DIKSHA is a non-profit school in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, India established to provide free and quality education to about 400 children from low-income families in the neighborhood. Sponsoring such a child's education will go a long way in helping the him or her develop into a responsible and independent adult.
As a rapidly growing community, PalamVihar and its adjoining villages has been undergoing construction projects that has brought an influx of migrant families to the area. Young children from toddlers to adolescents were seen around construction sites, shopping areas, temples and on the road begging for food and alms. An informal survey conducted by DIKSHA volunteers of these children and their parents determined that these children had either left school after moving away from the
A small contribution of approximately Rs 1500 (about $20 US) a month will help a child receive full education including uniforms, books, stationery, mid day meals. We will have about 400 children in April 2019.
Impact for DIKSHA means changing the lives of children, their families and their environment. At the end of the school journey, we see confident children with sound moral conduct, respect for others and a greater understanding of right and wrong. They will possess the requisite academic and life skills to pursue college or vocational studies. Through fostering honesty, self-reliance and nonviolence, we hope to create responsible citizens who are conscious of their rights and duties.