start an independent setup like this where even I want to cater exclusively to the disadvantaged group.

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