Deepti Foundation, Delhi focuses on safeguarding the children involved in rag picking in the area, Balaswa Dairy, Delhi-42. The initiative is named as Gyansarovar where education for children at different age group along with the developmental issues with respect to the condition they live in is given priority. People in the area being poverty stricken and illiterate are assisted both in formal and non-formal education system. Children are given non-formal basic education with respect to their age/calibre Through Child Resource Centres regular training for the parents help them to understand the changes their children are coping up. This improves the quality of their life. We also help them to enrol themselves in the nearby government/ private schools. We address the issues related to community in the area through organizing Children’s Parliament and Adolescent Groups, where they are empowered with best possible option to resolve the community issues.
Poverty is the reason why all these children go for rag picking. Normally these children depend on money they get by collecting rags throughout the day to buy food. We get these children to our centre and serve them free nutritious food which not only improves their health but also motivates them to study and gain knowledge.
We create awareness to the communities and the people suffering from/ living with HIV/AIDS. Through awareness centres we provide them with information and also counsel them how to face the stigma related issues. We organise welfare activities for the high risk groups that are really problematic to various atmospheres and provide access to health facilities. We provide counselling facilities for the high risk groups along with awareness programs that help them gain self-confidence and self-dignity. This group is economically empowered through skill training and income generation activities. We conduct awareness programs and surveillance on their infection through preventive care for the opportunistic infections and their early treatment.
Children affected and infected with HIV are very vulnerable to the atmosphere and the environment. These children have a very low immune system and they tend to restrict themselves from all activities. Deepti Foundation provides nutritional support and education to these kids so that they are in their best possible health condition to fight against the infection as well as social stigma. They are also provided with regular schooling so that they will be able to lead a life of independence later in life.
This program aims at empowering women and children, as it leads to their economic independence for a healthier lifestyle. We help to enhance their self-dignity and respect of children involved in waste collection, and to create opportunities for their families to improve their socio-economic situation. Changing the mindset of people towards women and sexuality, accompanied by upholding faithfulness towards their life-partner has also been the focus of these activities. Here women are given skill based training so as to earn their living. Children are given basic education to get them involved into the formal education system. They are given vocational training like mehendi designing, tailoring and beautician courses so that they can live their life with confidence
At Deepti Ashram, Najafgarh we take care of the HIV infected/affected children as well as the children from those families involved in rag picking. Our aim is to safeguard the interest and dreams of these children to live a fruitful and healthy life in future. We believe in developing and implementing the child protection measures to improve their lifestyle and provide shelter to enhance their situation. Here we help the children in the various aspects of their social, psychological and physical development.
The HIV infected children are taken care of as they are very vulnerable due to their health condition. Children are given education and skill development training so as to get admitted into a better workspace to earn their living. Children tend to bond with people without any stigma and isolation from the society due to their illness. Proper medication and nutrition are provided to these children.
The children are taken care of with an aim of their holistic development. Due to the poor family condition and the male domination in the society, these children usually get affected in various aspects. They are deprived of quality education and better living conditions. They also become victims of exploitation, physical and sexual abuse. Hence the hostel provides them with the basic care and education. Here they are enrolled into the formal education system that helps them grow mentally strong.