NGO Profiles

Ngo Profile – Disha, Chandigarh

The Harbinger of Social Change & Development

Disha was formed in 2012 by a  group of ladies, to provide a new meaning to Voluntary Social Work and bring about a positive change in the lives of the Marginalized groups, specially women and children.

Disha began its activities at the Panchayat Ghar of Village Kajeri, with a Library for children and teen-aged girls, stitching classes, Grooming and Beautician course and Summer Camps for the personality development of Children and the girls.

PRESENT ACTIVITIES

Preparatory Education: Disha has undertaken to prepare the little girls of the underprivileged sections, for Admission to regular schools. These girls are used as housemaids by their parents to bring – up the siblings, cook, wash and clean the hut-ment ; while the Mother and Father is away to work as household help, gardeners, labourers or similar services.

Hygiene kits are provided to them containing soap, oil, shampoo, toothbrush, paste, etc to inculcate a habit of cleanliness.

The parents of the girls are counselled to make them free for admission to school, after the early preparatory education at Disha Centre.

Disha helps in admission to a nearby school by getting their bank account opened, Aadhaar or Affidavits prepared and other documentation.

The girls are given something to eat every day when they attend classes.

RECORDING OF AUDIO BOOKS

Disha has undertaken production of Audio Books for the Visually Impaired and has established a Recording Studio for this purpose.

Volunteers from different Colleges, Panjab University, Employed Boys and Girls and some elders also give their voice, for Recording Audio Books. These books are used by the Visually Impaired, all over the Country & Abroad. They are available for streaming and downloading from: www.audiobooks.ourcivilsociety.com.

They are also sent to Sugamya Pustakalaya being run by the Daisy Forum of India, which has a membership of over 20,000.

Disha has started a YouTube Channel also. Some of the books are available from: Audio Books from Disha.

HEALTHCARE CAMPS

Disha organises Health Care Camps in Collaboration with Kare Partners, from time to time. Several such Health Care Camps have been organised in different parts of the City and offices.

SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN

Summer Camps are organised for children during Summer Holidays. For the past 6 years, several hundred children have taken part in handicraft, self defence, music and dance, painting, candle making and many more competitive activities

TOY BANK

Disha started a toy bank for the underprivileged children. The toy bank received a tremendous response this bank gives an opportunity to the city children to share their happiness and pleasure with the poor children.

Counselling & Advocacy

Disha provides counselling to the parents of children, career counselling, women in family discord matters and empower the disabled through advocacy – by  taking up their issues with the concerned Departments.

DONORS

Disha has been fortunate to get help from donors from all over the city. Disha has not strived to receive any Government funding and all its members contribute for the various activities, specially   the donors.

Members celebrate Birthdays with the Disha Centre children and celebrate National Days and Cultural Festivals of all religions, with the children.

  Blankets, woolens, shoes, other clothes and gifts are distributed to the children, by the donors, from time to time.

Management of Disha – The Harbinger of Social Change & Development

President:           Smt. Simrit Josan

Vice President:  Smt. Jatinder Kaur

Secretary (Founder) :     Lata Dua

Treasurer:          Ravi Kashyap 

Communication Address:

#409, Sukhna Enclave, Block – C, Kansal, P.O: Naya Gaon,

Chandigarh/SAS Nagar – 160103

YouTube Channel: Audio Books from Disha

Email ID: disha.chandigarh@yahoo.com

Phone No: +919041222282